NFL ‘secrets’ revealed by girlfriend of 49ers star Fred Warner ahead of Super Bowl weekend
The wife of San Francisco 49ers star Fred Warner has spilled the beans on the NFL’s best kept ‘secrets’, revealing that WAGs have to pay for their own tickets among a bunch of other team rituals before gameday.
‘Get ready with me while I tell you guys some surprising things about the NFL that I didn’t know before meeting my husband,’ Sydney Warner told her 64.2k followers on TikTok while doing her makeup.
‘These are all thing that are specific to our team, our organization, our city and our situation.’
Sydney Warner – the wife of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner – shared secrets about the lives of many NFL couples on TikTok ahead of Super Bowl LVII
Sydney shared that wives and girlfriends of players need permission to get access to the field
Married to the Niners’ linebacker since June 2022, the former contestant on Season 24 of ‘The Bachelor’ first tackled on the topic of how NFL players get paid.
‘They get a a paycheck just like every other normal job, just like everyone else,’ Sydney said, joking that she initially expected a Brinks truck to deliver her husband’s base salary of $12,925,000.
Warner signed a five-year contract extension with the 49ers in 2021, worth a little more than $95million. Sydney then revealed that players have to sleep alone on the night before each game, no matter the location.
‘You’re not allowed to spend the night with your significant other on away games or home games,’ the 27-year-old said.
‘For away games they are obviously in a hotel, but if I chose to go to the same hotel, we’re not allowed to be in the same room and then home games they also sleep in hotel.’
Sydney also said that Niners players have to clock out by 10.30 p.m. on the night before games and that the coaching staff conducts a ‘bed check’ so that they can ‘control the environment’ and avoid any external distractions.
Sydney is a former nanny and said NFL players have a ‘bed check’ on the night before games
Linebacker Fred Warner, 26, was drafted by the Niners in 2018 and is a two-time Pro Bowler
The Warners have been married since 2022. Sydney previously appeared on ‘The Bachelor’
WAGs are also required to buy their own tickets and need permission to have access to the field, where they can endlessly pose for selfies before and after games.
‘All your tickets to games, home and away, aren’t free,’ Sydney said. ‘They are at a discounted rate, but they’re not free. […] You have to ask for those passes and if you get cleared you get one, you don’t just get them every game.’
‘You have to ask and be approved.’
The Niners’ Levi Stadium is also home to a daycare service for wives and girlfriends with babies and toddlers, according to the fomer nanny, who says that the children have to be dropped off before games and picked up in the fourth quarter.
Sydney and her husband don’t need to worry about that as they don’t have any kids together at this time but the former nanny shared that she waits roughly an hour for Warner to come out of the Niners locker-room once games are over.
That’s because players have to shower, talk to the media and talk to coaches and teammates over their performances. Once they get home, Warner gets comfortable and watches game tape for hours.
Sydney also shared that the families of NFL players are provided money management courses
In the second part of her TikTok series, Sydney lets slip the help that NFL families receive from the league on players developing financial literacy, mostly on how to manage their money.
She also revealed that each 49ers player is given a Super Bowl ticket, bought by the organization, even if they’re not one of the two team’s involved in America’s biggest sports game.
‘If you don’t make it, like we didn’t make it, you get to resell them,’ Sydney said, before mentioning that the seats provided tend to be ‘nosebleeds.’
Warner is a two-time First-team All-Pro and Pro Bowler, making the cut this season and in 2020. The 26-year-old linebacker had 634 tackles and 6.5 tackles since being drafted by the Niners in 2018, topping that with 35 pass deflections and 7 fumbles.