Marshall Hide-N-Go-Seek ATL #StoryTimeWithEarl

By Earl Bennett

After my 2007 season at Vanderbilt, I decided to forgo my senior year and enter the 2008 NFL Draft. After consulting with various draft analysts and experts, I concluded it was the right time for me to take my talents to the next level.

I hired Bus Cook as my agent and we began to discuss training options for the combine. As I prepared for the next phase in life, Bus thought it would be a great idea to train with Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall in Atlanta. Since the Broncos were expected to draft a wide receiver, he thought it might be a good look.

Promo Code “Prostyle Podcast”

So, there I was a draft hopeful in Atlanta training with two of the top, then-current players in the city. We had dinners, fellowship, workouts and chill time. But, one night while I was casually riding through downtown Atlanta, I saw Brandon on the side of a building hiding.

When I initially saw him, I thought it was someone else. Then I saw him run and knew it was him. I yelled his name, and he stopped and ducked behind a car. I yelled again. He peeked his head up and waved his hand in a motion for me to get out of there. So, I turned the block to get closer. He ran to the other side of the street to hide and said, “I’m ok, just leave.” I granted his wish and left.

As I was leaving, I saw another car approaching very slowly. I couldn’t make out who was driving, whether it was a male or female, but the next week at workouts we had a discussion. “Brandon, why were you hiding?” With a huge grin he smiled and said, “Man, I was playing hide and seek.”

His response would have been totally believable if they played hide-and-go-seek from cars where he grew up. I knew that was not the case. Clearly, he was hiding from someone and they were looking for him in a car.

#StoryTimeWithEarl

Earl B. Bennett

Earl B. Bennett is a retired NFL Wide Receiver who played six seasons with the Chicago Bears.
Earl B. Bennett

Latest posts by Earl B. Bennett (see all)

About Earl B. Bennett

Earl B. Bennett is a retired NFL Wide Receiver who played six seasons with the Chicago Bears.