Former Baylor Star and NFL Player Jalen Pitre Lives at Home
Former Baylor star safety and 2022 second-round NFL Draft selection Jalen Pitre could afford to buy nearly any house in the Houston area that he wants.
The rookie just inked a four-year, $8.9 million deal with the Texas, with a $3.6 million signing bonus. After signing his deal, Pitre asked his mother, DeVita, to look at some houses for him in the Houston area, as he had no experience in homeownership and trusted his mother’s judgement. Before DeVita started getting into the details of the home search and why Jalen was still at home, his father, Rick, jumped in and gave his two cents on the matter.
“She’s going around in circles,” Rick said, laughing. “Aye man! Cut to the chase. Jalen’s cheap! He ain’t finna be flashy. He wants to look nice, don’t get me wrong, but Jalen ain’t finna get off the airplane with no mink coat.”
Pitre’s description for a desirable abode ended up being a lavish lifestyle that would hit the pocketbook hard, even for a multi-millionaire 23 year-old. When his mother returned with the specifics on how much Jalen would be out per month for a home of his liking, the number was around $10,000.
“He was like, ‘Oh no, I’m not finna give them people that kind of money,’” DeVita told ESPN.
Shortly after she said that, Jalen walked into the living room and confirmed the claims from his mother.
“Yeah, that’s pretty accurate,” Jalen said. “I’ll spend my money. But for the most part, I try to be a little responsible. So, yes, I would say I’m a little cheap. My parents always told me that their doors are always open and to take my time before choosing somewhere.”
Pitre’s family lives 20 minutes from NRG Stadium, where the Texans play, and the reasonable young NFL star decided that bunking up in his childhood room was his best option for now. That takes some kind of self-control and responsibility, and is a smart move for Pitre in his youth.