Shock greets the miserable state of former NFL star, Kenya’s Daniel Adongo
Shock and disbelief has greeted the miserable state of former National Football League star, Kenya’s Daniel Adongo.
An online video of Adongo, a former rugby strongman looking pitiful has been making rounds on social media for the last 14 hours with fans taken aback by the sad turn of events.
In the video, Adongo is seen puffing and clearly in poor state. In his hand is a bottle whose contents remain unknown.
The 30-year-old Nairobi born schooled at Strathmore before joining the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
His rugby development was however shaped at Kenya Harlequins and later Sharks’ rugby academy in South Africa whom he joined in 2007.
Adongo would play professional rugby down south turning out for Blue Bulls, Southern Kings, Eastern Province amongst others. He also featured in New Zealand between 2011 and 2013. He then converted to American football, joining the Indianapolis Colts as an outside linebacker until 2015.
It is not clear when things went south but it may have been around 2015 when he was under the radar of investigative agencies over alleged domestic violence.
And on Thursday and Friday, the former stocky player was one of the most trending subjects on Twitter, with internet users trying to come to terms with the turn of events.
Remember your rugby hunk Daniel Adongo? He got into drugs and some weird beliefs.
This is him currently.
Homeless and broke. Sad!! pic.twitter.com/dieyVp7sdG
— Robert Alai (@RobertAlai) August 13, 2020
I will not contribute even a cent towards this fool called Daniel Adongo. He just wasted a golden chance many can't dream of. I'd rather help those who've never been given a chance. Adongo pambana na hali yako. pic.twitter.com/pBelREKSw4
— J A L A N 'G O (@JaIangoMwenyewe) August 14, 2020
So I search for 'Daniel Adongo' to see what's going on with him and I run into…
For real? That aside, diaspora needs to reach out to him – the fallen warrior needs all the help he can get. pic.twitter.com/08nzDjveCs
— Sura Mbaya (@surambaya) August 14, 2020