They took pictures, with Osi captioning “My beautiful Fiancee Leila” Lopes won the Miss Universe title in 2011.Former NFL defensive end Osi Umenyiora is hoping the players and coaches, fans, and esteemed guests in attendance at Sunday's [February 5] Super Bowl LI showdown can come together, enjoy the game, and leave politics out the national telecast.A congrats is in order for NY Giants Osi Umenyiora and his newly fiancé Miss Universe Leila Lopes.According to Spy Ghana.com, Osi Umenyiora popped the question to Lopes only after 5 months of dating while vacationing in Europe last week.I’d watched , so I thought I knew the culture, but they certainly didn’t give me a butler when I arrived.I went straight to the projects in Auburn, Alabama, the worst part of town.Maybe I could have been a brilliant quarterback but they said, “You’re real big, you’re a D (defensive) lineman and that’s it.”My senior season at Troy University.I hadn’t even thought about the NFL until then, because I was focused on my degree.
Whether it’s instantly taking to Alabama high school football after migrating to America in his early teens; or easily earning a college scholarship to a burgeoning in-state college football program; or being drafted 56th overall as a highly-touted defensive prospect in the 2003 NFL Draft; or even winning two Super Bowls with the New York Giants (one of which came in the undoubted greatest upset in the sport’s history), Umenyiora has a proven ability to just ‘get it’ and win, quickly.
One source with the former players' union - which is now officially a "professional trade association" - said even Umenyiora didn't know for sure he'd be part of the suit until just days before. "And every one of them was picked for a reason." The decertified NFLPA hasn't explained those reasons yet, and one source said Umenyiora and his representatives have been told not to discuss the suit in the media.
His agent, Tony Agnone, referred all questions to the decertified union. District Court in Minneapolis, under the section "irreparable injuries," the bonus structure of Umenyiora's contract is detailed.
Speaking to the Huffington Post this week, Osi explains that going into broadcasting or coaching - as many of his peers have - didn’t hold the same appeal to him.
“I just think that most NFL players try to go the more traditional route, into broadcasting, and I didn’t want to just do that.