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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: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:18 am
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC



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Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: June 27, 2011 11:52 am
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

I bet he didn't buy the car either!



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: June 27, 2011 9:30 am
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

You guys act like he killed, robbed, or raped someone. Anyone who has actually been to college, and had a car knows that trying to park legally on a college campus is next to impossible. There are tons of reserved parking for faculty, coaches, maintenance personnel, security, and office personnel. This leaves aboput 1000 parking spaces for say about 20,000 students. If you park in any of the aforementioned reserved spots you get a ticket. I got quite a few tickets, as well, because their was just nowhere to legally park. Tons of empty reserved spaces for (faculty, coaches, maintenance personnel, security, and office personnel.) that you couldn't park your car(even on the weekends) This is a non story.



Since: Jul 1, 2008
Posted on: June 27, 2011 9:12 am
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

More sense of entitlement. It happens at most all universities, they all just do not get caught, yet.



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: June 27, 2011 7:57 am
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

That is the point exactly.In a civilized society we obey the law.The moment we say who cares then anarchy follows. I don't expect you to follow that logic.Who cares what any of us do,do whatever we want,don't stop at red lights,assault people when we feel like it,ect,ect!!The little things indicate character.You get the picture!!



Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: June 27, 2011 6:54 am
 

Browns WR Little got 93 parking tickets at UNC

Two words:

1) WHO
2) CARES

Full Stop!


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