Oh, teammates aren't ever going to let Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell live this down. College is a time in most folk's lives when kids have finally grown up and can begin making decisions on their own.
Simple decisions, such as what to wear during SEC media days.
The media flocks to every head coach and player participating during the event, so Russell wasn't taking any chances on not looking sharp.
What's the best way to show up looking fresher than everyone else? Have mom pick out the outfit, which is what Russell admitted to Bob Carskadon, general manager of Bulldog Sports Radio.
Tyler Russell on his snazzy outfit: "Actually, my mom picked it out for me." http://t.co/c71X2bs2MY— Bob Carskadon (@bobcarskadon) July 17, 2013
Mom always knows what's best, but hopefully for Russell's sake, his teammates don't see the video.
Russell's mother was kind enough to lay the outfit on his bed, and he was smart enough to take the hint and wear it during the big day. Of course, this was only possible with Russell growing up in Meridian, Miss., which is less than a two-hour car ride to Starkville, Miss., according to MapQuest.
The road trip wasn't a big deal and it certainly paid off for the senior quarterback. Former ESPN intern Megan White caught up with Russell later in the day, and he was able to showcase the lovey suit:
Today's media covers everything from how an athlete performs on the field to what he does off the field. Yes, that includes how he looks outside of a uniform. Just ask Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade how cruel it can get when the fashion statement isn't up to par.
Russell wanted no part in making headlines for all of the wrong reasons and being considered one of the worst-dressed players during SEC media days.
Mom saves the day once again.