quote:Shep was never anywhere close to the #1 overall recruit
Guess that's what happens when the #1 overall recruit in the country gets outplayed by freshman during his junior and senior years.
quote:Better yet, keep your mouth shut and don't come across as a complete dumbass on local radio.
I feel bad for him. I wouldn't have known this was illegal. Eagles should have informed him about all this.
Heard it earlier. He laughs at Shep and says Eagles could lose future picks if true.
Better yet, keep your mouth shut and don't come across as a complete dumbass on local radio.
Teams call likely UFA before the draft is over to gauge interest. The Eagles likely called Shep before the draft was over tell him they want to sign him as an UFA. Shep probably took that as he just signed with the Eagles and told that to other teams that were calling.
The agent probably told RS that he had a "done deal" with the Eagles. Shep probably thought that that meant he was signed and there was nothing wrong with saying so. Then when other teams called (why his agent wouldn't have taken over his cell phone for the day is beyond me) he said he was already committed to the Eagles.
Seems like a pretty simple misunderstanding and I am not sure why everyone would blame Shep for not knowing any technical draft rules (if there are any here) when he has an agent talking to a professional front office. Just player hate in my book.
So guys really do turn down being drafted by a team and say "I've already signed with ______?"
1) shep is insanely stupid and has no idea how the simple process of the draft works
2) it was simply spin for not getting drafted and he a figured he could get away with it on a local show.
by the amount of bull shite he fired off throughout that interview I'm going with option #2
In fact I'm pretty sure Shep even tweeted during the draft that he was an Eagle. I stand behind my previous comment that he has no common sense.