Cruz, who rose to stardom due in large part to his end salsa dancing, is now seeking fame and fortune away from the gridiron. “It is going to be something that is very unique to me and very unique to what I like, and like to do,” Cruz told the Daily News.
Meanwhile, the Giants are working on a contract of their own with Cruz, who failed to show up for the team’s OTAs last week amidst talks of a long-term contract extension.
Initially, Cruz was seeking a contract worth $10-11 million per season, but has since come down from that demand. The Giants offered Cruz a first-round tender worth $2.8 million, but the restricted free agent appears committed to signing a long-term deal.
Of the reality show, Cruz said that he learned from watching Kris Humphries‘ disastrous marriage with Kim Kardashian.
“I definitely want it to be my show. My own thing, something that I can contribute to and something I like to do, I can be comfortable with and an easy show, something people like to watch and that people can be in tune with on a daily basis,” said Cruz.
Cruz added said that the show wouldn’t be a distraction for him, and that is goal is to get the Giants back to the Super Bowl, which takes places in their home stadium this season.
“We understand the Super Bowl is in New York City, and that is motivation for us. We have got to be ready to go,” he said.
For now, the Giants would settle for getting him under contract.