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Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

Posted on: June 24, 2011 8:00 pm
Edited on: June 25, 2011 2:15 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Somewhere Terrelle Pryor is no doubt wondering "Hey, wait a second, Greg Little had 93 parking tickets in college and people are focused on me? Really?"

As it turns out, yes, although that could be changing.  According to the News & Observer, Little received 93 parking tickets associated with five different vehicles while at North Carolina. UNC officials confirmed that Little and seven other players racked up 395 tickets worth $13,000 in fines from March 2007 to August 2010. 

No idea how you explain that away, although Little's time in Chapel Hill wasn't without controversy. He was suspended for the 2010 college season after accepting improper agent benefits. Mistakes as a 20-year-old don't necessarily portend a life of crime. But racking up more parking tickets than career college receptions (93 to 86) doesn't do much to change that perception.

As for how Little came to the Browns, it's an interesting story.

Cleveland had the sixth-overall pick heading into April's draft. The pre-draft scuttlebutt was that they would probably add one of the two game-changing wide receivers -- either AJ Green or Julio Jones. The Bengals ended up taking Green fourth overall and instead of settling on Jones, the Browns made a deal with the Falcons, who landed Jones in exchange for their 27th, 59th, and 124th selections in 2011, as well as their first- and fourth-rounders in 2012 NFL. That's a lot to give up for one player, but Atlanta thinks Jones could be the final piece to their Super Bowl puzzle.

Meanwhile, the Browns were praised for the move, even if they didn't land one of the two best wideouts in the draft. What they got instead were enough picks to add depth to a roster desperately in need of it. And they got their big-play wide receiver, too, drafting Little 59th overall.

You could make the argument that the difference between Jones and Little isn't worth what the Falcons gave up to get Jones. And in that sense, the Browns appear to have made out. Except that Jones, by all accounts, is a high-character guy. Little still has a long way to go, but has said he learned a lot from his 2010 suspension. 

"It was really tough for me, man," Little told the Cleveland Plain Dealer shortly after the Browns drafted him in late April. "I learned a tremendous amount about how to deal with success. I've grown from it. A lot of my morals and values have changed so much just from sitting out that year. I'm so hungry and ready to get back and play, it just baffles me sometimes."

A word of advice: maybe he should let someone else drive him to practice. Like, say, this guy.

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Comments

Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: June 26, 2011 8:09 pm
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

It's ok. He's on C.P time



Since: Aug 16, 2010
Posted on: June 26, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

While I was not a second round NFL draft pick, I got over 20 tickets per year in my two years at MSU back in the 70's (and after a stint in the Navy I graduated from a different college where I got a few tickets as well).  Since I was normally delivering the beer and booze to various parties, and not too long after delivery was not in shape to drive, I viewed not moving my car and taking a chance on getting a ticket as being responsible to the other students and not being on the road probably saved lives.  Call it my illusion of civic responsibility.  We all did stupid things when young, but we all don't grow up to be Bernie Madoff, Charlie Manson or a politician.  Some just act more studily than others, and personally I'm glad I don't have reporters trying to dig up all the things I did when in my teens and early twenties.



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: June 26, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

OOPS, SOME SCOUNT DIDN'T DO HIS HOMEWORK.  CAN'T BELIEVE THE BENGALS DIDN'T GET THIS GUY.



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: June 26, 2011 12:01 pm
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

5 different vehicles... Guess everyone knows what he spent the money on, that he got from his sleezebag agent. 20 years old, and already thinking he`s above the law.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: June 26, 2011 11:34 am
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

I don't understand what the big deal is with Little and seven other UNC players accumulating 13k in parking fines. The article doesn't say if the fines were paid. If they were no big deal. What it probably meant for the players was that their weekly envelope of cash from boosters was a little lighter on some weeks. And whatever Little's share was I'm sure it was chump change for a a kid with pro level football talent on the take from a sports agent anyway.

If the fines went unpaid what was UNC going to do, withhold the diploma that Little was never going to earn?




Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: June 26, 2011 11:24 am
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

LOL! Even when other players problems are brought up they still compare it to TUOS and TP. Forever corrupt U. CLASSIC!




Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: June 26, 2011 9:54 am
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

Can't say who's more stupid, Greg Little for getting 93 parking tickets, Ryan Wilson for spending time writting about it, or me for taking the time to read about it.  Right now I'm feeling it's that last one.




Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: June 26, 2011 9:38 am
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

like who? explain to me about those recievers.



Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: June 26, 2011 9:22 am
 

guess we'll see...

93 tickets. OK, fine him, hold him accountable - if he has an arrest warrant for not paying then arrest him. "It was really tough for me, man. I learned a tremendous amount about how to deal with success. I've grown from it. A lot of my morals and values have changed so much just from sitting out that year.".... yeah, right. If he never gets in trouble - great. No special rewards there - for behaving while you get paid  $$$ to play a game. As I say, "Guess we'll see..."



Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: June 26, 2011 5:25 am
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

Tickets, is that all were talking about is some parking tickets, come on man tickets. This is the price we all pay for some entertainment. What's next, start bitching about tattoo's. It's not your Daddy's world anymore.


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