Wilson's Mom 'Pretty Pleased' He's a Titan
By Bill Hughes
PADUCAH, KY - The mother of the newest member of the Tennessee Titans football team said she's happy with how things have worked out for her son.
Wanda Wilson is the mother of strong safety George Wilson, who was released by the Buffalo Bills on February 11 as they re-shaped their defense. The Titans announced the signing of Wilson on their website Friday morning.
"We're pretty pleased," Wilson said in an interview with WKYX morning host Greg Dunker.
Wilson said she's been involved with the entire process.
"We've been talking all week. I knew he went to Detroit and to Tennessee to talk to them. Everybody kept saying, 'Well, you know, Tennessee would be closer to home, and your grandparents could get to see more games if you came to Tennessee.' Plus, you don't have to pay state taxes. That was a real deal-breaker for him," she said.
In previous seasons, several family members made the trip to Nashville when the Bills played on the road against the Titans, but now the opportunities will be more frequent. In addition to their eight home games, a couple of road games aren't too far away.
Wilson said, "They play St. Louis, and they play Indianapolis, and you know, those are pretty close drives."
She said all they have to do now is work out a system for the tickets with family and friends. They're not free - George's tickets come out of his salary.
Wanda said her son should be in the area briefly next week, because he has to sign some papers with the Titans organization.
Meanwhile, she's going to buy her first Tennessee Titans apparel on Friday evening.