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Ravens’ Eric Weddle eats a gallon of ice cream after every win

Baltimore Ravens safety Eric Weddle admits that when it comes to celebrating a hard-earned victory, nothing goes down better afterward for him than some ice cream.

But Weddle doesn’t just slightly indulge his sweet tooth when enjoying his favorite post-win treat. Not by a long shot. In fact, Weddle recently admitted to overindulging in epic proportions … or perhaps portions is more apropos in this instance.

“I would think that I consume a full gallon,” Weddle revealed during an appearance on “PFT Live” this week. “I usually take the first batch of some ice cream, eat it and then about an hour later, at halftime of the Sunday night game, I go after a second serving. So I pretty much get a whole gallon of ice cream Sunday night. It’s pretty bad.”

Weddle admits to buying massive amounts of ice cream during his visits to the grocery store. But it doesn’t end there. Weddle also adds caramel sauce and Oreos to his cart so he has something to top that … gallon of ice cream. Because, you know, the philosophy “Nothing in excess” clearly is not a part of Weddle’s dessert vocabulary.

Weddle occasionally takes to Twitter to showcase photographic evidence of his post-victory ice cream binge.

As noted by Pro Football Talk, an average gallon of ice cream contains approximately 4,500 calories. Given the Ravens have won six games this season, that means Weddle has consumed 27,000 calories of ice cream since September. And that’s not even counting the caramel sauce and crushed-up Oreos.

In all honesty, Weddle should get in touch with Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, a fellow ice cream-over-eater, and perhaps form some kind of support group for others who suffer with their condition. It couldn’t hurt.

Perhaps one saving grace for Weddle when it comes to his affinity for ice cream? When asked about what he does after a loss, Weddle replied, “I definitely don’t get ice cream.”

That’s probably a good thing.