You know there’s a history if a boxing legend is giving an NFL player advice. Bernard Hopkins is telling RG3 to avoid listening to whatever Donovan McNabb has to say. Ouch.
Find out what Hopkins had to say after the jump…
Well, on a micro level, it’s because Bernard Hopkins has a longtime grudge against Donovan McNabb, and McNabb recently made a weird public overture to Robert Griffin III, and Fox 29′s Howard Eskin repeatedly asked Hopkins what he thought about that offer.
On a macro level, it’s because talking, or asking, or writing about RGIII gets you attention, and everybody wants a little more attention.
“What I would advise him: run from McNabb,” Hopkins told Eskin. “Run. Run. Run. And press charges if he tries to [connect]. Listen, seriously, this is an assault on this man. Listen. Run, and if he continue to stalk you, call the first police station, whatever town you’re in, and file a report. File a report.”
That wasn’t all.
“A fool can give you advice, not to be a fool,” Hopkins also said. “So everybody has an advice to give, because someway, positive or negative, they have an adivce for what to be or what not to be….Even a homeless man, even a dopehead, this person or that person, they can give you advice. But is it the right advice, is the key. And if McNabb is giving him the right advice — help him not become you by giving him that advice….
“I’m McNabb. I want to explain to him, I had an opportunity to play for the NFL. I conned my way through like I was somebody I wasn’t….I blew it. I blew it. I’m letting you understand, RGIII, don’t choke every time. Or any time.”
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