I hope you take a moment to read Tracee Hamilton's feature on Jeremy Jarmon in last Wednesday's Washington Post. The highlights:
- Before a positive test for a banned substance changed his plans, Jarmon was going to travel to France over the summer to work on his French language skills.
- He lived in the international dorm at the University of Kentucky to help develop his conversational French.
- Despite having graduated in three years with a political science degree, he was going to use his fourth year to pursue a second major: theater.
- He plans to enroll in the NFL's continuing education programs, because he realizes that at some point his football career will end.
The implications of all this for his on-field success or failure? Probably very little. But it's always nice to find evidence that many football players are not the meatheads we often presume them to be.