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    For doubters, Fakhir is not just a thoughtless pothead ....

    Grambling product enjoys giving: Fakhir Brown gives back to community with camp

    Louisiana Gannett News • July 7, 2008




    There’s no sign of snow. Or Santa. Or a red-nosed reindeer.


    Yet as the temperature climbs toward triple digits and steam rises off the area’s brittle football fields, local NFL stars like Fakhir Brown, a Grambling product, see summer as the true season for giving.

    The cornerback turned pro more than a decade ago and now represents the St. Louis Rams. He admits he used to be a cocky young professional athlete who made bad decisions. Now, after a maturation process has opened his eyes, he feels the need to join the growing number of athletes who give back.

    That led to a successful offseason camp for kids in his Louisiana hometown recently.

    “There’s not much to do for the kids in Mansfield,” said Brown, who played with the New Orleans Saints before joining the Rams in 2006. “When I was growing up, the kids I went to school with, we wished some of the guys that made it to the NFL would come back and visit. So we said we’d make sure we’d come back.”

    It didn’t happen for Brown immediately, however.

    “When I (turned pro), I was just a young football player who was excited to play,” he said. “But it’s more than just playing football, because you’re a role model to kids. My career is something that can open a whole bunch of doors. I finally started seeing that once I got a little older.”

    Money raised by Brown’s camp and an accompanying celebrity basketball game will go towards a college scholarship.

    The activities aren’t just about Xs and Os, trophies and plaques and slam dunks from heroes, though: Brown and Mansfield coach Chris Thomas make a point to try and connect with the kids.

    “We sit them down and try to convince them to try to do the right thing,” said Brown, who played on the late Grambling coach legend Eddie Robinson’s final squad. “I’ll tell them the mistakes I made in my life and tell them not to go down that path or else. I could have messed up my whole career. They listen to us very well and respect us a lot.”


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    Re: For doubters, Fakhir is not just a thoughtless pothead ....

    Good for him. Here's hoping that everything works out for him, and he'll be in the horns all year long.

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    Re: For doubters, Fakhir is not just a thoughtless pothead ....

    So he's a thoughtful pothead?

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    Re: For doubters, Fakhir is not just a thoughtless pothead ....

    Quote Originally Posted by chiguy View Post
    So he's a thoughtful pothead?
    Most potheads are thoughtful... what do you think they do when they smoke-up!

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    Re: For doubters, Fakhir is not just a thoughtless pothead ....

    Those darn 'potheads'. Why dont they get smart and turn to a socially beneficial LEGAL intoxicant like alcohol?

    How many folks has Fakhir killed with HIS car?
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    Re: For doubters, Fakhir is not just a thoughtless pothead ....

    Quote Originally Posted by chiguy View Post
    So he's a thoughtful pothead?
    remorseful

    Really, (and this is something I'm just coming upon) he could fit the description of almost all 7 of the 7 dwarfs.

    Sleepy? Got that right
    Sneezy? With all that grass around?
    Dopey? Speaks for itself
    Happy? Sure, in the process I'll bet.
    Bashful? "I'd like to thank my dealer, Bernie for keeping it quiet all this time, and Jesus"
    Grumpy? I would be too if I missed 4 games and there were still no Doritos in the pantry to show for it.
    Doc? Well... maybe not doc.

    I can see a movie in the works... Think Harold and Kumar meets the Mitchell Report.

    Except, instead of Snow White, it would have to be re-named Snow White Powder.



    (By the by, I don't condone any of this behavior. Personally, I think the concept that ANY professional athlete --- anybody, for that matter, who can forsee a benefit from doping is ludicrous).
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    Re: For doubters, Fakhir is not just a thoughtless pothead ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fargo Ram Fan View Post
    Those darn 'potheads'. Why dont they get smart and turn to a socially beneficial LEGAL intoxicant like alcohol?

    How many folks has Fakhir killed with HIS car?

    Damn straight!
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    Re: For doubters, Fakhir is not just a thoughtless pothead ....

    Regardless, this man is willing to accept responsibility for his mistakes and trying to make a difference in the community. He should be applauded for his efforts, no matter how poorly some of his previous decisions were ...

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    Re: For doubters, Fakhir is not just a thoughtless pothead ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fargo Ram Fan View Post
    Those darn 'potheads'. Why dont they get smart and turn to a socially beneficial LEGAL intoxicant like alcohol?

    How many folks has Fakhir killed with HIS car?
    cheap shot.

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