Originally posted by valrod33:Originally posted by Otter:Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:Originally posted by tstej:
Quinn took illegal benefits while in college but what other character issues does he have? I doubt taking some money on the side while playing college ball is a major character issue for nfl teams.
I disagree. It speaks to his integrity, his willingness to break well-known rules and put himself over his team and it calls into question his personal motivation (money or football). Again, not saying he's a total scumbag, but these questions need to be answered to the satisfaction of a team that will be paying this kid millions of dollars to play a team sport.
Weren't you arguing the opposite of these things when it came to Cam Newton?
You guys really need to read what I'm writing. I'm not arguing for or against Cam or Quinn, nor do I personally care what either did. I (me, personally) don't believe either has character issues (like violence, drub habits, coaching issues, etc.) that should keep them from being considered...but teams will likely think differently, given the investment they're about to make.
I'm merely saying, these issues will compel teams to look deeper into their respective characters (more so than other prospects) to figure out what they're really all about. And if they don't like what they find, it will hurt their draft status.
So having a question (which will require due diligence, and that goes for both Quinn and Cam) about a guy's character is not the same as me saying, "this guy absolutely has character issues."
Reading comprehension, guys....please.
[ Edited by GhostofFredDean74 on Jan 19, 2011 at 12:09:55 ]