Eli Apple is a first-round NFL draft choice for a New York team with a perfect name for New York City. He could be headed for stardom. His mom, though, Annie Apple, is already a star, having taken the social media world by storm using the Twitter name (@SurvivinAmerica).
The new Giant cornerback seems to have no issue with sharing the spotlight.
"I have no problem with at all," Apple said Friday during rookie mini-camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. ""She wants the whole spotlight she can have it."
Apple said he "kind of expected" his mom to become an overnight sensation in NFL social media circles.
I know how she is, I know her personality on Twitter. I'm fine with it and I'm not surprised at all," Apple said. "She's going to be her own person. As long as I'm out on the football field doing my job that's all that matters."
Been living under a rock since the draft or just not a Twitter user? Well, you can learn a little about Apple's mom in this post she wrote for Sports Illustrated.
Here are a couple of recent tweets from @SurvivinAmerica, just to give you a sample.
Visited Giants facility yesterday. It was so weird walking in the cafeteria & being allowed to eat. Getting used to NCAA freedom takes time— Annie Apple (@SurvivinAmerica) May 6, 2016
Can normal people be invited to #MetBall? Celebrities always get to do fun stuff. Time to give waffle fries makers & cell repair guys a turn— Annie Apple (@SurvivinAmerica) May 4, 2016
If I'm ever invited to the #MetBall, I'm rocking yoga pants & a ketchup stained gray hoodie. I plan to make stained ketchup hoodies a thing— Annie Apple (@SurvivinAmerica) May 4, 2016