Dez won't carry Roy's pads

Cowboys rookie receiver Dez Bryant says he is in training camp to catch passes, not carry somebody else's shoulder pads.
The Cowboys were in pads for the first time in camp Sunday.
Veteran players traditionally hand their pads to a rookie at the
end of practice, but when receiver Roy Williams handed his to
Bryant after the first of two sessions, the rookie didn't carry
them.
Bryant says he was drafted to play football and that he'd feel
the same way if he was an undrafted rookie and not the team's
first-round pick.
Williams says every rookie has to go through such rituals. He
says he carried pads and paid for meals when he was a rookie for
Detroit in 2004.


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  • by Dandy Don Location: Ardmore on Jul 27, 2010 at 03:29 PM
    This does not bode well for a rookie diva who may have to have his pads carried off the field, with him in them.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Sherman on Jul 27, 2010 at 01:04 PM
    Dez should've just gone ahead and done it anyway. After all, Roy Williams has the cleanest pads on the team. He doesn't do anything during the games except stand there with his hands in the air as the ball sails by.
  • by Biffco Location: Sherman on Jul 27, 2010 at 07:00 AM
    Grown men getting paid an exorbiant amount to play what is essentially a kid's game. And you expect them not to act like spoiled children? I wouldn't want to touch someone else's pads either. yuck!
  • by Big Blue Location: Durant on Jul 26, 2010 at 07:32 PM
    Looks like Dez may be the next T.0. Watch out cowboy fans. Tradition is tradition and carrying pads is not hazing, but a rite of passage and also builds commraderie. Somebody needs to buy Dez some klennex or sanitary napkins. Boo-Hoo
  • by Dont worry Location: Grayson on Jul 26, 2010 at 03:16 PM
    I think that is rediculous i think they should all have to carry their own pads. They are just a bunch of over payed people that think they are better then the next person that comes along. If i was getting paid that much it wouldnt hurt me to carry my pads all the way to the locker room. Done it before. didnt hurt either.
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