posted on Jun, 13 2004 @ 10:41 AM
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- With an ever-increasing demand on an NFL player's spare time, Troy Vincent wonders when enough is enough.
Between offseason conditioning programs and mandatory and voluntary minicamp sessions, the Buffalo Bills' star cornerback and newly elected NFL
Players Association president worries when players have time to develop away from the field.
"I do understand that right now I'm a professional football player," Vincent said following a minicamp practice Thursday. "But at the same time, I
want to be able to walk away from this game and talk about what this game has done for me both personally and professionally."
Vincent doesn't think every player is getting that opportunity, which could be detrimental to the game, its players and, ultimately, the NFL image.
"I think about the integrity of the game," said Vincent. "The better our product, the smarter our player, the better our game is... And the offseason
workout program is in conflict with developing the man side."
original story link - CBS