Former NFL Player, Wrestler Bill Goldberg Supports Longtime Friend Jim Kelly
Former wrestling champion Bill Goldberg was a force in the ring, as tough as they come. He scared many opponents and fans alike, but out of the ring, he’s one of the nicest guys around. Goldberg was on hand at Jim Kelly’s Golf Outing in Buffalo, NY.
“Well first and foremost, to get an invitation from Jim Kelly to do anything is an honor. I’ve been friends with he and his family for a very long time, and anything that they ask of me, I am here for. Anything to do with the future generation,” Goldberg told Jared Ginsberg of Class Act Sports while taking a break from the action.
It was Kelly’s 26th annual Celebrity Classic in Buffalo which benefitted “Kelly for Kids”, his foundation which raises money for underprivileged and disabled kids in New York.
“Obviously there are so many different causes but there’s no time better spent than doing what we are doing today. It’s just a wonderful time to get together and for us to get out with the public and to raise money for a wonderful cause. I’d pay to come here, really. To be involved with the wonderful people and the wonderful cause that we’re here for, there’s no negative associated with it,” Goldberg said.
Goldberg got into wrestling after his NFL career did not pan out as he had hoped. He was drafted in the 11th round of the 1990 draft by the Los Angeles Rams, playing defensive tackle. He spent three seasons with the Falcons from 1992-1994 after an injury forced him to retire. Now, despite also being retired from the ring, he is still keeping busy.
“You know, now I’m a kick boxer and I host TV shows and I try to do as much as humanly possible. You’re only as good as your limitations so I try to cover all the spectrum,” he told Class Act Sports.