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Redskins rookie sticking by his '91 Mazda

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08:03 AM ET 09.21 | The theme of the Redskins player parking lot may be "One of these things is not like the other." Parked among the decked-out sport-utility vehicles and smooth, sporty rides at Redskins Park is a silver, 1991 Mazda 626 sedan that Alfred Morris just can't give up. Morris, a rookie running back, can most likely afford a nicer vehicle, but his '91 Mazda -- which is affectionately known as his "Bentley" -- reminds Morris of his journey of playing at mid-level Florida Atlantic University to starting in his first two career games in the National Football League. "It has some sentimental value to it now," Morris said Wednesday before the Redskins headed out for practice. "It just keeps me grounded, where I came from and all the hard work."

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September 21, 2012  08:05 AM ET

Nice to hear that some player won't end up like some of the other dead beat veteran players (T.O. and Sapp, et al).

September 21, 2012  08:07 AM ET

Stay humble, young man.





Don't be like Vince Young.

September 21, 2012  08:12 AM ET

What, a story about a young player who doesn't need 5 new cars, 3 mansions and hundreds of thousands of dollars of bling? Stop the presses !this is news!


Actually it is quite refreshing

September 21, 2012  08:16 AM ET

When he's ready to upgrade, I've got a '96 Lexus ES300 I'll sell him. Only 150,000 miles on it.

September 21, 2012  08:16 AM ET

And stay away fromt the 5 kids, from 5 diffferent baby's momma

September 21, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Let's see if he hangs on to it when it needs $3000 in suspension work just to pass inspection.

September 21, 2012  08:33 AM ET

The butt on that guy in the picture is probably bigger than Morris' Mazda.

September 21, 2012  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The butt on that guy in the picture is probably bigger than Morris' Mazda.

That guy drives the smallest car he can get into. It's a Peterbilt.

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September 21, 2012  09:01 AM ET

Dude that started the butt comment,........... refocus your attention.

September 21, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Ahhhhh. Some good news for a Friday morning. Stay classy Alred Morris, stay classy!

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September 21, 2012  09:28 AM ET

He's my kind of person!!! Go get um Kid!!!!

September 21, 2012  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Dude that started the butt comment,........... refocus your attention.

Shanny has the same focus in that picture.

September 21, 2012  10:11 AM ET

Its one thing to own a junker and have the money for an elite car then owning a junker and its the only thing you can afford to own. You still get the big bucks regardless of whether you take the bus to work or not.

September 21, 2012  11:23 AM ET

It would be impressive if he still feels the same way after a few successful years in the NFL, its easy to stay grounded before you start to fly...

September 21, 2012  12:10 PM ET

He must have a short commute. No more than three miles. and no hills.

September 21, 2012  12:20 PM ET

This place sucks, that was the only picture they could find of him ?

September 21, 2012  01:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

This place sucks, that was the only picture they could find of him ?

Maybe that is his best view!!!! LOL.

 
September 21, 2012  01:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

This place sucks, that was the only picture they could find of him ?

Maybe the media was asking him for a quote on their groundbreaking Mazda story.

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