After the game, the Bears offensive lineman decided to gamble his good feeling with the time-honored tradition of putting his girlfriend on the spot at a sporting event in front of TV cameras and thousands of fans.
Leno goes for the public marriage proposal
As some of his teammates huddled in a postgame prayer circle, Leno beckoned his girlfriend to midfield, armed with an engagement ring.
SHE SAID YES!
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) December 16, 2018
Fortunately for Leno, his confidence paid off when his now-glowing fiancée beamed for the camera with her new jewelry as Leno’s teammates celebrated the successful wedding proposal.
Public wedding proposals always come with risk and a significant amount of pressure for the person being proposed to. Unless the proposer is extremely confident that the answer is yes, it’s generally not a good move.
But Leno’s read was right, and now his big day got even bigger.
Congratulations to the future Leno family.
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