NFL prospect learned in combine interview that he has 37 parking tickets
NFL teams learn a lot about prospects during interviews that are conducted at the Scouting Combine, but one player who learned a valuable piece of information about himself was TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock.
Blacklock told reporters on Thursday that he found out during his interview with the Oakland Raiders this week that he was issued 37 parking tickets while at TCU. He claims he legitimately had no idea.
Ross Blacklock has 21 formal interviews. Said he prepared for weird questions but when he met with Oakland, he learned something new about himself: “The Raiders told me about my 37 parking tickets that I didn’t know about.”
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) February 27, 2020
Blacklock said he was unaware of the tickets because they were automatically taken out of his checks, likely referring to his stipend.
On a lighter note, Ross Blacklock on his parking tickets… pic.twitter.com/wwLhO4cPr4
— Garret Price (@DynastyPrice) February 27, 2020
Blacklock had a great freshman season with TCU before a torn Achilles sidelined him during his sophomore year. He lost some weight while rehabbing from the injury but bounced back to record 3.5 sacks and nine tackles for loss in 12 games last year. He is expected to go somewhere in the middle rounds of the draft.
We’ve heard of players messing up their draft stock during the Combine interview process, but we highly doubt NFL teams will be concerned about Blacklock’s parking tickets.