Peyton Barber was a good running back at Auburn. The Tigers were just 7-6 this past season and Barber was seen as a relatively surprising early entry into the NFL Draft. But the redshirt-sophomore has said that he decided to go pro due to his mother’s living situation.
In that regard, there is no living situation. His mother is homeless and she and her 3 other kids are living with a family member. Barber says there was never any pressure and we hope that’s sincere. We also hope the kid is successful and didn’t make a decision that will come back to haunt him. Staying at a family member’s apartment and being legitimately homeless are different things and if he isn’t successful in the NFL (or doesn’t make a team at all) it could be tough to provide for a family of 4. Practice squad players make a minimum of $6300 a week.