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Nnamdi Asomugha Ate His Lunch in His Car During Practice Last Year, Instead of With the Team

Nnamdi Asomugha was once the 2nd best cornerback in the NFL, and two summers ago, he was arguably the most coveted available defender in the NFL.

(Though at least one person saw Asomugha’s downfall coming.)

Then he landed in Philly, was toasted regularly, and now the Eagles are trying to restructure his contract. Asomugha doesn’t really have a choice – they could always cut him – but I wonder if maybe the Eagles are trying to put pressure on him by leaking this to a radio station in Philly:

Nnamdi Asomugha ate lunch in his car during practices instead of eating with his teammates last season, WIP Radio in Philadelphia reported Tuesday.

WIP Radio’s Hollis Thomas, who played for the Eagles from 1996 to 2005, reported the information, citing unnamed sources, who told Thomas that Asomugha chose to eat in his car in order to secure some “me time” during the season.

Asomugha inked a 5-year, $60 million deal in 2011. He hasn’t played anywhere near that level. It sounds like he was as miserable as Andy Reid last season. [ESPN.com]

Previously: How Do Elite Cornerbacks Perform After Turning 30?

 

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