Scratching an itch to watch some slam poetry and came across this. 

And. 

Am. 

So. 

Glad.

I. 

Did. 

Coaches and academic mentors alike, aware of his NFL aspirations, had always insisted that Rolle develop a second career in case the NFL didn’t work out. Turning down the Rhodes Scholarship would have been contrary both to that advice and to his own post-football career ambitions. Accepting the scholarship was, in effect, a “no-brainer.” Yet while everyone else encouraged him to have a “Plan B,” the NFL did not. In the NFL, what others saw as wisdom was seen as weakness.

The Rejection of Myron Rolle: The NFL wanted him … until he was named a Rhodes Scholar - SBNation.com (via leahj)

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