Myron Rolle bypasses NFL for Rhodes Scholarship

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:00 am    Post subject: Myron Rolle bypasses NFL for Rhodes Scholarship

http://proathletesonly.com/news/locker-room/myron-rolle-to-accept-rhodes-scholarship/

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:13 am    Post subject:

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He graduated in 2 1/2 years with a degree in exercise science and is pursuing a master’s in public administration, Florida State said when it announced in November that he was among the 32 scholarship winners. He will work on a master’s degree in medical anthropology there.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject:

That's the right decision. Congrats to him.

Esther must be proud: http://img294.imageshack.us/my.php?image=estherrolle1cr3.jpg


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:40 am    Post subject:

the kid has brains. nice to see he's using them.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:44 am    Post subject:

Good for him, and all true student athletes.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:52 am    Post subject:

He's Samari Rolle's cousin that I did not know...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:10 am    Post subject:

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He's Samari Rolle's cousin that I did not know...


AND related to Chad Ocho and Keyshawn...now THOSE are some MAJOR GENES!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:19 am    Post subject:

Too bad some of his smarts didn't rub off on Ocho and MeShawn. But graduating college in 2.5 years? Dang....
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:51 am    Post subject:

Books over bling, ho's and dogfights.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject:

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Books over bling, ho's and dogfights.


BSPN much?

How about books over a most-likely short, debilitating, career as a mule for exploitive owners and a corrupt league that uses it's players up and spits them out as soon as someone comes along who can run the same time for half the money?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:29 pm    Post subject:

^ Well, however evil this league is, he'll still be in it soon. He's going to enter the draft next year after he returns.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:43 pm    Post subject:

KobeBryantCliffordBrown wrote:
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Books over bling, ho's and dogfights.


BSPN much?


NFL much.

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How about books over a most-likely short, debilitating, career as a mule for exploitive owners and a corrupt league that uses it's players up and spits them out as soon as someone comes along who can run the same time for half the money?


I think Myron is suited make the best out of the opportunity if and when he's ready. Excuse me. Not opportunity, but multi-million dollar exploitation machine. I need to find me one of those, put in an application. I also need to add NFL player to my list of victims who make my heart bleed...at the very bottom.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:05 am    Post subject:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/03/18/ex-nfl-player-myron-rolle-chosen-for-harvard-neurosurgery-residency/

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Ex-NFL player Myron Rolle chosen for Harvard neurosurgery residency


Myron Rolle’s NFL career didn’t last long, but he always made clear that he had higher priorities than playing football, and he’s just taken a major step in his real calling.

Rolle, a 2010 sixth-round pick of the Titans who also spent time with the Steelers, has been chosen for a neurosurgery residency at Harvard after he completes his education at the Florida State University College of Medicine this spring.

“Seven years of neurosurgery is a big deal, something I wanted for a long time, really excited about it. Today is just great, it’s remarkable,” Rolle told WCTV.

Rolle was a star player at Florida State who once arrived late to a game because he had an interview for a Rhodes Scholarship. He spent a year studying at Oxford between the end of his Florida State career and the start of his NFL career, and although he spent a couple years in the NFL, his primary goal was to become a doctor.

“Saving lives and helping people live a better life,” Rolle said, “that’s going to make life worth living.”
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:27 am    Post subject:

Chewrockan wrote:
the kid has brains. nice to see he's using them.


Brains and brawns

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:09 pm    Post subject:

People idealize the Rhodes Scholarship. And never look at its origins or its originator. Cecil Rhodes was an OG racist. And the founder of DeBeer's Diamond Company.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:24 pm    Post subject:

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People idealize the Rhodes Scholarship. And never look at its origins or its originator. Cecil Rhodes was an OG racist. And the founder of DeBeer's Diamond Company.

Absolutely agree. Better to be a rogue scholar.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject:

Gimme_the_rock wrote:
ExPatLkrFan wrote:
People idealize the Rhodes Scholarship. And never look at its origins or its originator. Cecil Rhodes was an OG racist. And the founder of DeBeer's Diamond Company.

Absolutely agree. Better to be a rogue scholar.



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Myron Rolle bypasses NFL for Rhodes Scholarship

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http://proathletesonly.com/news/locker-room/myron-rolle-to-accept-rhodes-scholarship/

Nice.

I'm extremely jealous. Some people seem to get it all. Anyway, he''ll be able to help thousands and not have CTE, good for him.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Myron Rolle bypasses NFL for Rhodes Scholarship

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KobeBryantCliffordBrown wrote:
http://proathletesonly.com/news/locker-room/myron-rolle-to-accept-rhodes-scholarship/

Nice.

I'm extremely jealous. Some people seem to get it all. Anyway, he''ll be able to help thousands and not have CTE, good for him.


Might help CTE too... neurosurgery
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Myron Rolle bypasses NFL for Rhodes Scholarship

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Raijin wrote:
KobeBryantCliffordBrown wrote:
http://proathletesonly.com/news/locker-room/myron-rolle-to-accept-rhodes-scholarship/

Nice.

I'm extremely jealous. Some people seem to get it all. Anyway, he''ll be able to help thousands and not have CTE, good for him.


Might help CTE too... neurosurgery

Good point
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