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Manny Lawson: Should His Weight Gain Be a Concern?

Published by on May 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

In 49ers LB Manny Lawson's recent online blog entry, he mentioned his weight gain.

"After minicamp some of the reporters picked up on the fact that I've put on some weight. It wasn't a focus of mine and I don't think it will ever be a focus of mine. If it happens, it happens. Yes, I have gained a little bit of weight. But I won't gain so much to where it hinders me. Once I start to see my performance drop, I have to start slimming down. That might be tough for me, because I love food. I love sweets and I love snacks."

I usually don't think about weight gain for athletes. Sometimes, these things are added mass to the body—mainly muscle.

Now, for Lawson, it looks like his weight came courtesy of deli...

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