I was in New York when the Kansas City Chiefs spent the fifth overall pick on safety Eric Berry out of Tennessee. Shortly after being selected, Berry was ushered to a press conference where someone asked what he was going to do with all the money he was about to sign.
"I just really want to get the 2010 Camaro," he said at the time. "I love Chevy."
My first thought: How much did he get paid to say that?
I don't have the answer to that but I do have details on Berry's new Camaro. On his newly launched website -- EB29.com -- he provides a blow-by-blow account of what it took to create the NZ1200-EB Camaro.
He writes, "On the field, I like for my game to speak for itself. I think Camaros and I share similar qualities...they are fast, powerful, stylish and tough without trying too hard. That's my style."
A regular Camaro can be had for around $30,000. The EB edition will run you in the neighborhood of $139,000 if you're looking to go 0-60 in 3.8 seconds.
While that's expensive, National Speed, Inc. will donate $10,000 to the Eric Berry Foundation every time one is sold. You better hurry up though -- they're only making 14 of them, which happens to be Berry's jersey number at Tennessee.
Check out Berry's new website for the details on his not-so-Camarohead Camaro.