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At least one rookie glad Symposium got canceled

Posted on: May 28, 2011 3:42 pm
Edited on: May 28, 2011 3:45 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Thanks to the lockout, the NFL’s annual Rookie Symposium has been cancelled. The three-day event normally takes place in late June and involves all of the incoming rookies to travel to Canton, OH to take a tour of the Hall of Fame and learn about the history of the game and also spend significant time in seminars, lectures and group activities learning about the upcoming personal challenges and lifestyle changes involved with being a professional athlete.

Not every rookie is too broken up about missing the event.

"That's probably one thing I'm not going to say I'll miss, going to [Ohio] for three days or so of pretty much a freshman orientation," Giants fourth round rookie offensive tackle James Brewer told the New York Post. "Kind of letting you know what not to do. I feel I have pretty good common sense, so I think I'll be OK. I don't think I need someone to tell me not to hit women and stuff like that. I think I kind of know that already.

"Those three days [at the symposium] doesn't make you better as a player. It's more of 'Here are the rules, don't break 'em' deal and I would much rather be in Jersey training."

For the record, Brewer is currently training in Bloomington, IN. But you get what he’s saying…

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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At least one rookie glad Symposium got canceled

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Since: Oct 21, 2007
Posted on: May 29, 2011 1:11 pm
 

At least one rookie glad Symposium got canceled

yes,he might have common sense now but he hasn't gotten a check yet to spend unless he went to OSU.:) I could have picked about a hundred dirty schools but OSU is the current flavor. 



Since: Oct 21, 2007
Posted on: May 29, 2011 1:09 pm
 

At least one rookie glad Symposium got canceled

More skill yesterday with Barcelona and Man U than any football game. If you thought that was boring, go cut your grass!!!



Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: May 29, 2011 9:55 am
 

At least one rookie glad Symposium got canceled

This seems to be why there are so many problems with NFL players breaking the law. The attitude seems to be "I don't need to know no dang rules, Coach will bail me out"



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 28, 2011 4:10 pm
 

At least one rookie glad Symposium got canceled

How can the rookies who were recently drafted by the NFL be considered rookies if they are not under contract? Because the term rookie could also apply to undrafted free agent players. Anyway, let's get this football thing lockout resolved. I am getting bored and had to endure watching a very boring title amtch between Barcelona and Manchester United today. But at least I got to see an American team win a rugby cup against a Kenyan team. I like rugby...running and passing. Soccer....all they do is run around the field chasing a ball.


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