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Isaiah Wright | Average To Savage EP134

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This is the one hundred and thirty-fourth episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring Last Chance U star Isaiah Wright. Paul Guarino talked with Isaiah Wright discussing his time on the Netflix show Last Chance U, how he's turning his life around, and what's next for him.

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This podcast interview with Isaiah Wright was originally recorded on August 2, 2021

...this is the average to Savage podcast with paul Guerrino. Everyone in anyone athletes celebs and much more today's episode is brought to you by b usr dot com. You know, everyone always asks me where they should bet and now I got a solution for them. The U. S. R. Dot com slash paul. You deposit $100 they'll match your $100 in free bets. So you basically get $200. Go check it out. Be usr dot com slash paul. What's up everybody? I'm back for another episode. The average Savage podcast. Our special guest today is Isaiah right, Isaiah. How's it going? What up? What up chilling man, appreciate you coming on. I know I tried to get you on a couple of years ago so I'm glad I finally got you on. Just trying to keep up with myself man, I'd be trying to move move places, trying not to stay in one place at one time. I got you, I got you. All right, so let's just go back it all started that last chance to and just what was your what was your first experience like when the cameras came in and you were just like what the hell?...

Like these cameras are following me every day. Shoot. I might say like I'm always remember and I'm always saying like this the first experience was actually pretty weird about say going to practice and then now we're just seeing all these white bands start pulling up so you know what I'm saying, We all think it's the police or something, we don't know what's going on. Uh but camera start coming out and I must say they officially told us. You know I mean we start we're gonna be making a little documentary is going to be on netflix as soon as they told us that from there. You know, it was a rap. Yeah. Yeah, for sure. What about like just like looking back at it now, it's been like, I don't know, maybe like five years just like how crazy was it? Just like you everyone from that show just got like blew up and then you guys were the first ones you were on season one and two. Yeah. I'm gonna say looking back at it now. I still look at it like dying. It's pretty wild how turned out from not knowing what this could do to what you know what I'm saying? Billions of people loving it about say they favorite football series on their on netflix and all that. So it's just it's just crazy reflecting...

...back onto it. Yeah. And the franchises just like huge now. I know, yeah. I especially moving to the basketball, even the basketball is blowing up like it's just the whole franchise of it is bringing like, you know what I'm saying, Men and athletes like me, you know what I'm saying that they are in that type of situation to where they can at least grow from something. Yeah. Yeah, for sure. And then just like what, what have you been up to since I know originally you signed with that? I think it was Western Georgia uh, that I had, yes, I was with west West Georgia in Carrollton after I graduated from the east and it just, I mean, I was there for spring spring football practice and all that. It's just my granny had got real sick there midterms. So when she had got real sick, I just upped and just went on and just left to go take care of my granny. And then that's when all that happened when you know, hanging with the wrong crowd. It...

...got me put in a situation to where I was uh, I got locked up for like eight months to a year. I have got that situation handled and everything to where you know what I'm saying? I got my plea agreements where it put me on probation for six months or six years, you know what I'm saying? Did that year in jail. So it's split into five. So just been out, just trying to stay out of the trouble. I don't got back into playing football and I say I played uh, semi pro football with a couple of teams, the alloys, the tribe, the Ravens right now with this arena team. Um, for, with the Knoxville nightmares, I'll buy say I don't receive any money from anything. I just play the game just because I love the game. So yeah, yeah, for sure. So that, that's my next question. So you are still eligible for college. I am still eligible for college as I am. So yeah, so on your twitter you're getting a couple offers. So what has that been like going through the process again? Let me go ahead and I'm gonna go ahead and clarify this. All right, because I'm...

...gonna say somebody had already came and talked to me. Yes, they I might, I really accidentally mis worded my my team, it's not the office, just the fact of therapy, they're looking into me, you know what I'm saying? And I have MS word in it. So I just want to clarify us. I mean they're not full offers. Yes, they may could be offers, but they're very strong, looks, gotcha. So yeah, So what what is your next step and what's your goal, next step and go, I mean, goal has always been the same. You know what I mean? Try to get to the NFL try to get to what I've been, you know what I'm saying? What I'm used to what I'm used to seeing next step is just literally what it is, the next step. I just take one step at a time and then I mean whatever, whatever God takes me, whatever I feel like I need to do and I feel like it's right, that's the step on the tape. So as of right now, I'm just going slow with it and letting everything process and let me get, you know what I'm saying, Just make sure I'm steady. Not just sitting around or doing anything that's just not productive, football wise. Yeah,...

...definitely. And then just going back to last chance you um I know Miss Wagner had a big impact on you. So how did how did that help you? And then like what's your relationship with her now? Well, me and Miss Wagner, I mean we we're good, we're tight. Like don't get me wrong, it's just sometimes she had her day, sometimes I have my days, but that's everybody. You know what I mean is I haven't really talked to her much lately, but I mean still to this day I would say she's not a person. I wouldn't talk to me. I was I would still like to get advice from her and I say I'm always open ears to anybody. Yeah, she's coming out. She's actually coming out of the books and so I'm assuming you're probably you might be in it. Okay. I don't know. What about what about just like other guys, you gotta keep in contact with your old teammates. Um Yeah, I mean here and there are about to play. Like I said I just how how I'll just be ghosts. I'm I'm always by myself. Yeah, I mean we still...

...we still stay in contact. Like I just said DeAndre, I talked to him um DJ I've talked to DJ like a couple months ago, that's mainly the only two I've talked to as right now. Yeah, like Greece and then yeah, what else, what else just like besides like football, like what else do you like to do? I mean besides football man, I would be up. I say to be honest what I'm supposed to what I have to do work that they just work, I got a better, I've done construction jobs, I've done power washing, 18 wheeler jobs. I gotta say Fact three jobs. It's just something to anything that keeps me literally like I said that don't sit around and not do nothing. Yeah, definitely. What what about what keeps you motivated for football? My son, my my my two year old son huge by just looking at him and it's just coming...

...from like like how I grew up without nothing. And I know I got an opportunity to give him something. I'm gonna fight for that opportunity to give him what I feel like he deserves. I want to leave him with a legacy and I want to leave him or something. He can leave his kids with nowhere and then he, his kids can leave his kids with. Yeah. And then what what have you learned like over these past uh like like five years since like the show and things like that maturity mature much here ready and just being in the right, being putting yourself in the right environment and just putting yourself in the around the right people? Because I might say my ever since that happened, my friend circle has dropped extremely, extremely, extremely, extremely. I might say it's not even the fact of its the uh, the random people you meet or the new people you meet, It's your friends. That's that's your main, you're literally your friend is your worst enemy. It's literally what it is. Anything can happen with any situation...

...within a snap of your fingers. Yeah, for sure. Um, is there is there anything else you want to like talk about or like clear the air with since you you gotta you gotta microphone right now. I'm just trying to move forward with my life and get back to what I'm I'm used to and everything and I just want I just want everybody to know I'm back. Yeah, definitely. All right. You ready for some fun questions? Yeah, let's run it. What's what's your favorite song right now? My favorite song right now, awful to be honest. It wouldn't be songs. I'm gonna have to go artists right now. I've been listening to juice World. Crazy. All right. I like that. What about this world and Rod Wave, that's my that's my top to right now. All right. Uh What's what's your favorite what's your favorite thing to do? Like in your free time? Who play War zone? Go play, go do one on one with my homeboys. That's about,...

...that's about much. Well, what's your favorite food? Every food would be wings. Chicken wings. All right. Um And then maybe uh last one. What's something people don't know about you? Something people don't know about me? Football is not my best sport. What's your best for baseball? All right. You're gonna go you're gonna go play baseball. I might I don't know. I ain't played since 8th grade, but I was a mean shortstop. What's his name? Oh my God. What's the what's the quarterback's name? VJ Yeah. VJ remember he was Yeah, he got some he was in the minor league system. I don't know where he's at right now, but I know he went back to college. I didn't talk to him in a minute. Yeah, but that was the last time I heard he was in the little minor leagues. Yeah, That's crazy. All right, well, I appreciate you coming on. And uh could you let the listeners over the kefaya? We need your official new handles. All right. The...

...official the official instagram is the Isaiah. Right, Patrick. And then the official twitter is the twitter that everybody's been following the shark bait. You know what I'm saying? Shark bait you ha ha Facebook Isaiah Isaiah. Right. Isaiah, Patrick. Either one. You'll see it when it pop up. That's about it again. I appreciate it. And best of luck. You're welcome. Thank you. Thank you Having me out. This episode has been brought to you by B Usr dot com. Go check it out to get your free $100 bet when you deposit $100 at b u s r. Dot com slash paul. Okay? Yeah.

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