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Here's Why Eli Apple's Mom Wouldn't Let Him Wear A Rolex At NFL Draft

Former Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple was selected by the New York Giants in the first round - 10th overall - of the 2016 NFL Draft last week, adding to what ended up to be a huge day for the Buckeyes. 

Apples mom, Annie, explained her son's journey to the draft Wednesday afternoon in this awesome first-person piece with Sports Illustrated.

One of the most interesting stories was about the Rolex and diamonds that were offered to her son to wear on draft day, and that she refused to let him wear any of it. She explained why.

“Dude, you’re an unemployed college dropout. You will not be on TV with a Rolex.” So we decided if he needed to know what time it was, he could just look at his phone. I bought him a portable charger.

Apple is no longer unemployed. He's actually a millionaire. But you have to appreciate what his mother did here. Pretty funny, too.