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Vinny Cerrato got creative with his team’s fifth-round pick. Uh oh!
The Redskins’ GM-with-a-longer-title-and-less-power-than-a-typical-GM selected Cody Glenn, a converted linebacker whose Nebraska career was most notable for injuries and the way it ended: by getting kicked off the team last year for an undisclosed off-field incident.
As Lawrence Phillips or any honest Husker fan can tell you, if you can play some ball, it’s tough to get suspended in Lincoln for anything short of a war crime.
Cerrato said Glenn was investigated thoroughly before the draft. But that claim looked shaky when Glenn told reporters his troubles came when he was caught illegally selling football tickets. That story quickly fell apart, however, and Glenn admitted the suspension wasn’t for selling tickets, and apologized for lying.
He did not, however, ‘fess up to whatever it is that got him booted. The rumors have been flying ever since.
And they’re ugly.
So when the Redskins open their mini-camp this weekend, Glenn’s going to realize that until he comes clean, this thing ain’t going to go away. If he shows up at all, that is.
I want to know.
I actually hope it turns out that Glenn REALLY WAS thoroughly investigated by Cerrato, that he REALLY DID get in trouble for selling tickets, and that his ticket selling abilities were what attracted Cerrato to Glenn in the first place.
That way, using a fifth-rounder on Glenn would make more sense. From what I read, Cerrato’s boss needs somebody who can sell tickets more than he does an inexperienced linebacker.