Blount ditches pro day workout
If you’re a LeGarrette Blount fan, you had better hope he has a good excuse.
The senior running back was a no-show at Oregon’s pro day on Thursday, per Gil Brandt of NFL.com, casting another dark cloud over the head of a player with very little room for error.
Blount landed himself a ten-game suspension back in September when he punched Boise State’s Byron Hout after a 19-8 road loss to open the season. Oregon head coach Chip Kelly eventually reinstated Blount, who ran for 51 yards and a touchdown on nine carries in Oregon’s Rose Bowl-clinching 37-33 win over Oregon State.
The unfortunate thing about this situation is that it undoes some of the positive steps Blount had been taking over the last few months in an effort to repair his image.
The 6’2”, 240-pound bruiser--currently ranked 10th among running backs on the NFP's Big Board-- was impressive during practices at the Senior Bowl, capping off the week by carrying the ball seven times for 36 yards and one touchdown in the North team’s 31-13 win in Mobile, Alabama.
With this latest development, you can bet Blount and his handlers will have their hands full looking to repair the running back’s image—especially when youtube clips like this are still fresh in everyone’s mind.
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