LSU wide receiver blames Popeyes chicken for 30-pound weight gain

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is delicious.

Among the fast-food chicken providers, it doesn’t get any better than Popeyes. Raising Cane’s and KFC are in a battle for second place as far as I’m concerned. So, I totally understand that LSU wide receiver Travin Dural had trouble fighting the urge to eat Popeyes chicken when he was recovering from hamstring surgery.

The problem about Popeyes chicken is that it’s objectively unhealthy and should not be consumed on a daily basis. Dural spent the past four months dieting and working out to lose 30 pounds because he showed up to spring camp in April weighing 230 pounds while his playing weight was supposed to be 203.

Dural blamed his unconditional love of Popeyes chicken.

“Yeah, Popeyes was putting a lot of weight on me.”

Coaches joked — at least Dural thought they were jokes — that he would have to change positions if he didn’t lose weight. He said via WWLTV:

“Coach Cameron made a couple of jokes about it. I didn’t like the fullback and tight end jokes, so I knew I had to slim down. I had to stay away from Popeyes. Oh man, I tried to do a no-meat diet, but that failed miserably. That failed miserably in like two days.”

He’s back down to 205 and still fighting that urge to eat Popeyes chicken. That’s fine — more chicken for the rest of us.

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