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Jordan Dizon Shows Us How Not to Begin a Career in the NFL
by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Jul 25th 2008 11:08AM by Tom Mantzouranis (author feed)
Filed under: Lions, NFC NorthSaints GM Mickey Loomis might have been right in blaming the agents for the pronounced slowdown on negotiations for first- and second-round draft picks this year, but these players are grown men, and their agents are under their employ. At some point it falls on the players to realize what’s best for them and make sure their representatives get in line.

Jordan Dizon, Lions’ second-round pick, is not doing this. In fact, he hasn’t made one right step since his college days ended.

To be fair, he’s not the only second-rounder still unsigned. But he is the only second-rounder who was arrested six days before the draft for DUI, and certainly the only one to withhold that information from his eventual employer, leaving it to a newspaper to clue the Lions in two months later. That’s a big strike one, and you’d think he would have responded by building good will with the team.

Especially since this camp is very important for him — the Lions are all but handing the middle linebacker job to him, but Dizon’s stubborn holdout is causing more damage than the few hundred thousand dollars he’s fighting for are worth. And the Lions are seemingly (and rightfully) growing tired of it.

Which might explain the interest in Takeo Spikes. At this point, Spikes doesn’t have as much to offer as Dizon, but he’s proven he can handle the responsibilities of being an adult in the NFL. Dizon is proving the opposite.




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