49ers star Fred Warner’s wife reveals ‘NFL secrets’
Even NFL WAGs have to pay for their own tickets to games.
Sydney Warner, the wife of 49ers Pro Bowl linebacker Fred Warner, took to TikTok over the weekend to share “NFL secrets” that have rattled some fans.
“Get ready with me as I tell you some amazing things about the NFL that I didn’t know until I met my husband,” Sydney said. “These are all things that are specific to our team, our organization, our city and our situation.”
Sydney — a former contestant on Season 24 of “The Bachelor,” before she wed Warner in June 2022 — began by saying she was surprised at how NFL players are paid.
“They get a paycheck like any other normal job, just like everyone else,” Sydney said, joking that she thought a Brinks truck was delivering a lump sum of cash to their home. In 2021, Warner agreed to a five-year extension with the 49ers, worth more than $95 million.
As for the day before matches?
“You are not allowed to stay overnight with your partner in away or home games,” Sydney said. “For away games they are obviously in a hotel but if I choose to go to the same hotel we are not allowed to be in the same room then home games they also sleep in hotel.”
San Fransisco 49ers players are also required to be in bed by 10:30 p.m. the day before games, and they have “bed control” so the team can “monitor the environment” before games.
Yes, WAGs have to pay for their tickets. They also need the team’s permission to go onto the pitch before the game and take cute couple photos that Sydney and Olivia Culpo have done many times before.
“Not all of your game tickets, home and away, are free,” Sydney said. “They are at a reduced rate, but they are not free.
“…You have to ask for those passes and if you’re allowed you get one, you don’t just get them every game. You must apply and be approved.
Levi’s Stadium offers child care for women with babies, according to Sydney, who said “you have to drop them off before the game starts and you pick them up in the fourth quarter.”
Sydney waits around an hour for Warner after each game until he’s finished showering, doing the media and talking with his coaches and teammates. Then, when they get home, Warner will watch the movie for hours.
In a second video, Sydney explained that the NFL is preparing players’ families for the transition to the league, including meetings about money management.
The 49ers provide Super Bowl tickets to the team even if they don’t make it to the big game.
“If you don’t, like we didn’t, you can resell them,” Sydney said, adding that the seats are located in the “nosebleeds.”
Warner played in his second Pro Bowl last weekend in Las Vegas after the 49ers lost to the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game.
In 14 starts this season, Warner has recorded 98 tackles, 10 passes defended, two sacks, one forced fumble and one interception.