Auburn RB Declares For NFL Draft Because His Mom Is Homeless (Video)
Auburn Tigers RB Peyton Barber rushed for over 1,000 yards last season, so declaring for the NFL draft is really not shocking, but when he did it is the shocking part. Barber declared just mere minutes before the deadline & it caught people off guard as to why he waited so long to make that decision.
The reason is absolutely heartbreaking for the young man, he decided to turn pro because his mother is homeless.
“My mother is homeless right now,” he said today in Indianapolis, where he is taking part in the NFL Combine. “Right now, she’s staying with my sister. It’s her and her three kids staying in an apartment back home.”
— Raekwon Davis (@Raekwondavis_99) February 24, 2016