Connor Barwin Rides Bike and Bus to Work Despite Signing $36M Contract

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistOctober 17, 2013

Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin (98) during the National Anthem before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs  at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports
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After signing a six-year, $36 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason, NFL linebacker Connor Barwin can probably drive any car his heart desires. Despite that, the former Houston Texan prefers other forms of transportation when commuting to the Eagles' team facility.

According to Yahoo! Sports' ThePostGame, Barwin regularly takes the bus to work, and he also likes to ride his bike around Philadelphia.

The Eagles' leading sack artist recently tweeted a photo of himself on a bus and thanked the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority for the ride.

SEPTA was more than happy that Barwin decided to use the bus system, and it even gave a tip of the hat to Barwin for sacking Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie quarterback Mike Glennon in Philly's 31-20 win in Week 6.

When the 27-year-old veteran out of Cincinnati isn't chilling on the bus, he enjoys riding his bike as well. Eagles second-year defensive lineman Fletcher Cox jokingly tweeted a photo of Barwin parking his bike on a Philadelphia sidewalk, and Barwin replied with a practical response.    

Barwin's penchant for riding his bike has been alluded to on multiple occasions over social media, as Barwin proudly posted a photo of his bike next to his locker on Instagram.

While Barwin's transportation choices have a lot to do with the fact he is the son of a city planner, according to PhiladelphiaEagles.com, he is clearly environmentally conscious as his car of choice is an electrical-powered Tesla when he does drive.

Some may think that Barwin's transportation philosophy is strange considering how much money he makes, but it is admirable that a rich and famous athlete is so grounded to the point that he is more than happy to live like any other citizen.  

 

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