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Justin Geisinger's One-Bedroom Apartment

Maybe you remember how I wrote like 7,000 posts about Fred Smoot's fairly exorbitant house? Well, I've been asking some players about whose home I should visit next, and I haven't really found a consensus.

"You should do Geisinger," Casey Rabach suggested a few weeks back. "He lives in a one-bedroom apartment above a garage."

I finally got around to asking Justin Geisinger about his living situation today. Turns out the reserve guard lives in a one-bedroom apartment above a garage. That he found on Craigslist. That costs $1,100 a month. He thinks.

"I'm actually renting a place from a family," he told me. "So I kind of live in this little apartment they have in the back of their house. It's pretty unique."

Pretty unique for a Loudoun County school teacher? Maybe not. Pretty unique for an NFL football player? Yeah, I'll buy that.

Geisinger, you should know, owns a house in Nashville, where his wife lives most of the time, between visits up North. He wanted a place convenient to Redskins Park that offered month-to-month rent so he could move out during the offseason. So before last season began, he fired up the Internet machine and found this place in Ashburn's Brambleton community.

His host family, or whatever you want to call it, has a spacious detached three-car garage with a one-bedroom place up top. They're Skins fans, and they were fine with the month-to-month arrangement, and so a match was made. You know, times are tight for everyone nowadays. You've got to conserve.

"I've got a big mortgage back at home and stuff," Geisinger explained. "You know, if my wife was moving up here permanently, eventually maybe we'll look at buying something, but for right now, the way the real estate market is and everything, it works fine for me. There's no point in me looking to buy right now."

And as logical as that is, it hasn't stopped the locker room comments, which usually go something like this: "You're living on someone's garage?????" But there's a Harris Teeter right close by, and a new movie theater, and Geisinger appears to have simple needs, and the family gets occasional Skins tickets, so everyone wins.

"You know, it works for me; it's close, convenient," Geisinger told me. "It's all I need."

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 29, 2008; 2:02 PM ET
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Well if there's a Harris-Teeter nearby...

Posted by: StetSportsBlog | October 29, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Harris Teeter 'Tater Salad... roll into the movies with a pound of that...and you are good to go.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 29, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh that Geisy. See, that's my nick name for the hulking, teddy-bear looking behemoth of a man. Good for him for having a straight head on his shoulders and living within his rich pro football means...

Posted by: briyau15 | October 29, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

"host family," love that, Steinz.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 29, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

"Rich pro football means"? Dude has spent a good chunk of his young career on the practice squads of 3 different teams.

Posted by: rdpinva | October 29, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Sounds very classic cool to me, a player keeping it "real".

Posted by: alex35332 | October 29, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Look, if he were the starting quarterback riding a bike in Green Freakin' Bay, I'd understand. As is, nonstory.

Posted by: WorstSeat | October 29, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

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