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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/31/2011

Inside John Wall's fridge

By Dan Steinberg

(Photos by Toni L. Sandys - TWP)


The first time John Wall came to Washington as a Wizard, he was taken upstairs to a fancy reception in the Acela Club. There were all sorts of delicious, fancy foods, with ostentatiously fancy descriptions. Wall had someone go get him a few McDonald's hamburgers, with no toppings. So he sat there with the grapes and prosciutto crowd, eating his plain McDonald's burgers.

Which is what I thought of when I got to the part of Michael Lee's excellent Wall profile dealing with his kitchen skills.

The problem comes when mom's cooking runs out. Wall opened his pantry door to display bags of Doritos and Funyuns and boxes of oatmeal cream pies, Honey Buns and Cinnamon Toast Crunch bars, which he sometimes packs with him on road trips. "I got all the snacks. All I do is eat snacks," Wall said, before revealing more junk food options in his freezer and refrigerator. "I don't eat vegetables. My mom got to make those."

Wall rubbed his stomach, "I weigh a lot more than when I got here. I got to work on my diet."

Wall said he has considered hiring a personal chef but for now, his mother has assumed that role. When she is not around, Wall and Williams can be spotted eating at Legal Seafood or getting takeout from P.F. Chang's.

This picture, by Toni Sandys, sort of drives home the point. I definitely spy some Eggo's in there.

Sandys has a full photo gallery from Wall's place, including this box of shoes.


By Dan Steinberg  | January 31, 2011; 10:45 AM ET
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Comments

I swear one of those shoes looks just like DeAngelo Hall.

Posted by: tha_prophet | January 31, 2011 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Does he have piles of once worn suits in his closets as well?

Posted by: doubleuefwhy | January 31, 2011 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Well, I guess in many ways it's accurate and very fitting to refer to the Redskins as a "box of shoes."

Posted by: SavedByZero | January 31, 2011 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Eggo Buttermilk waffles? Check!

You can see some OJ and milk along with a lot of Gatorade, but the fruit cups are pretty dismal as is the Banquet (Banquet? With his contract he could be buying Cascadia Farms or some similar organic product from Whole Foods) frozen dinner.

How much would it cost to hire a personal cook for when his mother is not around - $500/week plus food? For an 'elite' athlete that seems like a pretty small price to pay in order to have balanced meals. His is not going to have the metabolism of a 20 year old forever no matter how much time he spends in the gym. I am not saying that he should live on grilled chicken, brown rice and steamed broccoli, but Doritos and frozen pot pies are not the meals of champions.

Posted by: AlligatorArms | January 31, 2011 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Some of his team mates, like the ones that like in the building *cough cough*, need to show him a few things about cooking...and where to eat. All those amazing restaurants in Penn Quarter and he either goes to Legal or drive to Tysons? Dude, just try Jaleo once, please!

Posted by: EricS2 | January 31, 2011 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Ah, DC Sports Bog, I missed you.

Posted by: Barno1 | January 31, 2011 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Is this any surprise? Blatche taught him how to eat.

Posted by: GeorgeTowner2 | January 31, 2011 2:22 PM | Report abuse

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