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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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Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2011 2:12 pm

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

That's "window of opportunity", not "mirror".

And as for the person who says there's no place to park at UNC, here's some advice--don't drive there. 

Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2011 12:53 pm

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

93 tickets sure is alot to be sure(not to mention the total of 395 for the team) but what I would be more concerned with is the 5 different cars................loaners from an alum who owns a dealership maybe?????

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2011 12:43 pm

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

Been saying it all along.

The rest of the country may think the SEC is the onyl league that has fought battles with wide-spread lack of control, but it is EVERYWHERE.  There are probably less than a handful of BCS conference teams that don't give out improper benefits.  It's just that lawmakers and local police turn the other cheek.

Finally someone not on the bandwagon stumbled across something at OSU, UNC, and 'insert your school here' is just lucky no one has found the paper trail yet.

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: June 25, 2011 11:36 am

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

Browns are turning into the ravens with all the character problems they drafted. If they get Pryor they will be worst than the ravens.

Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: June 25, 2011 9:22 am

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

I hope he avoids trouble that finds so many players - DUI's, etc.  You will have enough money to get a driver - DO IT.  I also don't mind the character issues or him being an ahole if he turns into an awesome receiver. 

Since: Jun 3, 2008
Posted on: June 25, 2011 9:21 am

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

lol they are parking tickets. OH NO!!!! OH NO!!!!

And a suspension, and who knows what else. Abolulute lack of morals, character. He thinks rules don't apply. Future license plate maker!

Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: June 25, 2011 2:22 am

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

I laughed when I read this article because if there is one place a person could rack up 93 parking tickets it is at UNC. I went to school at there and got 9 over the course of my stay and I was being fairly careful. The campus police literally stalk parking spots and if you park without the right tag for even a couple of minutes just to go pick something up you will get ticketed. I am not saying 93 parking tickets is acceptable, but I can definitely understand how it could happen because there is literally nowhere to park. I would say it definitely shows a lack of care though because each ticket ranges from 35 to 55 bucks and those add up quick.

Since: Mar 19, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2011 1:23 am

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

Many people disagree with parking tickets, but if someone disregards them so aggregiously, you have to ask yourself how soon will Little ignore his coaches and create another problem when Shurmur calls a play he disagrees with.

Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: June 25, 2011 12:06 am

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

lol they are parking tickets. OH NO!!!! OH NO!!!!

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: June 24, 2011 11:30 pm

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

Aw! Come on sports nation; give a brother a break! We've all had that sinking feeling when returning to your rig and having some flunky putting a piece of paper in the wiper blades. Dude; dealing with success kind of goes along with being a pro athlete, but I'm sure you'll handle being on the shores of Lake Erie in December playing out the string. Good Luck, my man!

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