It looks like the Seahawks have finally figured out how to get Eddie Lacy's weight in check: Pay him a ton of money to lose the pounds.
The team's newest running back, whowith the Seahawks back in March, can make a total of $385,000 in bonus money during seven different weigh-ins over the course of the next six months.
Back in May, Lacyduring his first weigh-in when he checked in at 253 pounds. To collect the money last month, Lacy had to weigh 255 pounds or less.
To collect, the Seahawks made things slightly more difficult: Lacy had to weigh 250 pounds or less. For a guy who once weighed 267 pounds this offseason, getting under 250 was no easy feat, but it looks like Lacy managed to do it for Monday's weigh-in.
Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy passed his weigh-in today, per source. Should collect his $55K for being 250 lb or below.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 12, 2017
Lacy's agents then confirmed that their client is now $55,000 richer with a tweet that included everyone's favorite emoji: Moneybags.
Although we don't know exactly how much weight Lacy lost, we do know that he went from 253 pounds to under 250, so he's lost at least four pounds since last month.
If you're scoring at home, Lacy has now collected a total of $110,000 over the past month for losing weight. Lacy will get a chance to add $55,000 to that total in August when he gets weighed again.
The Seahawks will then give Lacy five more chances to earn $55,000 when he gets weighed once-a-month during the NFL season. To earn the money, Lacy will have to weigh 245 pounds or less in each month from September through December.
For a guy who loves Chinese food, you can bet that losing the weight hasn't been easy.
Man I want some Chinese food but its closed...Smh— Eddie Lacy (@Lil_Eazy_Ana_42) May 21, 2012
i want china food....A LOT OF IT— Eddie Lacy (@Lil_Eazy_Ana_42) July 5, 2011
Let's be honest here, one order of General Tso's chicken could've put Lacy over the 250 mark and cost him $55,000. I have no idea how many calories are in General Tso's chicken, but it's a lot. I once gained 15 pounds in college after eating the stuff for pretty much every meal during an entire week.
During OTAs, Lacy explained why he decided to accept the weight incentives in his contract.
"Challenges. As a competitor, you want to be challenged," Lacy said, via ESPN.com. "So it's a positive challenge. At the end of the day, it helps me personally, too, so why not?"
Apparently, not only does it take a village to raise a child, but it also takes a village to help Lacy lose weight.
"I have a great support group behind me from coaches to players to the nutrition team," Lacy said, naming everyone who's helped him lose weight. "So everybody's positive, which helps me because I know I have a group of people behind me pushing me, so it's all working out, it's all going great. I've just got to continue to go that way."
If you're looking to follow Lacy's diet plan, it sounds like P90X is the way to go.