Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Former Football Great Tackles Gastric Bypass Surgery

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Former Football great Anthony Davis was a running back in college and in the pros, but now he’s tackling a new project: gastric bypass surgery.

Davis weighed 175 lbs. in college but has since plumped up to around 280 lbs.

He says back problems and other ailments caused by his pro career curtailed his fitness program and led to his weight gain.

Now, he suffers from gout and sleep apnea, the same problem that caused the death of football legend Reggie White.

As a result, he will be having gastric bypass surgery on March 11 and will let fans see the whole procedure on the internet.

While Davis is undergoing the surgery for his health, there’s another more aesthetic reason. As he puts it, “I’m tired of looking like Bobo the Butt.”

His goal weight is 190 lbs., and while other people might prefer to have the surgery in private, Davis’ surgery will be hosted by singer Carnie Wilson, who underwent the same procedure in 1999 and is now 125 lbs. lighter.

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