Ron Mexico's advice to rookies
Vickís message to rookies on Goodell: ďHe donít playĒ
Posted by Mike Florio on June 25, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT
http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.word...0x78.jpg?w=250 AP Of all the speakers and presenters at the annual Rookie Symposium, none will give the incoming players better advice than Eagles quarterback Mike Vickís tips for dealing with the Commissioner of the National Football League.
When interacting with Roger Goodell, itís critical to avoid lying.
ďFellas, donít get it twisted,Ē Vick said, via Jeff Darlington of NFL Network. ďThis man is the real deal. He donít play. If he asks you a question, answer with honesty. Tell him the truth. If you get into some trouble, be honest, truthful, forthright. Donít play with this man. Heíll love you to death, but the minute you cross him, heíll be all the way turned up.Ē
Vick knows that of which he speaks. Heís lucky to be back in the league after flatly denying knowledge of or involvement to Goodell in a dogfighting ring that has been uncovered on his rural Virginia property in April 2007.
The first overall pick in the 2001 draft had other words of hard-learned wisdom for the incoming class of players as they prepare to embark on their journey. Useful guidance on how to avoid trouble. But if/when trouble comes, itís important to come clean.
Thatís good advice for anyone. Because in everyoneís life thereís a version of Roger Goodell, who will react very negatively if told anything other than the truth.
Ya go fig, the Commish of the most popular sport in the US doens't play...when you get hit w/and found guilty of Fed charges. Apprently neither does the DA.