Cowboys RB Alfred Morris Still Drives His $2 1991 Mazda 626
By the standards of other NFL players, Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris’ newly-inked two-year, $3.5 million contract might not seem like much. Compared to the wages most folks earn for their 9-to-5, however, it is probably a pretty fair assessment to say that Morris makes a pretty great wage (he’s guaranteed $1.8 million of that contract), certainly enough that he should be able to trade up to a newer automobile.
But despite big bucks and a change of scenery, Morris still refuses to trade in his beloved 1991 Mazda 626. As we originally found out in October 2013, Morris bought the Mazda to which he warmly refers as “The Bentley” for the whopping sum of $2 from his pastor. The story of his relationship with his car earned the attention of Mazda, who devoted 275 hours toward restoring the car and upgrading it with touchscreen audio, leather seats, and a completely functional air conditioner.
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Morris recently spoke with 5 Points Blue, a Dallas Cowboys fan site, and confirmed that “The Bentley” is not going anywhere any time soon.
“Yes, I still have my car,” he told 5 Points Blue’s Kristi Scales. “I still drive ‘Bentley,’ which is what I call my car even though she’s not really a Bentley. It’s always going to be my baby and I’m going to drive it ‘til she dies.”
Morris did say that the recent weather in North Texas have given him enough pause to consider driving a rental car, but even then, it seems less a concern for his general safety and more for the preservation of his cherished 626.
“With this weather right now, all the rain storms for the past couple of weeks, I’m like, ‘Man, I don’t want my car to get in an accident!’ So I’m thinking of finding something else temporarily.”
Might we recommend a 2017 Mazda6? Morris might just love G-Vectoring Control, and it’ll probably feel just enough like home.
Morris says that he continues to drive the car because it is a reminder of the need for humility and appreciation in his day-to-day life. Here’s hoping that “The Bentley” lives through another contract and into the beginning of another, even more lucrative one.
News Source: 5 Points Blue