The NFL rookie symposium is an excellent event. All the youngsters are schooled by the vets on many topics including staying out of trouble, handling the media, watching finances, and maximizing opportunities in the league. It’s quite a helpful program from what I understand, with a lot of good information to offer. The only problem is that you’re dealing with rookies who are often too rock-headed to absorb it all. Such is the case it seems, with Aqib Talib and Cory Boyd who rumbled at the symposium. From Florio at Pro Football Talk:
The players were in a budget and finances meeting, where rookies from four teams were gathered. Talib and Boyd had been jawing at each other for a while, and it came to a head during that specific session.
The incident was broken up by Rob Davis, a former long snapper who currently serves as the Packers’ director of player development.
As the source said, “They were told not to let the incident leave the room, but it did.”
This wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if it were true considering Talib was one of the players in the draft identified as a “questionable character” dude once it was revealed he blazed. I still think he’s going to be a baller in the league, but he needs to learn to manage his anger otherwise we’re looking at another DeAngelo Hall. As for Boyd, you can get a load of this character after the jump.