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Syracuse WR Williams quits team

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by FreeTedWilliams, Nov 2, 2009.

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    Wow. Can anybody remember any other 1st-2nd round prospect just up and quitting 6 months before the draft? There must be some story behind that.
     
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    Didn't Robert Smith pull his name out of draft consideration to go to med school? That's the closest I can think of. I don't know Mike Williams, but Mike Williams is no Robert Smith.
     
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    ...and I'll just bet he isn't off to med school, either.

    edit: didn't Smith retire from the NFL for med school? he was drafted and played, right?
     
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    As I remember, he opted out of the draft to attend med school went to med school, then entered the draft a few years later, then quit to either finish to med school or start practicing. I don't know if he is currently practicing, since I saw him working as an analyst last weekend.
     
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    Just to present this in a different light, apparently Williams was facing his second suspension of the season:

    Sources: Ex-Syracuse Orange WR Mike Williams to enter draft - ESPN

    I don't know if accumulating two suspensions is better or worse than having the reputation of a quitter heading into the draft. I certainly wouldn't touch the kid.
     

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