The National Football League's, 'Rookie Symposium,' kicked off this week in Ohio. The goal is to bring the 2012 draft picks together to hear speakers on topics such as "Are You Bigger Then The Game" and "What Defines Success?"
On Monday, in a session that should have been titled, 'What NOT to do in the NFL,' (or any profession for that matter) Eagles quarterback, Michael Vick and Bengals cornerback, Adam 'Pacman' Jones, shared their experiences with the rookies.
Robert Griffin III was moved the most by Vick's speech, saying that he could listen to Philly's signal caller talk all day. RG3 was 11 years old when Vick started in 2001 and the humbled Griffin explained he was 'inspired to play football by guys like himVick.'
Griffin who was 'zoned in' to the speech, further explained that Vick's words hold power and one of the reasons why he looks up to Vick is because of the way he has turned things around in Philadelphia. Something RG3 will be called upon to do in Washington.
Vick's past was not off limits for RG3, "He's a real guy. You know, he made a mistake, he owned up to it, came back out of it and made the best of a situation. He got a second chance and made the most of it. So, I think a lot of guys can relate to that...maybe not going to prison and things of that nature, but just the fact that he's real and he made a mistake and he working hard now, which he wished he had done from the beginning."
The interview ended on a lighter note as Griffin was told Brian Orakpo would be in the NFL studios alongside Warren Sapp. RG3 quipped that Rak's got a 'deep voice' so he might scare Warren.
Laughing Griffin said, "...Can't wait to get back into camp with himOrakpo. I hope he's enjoying his vacation because it's not going to be pretty when we get back." And which another laugh, RG3 ended his interview.
Redskins training camp begins July 25th.