Who is Nate Newton?
Nathaniel ‘Nate’ Newton is a former professional American Football player in the National Football League (NFL) who retired in the early 2000s. He was born on 20 December 1961 in Orlando, Florida USA. He was a and he has played for a lot of teams in the US.
— Nate Newton (@NateNewtonKBI) August 10, 2018
Private Life and Family
Today Nate is just a normal guy living his life. He has two sons who both play football. He was married to Dorothy Johnson. They married in 1992 and had two sons, but after Nate kept drinking, coming home drunk, and getting several DUIs, Dorothy decided to end the marriage and divorced him in 2000. Because of the divorce, their sons spend some time with him and the rest with their mother. In 2010 he had to undergo surgery because of his weight – over 410 lbs (186 kg) – and had to have a vertical gastrectomy, after which he had lost 175 lbs (79 kg ) and currently weighs about 210 lbs (95 kg), somewhat better than previously. He appears occasionally on the Dallas Cowboys Legends Show, and delivers a 2-hour long talk. He has a Twitter account for all his followers to know what he is up to.
He attended Jones High School and took his first football steps right here, playing the role of a defensive linesman, which he continued to play until the end of his career. His first big contract was with the NFL team the Washington Redskins, joining them as a free agent for a year until the night they let him go – he was in a serious car accident that night. The year after he recovered he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Bandits, at the end of 1983, and had success in this team over the next two years. In 1986 he signed a new contract with the Dallas Cowboys; when he first started playing he would come off the bench, but he almost lost his job because he wasn’t able to keep his weight under control. In 1985 he was almost 400 lbs (181 kg), and his teammates gave him a nickname “The Kitchen” because of it.
The peak of fame
He struggled a lot until 1989, when Jimmy Johnson came to coach the Cowboys, after which he became a top tier player, really getting in shape after being moved to the position of right tackle. In 1992 the Cowboys signed better players at this position, and he was again being transferred to the position of a left guard, so their team could be a really offensive one. Erik Williams, Mark Tuinei, Mark Stepnosi, John Gesek and Kevin Gogan were the most famous teammates of “The Kitchen”, and these six players were the best offensive line in NFL history from 1992 to 1995. Newton played in the Pro Bowl six times with the Cowboys and won it 3 times, in 1992, 1993 and 1995, with Nate being one of their most valuable players during these years. Some people and analysts even say that he was the best NFL guard for over a decade, which is truly astonishing. In the last years of his career he played for the Carolina Panthers, signing for this team in 1999, but only playing 10 games in that season due to injuries. In 2000 he decided to end his amazing career due to injuries, as he couldn’t play football to the required standard anymore.
Arrested on drug charges
After his football career, Nate wasn’t satisfied with his current earnings even though was offered a commentator and analyst position by ESPN – he decided to take the easy but riskier way of life and started selling and dealing drugs, mainly to sell weed or transport it for other people, earning up to $75,000 per drug deal, which was a lot of money for a short period of time. This risk didn’t pay off, as he was arrested in 2001, being pulled over twice in a short period of time; the police had found more than 213 lbs (96 kg) of marijuana the first time, and the second time over 175 lbs (79 kg) of marijuana. He was sentenced to two and a half years in a county jail in Louisiana, and was released in 2004.
After all these troubles, he decided to calm down and enjoy his life. According to authoritative sources, he works for ESPN as a commentator, with his hands-on experience as a football player giving invaluable advice and comments. His current net worth as of early 2019 is authoritatively estimated at more than $250,000, which would seem likely to increase, assuming that he keeps his nose clean!