This...for whatever reason
He reached an agreement with Kelly and the Eagles. If he had been drafted that agreement would have never been carried through. He was not drafted, so the agreement was finalized.
The comment saying that he took himself off the board, if that is indeed what he said, is merely a face saving statement to cover wounded pride. No big deal, but it makes some people feel good to mock him for it.
Dude, he is quoted as saying he pulled himself from the draft and signed with Philly BEFORE the draft was over.
I didn't say it, you didn't say it, he said it. So if he's going to lie(this isn't even embelleshing, it's flat out lying), then he's going to have to be man enough to face the critics who called him on that lie. Passing the blame as "everyone is out to get me" is a cop out.
You may be 100% right, he may have lied to save face at his wounded pride, I get that and can't say I wouldn't have done the same. But at some point you have to take some responsiblity and not try to pass the buck, and it seems like it's ALWAYs someone else's fault in regards to his football shortcomings.