EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jarius Wright and Greg Childs have known each other since third grade, played organized football together since seventh grade and are now rookie receivers for the Minnesota Vikings.
It's an unlikely tale that the two were able to remain teammates throughout their lives, starting in little Warren, Ark., then at the University of Arkansas and now as fourth-round draft picks last of the Vikings. But to hear Childs recount the details, the story didn't have such a friendly start.
Childs was actually from a smaller town outside of Warren before he moved and started school at Brunson Elementary in Warren. Wright already had his group of friends. As the new kid, Childs didn't receive a warm welcome.
"Since the first day I came to Warren, he used to chase me around," Childs said while participating in the Vikings' rookie minicamp this month.
What was Wright like as a third-grader?
"He was just a bad little kid," Childs said. "I don't know. When I came to Warren, he...