During Cowboys camp Sunday, rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant broke a rookie tradition by refusing to carry the shoulder pads of veteran wide receiver Roy Williams, who is in a competition for playing time with Bryant, ironically enough. “I’m not doing it,” Bryant said. “I feel like I was drafted to play football, not carry another player’s pads. … I’m saying that out of no disrespect to (anyone).”
Monday afternoon, Green Bay Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers continued his summer-long journey of exercising his first amendment rights (i.e. his interview with Homer). When asked by one of his followers via Twitter, “Dez Bryant won’t carry teammates pads when told too. What would you say to a rookie who won’t do what a vet tells him to do?” Rodgers responded, “I’d tell him he needs to pay his dues n fall in line.”
By: Justin Mertes-Mistretta
Rodger’s continued in multiple tweets saying, “Every rookie gets hazed. There should be a rite of passage. Picking up some dinner bills, having a few pranks pulled on you and doing some odd jobs for the vets is a small price to pay to gain respect. No ones gonna get taped to a goalpost in Green Bay or get beat up, but young guys should show some respect to the older guys and being a good rookie means keeping quiet n being in the right place at the right time n showing respect to the vets as long as it’s appropriate”
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