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Old 04-14-2010, 11:40 PM   #1
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Nicks Goes Home to Apologize to Nebraska

New Orleans Saints' Carl Nicks apologizes to Nebraska for bad behavior
By The Associated Press
April 14, 2010, 9:30PM
LINCOLN, NEB. - New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Carl Nicks made a surprise visit at Nebraska's practice on Wednesday to apologize to Coach Bo Pelini and Athletic Director Tom Osborne for bad behavior when he was a Cornhusker.


Ted Jackson/The Times-PicayuneNew Orleans Saints offensive lineman Carl Nicks said he owed his university an apology."I was proud of my school, but I know my school wasn't proud of me, so that was important to me," Nicks said. "I'm embarrassed."

Nicks said his class attendance was spotty and his work ethic lax during his senior season in 2007. Then, the weekend before the Cornhuskers' pro day in March 2008, he got drunk and was arrested for refusing to leave a disorderly


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Old 04-15-2010, 09:49 AM   #2
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I read this on ESPN...

I really like character in professional athletes...

I may even get a Nicks jersey now...

This is the story on ESPN


Nicks apologizes to Pelini, Osborne

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Carl Nicks made a surprise visit at Nebraska's practice on Wednesday to apologize to coach Bo Pelini and athletic director Tom Osborne for bad behavior when he was a Cornhusker.

"I was proud of my school, but I know my school wasn't proud of me, so that was important to me," Nicks said. "I'm embarrassed."

Nicks said his class attendance was spotty and his work ethic lax during his senior season in 2007. Then, the weekend before the Cornhuskers' pro day in March 2008, he got drunk and was arrested for refusing to leave a disorderly house party.

Though Pelini, hired in December 2007, never coached Nicks, he banned him from the on-campus workout in front of NFL scouts.

Pelini's decision initially angered Nicks.

"First thing I said was that I don't even know this guy and he doesn't know me," Nicks said.

But after thinking about it more, Nicks said, the punishment was justified. In fact, Nicks said Pelini's decision inspired him to work "10 times harder." He was drafted in the fifth round in 2008 and is a two-year starter at left guard for the Saints.

"I'm not who I was then," he said. "It just kind of hurts, to know I made a fool of myself."

Dressed in shorts and a Kobe Bryant Lakers' jersey, Nicks approached Pelini after the coach's post-practice session with reporters. They talked for a few minutes and shook hands.

"I wouldn't be true to Nebraska if I didn't try to apologize to Bo, even though I didn't play for him," Nicks said. "He's the face of Nebraska. I have to make it right with him, Mr. Osborne and everyone I did wrong when I was here."

Osborne surprised Nicks by greeting him as Carl -- "I didn't think he knew my name" -- and then told him to learn from his mistakes and finish his college degree as soon as possible.

"I basically apologized to them for being an irresponsible athlete," Nicks said. "I didn't really have to do it, but I felt I needed to do it."
Way to geaux, big guy! Maybe a certain Running Back from Oregon can be drafted in R5 and can do the same...
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It takes a big man (no pun intended) to fess up to his mistakes. Lord knows, I've had to do it several times in my life. It sometimes hurts to admit when we're wrong, but it is humbling and swallowing your pride every now and then tastes better than the taste of denial. Kudos, Big Carl.
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What a Saint!! Great story...
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Good for him to apologize in person.

But compared to the likes of Lawrence Phillips, what Nicks did can't seem too bad.
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A drunk rowdy college kid.

Wow. That never happens.

It was big of him to man up and apologize.
Worse things have happened on this planet than Nicks partying in
his senior year of college. Small potatos.
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Class move on Carls part. Way to go Carl !!!
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Sean Payton has our guys acting, breathing and living a Saint.
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