Is Philadelphia Eagles CB Cary Williams selfish, not committed to the team or just “keepin’ it real?” Williams has come under scrutiny recently for missing some voluntary OTAs and felt he had to defend himself not once, but twice.
When he first spoke about it, he said things about being a family man and being there for his three year-old daughter. Nobody can argue with that reasoning for missing “voluntary” things.
However, he also offered the excuse of having to pick out sconces for the new house he is having built. That drew some “huh?” reactions from the fans and media and was mostly seen as an inadequate (or ridiculous) reason to miss time with the team.
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Missing a voluntary camp is one of those borderline negative things for a pro football player,unless he has what is generally seen as a “good excuse.” Yes, technically they’re voluntary, but the purpose of them is to get better as a team.
That’s why most players on every team attend these