Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 10/30/14
The NFL is taking some heat from writers and fans today, due to the pathetic tryout of Lauren Silberman. She claimed to be dealing with an injury, but according to those in attendance, she had no business being there. She allegedly asked other kickers about how she should tee the ball up, and how to approach the ball. It now appears to have been just a publicity stunt by Silberman, who got her company name out there, and gained fifteen minutes of fame. Which is the exact opposite of what she originally stated as her intent when it was first reported that she would be the first female to tryout for NFL teams: “I was not aware that I was the first female registrant,” Silberman said to NFL.com. “I was actually hoping that the 2012 historical milestone rule, to allow women to play, would prompt more women to attend tryouts this year. But for me, what’s important is to finally have a chance to fulfill my dreams by trying out to play in the world’s most competitive football league.” Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk watched this story rather closely as it happened over the weekend, and has been very [...]
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