Brian Hartline Works at a Convenience Store

By Vico on March 14, 2013 at 5:23p

We know this because he conducted a phone interview with Dan LeBatard while on his winter job.

Hartline: "Today I'm kinda busy. I'm working at a drive thru up in Ohio, freezing my butt off."

LeBatard: "You're working in a drive thru?"

Hartline: "Yeah, you know, a drive thru convenience store?"

LeBatard: "Yeah."

Hartline: "That's where I work."

$31 million contract? Pfft... Brian Hartline is a man of the people.

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Jimmy's picture

I love this story.  I can't wait to read the Ted Ginn Doggy Daycare version.

tennbuckeye19's picture

I wonder if Brian employs his brother (and former Kentucky QB) Mike at his convenience store?

ODEEZ330's picture

Hope not. Mike was a waste of talent stuck up douche. Nothing like brian. Brian is cool as hell.
My jr yr mike was the star qb at glenoak and he threw 6 picks against us ( mckinley)and completed 3 passes. Loved making him look terrible. Preview to his college career.

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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

GoBucks713's picture

So now there's a Smallville gif on 11W.

-The Aristocrats!

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

lol...uh..never watched that show...i just typed "wait what gif" into google.

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

ATXbucknut's picture

You should see what Ben is doing in his spare time.

ODEEZ330's picture

That's great. I know exactly what store he's at too. Love to see him home in canton

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SilverBullet33's picture

The store isn't in Canton. Canal Winchester I think it's called. 

RBuck's picture

I believe not. No drive-thrus in Canal Winchester other than fast food.

Long live the southend.

GoBucks713's picture

He needs to buy Roman's and return it to it's former glory. Since PJ sold it, the place hasn't been as good.

-The Aristocrats!

dcbuck-i's picture

It actually is indeed in Canal Wincester. Here's the address and you can Google Streetview the drive-thru: 6830 Refugee Rd Canal Winchester, OH 43110

RBuck's picture

FYI it's got Canal zip code but is not in the village/city of Canal Winchester. There is no part of Refugee Rd. that is inside the corporation limits.
A Canal Winchester Resident.

Long live the southend.

SilverBullet33's picture

Anyone else know the truth?
Someone a little less douchy than the Canal Winchester guy.

-1 HS
RBuck's picture

I did not downvote you but that was uncalled for. Please read the commenting policy.

Long live the southend.

ScarletGray43157's picture

That is a Canal Winchester address but it is actually closer to Pickerington.  In that area is Violet Township and also City of Columbus, but the zip code and post office that serves it is Canal Winchester.  

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

dubjayfootball90's picture

that is a sweet story man. really is. but good for him on getting paid, he deserved that contract and here's to many great years ahead of him in the NFL! Good luck, Hartline.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

AndyVance's picture

LOVE this story. Talk about staying grounded - you could tell he was legitimately excited about being a small business owner. I love that. That type of enthusiasm keeps a guy from doing dome stuff now that payday has arrived, and probably puts him in good position to really do some neat things in the coming years off the field, and post-NFL.

Kurt's picture

Pretty awesome.  
I could see Tress stopping over from Akron to pay a visit and purchase a bottled water.

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

This is awesome. Man of the people, Brian Hartline. The NFL needs more guys like him!

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

Ekes42's picture

This is great!!

setman's picture

"I'm not even supposed to be here today!!"

BuckeyeSki's picture

Tell 'em Steve-Dave

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Haybucks's picture

It appears the DJ's at Miami's ESPN station would take a big payday and forget about their commitments and friends.  The timeline of the convenience store purchase and the NFL contract shows Hartline to honor contracts and friendships. Miami is so lucky to have him

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


JLP36's picture

The Dead Schembechlers song says Teddy Ginn does everything - including inventing the suit case on wheels (Thanks Ted!).  If this is true, Hartline definitely deserves a song, too.


buckeye76BHop's picture

This is one of the coolest things I've heard of a former OSU player doing that's currently in the NFL (aside from charity or what not). After being awarded a 31 mill contract, Hartline's out helping a buddy who apparently has a problem with a lack of employees.  Too cool in my book.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

jthiel09's picture

At least there are some athletes out there that stay grounded no matter how big their contract is. It's an added bonus that this guy is a former Buckeye.


AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

 I liked this guy when he was a Buckeye. I love him now.

Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.