LeGarrette Blount is easily one of the most frustrating players in the NFL. When he puts forth an adequate amount of effort, Blount can be an explosive back and one of the toughest guys in the league to bring down. Thanks to injuries and a lack of commitment, his first two seasons in the NFL have ultimately been a disappointment.
Blount, who you probably remember was suspended at Oregon for punching a Boise State player in the face, has reportedly had trouble getting out of bed and making it to practice on time since Tampa Bay signed him as an undrafted rookie in 2012. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs made Blount hire a babysitter in 2010 so he would stop being late for work.
Exasperated, then-coach Raheem Morris and general manager Mark Dominik ordered him to hire a car service with a driver to wake him up in the morning and transport him less than 3 miles from his apartment to One Buc Place. After a few weeks, they canceled the car service for one day. And Blount was late. He continued to need a driver to get to work in 2011.
Blount has also reportedly fallen asleep multiple times during team meetings. Somebody should probably tell him that this is not some meaningless college course from freshman year, but rather a profession that he should learn to take seriously — especially if he expects to get more touches. The fact that a grown man with a tremendous job needs someone to wake him up and drive him to work so he isn’t late is an embarrassment and should tell you everything you need to know about Blount’s character.
H/T NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano
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