The League

THE QUESTION

NFL P.I.?

How deep should NFL franchises be allowed to dig when evaluating the background of potential draft picks during the interview process? When the Dolphins asked Dez Bryant if his mother was a prostitute and the Buccaneers asked Myron Rolle how it felt to desert his team when he accepted a Rhodes Scholarship, were those questions within the bounds of reasonable research or did they go too far? Should the NFL more strictly regulate pre-draft player interviews?

Posted by Matt Brooks on April 30, 2010 12:00 AM
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Jim19: The Rhodes Scholarship question shows the NFL's contempt for education -- colleges exist strictly as a farm system. I love this quote: Foo...

Nemo24601: Come on, it is now well known that Bryant stated his father was a pimp and his mother worked for his father. It was a natural question, bro...

A1965bigdog: You know, that would be a tough decision to make, the NFL or a Rhodes Scholarship. However, when one considers that the NFL is VERY tempora...

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ozpunk Author Profile Page :

I say ask anything you want about the game of football, they player and any personal conduct issues they might have had, but leave family out of it. Jeff Ireland clearly crossed the line and I think that there will be more rules and oversight put in place for future draft classes.

douemma Author Profile Page :

A teenager of 16 years demonstrates his love for the United States. He is not American.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_D98kervNA

douemma Author Profile Page :


A teenager of 16 years demonstrates his love for the United States. He is not American.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_D98kervNA

Jim19 Author Profile Page :

The Rhodes Scholarship question shows the NFL's contempt for education -- colleges exist strictly as a farm system.

I love this quote: Football is to a university as bullfighting is to agriculture.

Nemo24601 Author Profile Page :

Come on, it is now well known that Bryant stated his father was a pimp and his mother worked for his father. It was a natural question, brought on by Bryant's bluster.

A1965bigdog Author Profile Page :

You know, that would be a tough decision to make, the NFL or a Rhodes Scholarship. However, when one considers that the NFL is VERY temporary when it comes to employment, a Rhodes Scholarship is something that will last a lifetime. Moreover, it points towards the fact that the young man is a very high achiever. The Bucs should never have asked the question, and in fact, should have let the young man go do that with their blessing. Besides, a year or two away from football might actually lengthen his career. It'll give his body a chance to heal up from naggin injuries that have accumulated from playing in HS and college.

I agree. Very short sighted.

 
 
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