Veteran cornerback: Secret to longevity is red wine

Terence Newman
David Kenyon
Written by David Kenyon

Terence Newman isn’t a name everyone knows, but he might have advice everybody wants to take.

According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the 37-year-old Minnesota Vikings cornerback said the secret to his longevity is red wine.

Newman isn’t the oldest player in the NFL, but he’s certainly among the league’s elder cornerbacks. The 2015 season marks his 13th campaign, though it is Newman’s first with the Vikings.

But longevity certainly isn’t the veteran’s problem. Even at 37, he’s still a starter.

Minnesota drafted Michigan State product Trae Waynes with its first-round pick, but the rookie hasn’t surpassed Newman on the depth chart. Xavier Rhodes has the other starting spot locked up.

According to the wonderful world of science—more specifically, Mayo Clinic—a glass of red wine is believed to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Doctors should probably look into Newman’s claim, because if that’s a proven method to sustain a career, it certainly must work outside of the football realm, right? Isn’t everything you read on the Internet true?

No matter what, please do remember to always drink responsibly, even if red wine is mixed with a little longevity.

About the author

David Kenyon

David Kenyon

Writer for Sportsnaut, The Hoop Doctors and Bleacher Report, mostly covering the NBA as well as the NFL and NCAA ranks. Recently named an Intramural All-American at Central Michigan University, though this award came via a one-man committee I might have created.