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Monday, June 1, 2020

Darius Slay uninterested in going to Pro Bowl now that it has left Hawaii


The Pro Bowl isn’t exactly appealing to some players, and Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay is one of them.

In fact, now that the game has been moved from Hawaii to Orlando, he’s not keen on going at all.

“As long as my teammates really see me as a Pro Bowl player, I ain’t really worried because I feel it’s a politic thing anyway,” Slay said, via Michael Rothstein of ESPN. “But I would just like to. But, I’m mad. Is the Pro Bowl even in Hawaii no more? It’s really pointless. That’s what I really wanted to do.

“That’s why I wanted to go. I’d rather just get the All-Pro status and don’t go Pro Bowl. Because I just really wanted to go to Hawaii, really wanted to just to go to Hawaii for the free.”

The Pro Bowl just doesn’t carry a lot of prestige and, by and large, players don’t really care about it. Attitudes like this one are part of why so many people have called to scrap it.

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