The Book of Hims

Dinner is Served

“I love being in the action, I love being in the juice. I was chillin’ before and having a real good time. But when you go out there in the meat and potatoes of it all, I like the fact that you earn your salt. You earn the respect. You earn the looks and the nods and the things that they say about you. You earn that good stuff. I like being in it, because I like the pressure of being in it.”

FlashBack 1991

I may be young, but I’m not stupid… You’re asking a player who has a chance to make money he never had before … a young, desperate black male … to stay at a school that can’t really help me out as much as I can help myself? That’s ludicrous.

This statement from BOB appears in print on Dec. 21, 1991, Section 1, Page 31 of the National edition with the headline: SPORTS PEOPLE: COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Whitfield to Turn Pro.