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

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

...back onto it. Yeah. And the franchisesjust 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 isbringing like, you know what I'm saying, Men and athletes like me, you know whatI'm saying that they are in that type of situation to where they can at least grow from something. Yeah. Yeah, forsure. And then just like what, what have you been up to since I knoworiginally you signed with that? I think it was Western Georgia uh, that Ihad, yes, I was with west West Georgia in Carrollton after I graduated fromthe east and it just, I mean, I was there for spring spring footballpractice 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 togo take care of my granny. And then that's when all that happened when youknow, hanging with the wrong crowd. It...

...got me put in a situation to where Iwas uh, I got locked up for like eight months to a year. I have got thatsituation handled and everything to where you know what I'm saying? I gotmy 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. Sojust been out, just trying to stay out of the trouble. I don't got back intoplaying football and I say I played uh, semi pro football with a couple ofteams, 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 moneyfrom 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 forcollege. I am still eligible for college as I am. So yeah, so on yourtwitter you're getting a couple offers. So what has that been like goingthrough the process again? Let me go ahead and I'm gonna go ahead andclarify this. All right, because I'm...

...gonna say somebody had already came andtalked to me. Yes, they I might, I really accidentally mis worded my myteam, it's not the office, just the fact of therapy, they're looking intome, you know what I'm saying? And I have MS word in it. So I just want toclarify 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 stepand what's your goal, next step and go, I mean, goal hasalways been the same. You know what I mean? Try to get to the NFL try to getto what I've been, you know what I'm saying? What I'm used to what I'm usedto seeing next step is just literally what it is, the next step. I just takeone 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 stepon the tape. So as of right now, I'm just going slow with it and lettingeverything process and let me get, you know what I'm saying, Just make sureI'm steady. Not just sitting around or doing anything that's just notproductive, football wise. Yeah,...

...definitely. And then just going back tolast chance you um I know Miss Wagner had a big impact on you. So how did howdid that help you? And then like what's your relationship with her now? Well, me and Miss Wagner, I mean wewe're good, we're tight. Like don't get me wrong, it's just sometimes she hadher day, sometimes I have my days, but that's everybody. You know what I meanis I haven't really talked to her much lately, but I mean still to this day Iwould say she's not a person. I wouldn't talk to me. I was I wouldstill 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'massuming you're probably you might be in it. Okay. I don't know. What about what about just like otherguys, you gotta keep in contact with your old teammates. Um Yeah, I meanhere and there are about to play. Like I said I just how how I'll just be ghosts. I'm I'malways by myself. Yeah, I mean we still...

...we still stay in contact. Like I justsaid DeAndre, I talked to him um DJ I've talked to DJ like a couple monthsago, that's mainly the only two I've talked to as right now. Yeah, likeGreece and then yeah, what else, what elsejust like besides like football, like what else do you like to do? I mean besides football man, I would beup. I say to be honest what I'm supposed to what I have to do work thatthey just work, I got a better, I've done construction jobs, I've done powerwashing, 18 wheeler jobs. I gotta say Fact three jobs. It's just something toanything that keeps me literally like I said that don't sit around and not donothing. Yeah, definitely. What what about what keeps you motivated forfootball? My son, my my my two year old son huge by justlooking at him and it's just coming...

...from like like how I grew up withoutnothing. And I know I got an opportunity to give him something. I'mgonna 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 canleave his kids with nowhere and then he, his kids can leave his kids with. Yeah. And then what what have youlearned like over these past uh like like five years since like the show andthings like that maturity mature much here ready and just being in the right,being putting yourself in the right environment and just putting yourselfin the around the right people? Because I might say my ever since that happened,my friend circle has dropped extremely, extremely, extremely, extremely. Imight say it's not even the fact of its the uh, the random people you meet orthe 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 talkabout or like clear the air with since you you gotta you gotta microphoneright now. I'm just trying to move forward with my life and get back towhat 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 runit. What's what's your favorite song right now? My favorite song right now, awful to be honest. It wouldn't besongs. I'm gonna have to go artists right now. I've been listening to juiceWorld. 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 yourfavorite what's your favorite thing to do? Like in your free time? Who play War zone? Go play, go do oneon one with my homeboys. That's about,...

...that's about much. Well, what's yourfavorite food? Every food would be wings. Chickenwings. All right. Um And then maybe uh last one. What's something people don'tknow 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'tplayed since 8th grade, but I was a mean shortstop. What's his name? Oh myGod. What's the what's the quarterback's name? VJ Yeah. VJ remember he was Yeah, he gotsome 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 youcoming on. And uh could you let the listeners over the kefaya? We need yourofficial new handles. All right. The...

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

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