New York Giants second-string quarterback Jesse Palmer says what drew him to appear on ABC’s dating show “The Bachelor” wasn’t the exposure — it was the anonymity.
“When this opportunity came up, I thought it was great because the women didn’t know who I was or what I did for a living, which put us all on an even playing field,” Palmer told TV Guide for its April 18 issue. “In the past, it became obvious that (some women) were more interested in saying to people, ‘Hey, I’m dating a professional athlete.”’
The show’s makers were thrilled after they put out the word to sports agents that they wanted an athlete and got Palmer. “I thought we might get some minor-league baseball player,” creator and executive producer Mike Fleiss said.
The team isn’t so thrilled.
A Giants spokesman told the magazine that Palmer “should be careful not to do anything that will reflect poorly on the Giants because then we would have a problem.”