Myron Rolle: The Future

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Bolitics, Congratulations, F*ck a Thug

Posted by Bossip Staff


A story from Livesteez highlights a young man that’s pursuing a Rhodes Scholarship instead of the NFL draft. Now, that’s something for kids to emulate:

Florida State safety Myron Rolle has chosen to opt out of the possibility to ink a hefty professional football contract, and will study at Oxford instead of entering this year’s NFL draft. Rolle plans to seek a one-year master’s degree in medical anthropology and take full advantage of a Rhodes scholarship he was awarded in November, The New York Times reported Monday in an entry on its college football blog. “I’m very excited to go,” Rolle wrote in a text message to the newspaper. Rolle, projected to be an early round pick, said he plans to enter the 2010 NFL draft. Rolle, from Galloway, N.J., got his undergraduate degree in pre-med after two and a half years, and has been taking graduate courses at Florida State this year, reports

This intelligent young man is making a financial sacrifice to better himself. This is what the influence of President Obama is doing in our nation. Brothers in their teens, please take note.



  • chevy


  • charlieblanko

    chevy, this story was posted 3 minutes ago..lmao

  • Z.I.T.B.

    I doubt it. He gotta play sports or go to jail, sell drugs, or all the above for most kidz in tha hood to wanna emulate him. Real talk. We are still not quite there yet. It ain’t cool to be smart in tha hood just yet. Let’s be real about it.

  • krissy

    He deserves props for that, most men his age would’ve taken the contract and ran b/c they think getting money the easy way is what’s in but in reality, a football contract is not guaranteed b/c injuries happen all the time and a degree lasts forever

  • charlieblanko

    Yes they do Krissy, i just hope, this victim hood that we have adopted is finally deteriorating from our psyche.

  • Film

    ‘Rolle, from Galloway, N.J., got his undergraduate degree in pre-med after two and a half years, and has been taking graduate courses at Florida State this year’

    Pre-medicine is not an easy academic degree to acquire. He finished in two and half years, and he will further his studies in England. Oxford is a great school.

    Job well done, young man.

  • RP

    They can’t take your knowledge away from you, but they can take those hefty contracts, ask Plaxico Burress and Mike Vick. Bossip what does Obama have to do with this story?

  • frida

    Congratulations to him, he obviously is highly
    intelligent if he finished an undergrad pre-med decgree in 2 1/2 yrs.

    Good for him!

  • Candid Canuck

    @ Chevy

    ya dawg dang rite! i’m the fifth post for this positive blog….

    Good job Bossip. This goes out to those who keep saying you promote racism on this site by using perjorative terminology…. those dumb-azz posters get the gasface! Real talk.

  • T-Bird

    This is a true of example of using the system to make it work for you. He has benefitted from collegiate sports to get a FREE education so that he can move on to better things…like OXFORD.

    Although I admire Obama and what he has accomplished…Obama gets no credit here…this determined young man had a mission waaaaaay before Obama came on the scene. Bossip give credit to whom it is due and it is due only to Myron Rolle.

  • momo

    vision is a beautiful thing!!! Oxford? Nice

  • Candid Canuck

    make that the 9th post

  • momo

    @ candid canuck
    nice to see another Canuck on Bossip …

  • http://myspace.com870bg bg

    Smart young man! He makes you feel proud like he’s your lil cousin or something. And he gets to enter the draft in 2010. Double guap and he’s doing it the right way.

  • Mock Rock Star

    Good for him because playing in the Pro’s is like being a slave…no drugs, monogamy…I’ll take my own business and a degree any day over that…and still be a SuperStar

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