Posted by Andy Benoit
Thanks to the lockout, the NFL’s annual Rookie Symposium has been cancelled. The three-day event normally takes place in late June and involves all of the incoming rookies to travel to Canton, OH to take a tour of the Hall of Fame and learn about the history of the game and also spend significant time in seminars, lectures and group activities learning about the upcoming personal challenges and lifestyle changes involved with being a professional athlete.
Not every rookie is too broken up about missing the event.
"That's probably one thing I'm not going to say I'll miss, going to [Ohio] for three days or so of pretty much a freshman orientation," Giants fourth round rookie offensive tackle James Brewer told the New York Post. "Kind of letting you know what not to do. I feel I have pretty good common sense, so I think I'll be OK. I don't think I need someone to tell me not to hit women and stuff like that. I think I kind of know that already.
"Those three days [at the symposium] doesn't make you better as a player. It's more of 'Here are the rules, don't break 'em' deal and I would much rather be in Jersey training."
For the record, Brewer is currently training in Bloomington, IN. But you get what he’s saying…
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