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News: FWST: DL Hargrove earns another chance after a year out of the game

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    By Charean Williams

    cjwilliams@star-telegram.com

    IRVING — Defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove hadn’t given up on his NFL career, but he admits he wondered if he would get another chance.

    Whether it was his role in the New Orleans Saints’ Bountygate, his release from the Green Bay Packers last summer, his year out of football, his injury lawsuit against the NFL or the fact that he turns 30 this summer, Hargrove’s phone didn’t ring until the Dallas Cowboys called.

    “Sitting out for a year, you don’t know where life is heading,” Hargrove said Tuesday during the Cowboys’ first organized team activity. “I understand how this game works, and when you don’t have a year of film, people are less inclined to bring you in, because they don’t have enough film to evaluate you on. It put me at a disadvantage, but you know God is good and it always works out.”

    hough his suspension eventually was reduced to two games, Hargrove said it “took my earning power away” and wishes “people would have treated it differently.” But he insists he has moved on.

    Instead of playing football, Hargrove spent last season working for Acclaim Care, a residential program for mentally challenged adults in Richmond, Va.

    “It puts life into perspective,” Hargrove said. “It’s easy to feel bad for yourself because so much stuff happens to you. But when you’re able to sit down with someone who’s much less fortunate than you are, life definitely comes in place. You understand, ‘Hey, my life isn’t that bad.’”

    Read the rest: www.star-telegram.com/2013/05/23/4880422/cowboys-dl-hargrove-earns-another.html
  2. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    Hope it works out.

    :)
  3. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Maybe he's just an enigma for trouble. Hard to say.
  4. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I liked the Sims signing last year for the fact that he was a guy with something to prove, and he played pretty well. Hopefully we get the same out of Hargrove.
  5. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    I like that comparison.
  6. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    $800,000 a year.

    That can hire 16 public school teachers. :bang2:
  7. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Can any of those teachers play DT? :D
  8. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    That isn't the problem. Firing the bad ones is.
  9. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    hopefully he has a chip on his shoulders and wants to prove that he can still play the game...I would target the saints game as one place where he will have extra motivation

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