Leonard Johnson Hires Maids

November 12th, 2012

Now, yeah, the headline shouldn’t shock you. An NFL player hires a maid. Hell, Joe has hired a maid before (and no, not for the reason you are thinking! The maid cleaned Joe’s abode once.)

But this is a bit different. Bucs cornerback Leonard Johnson likes to keep his ego in check. Despite graduating from college and playing in the NFL, Johnson still lives at home in Clearwater. With his mom. In a not-so-safe neighborhood. And sleeps in the room he grew up in, on a twin bed no less.

Johnson spoke with the great Mike Florio Sunday night, the creator, curator and overall guru of ProFootballTalk.com, and told Florio that while still living at home, despite being a big shot NFL player now, his mom still orders him to do chores around the house for rent.

But Johnson, savvy that he is, figured out how to get out of doing housework.

Off the field, the right place has been the place there’s no place like. Johnson, who went to high school in the Tampa area, has been living at home with his mother.

“It keeps me grounded and keeps me humble,” he said. “Mom is there to tell me what to do.”

Among other things, his mom is telling him to do chores. “I got smart,” he said. “I have a couple of game checks in the bank, so I hired maids to do them.”

Hey, Johnson is a smart guy. For some reason, Joe cannot see Johnson winding up on an ESPN 30-for-30 show called “Broke.”

Yeah, Johnson could probably go out and buy a house, or certainly rent a posh apartment. But why do that when he can live at home and save cash? Also, a lot of NFL players like to wear bling. Not Leonard, save for an earring.

Johnson is a good dude, which makes Joe even happier that he is excelling for the Bucs.

19 Responses to “Leonard Johnson Hires Maids”

  1. milos81 Says:

    That’s awesome. Love this guy. I really hope he sticks around here.

  2. Snook Says:

    Making plays, good kid, from Clearwater… its too easy to root for this guy.

  3. HighNtight Says:

    I absolutely love this kid! He kind of reminds me of Ronde, right place at the right time. Little worried about the Falcon and Broncos but screw it. We are going to have growing pains but I prefer him to Talib any day and he speaks English which is cool. Let’s pack the house against the Falcons!

  4. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    maids won’t cause him to go broke but the $45,000.00 dollar cars might (he tweeted pics)

  5. Fritz50 Says:

    “We are going to have growing pains ”

    Agreed, we ARE going to have to be patient, but, at least we have reason to look forward to the games. Seems to me that once this Defense matures (Most especially in the secondary) , this team is gonna be freakin’ awsome !!

  6. mikeck Says:

    Cody Grimm is another smart one. Young kid living in a crappy apartment in Tampa with a roomate saving up his cash.

  7. buccanay Says:

    Johnson is the type of player this area will grow to idolize. A local kid, humble, hard-working, family first…this is how teams build solid fan bases. Gotta have some players fans can feel good about rootin’ for…guys like Warrick Dunn Derrick Brooks and John Lynch. Parents can feel good about their kids idolizing these types of players, and before you know it, a generation of Buc fans is born. Guys like Lavonte David, Barron, McCoy, Bennet Bowers Clayborn and obviously Skull Dougery aka Doug Martin.

  8. raphael Says:

    The French Maids are the best to hire….

  9. Big Rob Says:

    Thanks for this insight into Johnson Joe. He seems like a good guy. I’m very excited for his future.

  10. lightningbuc Says:

    Funny how this guy wasn’t even worth a 7th round pick of ANY team in the NFL!

  11. robert Says:

    aqib who?

    this guy rocks.

  12. stimpy Says:

    Im also liking what he has done the last two games. Lets hope he keeps it up.

  13. So. Ill. Bucs Says:

    Gotta love the twitpic of his mom holding all three of his int. balls.

  14. So. Ill. Bucs Says:

    There’s a great article on him over at the Tampa Bay Times.


  15. guns4roses Says:

    The baby mama drama is what he needs to avoid if he want’s to keep from going broke.

  16. st augustine Says:

    damn, i’m starting to like this guy more and more! smart move on his part in my opinion! great job mrs j!!!go bucs!

  17. Jwayne Says:

    Could this guy be anymore opposite than Talib! Glad he’s in tampa!

  18. CaliBucFan Says:

    Leonard hit #3 on Deion’s top 10 performances of the week for his high stepping.

  19. Derek Says:

    thats an awsome story and I think I heard he still drives like a 93 honda or something right?