Kellen Winslow is now the highest paid tight end in the NFL, yet couldn’t find his way to the teams recent set of voluntary practices last week. Why? He was in the process of moving.
Yes, Winslow, who’s never been the most responsible NFL player (wheelies in a Westlake, OH parking lot ring a bell), told new coach Raheem Morris and the club the reason he wouldn’t be at the practices was due to the ongoing process of him moving from California to Tampa.
Now just thinking aloud here, Winslow has more money than he knows what to do with, yet he couldn’t pull himself away from moving duties to attend what should be the most important thing – being a very good NFL player? What, he couldn’t find a good moving company to move his X-Box and plasma TV?
And people wonder why players get criticized for acts like this. Winslow did come out and defend himself (of course), saying that he’s not worried about not being there when he should have been. “Fans are going to have opinions, but if you know me, you know I’m working my butt off,” Winslow told the Times. “I live in San Diego. I want to be there and I will be there.”
No Kellen, you SHOULD have been there – it’s your job.