Tuesday, January 22, 2008

What The Hell Happened To: Curtis Enis

Coincidentally, this number was also his total yardage that year.

Drafted in 1998 as the Bears' first overall pick (#5 overall), Enis was expected to fill the RB role immediately. Rashaan Salaam had given himself a season-ending injury in 1997 (soon to be career ending), and the Bears had a great draft position. Keep in mind, the Bears were looking at some guy named "Randy Moss," but Moss had come off like a complete asshole during meetings (he missed a breakfast meeting because he wanted to sleep). This is, of course, entirely different from expecting Enis' holdout. I still think we should have traded up to get Ryan Leaf so that we wouldn't have taken McNown the following year, but I digress.

Enis compiled "amazing" 1998 numbers with the Bears, gaining 497 yards on 133 attempts (sound familiar?). The Bears decided to give Enis the full load the following year, and Enis "rewarded" us with 916 yards and only 3 TDs on 287 attempts (OK, now I'm seriously getting Benson Deja Vu). Need I also remind you that one of those touchdowns had a sliding "celebration" that involved a hideously ugly Enis posing in the endzone. I don't think I've recovered from the ocular damage (help me find this picture!)

After the 2000 season featured statistical regression (how is that even possible) and serious knee problems, the Bears decided to part ways with Enis -- he never played football again.

What the hell happened to Curtis Enis?

Enis retired in 2001 due to a degenerative knee condition. He appeared in an interview with Sports Illustrated about how "Champions for Christ," a Texas-based ministry, had "saved" him. This is also the same ministry that receives 10% of its funding from NFL players, and didn't exactly save him from that sexual assault case back in 1998. Also, Enis fired his CFC-based sports agent in 1999 to get "a new image," but so much for that.

After realizing that his knee was too damaged from his 1998 ACL tear, Enis gave up his dreams of returning to professional football. Taking a tip from other washed up players, Enis decided to go to Europe to try his luck there. He set his sights on Russia...

...except that he apparently never took a single geography class and wound up in Russia, Ohio. He tried to take up a sales job, but that unfortunately did not last. After realizing that no one knew who he was, Enis decided to settle down and take a job at Clopay, a building company that mostly specializes in garage doors and cabinetry. Enis spent a few years at Clopay (working the third shift), but decided that he should probably get an education.

Most recently, Enis was seen attending Edison State Community College with the cooperation of Miami County's Sheriffs Office to join...
\I'm gay! Really!

...the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Academy -- that's right, Enis wants to pull over people for speeding (something he could never do). Maybe when Benson retires next year, he and Enis can be the cops on a Dukes of Hazzard remake.

13 comments:

enis said...

This is definetly true. He works for Miami County, Ohio as a deputy!! I am not sure who's ass he had to kiss to get this job with his background and public record, I wouln't want him to take care of my county. He now has married again to Holli they have 2 children, and he has cheated on her and beat her too. Maybe that's why he wanted to be a deputy to get away with things!!! Who knows. He loves to watch male porns and talk with male entertainment lines!!! He now has 5 children and doesn't help with any of them!!! Someone with that much money from the NFL think they could take care of themselves and their children - WRONG!!! He had his truck repoed and no house - He has become a real BIG loser!!!

gobucks085 said...

I am one of Curtis's close friends.
he has FOUR children. and full custody of 2! so...shows you nothing. he is divorced. and is one of our best deputies on force. everyone has a past, but many of these are rumors. he is the sweetest guy. people that have everything negative to say... need to keep their mouths shut. cause theyll get theirs. just because he played in the NFL doesn't mean his life is everyone else's business. hes from Ohio so he came home. he worked hard. he is not the loser in his family =)

enis said...

This is for the last comment...First of all let's get this straight he was divorced in May not February...get the story straight before you go runnin your big mouth and I forgot Curtis was such a great Deputy he now has NO job bevcuse he got canned and for all you may think you know.....HE HAS NO CUSTODY OF ANY OF HIS 4 KIDS...2 BOYS LIVE IN AZ AND THE OTHER 2 LIVE HERE IN OH ALL 4 KIDS LIVE WITH THEIR MOTHER'S...So get your story straight first bro!!! He must be sooo sweet that's why he has no job and he loves to be with MEN LIKE YOU!!! The girl he lives with is just a show to cover up he is truly GAY and he will never be happy till he comes out and tells everyone what's up!!!! :) :)

renemy said...

Listen here.. Faggot... You gots to know whats up. You have no idea about this guy. he is a good dude brah. Im a freshmen and play football and he happens to be one of my coaches. He is a great guy, and happens to have a girlfriend atm. he does see 2 of his kids, Because I have seen him with them before. So you are all wrong dip shit. Get your story straight. Why dont you talk shit to his face?? Im pretty sure he would make you shut your mouth. if you got anything else to say, say it faggot, Ill be ready to reply ;)

takes faggots to talk shit about faggots.

PSU-LB said...

This is for Curtis if he reads this. I played with him at Penn State. I was a lowly walk-on hardly on the team and he was totally cool to me even though he was a star player. He was the most superhuman athlete I have personally ever seen. He folded up his knee in the NFL and it was a tragedy. He's a great guy in my book and has a good heart.

railroaderfan said...

The past is the past! Curtis has definately made a POSITIVE impact on many of the students at BHS. And not just in football but also in the whole school. He has taught these kids the real meaning of RESPECT! I see a respect at this school that hasn't been there in a long time. It is yes sir , yes mam, no sir, no mam!~ He has had to go through many checks to be hired through the school system so let them be the judge ..not you! I say GO ROADERS AND CURTIS ENIS!!! There will always be rumors and we need to cautious about who we let teach our children but.... we also need to know when to shut our MOUTHS and let things go. The PLAYERS and the COMMUNITY have spoken and CURTIS ENIS is their choice. Give them a chance and teach them respect not disrespect like is shown in this forum!!!!

Parent said...

For RAILROADER FAN...For you to say their will always be rumors...DUH this is the truth of who Mr. Curtis Enis is!!! He has made a difference in students UMM.. how because he likes men and women and he doesn't know who or which way to turn to. Let's get real anyone that doesn't have a job to support their kids and is almost 8000.00 in the whole for 4 kiddos. Mr. Enis who doesn't want to sign papers saying he is getting paid to Coach Football because he knows that money will go to child support to help his kids, Do you really know him and his other side kick that lives in his crazy head?? I don't believe anyone does except his ex wives Tiff and Holly and the people he played to get him one step closer to something that would help himself....That's right I said himself not his CHILDREN. JOPA had it right BEST DAMN CON ARTIST around!! Let's get real when one of the RAILROADERS boyz comes out of the locker because he has tried to get with one of them, I bet the COMMUNITY will think TWICE before signing another petition!!! PRaying for those students in that community!!

john said...

I spent a lot of time with curtis we started s and s racing snowmobiling we went to a lot of places,we spent a lot of time with Blare Morgan,and many others NOT ONCE DID HE SHOW ONE OUNCE OF BEING GAY AND AT THE TIME HE WAS STILL MARRIED TO TIFFANIE SO YOU PEOPLE WHO SAY THESE THINGS EAT SHIT THATS NOT THE REAL HEARTED MAN I KNEW he had issues but so did i and the rest of you jerks talking crap SINCERLY JOHN

17c82370-d68c-11e1-9f71-000bcdca4d7a said...

I happen to be a former teammate of Curtis Enis at Penn State. These rumors about Curtis Enis being gay are completely false. How do I know? Because we are lifelong JO Bros and we never tolerated any gay shit on campus. Seriously, if you touched anything other than Enis' junk during team JO drills, you were going to get a hard BF from the coaching staff when showering after practice. And I also second a previous poster's comment that ENIS IS THE MOST PHYSICALLY GIFTED JO BRO THAT I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO YANK SKIN WITH -- so of course he is not gay. And for all you haters saying that Enis doesn't take care of his kids, I say this; Enis loves children. No one was more eager to volunteer for Second Mile than good ol' P-Enis (his JO nickname -- I know it is not very clever but it made him happy) <@:-)

eddie copeland said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
eddie copeland said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
eddie copeland said...

I worked with Curtis at Clopay and real easy to get along with. Always pointing to God for his strength. Sucks how people go out their way to destroy someone. This guy would help anyone.

Davan Mani said...

He was too much of a yes man for Joe Pa. Lydell Mitchell and DJ Dozier were like that. He ran through a wall for Joe. Matt Millen and Franco Harris didn't play much due to Joe's displeasure. They survived Joe Pa's factory. The guys like Curtis thrived but paid a price of being a yes man.