Russell Wilson knows his reputation as one of the NFL's nice guys. And he doesn't want to hide behind it anymore.
In a piece penned for Derek Jeter's new website, The Players' Tribune, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback admits to having been a bully as a child -- and to having done some pretty awful things in that role.
"I used to beat people up. Truthfully, I used to beat people up a lot. Many of you readers probably think I have been Mr. Goody Two-Shoes my whole life, but honestly, I was a bully growing up," Wilson writes. "In elementary and middle school, I threw kids against the wall. I rubbed their heads in the dirt at recess. I bit them. I even knocked teeth out.