What’s the first pair of sneakers that you ever bought with your own money?
Oh my goodness, I probably bought some dress shoes to the Draft with my own money.
What’s your No. 1 rule to live by when it comes to sneakers?
My thing is basically what I like. I wear spiked Louboutins, Louboutins with jewels on them, Jordans, KDs. It’s not about the "in" thing. it’s about what I like to wear. I look at a shoe, and if everybody else likes it, and I just don’t like it, then I’m not going to wear it. It’s what I like, so my motto is not getting hip to what everyone else says is nice. Just certain shoes, I won’t like them, so just wear what you like.
How would you define your style?
As far as my style, I just like to have a little bit "out there" type of style. I wear the leather underwear pants, spike up Louboutins, colorful Jordans. I like to be different and be flashy. I like jewelry, watches, and chains. Sometimes you could just wear stuff that people wouldn’t put together, I try to put together.
What inspires some of the different haircuts you have had over the past few years?
Just trying to be different. When I first started getting the Mohawks I was at the University of Florida and we were playing for the national championship. I was like 'man how about the whole secondary get Mohawks’ and everyone decided to get one. I liked my Mohawk so I kept it and just started putting different designs in it.
What are you listening to right now?
I’ve been listening to some Cleveland stuff. Some Ray Jr. I listen to Future, Drake, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz. I like all turn up music.
You go to Cleveland Cavaliers games decked out in the full Cavaliers outfit, so what inspires your interest in the Cavs?
LeBron James is my favorite basketball player, so he was here when I first got drafted, and I couldn’t wait to go to all the Cavs games and just kick it, basically. I’m a big sports fan. I like baseball, basketball, arena football, hockey. I just like going to sporting events. I knew that whatever city I went to, I knew that I was going to embrace the city and whatever sports that they had.
It happened to be Cleveland, and now the Cavs have Kyrie, Dion Waiters, with the team being in Cleveland. Everyone knows each other. I hang out with some of the Cavs players when they're not on the court. That means we’re going to be even bigger fans because it’s not just a player on the court that’s my friend because we hang out. It was just love and respect to make sure that I go out and watch them play all the time. With how much Cleveland loves them, I just wanted to show them that I’m with y’all too, I’m coming out here to support them.
The Browns are due for a push, the Indians are still trying to figure things out and the Cavs have a promising future with Kyrie. What do you think about the Cleveland sports scene now?
I think the Indians are just investing in some really good talent, and the Cavs with Kyrie Irving, they have a main piece, and if Anderson can get healthy, and Dion Waiters is a helluva player. Tristan Thompson is growing, so it’s looking on the up and up for Cleveland sports. The Browns are going to be straight, and so are the Indians and the Cavs.
What are your team goals for this upcoming season?
I want our team to be on the plus side of .500. I think our team has the potential to be great. I just want us to start getting up there by making the playoffs, and once we hit the playoffs, anything can happen.
What are some of your individual goals this season?
I think this year is going to be my breakout season. I’d like to be known nationally as one of the best corners in the league, and I’m going to do everything in my power to make that happen this year. I want to be a household name, make the Pro Bowl this year, lead our defense and be one of the top five defenses in the NFL this year.