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This article was published 2/12/2014 (2384 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Oh, when Evander Kane posted that photo of himself doing push-ups with a stack of American dollar bills on his back, he was just havin’ a little bit of fun.
Distraction? That word seems to mostly trickle up through the peanut gallery – because Kane’s head coach sure doesn’t think there is one. "It’ll be a distraction for about two minutes for me right now," the Jets head coach said after practice on Tuesday, with his characteristic wry wit. "Then we’ll move on to the hockey."
Yeah, yeah, we have to talk about it. Because on Monday night, Kane posted that pic to his Instagram account. It was an old one, taken when he was in Vegas earlier this year, though that didn’t stop him from mocking the media’s interest in the exact timeline. "I was there early this morning, and caught an early flight back," he said, when asked if the photo was taken recently, with a poker-straight face.
Oddly, nothing else happened in the entire world today, and so stories about the photo spread as far spread all over social media and blogs. And there was much talk about "backlash," though the majority of comments on his Instagram page were people decrying mean comments and supporting the pic. They are, after all, following a young multimillionaire on Twitter. "That’s why people follow you on Instagram or social media is to see what you’ve done or what you’re up to, and I think that’s the reason people are tuning in to see what you post," Kane said. "It’s all in good fun."
As far as the logistics of the photo: "You’re in Vegas, and having some fun, and things are going well," he said. "You want to be in good shape, so I thought, why not do some push-ups while you’re having fun."