Myron Rolle, the Florida State DB who put off the draft to accept a Rhodes scholarship (terrible dilemma, that), has his first endorsement locked down without even playing a down of professional football. It's a nice little swipe at the haters who cannot possibly understand why anyone would want to set foot .... over there:â†µ
Some scouts already view Mr. Rolle's delay as a sign that he's not serious about becoming an elite player and doubt if he is training well enough in England.â†µ
Yeah, who can possibly maintain an elite level of physical fitness in a country ruled by the metric system? It's not bothering Rolle, though:â†µ
Cool to me is getting straight A's. Cool to me is scoring three touchdowns. Cool to me is shaking the hand of our mayor," he said. "Cool to me is helping out at the nursing home. Cool to me is playing in the jazz band, and playing the lead role in 'Fiddler on the Roof.'â†µ
All right, he had me until 'Fiddler on the Roof'. But even in nerddom, Rolle's savvy is unassailable -- the endorsement deal is with Xenith, a helmet company. Fitting soapbox for a guy whose gray matter is his most valuable asset.