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#21 Posted on 13.1.06 1149.56
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    Originally posted by Sec19Row53
    Except that only Seniors, IIRC, are invited to the Combine. Since he's been kicked off of the VaTech football squad, he probably won't be able to use their facilities for a "Pro Day" workout at the school.

    So, who's going to see him work out, and when?

He'll get an agent, who will arrange something at a high school field or something somewhere. ESPN will be there, scouts will be there, and it will be a big hullabaloo for a guy who will likely never take an NFL snap.
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#22 Posted on 13.1.06 1214.32
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    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
    That totally depends on what he does in the combines. Put it this way: Adrian McPherson was about *that* close to being found guilty of something (gambling- the proceeding ended in a mistrial and charges were never repursued) which possibly would have gotten him blackballed from the NFL before his career even started. But he had an eye-popping combine and became the sleeper du jour at last year's draft.

    Obviously there are going to be teams that have crossed him off their board already, but if he works out well, there will be a few teams that would probably take a chance on him.


Not only that, but McPherson had a couple of years to ply his trade in the Arena Leagues, no?
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#23 Posted on 13.1.06 1227.01
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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    Not only that, but McPherson had a couple of years to ply his trade in the Arena Leagues, no?


Yes, but it wasn't until he started working out pre-draft for NFL teams that there was anything resembling interest, although part of it may have been McPherson either playing out the string until he was draft-eligable or just getting something resembling experience that he lost by not playing in college.

Oh, and to answer a previous question posed, they do in fact allow underclassmen to participate in the Indianapolis Combine. I did a bit of googling on the topic keying on certain players I knew had forgone their eligibility and they had in fact attended.

EDIT: I have a mental block when it comes to spelling the word 'eligibility' correctly.



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#24 Posted on 17.1.06 0318.03
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And in another McPherson parallel, a couple years in the Arena League may not be such a bad thing for Marcus Vick. He's got the physical tools; give him a couple years of having to make quick decisions on throws and it might be benificial. Also, it might humble him, but that probably won't happen until Michael throws him off the gravy train.

By the way, does it strike anybody else as odd that Maurice Clarett SHOWS a gun and gets charged with two felonies, while Marcus Vick waves a gun around a restaurant and points it at people and gets charged with misdemeanors? That seems a little unbalanced.
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#25 Posted on 17.1.06 0536.35
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    Originally posted by Crimedog
    By the way, does it strike anybody else as odd that Maurice Clarett SHOWS a gun and gets charged with two felonies, while Marcus Vick waves a gun around a restaurant and points it at people and gets charged with misdemeanors? That seems a little unbalanced.


It doesn't seem odd to me that different states (Ohio vs Virginia) have different laws and different punishments.
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#26 Posted on 17.1.06 1401.09
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    Originally posted by Crimedog
    And in another McPherson parallel, a couple years in the Arena League may not be such a bad thing for Marcus Vick. He's got the physical tools; give him a couple years of having to make quick decisions on throws and it might be benificial. Also, it might humble him, but that probably won't happen until Michael throws him off the gravy train.

    By the way, does it strike anybody else as odd that Maurice Clarett SHOWS a gun and gets charged with two felonies, while Marcus Vick waves a gun around a restaurant and points it at people and gets charged with misdemeanors? That seems a little unbalanced.


That could be because Marcus didn't "wave a gun around a restaurant and point it at people." The kids are claiming he "showed" it to them after Marcus's girlfriend said they called her a bitch.

That said, Marcus is an idiot and deserved to be booted from the Hokies. But he didn't wave a gun around and point it at people.
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#27 Posted on 17.1.06 1512.33
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    Originally posted by Hokienautic
    That could be because Marcus didn't "wave a gun around a restaurant and point it at people." The kids are claiming he "showed" it to them after Marcus's girlfriend said they called her a bitch.

    That said, Marcus is an idiot and deserved to be booted from the Hokies. But he didn't wave a gun around and point it at people.


From the Washington Post story:

"Vick, 21, turned himself in to the Suffolk magistrate's office yesterday after three warrants were issued for his arrest. He is accused of waving a firearm at three teenagers during an altercation in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant Sunday night. Suffolk police said the parents of a 17-year-old boy reported that Vick pointed a handgun at their son and two others."
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#28 Posted on 17.1.06 1525.03
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Waving, showing... does it matter? Why is he carrying a gun at all? (rhetorical question)
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#29 Posted on 22.1.06 0233.33
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Mr Boffo you read my mind.....I think scott peterson could be drafted by the raiders
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