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Jamie Harper is One Smart and Humble Dude

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StPrattrick mentioned this in the comments of the links, but I wanted to highlight Jamie Harper's comments with a post of their own. Harper is not going to be one of those guys that overextends himself before this lockout is over, and it doesn't sound like he is a guy that you will be reading about in 10 years dealing with all kinds of financial difficulties:

For the last few weeks, he's been living with his family — 10 people sharing a three-bedroom trailer in Jacksonville, Fla. He doesn't have any wheels, either.

"I've never had a car, and I still don't," he said. "If I can't catch a ride somewhere, I'll get up and walk. . . . Everybody asks me what's my first car going to be, that's usually the first thing guys get. But I'm not in too much of a rush to get something I've never had before."

"Everybody knows the NFL stands for Not For Long," he said. "The average career is like 3 1/2 years. That money goes out as fast as it comes in."

It is refreshing to see a guy that doesn't come into the NFL with a sense of entitlement.