Rodney McLeod Shows Off Love for Batman With Custom Cleats

Each week, I go through the Eagles' media guide to find one interesting fact about a player and ask them about it. 

This week, I talked to Eagles safety Rodney McLeod. 

DZ: It says if you could be any superhero, it would be Batman. 

RM: Yeah. 

DZ: Always a a big Batman fan?

RM: Yeah, for the most part. I just, you know, kind of gravitated towards him. Yeah,  just watched a lot of the movies, honestly, growing up and then, shoot, had a Batman game I think on Super Nintendo. I used to play that. So I think that's where my interest kind of started, then the movies came out. The Dark Knight and Batman Begins are two of my favorites. And I'm actually, I've been doing like a sequel the first two games, cleat-wise. 

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NOTE: McLeod has gotten custom Batman cleats made for him by Soles By Sir, who has also made cleat works of art for other Eagles players. 

DZ: Oh, really? 

RM: Yeah, like original Batman 1989, the Joker. Batman on this one. And then last week, I did the Batman jawn underneath. Oh, and then I had the Penguin on here. 

DZ: You wear them, what, pregame? 

RM: Nah, nah, I wore them in the game. 

DZ: You wore them in the game? 

RM: (Showing off his cleats) Yeah, these are Atlanta, first game I wore these. Probably wear them again this week. 

DZ: You're really into it. 

RM: Yeah, yeah, man. Something I kind of mapped out before the season. Just like the mentality and everything. 

DZ: That's cool. 

RM: Yeah, so I wanted to do something different. 

DZ: As a kid and stuff were you ever Batman for Halloween? Was that a go-to? 

RM: Yup. I did Batman one year, then I actually did the Joker another. 

DZ: OK. The Joker's the best villain? 

RM: I think so. 

DZ: Got any more (cleats) planned this year?

RM: So, yeah. Kind of going through them. So the next one will probably be the Batman Forever with him, Robin, Ice Man (Mister Freeze), Joker and Two-Face. Everyone was in that one. So, I don't know, I'll probably do like two cleats. I always do Batman on one and then fill in on another. And then a quote or something like crazy like that. 

DZ: That's cool, man. 

RM: Yeah, trying to keep it going. 

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