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Plax's NFLPA symposium talk impactful on rookies

Posted on: June 29, 2011 11:50 pm
Edited on: June 30, 2011 9:36 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

We mentioned earlier in the week that Plaxico Burress was going to speak at the NFLPA rookie symposium. Burress was there -- along with many other impressive guests like Roger Goodell -- to give life advice to the NFL's youngsters.

He did just that, and according to Broncos' rookie Von Miller, speaking to Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter, and the advice proved profound.

"I've been a big fan of Plaxico Burress' since I was a kid," Miller said. "It's a nightmare story, but I think all of us rookies can learn from that."

Burress' nightmare story is impactful: The wideout lost more than $12 million and two years of his life after being sentenced to prison for shooting himself in the leg in a nightclub.

Also present was former Lions DT Luther Ellis, who eventually filed for bankruptcy despite making $12 million over his career.

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And, of course, a slew of rookies -- 150 rooks made the trip, including eight of 10 first-rounders. (Only absent were Jake Locker, who's getting married, and Julio Jones, who didn't have an excuse, though he didn't need one.)

"Going into this event I thought I knew a lot, and then you go through these couple of days and you realize there's a lot you have to learn," said Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. "If I hadn't have had this event, I think I would have missed out on a great deal."

Fortunately, though the usually-sponsored-by-the-NFL event took place under the (optimistically!) dark cloud of the labor talks, it appears to have had an effect on the NFL's youngest group of players.

And that's always good news, regardless of whether the games are technically scheduled to begin on time right now.

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Comments

Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 11:07 am
 

Plax's NFLPA symposium talk impactful on rookies

You are both WRONG to a degree(Schmazel is way more wrong)...........


Babyfarmer..................this was posted by a blogger NOT CBS so I doubt the are correcting these articles so to bash them would be wrong although you are right in what you point out


Schmazel...................can YOU READ???? Maybe you should watch what you read before you type about someone else being wrong when it is a fact that YOU are the one who is wrong in your reading AND criticism!!!!!

The following is the entire sentence...............try reading it:

"And, of course, a slew of rookies -- 150 rooks made the trip, including eight of 10 first-rounders. (Only absent were , who's getting married, and , who didn't have an excuse, though he didn't need one.)"-----blog article

Schmazel..........highlight the "including eight of 10 first-rounders" when you read it!!! Nothing is said about them being the first 10 picks.



Since: Jul 27, 2008
Posted on: June 30, 2011 9:49 am
 

Plax's NFLPA symposium talk impactful on rookies

What? There are 32 first round draft picks, and this story implies that there are only 10. Nowhere does it say anything about "the first ten picks", it simply said "eight of ten first rounders" (unless CBS has updated the story). Implying that there were only 10 first round draft picks. Reading comprehension ftw!



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 30, 2011 6:59 am
 

Plax's NFLPA symposium talk impactful on rookies

Huh. I didn't realize there were only 10 first round draft picks these days. Way to go, CBS.


You shold check who you are correcting and what yo copy and past... there are only 10 first round picks when they talk about "8 of the first 10" as you quickly criticized.... so not all 32 first rounders, but out of the first 10 8 of them showed...



Since: Jul 27, 2008
Posted on: June 30, 2011 12:49 am
 

Plax's NFLPA symposium talk impactful on rookies

And, of course, a slew of rookies -- 150 rooks made the trip including eight of 10 first-rounders.
Huh. I didn't realize there were only 10 first round draft picks these days. Way to go, CBS.


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