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Bills rookie resorts to mowing lawns

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09:27 AM ET 07.02 | Buffalo Bills rookie defensive lineman Marcell Dareus has resorted to mowing lawns during the NFL lockout to earn his keep. Dareus is staying with his godfather in Birmingham while he's waiting for the work stoppage to end before he'll sign his first pro contract. "You come out of college with plans of making big money, and everything goes on hold," Dareus told the Associated Press. "It grinds you." The third overall pick is dealing with a tough taskmaster in his godfather. "Everybody calls him 'Sergeant,' because he was a sergeant in the Army," Dareus said. "At 6 o'clock in the morning, we're up cutting grass. He ain't playing. "He's crazy about keeping his yard cut. He has kind of a big yard. We cut it twice a week and trim his hedges. It's an all-day thing."

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July 2, 2011  09:32 AM ET

if ya ain't first...you're last

July 2, 2011  09:32 AM ET

Fitting...He looks like Forrest Gump...

July 2, 2011  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Fitting...He looks like Forrest Gump...

Life is like a box of chocolates...

July 2, 2011  09:34 AM ET

I should give him my number!

July 2, 2011  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Life is like a box of chocolates...

Shirimp gumbo.fried shrimp, boiled shrimp.......

July 2, 2011  09:44 AM ET

Wait cuts grass twice a week? Jeez, he's got it rough, how will he cope?

July 2, 2011  09:45 AM ET

Does his trim this guy's wife's bush, too?

July 2, 2011  09:57 AM ET

They should make him do it in that tie.

July 2, 2011  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Shirimp gumbo.fried shrimp, boiled shrimp.......

Bet you keep that vhs in rotation, eh?

July 2, 2011  10:18 AM ET

That is not Marcell Dareus. It's Greg Little

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July 2, 2011  10:40 AM ET

Oh god forbid you have to mow your own lawn..oh the HUMANITY!!!!!

July 2, 2011  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Oh god forbid you have to mow your own lawn..oh the HUMANITY!!!!!

It's how Forrest Gump got to play with the Alabama Crimson Tide....


Remember?

July 2, 2011  11:01 AM ET

Mowing lawns for cash is a time honored practice. I respect this fine young man.

Sounds like his Grandpa has his grandson's head screwed on straight.

July 2, 2011  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Oh god forbid you have to mow your own lawn..oh the HUMANITY!!!!!

I did not get the feeling he was saying it as a bad thing, just that he dreams of tons of money and playing in the NFL will have to wait a bit... I guess you would be happy if that happend to you huh?

July 2, 2011  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Mowing lawns for cash is a time honored practice. I respect this fine young man. Sounds like his Grandpa has his grandson's head screwed on straight.

exactly

July 2, 2011  11:09 AM ET

If I were I locked out player, I would spend my time off being a Cyber Bully. It pays more than cutting grass.

July 2, 2011  11:10 AM ET

* A

July 2, 2011  11:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Wait cuts grass twice a week? Jeez, he's got it rough, how will he cope?

If Ralph Wilson Stadium had natural grass, maybe Ralph could have him cut the grass there.

 
July 2, 2011  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Fitting...He looks like Forrest Gump...

So is this picture going to be on the cover of GQ or Farmers Almanac. Marcell Dareus in his Sunday go to meeting clothes, Shazzam, Shazzam, Shazzam . You know some people were not meant to have a lot of money. The only thing missing is a corn cobb pipe and a dog named "Blue".

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