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@65 (i) at no point has he said he was oppressed, (ii)he is not a millionaire, he signed his first proper contract two months ago, having previously worked in a factory...did you even read the article? Or maybe it is just an excuse to spout racist bile? Only a seriously warped individual or a pathetic troll could read that article and come up with your analysis of it
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Strange age to touchdown in London
His story has been all over the news here in the Carolinas (North and South Carolina). Inspiring story. My only advice to him is to find a trusted financial advisor, if he already hasn't. He needs to save up and invest for his non playing future. The average NFL career is between 3-6 years. All the players are so huge now, that their bodies take a beating.Hey y'all from Charleston, SC
A man worth 1 million of the small minded b's who constantly whine about immigrants
So so right lando. When many athletes and celebrities are from families who can afford to pay to see their ambition realised through their children this is an old school story of success against the odds. This makes him a hero (&even if he doesn't want it, a role model, horrible phrase)
To face what he did, struggle, not give up and then to have the heart and commitment to persevere and succeed makes him, in my eyes, a sporting legend in what he’s done to get here. What remarkable strength of character. And yes your family are off limits. What a protector.
Shame he didnt pick up rugby
46 @FredThe academic education system has been made easier for todays children than when we were going to school, education today is nurturing and sympathetic... I wander how many kids today get called a dunce or gets the cane??? Sometimes (if not often), not having parents around can be a blessing in disguise...
46 @FredI was in a coffee shop sat close to a guy discussing investments with a friend on his mobile, lap top at hand. While eavesdropping, I looked at him wandering- how old is this guy...? Then he gave some details and I was able to Google him... He was 19yrs old and the CEO of a tech company!? I would almost completely disagree with some of your comments. It's easier today 4 youngsters.
Back in the day I played against Martin Johnson when he was DE for Leicester panthers juniors, 3’3”long arms stuck in my face every play. Obada is about the same size but way faster. Glad he never lined up over me. DE is about the easiest position to learn though, pin your ears back and go devastate the QB.
@35 Pre Madonnas - best thing I've read in ages 😂😂😂
@44 & 46, Thank you :)I'm more qualified than both my parents but can't get a secure job, pension or buy a house. And it's worse for the gen following me. Most of us work hard for less return & then get reviled by those who had grants, job opps, we didn't have.This guy is a true inspiration - not just for his success but his wish to offer help to others to follow. That's rare in today's UK.
Heart breaking that children in this day and age could find themselves alone sleeping rough. Good luck to him..
Sounds like he's got his head screwed on correctly which is just as well. I can't help thinking of the joke that NFL stands for 'not for long'. The average career last 3 seasons and contract security is non existent outside of upper echelon stars. The money he's earning right now seems great but it can all be gone in a flash, I hope he remains grounded, to be where he is is miraculous already.
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