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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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hgtrerte
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Posted on: December 27, 2011 2:21 pm
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Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 7:20 pm
 

Plax's NFLPA symposium talk impactful on rookies

or is it loseing?F*#k it i need another drink!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 7:19 pm
 

Plax's NFLPA symposium talk impactful on rookies

and it was not loseing but losing



Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Plax's NFLPA symposium talk impactful on rookies

and that was loseing not loosing so save your comments for someone else you dicks



Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 7:17 pm
 

Plax's NFLPA symposium talk impactful on rookies

The bad part about this story is that it wasnt Plax loosing 12 milllion but whatever baby mamma was not going to get her check.
Plax is a douchebag!!!! Period



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 30, 2011 5:55 pm
 

Plax's NFLPA symposium talk impactful on rookies

Yeah eight of the first ten rounders... they didn't say there were only 10 first rounders did they? So yeah... I dont' see how I'm wrong here..... CBS wasn't off point (as much as they are) on this one... so maybe you should try reading... when it says "8 of first 10 first rounders were there" that doesn't imply "there were only 10 first round draft picks" is what I'm implying, so there for not wrong, just saying people shouldn't jump the gun and bash writing when it isn't off point.... 150 rookies (means 150 rookies showed up) including 8 of the first 10 picks (which means 8 of the first TEN PICKS) not that that all first round picks were there (all 10 of them) maybe you should go back to school and take classes. I didn't say anything about them being first ten picks, or there being just ten picks I replied to someone who bashed the blogger who said 8 of the first ten picks showed up and said "I didn't know there were onlyh ten first round picks" so on and so forth...



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Plax's NFLPA symposium talk impactful on rookies

I can really appreciate Plaxico Burress speaking to NFL rookies and that it he and others may have had an impact on some of the players. However, what I see missing from the article is anything about what kind of impact it had. What did Texans defensive end J.J. Watt miss out on? It never says...impactfuk isn't the right word under any circumstance. This was just a blurb without a lot of real thought. I am saddened that Lions Luther Ellis squandered 12 million, but it doesn't say how or if anyone benefitted from his experience.



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 12:05 pm
 

Plax's NFLPA symposium talk impactful on rookies

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.


What a waste of e-space. Why was it impactful? What did he say that impacted the rookies? Why isn't this a story instead of a blurb. The story really told us nothing.

The highlited part above was hilarious. He lost two years of his life? Where did they go? He didn't lose them, he spent them in jail.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: June 30, 2011 11:08 am
 

Plax's NFLPA symposium talk impactful on rookies

All NFL player sshould do one year in jail before their career starts.  This will prevent all the problems the NFL has.


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