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Jerry Rice Jr. leaving UCLA for UNLV

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11:13 AM ET 06.15 | Jerry Rice Jr. announced he is leaving UCLA for UNLV via Twitter: "Well it's been real Ucla... Ended a little sooner than I thought but will always be a bruin..That said I'm bout to be a rebel bruin at #UNLV"

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June 15, 2013  12:27 PM ET

Will he be missed???

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June 15, 2013  09:15 PM ET

Another sort of sad story about the son of a professional athlete trying to emulate his father but without the sire's unique abilities.
Wish these kids' parents had more sense and influence on them to push them into pursuing their own unique talents in whatever, rather than a self-confidence destroying effort to copy the Old Man ( see Joe Montana and sons)!

June 16, 2013  03:53 AM ET

kj

June 16, 2013  08:45 AM ET

What ever happened to nate montana?

June 16, 2013  01:56 PM ET
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Another sort of sad story about the son of a professional athlete trying to emulate his father but without the sire's unique abilities.Wish these kids' parents had more sense and influence on them to push them into pursuing their own unique talents in whatever, rather than a self-confidence destroying effort to copy the Old Man ( see Joe Montana and sons)!

You're making a lot of assumptions--maybe it's sad from YOUR perspective, but that doesn't mean that the Rice family shares your opinion. And unless you have information to the contrary, I would hazard a guess that you have no idea about what direction Jerry Rice and his wife "pushed" their son. I would lay odds that his son decided to pursue football because he enjoys it.

Moreover, how do you know that the self-confidence of Jerry Rice's son will be "destroyed" by pursuing football? Do you also assume that the self-confidence/lives of the sons of Montana, Jack Nicklaus, Michael Jordan, Rick Barry, Phil Simms, etc. have been ruined because they are not as athletically talented as their famous fathers? It seems to me that every case is unique, and it's more than a tad presumptuous to imply that someone is automatically unsuccessful, unhappy or unfulfilled merely because they are unable to match their father's prodigious athletic prowess and even more presumptuous to criticize a couple's parenting skills without having any insight/knowledge into the private details of the situation.

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June 16, 2013  06:25 PM ET

It looks like the best season in UCLA history will be followed by an offseason of turmoil. How unfortunate. I hear Puff Daddy Jr. is probably going to follow Jerry Rice Jr., and Hanna Montana to UNLV as well.

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