Found August 18, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
Giovani Bernard (Heels in the Pro’s) Maybe it’s because he was not picked in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft. Probably because he is a Tar Heel, actually no probably about it. But when I read stories like the one about Giovani Bernard and his beginning in Pro Football it makes you kind of smile, especially just being overloaded by the ‘roids epidemic in the MLB and the “did he get paid to sign” of Johnny Football and so many other stories about bad things being associated with sports. From an article I read a while back it seems that the Cincinnati Bengals rookie is driving his girlfriend’s mom’s van to and from practice. Now, that to me, having watched athletes being put higher and higher on pedestals each moment of their career, is totally refreshing. Mind you, Bernard is not a non drafted free agent walking into a team with almost no chance of making the cut. He was a second round selection by the Bengals, and signed a $5.253 million contract with a $2.2 million signing ...
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