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The Nnamdi-ing meme begins
There is no greater act of bonding among NFL players than lunchtime between practice drills. Actually, I don’t know if that’s true, but the way people are acting like Nnamdi Asomugha committed treason against the Eagles for choosing to eat lunch by himself in his car rather than with teammates, it might as well be. The fact of the matter is that the Eagles and Philadelphia’s fan base has soured on the once-standout cornerback.
The team wants him to restructure his contract or GTFO. Nnamdi may very well be willing to do that, but that won’t make him any less aloof to his teammates. That’s right, whether people want to accept it or not, there are just some players who are more distant than others. Nnamdi is a prime example of this. Beyond eating on his own, Nnamdi also exhibited these anti-social behaviors.
Joined all team meetings via satellite.
Extra “N” in first game stands for “not attending”.
Filled out absentee ballot for election. WHAT’S WRONG? TOO ...
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Come back and have lunch with me
10) Wanted to limit the smell of burnt toast while dining to just his own stench
9) As was proven during the 2012 season, prolonged exposure to Kurt Coleman produces rage
8) Communication among the secondary was already so good, didn't want to jinx it
7) Fewer witnesses for when he fell down and let his lunch get behind him
6) Dominique Rodgers...
I don’t see the big deal about this, I use to eat lunch in my car all the time when I was working in corporate America. Sometimes you do need some “me time” away from your bosses.
It appears from the report by Pro Football Talk, some of Nnamdi teammates didn’t like his quirky and aloof ways and are now leaking them to the media. They are doing it anonymously of course.
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