Warren Skipping Workout For School

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    Archive New England Patriots defensive end Ty Warren is forgoing his $250,000 offseason workout bonus, he says, because no amount of money is worth having his kids see their father without a college degree.A possible NFL lockout in 2011, which has him thinking more about life after his playing career, also is on his mind.That's why as the Patriots opened their voluntary offseason program Monday, the 29-year-old Warren was home in Bryan, Texas, with his wife, Kesha, and their three kids, Brionna, Brielle and Bailey. “ If I'm fortunate enough to play 12, 13 years, but then find myself getting cut in training camp, I'm not going to put myself in a situation where I don't have my degree. ” -- Patriots defensive lineman Ty Warren "I try to put the kids in the best educational system possible and I think there is something to be said for their father, who has been blessed to play in the NFL and do something he's loved to do, going back and finishing what he started," Warren said from the campus of Texas A&M. "In the big picture, I think it's important for me to do what I'm doing. I can sacrifice that bonus for that."This marks the first time in Warren's eight seasons with New England that he will not attend any significant parts of the offseason program. He's had other offseasons in which he's trained in Florida with noted strength coach Tom Shaw before returning to Foxborough, but this year he doesn't plan to be back except for mandatory sessions prior to training camp.When Warren was selected by the Patriots in the first round of the 2003 NFL draft, he said he always had it in the back of his mind to return to A&M for his degree. If he wasn't on back-to-back Super Bowl championship teams in his first two seasons, he believes he would have earned his degree sooner.As it stands, Warren is on pace to walk in graduation next spring. He's majoring in agriculture leadership and development and already has his post-playing career in mind; he hopes to help those at A&M get more involved in the local community."If we end up having a lockout in 2011, that's where you can find me, working with students," Warren said.And even if there isn't a lockout, Warren is thinking beyond next year."If I'm fortunate enough to play 12, 13 years, but then find myself getting cut in training camp, I'm not going to put myself in a situation where I don't have my degree," he said. "I'm not going to give myself up like that. I need to have options, so I feel like right now is a time where I need to dictate what I'm doing in the offseason. Patriots blog ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss will have updates, notes and analysis throughout the offseason to keep you informed on what's up with the Patriots. • Patriots blog "I could have done something up there, but I think so much of players' time is consumed on a year-round basis that at some point when a player establishes himself and gains trust of the organization and coaches, if they have a plan after the game, it's in the players' best interest to finish what they started."Warren, who plans to take five classes this offseason, said he is working out each morning before dropping his kids off at school and then heading to school himself. He has arranged his schedule so he can be part of his kids' school lunches once a week as well."Working out has never been a problem of mine, I do it regardless. I'm self-motivated," he said. "I've always been a working person. Ask anyone who knows me, I've been working and supporting my two siblings and now my own family since I was 13. No matter how much I have in the bank account, I'll always work. "I've always been like that but at the same time, it would be a detriment to me if I was to go on and football is all there is. I have plans outside of football. This will help me get there." As much as I want to see Warren at the workout, I have to say -Good for him. I respect that. That as well as him working since 13 to support his siblings, makes me have a lot more respect for him. .... Good for you Ty!
       

     
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    I read this in the morning and I was shocked at his reasoning behind it. I'm not shocked because it's outrageous. I'm shocked because he actually said that. The truth is these players enter the league knowing they're going to make millions so they focus only on football, live lavishly, and when their career ends whether it's premature or not, they're often lost in the world. Their fortune more often than not has dwindled down to nothing, they're stocked with cars, boats and homes, and surrounded by people who perhaps wouldn't be there if it weren't for their fame.

    It's just working out and if he does that on his own, surely the coaching staff is aware of it. Great, more power to him. He's a veteran and he's been a part of our winning culture so that's not going to disappear because he misses workouts. Knowing Belichick, he applauds this and encourages it. I remember he sent a letter to Pat Tillman telling him how much of an honor it was to be in the same league as him because he passed on money and material things to fight for the greater good (in Bill's words). He also said to give him a call if Tillman wanted a job when he got back (RIP).

    Great job, Ty.
     
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    Good for him.....he misses out on his bonus...but he is getting smarter and working on his future.....
     
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    wonder if he'll be able to concentrate and get that degree in basket weaving? LOL
     
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    wonder if he'll be able to concentrate and get that degree in basket weaving? LOL
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    hey dont knock basket weaving, it requires a great amount of manual dexterity and proper planning. its more than just an artform, its a lifestyle!
     
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    Pim p hats are expensive and I haven't herd the guy's name called, for making a play, in 2 years.


     
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    this also sends a message to kids everywhere, very good move for him and the team for supporting him.
     
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    "The one is a philosopher without a tunic, and the other without a book: here is another half naked: Bread I have not, he says, and I abide by reason.- And I do not get the means of living out of my learning, and I abide by my reason."
    Marcus Aurelius
     
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    So I agree with what people are saying and I say good for for Ty. I don't think that this is a huge deal at all. This morning on Toucher and Rich they were going off about this. Saying that the $250,000 dollars and team bonding was more important than his education. They could not get over why he would skip this. To me, if he wants go give up a 1/4 of million dollars to be with his family and finish college than all the power to him. I don't think people really understand exactly what these workouts are. Look at the rules of these days (From Breer the other day).. 

    "A player is not allowed to spend more than four hours on team grounds during any given day. The club is only permitted to specify two hours that the player should be there, and the player is free to choose two additional hours in which to work out. In addition, no player is allowed to be on team grounds for more than four days in a week, or on weekends at all."

    So a player is allowed to be at the facilty for 16 hours a week with only 8 hours a week of actual practice time. A veteran in Ty warren is working out more than that I guarantee you that. Why would he leave Texas with his family to come for 8 hours a week? (also can I make $250,000 for working 16 hours a week for 14 weeks. umm my math puts that at over 1,000 an hour)

    Also Toucher and Rich kept saying that he should be doing this when he has free time. Or when his career is over. Can someone tell me when an NFL player has time off. O wait that would be from the day ends until mini camp starts. That is about the length of the spring semester at most colleges. When else is he suppose to go to school? Everyone does not seem to be getting fired up about this but I found it frustrating that T & R were so against it.
    If you are going to give a guy crap for going to school and not even mention Brady or Moss, (who I have not heard any reasons why they're not there) it just doesn't make any sense to me.
     

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