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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: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: June 24, 2011 10:02 pm
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

When you have a crappy organization.. you have to take a few gambles on character.



Since: Apr 18, 2011
Posted on: June 24, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

Good luck Browns fans!  I hope for your sake that he matures.  He is a great athlete, but he has some serious maturity problems.  Check out the clips from the Meineke bowl 2 years ago between Pitt and UNC.  Greg Little's unneccesary endzone celebration is a great example of his character. Here is a clip from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV3KM552ERg&feature=related.&
nbsp; Amazing catch, but man he is just does stupid things sometimes.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2011 9:14 pm
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

I am an Atlanta fan, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The Falcons desperately needed a wide receiver, Jenkins is not the answer . I know that Jones was a good player in college, but very few wide receivers go in the first round, much less giving up a 1 pick the next year. It is a huge gamble. The Falcons have other needs to address also. They need a defensive end, offensive lineman, linebacker, and perhaps 2 defensive backs. I am guessing that Atlanta is hoping to address this through free agency. Perhaps they can with a couple of their needs, but that isn't even the biggest issue. Abraham never plays an entire season without getting hurt plus he is getting up in age. The mirror of opportunity for the Falcons is rapidly closing. Hope they finally get their fist super bowl next year, but I am pessimistic by nature.



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