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Penn State Kicker Joey Julius Reveals His Battle With Eating Disorder
Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Penn State kicker Joey Julius is bigger than most guys who do his job. On the field he uses that extra weight to put the hurt on opponent's special teams players, as we've seen. On Sunday, Julius revealed on Facebook that he was actually battling an eating disorder last spring...
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After a long consideration of not only myself, my family, and my team I have decided to go public about my absence from the team during spring ball of 2016 and thru out this summer. I was admitted into the McCallum place on may 9th for eating disorders. Due to my increase in not only weight but also depression and anxiety my team physicians started to notice not only a change in my overall happiness but also my performance as a normal human being. Throughout this whole process I learned a lot about myself. I learned that for the last 11 years of my life I have suffered through a disorder known as binge eating disorder. Although I showed signs of bilemia through stints of purging from extreme anxiety placed on myself I am certain that binge eating disorder is my true diagnosis thru extensive care this summer for about three months of treatment in St. LOUIS Missouri until July 26th. In order to come to this conclusion I have no one to thank except for Coach James Franklin and my training staff and doctors that stuck with me throughout this whole process. They all noticed that I was not myself and that I needed extensive care such as the program in St. Louis that I attended this summer. I love Penn State and everything about this program and school and continue to do what I can to bring not only respect but honor to the name that so many before me Sacrificed to create. WE ARE PENN STATE and forever will be PENN STATE! If anyone and I mean anyone guy or girl is struggling with the the same or anything similar please message me as I will be in immediate contact to help in any way i can to provide information or insight on my struggles and I would love to help. Praise be to God and thank him for my ability to be honest about this.


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genuineLSUtiger93 months
Lack of discipline and backbone doesn't equal disorder. Society is going to shite because of BS like this.
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DoubleDown94 months
You don't have a disorder. You just have no self control. Wanna know why this is NOT a real thing? Let me know how many people in 3rd world starving countries have bilemia? Answer is fricking 0.
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jcc400994 months
I enjoyed watching the fat boy get body slammed and hammered last week after he made a habit of blind siding real players....somehow thought no one was allowed to hit a fat boy kicker with mental issues...wrong!!!
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LSULyle0069094 months
Aren't people with bilemia supposed to be skinny?
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saint amant steve94 months
I've known many a fat, overweight, and obese college-aged males in my day...and not a single one of them would have ever confessed to having an eating disorder. In fact, most would probably state that they just love food. I'm not going to act like male eating disorders aren't a legitimate issue among a minute portion of the population, but this a bit of a pussy move for a kicker on a Big-10 team to make.
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saint amant steve94 months
I've known many a fat, overweight, and obese college-aged males in my day...and not a single one of them would have ever confessed to having an eating disorder. In fact, most would probably state that they just love food. I'm not going to act like male eating disorders aren't a legitimate issue among a minute portion of the population, but this a bit of a pussy move for a kicker on a Big-10 team to make.
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lsu48094 months
"I showed signs of bilemia" He kinda does look like Bret....
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Eltegray94 months
Put him on the O line and let him eat all he wants.
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gizmoflak94 months
Fat guy has eating disorder? Shocking news.
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SprintFun94 months
Props to the guy for facing a personal struggle, but it's hard for me to believe that binge eating disorder is in fact a disorder.
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Bmath94 months
The lack of support for mental disorders in this country is downright disturbing.
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HoarseComeSunday94 months
Aiight, Chubbs.
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TheOcean94 months
Eight year olds, dude
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