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Wesley Woodyard’s Scary Remarks During Game #StoryTimeWithEarl

By Earl Bennett Inside of a Riddell helmet there is this huge “WARNING” sticker. The sticker explains all the dangers of improperly using the helmet.  For me, it was the last few words that really hit me after I was told by Wesley Woodyard that he was going to kill me during my freshman year when Kentucky played Vandy in Nashville.  Trash talking is one thing. Very typical in sports all around and no different in football. You hear the usual “You suck,” “Take your sorry ass to the sideline,” and “Your mom should be ashamed of your sorry ass” quotes all the time. Trash talk is a part of …
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Knee Deep in an NCAA Violation #StoryTimeWithDJMoore

My sophomore season at Vanderbilt was much different than my freshman year experience. After a successful sophomore season in the Southeastern Conference, random people started calling me wanting to represent me. I can remember thinking it all seemed shady, but I took the meetings anyway. I always told people to meet me at PF Chang’s right below campus. Hard to pass on a free meal.  There was one meeting I accepted that took me completely off guard. A coach from the university called me and told me he had a good friend who wanted to meet me. I agreed to the meeting not sure what it was about. I had …
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Weird BBQ at Hester’s House #StoryTimeWithEarl

Nothing beats a good team bonding experience than getting together with some great food. Before I became a vegetarian, I thoroughly enjoyed grilled chicken wings and lamb. The smoky, hickory flavor absorbed by taste buds made cookouts worthwhile. Attach that mouth-watering feeling with being around your favorite teammates taking in the fresh summer breeze, and it was pure joy.   The music is blasting through the speakers, and everyone is joking and having fun. I always enjoyed going to Devin’s house because it is still the most massive and best-looking home I have ever encountered. Devin was a great host, and everyone at the BBQ was excited to be there. The …
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Mouth Wrote Check My Ass Couldn’t Cash #StoryTimeWithDJMoore

Personally, I always enjoyed Jay Cutler.  Sour face and all, I appreciated his company no matter how brief.  After a game against Green Bay, the way I looked at him changed.  Jamarcus Webb was having a tough game. This was something that happened with young players from time to time.  I didn’t witness the play where Cutler pushed Webb, but I remember being upset when I saw it on ESPN the next morning. Now Webb is a big fella compared to Cutler, but you can understand the significance of pushing another teammate in any capacity.   Frustration is understandable, but a player getting physical with a teammate for poor performance is not cool.    Arriving at the …
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War Eagle with Jerraud Powers


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Pundit Corner with Johnathan Joseph


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Forever DC with Vernon Davis


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All-Star with Tim Anderson


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“Nonstop” #StoryTimeWithEarl

The offseason 2014, my agents CJ Laboy and Doug Henderickson knew a change was coming. After taking a million dollar pay cut and earning back half in 2013, we figured they would ask the same or release me. My mindset was to do what was best for my family and career whether it was playing in Chicago or elsewhere. After speaking to team officials in late February, they assured my agent that I was a part of the 2014 season plans.  Fast forward to March 18th, and I received a call asking me to take a pay cut or be released. I wondered if I would have the same language …
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