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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: Mar 27, 2007
Posted on: June 26, 2011 4:00 am
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

Mike Holmgren loves troubled receivers. He wasted several of Seattle's high draft choices on "project receivers". He loves to think he can reform these talented/troubled athletes. They always break his heart. You think he would learn.



Since: Oct 22, 2009
Posted on: June 26, 2011 12:21 am
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

crazy ass



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2011 6:30 pm
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

Greg Little is obviously a hardened criminal with all those parking tickets...so, what's the issue here with the Browns rookie? Did he pay the tickets? Does he have an outstanding warrant for his arrest? Geez, isn't there some other stories sportswriters can tell us about? We even had one about Bengals owner Mike Brown...we need the lockut to end.



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: June 25, 2011 5:01 pm
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

The Browns have found a good reveiver in the making for NFL.  If Little continues to do his own thing as a pro he may find himself joining the minority of players who continue not to take advantage of the opportunity and privilige that comes with being a pro.  Instead ifs a me thing and there is no other way around that.  He is young and maybe he has learned from past mistakes so he deserves a chance.  Good Luck Greg and use some of that money to square up your old stomping ground at UNC.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: June 25, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

learned a tremendous amount about how to deal with success...hmmm i really hope this idiot brings his version of success to the clowns--the team that got so many extra picks and most likely blew evertyone of them starting witht this genius.  I bet good ole Butchie Boy knew nothing about all these cars and tickets either.  these universites will never learn that the reason guys like this move from school to school is becasue they are usually only one step ahead of the authorities. Wonder what kind of trouble this fool will get into in cleveland when he gets some real scratch in his pockets.  maybe the clowns can re-sign Braylon Edwards to teach this boy how to drive.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: June 25, 2011 3:26 pm
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

After reading this, it seems he would be a better fit on the Bengals.  I'm sure they had their eye on him.   Just heard the Browns are going to give him all the space he needs to park a couple hundred yards north of the stadium.  The area is large enough to drive a boat in it.  No more ticket worry's for Little, welcome to the show.



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: June 25, 2011 3:15 pm
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

LOL. Dumbazz.



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: June 25, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

A lot of my morals and values have changed so much...

He went on to say, "When I came to UNC I thought, to hell with the people with handicapped stickers, I want to park here.  And besides, parking close was the only way I could remember which car I had that day.  Things will be different in Cleveland.  If the cops don't look the other way for a big star like me, well, I will have the money to pay the tickets.  I am still parking in the handicapped zones.  Damn right."
Subtle differences in Little's morals and values, but Little is getting to be a big boy.  Maybe he can help Colt McCoy and his idiotic wife with their college stories.



Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: June 25, 2011 2:26 pm
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

really though, there are no convenient places to park at UNC. I always end up having to park at friday center and taking a bus or something...


if i had enough cash i'd just park wherever the heck i wanted to and rack up tickets too ^^



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2011 2:13 pm
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

I sure hope he can catch better than park.


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