Teddy Bridgewater calls out NFL players who are pretending to be 'gangsta' on IG

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Teddy Bridgewater calls out NFL players who are pretending to be 'gangsta' on IG

Teddy Bridgewater has called on fellow NFL players to stop "acting gangsta" and to start acting more like role models. In a lengthy Facebook post, Bridgewater said he was fed up with seeing NFL players "pretending to be hard" on Instagram.

Bridgewater acknowledged there might be some real gangsters in the NFL but added that percent is not bigger than 1.5%. "Tired of seeing football players portray this tough guy image or pretend he’s a gangsta," Bridgewater wrote on Facebook.

"You went to school, attended those classes and some even got their college degree. Now you might have 1.5% of professional football players that’s on that but the remaining 98.5% are only 'football tough.'

So don’t wait till you inherit this legal money from the league to decide you want to be tough or portray a 'street image' cause it’s kids that’s looking up to everything we do. Plus it’s someone sitting in a cell or posted in the good who might’ve been just as hood as you that would advise you otherwise."

Bridgewater to kids: You don't need to be gangster in order to be accepted

Bridgewater, 29, is a veteran in the NFL as he has been in the league since 2014. Bridgewater says he is not a gangster but adds he can still return to his hood and feel accepted whenever he pays a visit.

"Kids don’t be fooled. You can play ball, do the right thing and they still gonna accept you," Bridgewater added. "Look at me, I’m far from perfect but I chose the ball route but I still can go to the hood and post up and it’s all love.

I still keep the same 3 dudes around me. My people accept me for making all the right decisions and not falling victim or being tricked by the false image you see on IG from a lot of ball players. Choose your path. Can’t do both though."