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Take it easy there Rookie.  This kid has a rep for being a spoiled brat and he’s now speaking out about it. Oh, he’s gonna fit in just fine with the Jets. Lol. Check out what he had to say about his alleged diva ways…



Via at Rich Cimini at ESPN:

New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith, painted as a diva in various post-draft media reports, responded Monday to the criticism, denying he texted friends during pre-draft visits and insisting he never told ESPN he was planning to skip the second day of the draft.

“I don’t worry about what people say — my skin is pretty thick,” the much-maligned Smith said in an interview with USA Today. “I’ve never been in trouble.”

Smith, projected as a possible top-10 pick, dropped to the second round, 39th overall. His nosedive became one of the big stories of the draft, and it became bigger when he fired his agents reportedly because they told him he’d be a top choice.

“No, that’s not why I let them go,” Smith said.

But the former West Virginia star admitted he shouldn’t have listened to his agents’ advice to skip the Senior Bowl. He also acknowledged that “parts of the draft experience were tough, but not all of it. With that entire process, you can see where some things went wrong.”

Smith still hasn’t picked a new agent.

A quarterback-needy team picking in the top 10 passed on Smith because of a poor attitude in a pre-draft interview, ESPNNewYork.com reported last week. An unnamed NFC scout said Smith was behaving like a “spoiled, pampered brat.”


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