BEREA — Carl Nassib became a Hard Knocks star when the HBO documentary series showed him in last week’s premiere offering profanity-laced financial advice to his fellow Browns defensive linemen.
"I’m a little embarrassed about my swearing," Nassib said Sunday before the 12th practice of training camp. "I didn’t know I swore that much. My grandmother was upset with me."
In the episode, Nassib stands in the defensive line meeting room, uses a marker to do math on a whiteboard and explains his method for becoming rich.
"You have a million dollars and after seven years of getting 10 percent on that money every single year, you’re making money off of it, you’re going to double it after seven years," Nassib told his teammates. "So you double your money every seven years for forty-two [expletive] years, you get 64 times your original [expletive] money."
The scene left many viewers wondering how Nassib could possibly be getting 10 percent interest.
"I don’t think that anybody is even giving 2 percent interest," he said. "The way it was edited made it seem like I said that. I was talking about gains on stocks and other investments."
Nassib provided another lesson when he warned his teammates they would spend one month a year viewing Instagram if they looked at the social media website for two hours a day.
"I am not [a frequent Instagram user]. I used to be. Got rid of it in 2018," he said.
And in another humorous scene featuring Nassib, coach Hue Jackson showed a photograph in a team meeting of the defensive end posing with pop star Taylor Swift before a recent concert at FirstEnergy Stadium. When Jackson asked about the encounter, Nassib joked he proposed.
Has Swift reached out to Nassib since Hard Knocks debuted?
"Oh, absolutely not," he replied. "She’s way out of my league. Yeah, she doesn’t have time for me."
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