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Lawns and lockouts

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Looks like the NFL lockout may be creeping into the green industry. Look no farther than Buffalo Bills rookie Marcell Dareus and his way of paying the rent.

From The Associated Press:

The NFL lockout has prevented Marcell Dareus from cashing in on turning pro, so he mows his godfather’s lawn in exchange for a place to stay.

“You come out of college with plans of making big money, and everything goes on hold,” said Dareus, the third overall pick by the Buffalo Bills. “It grinds you.”

Dareus, a 320-pound defensive tackle from Alabama, said he earns his keep while living in Birmingham with his godfather.

“Everybody calls him ‘Sergeant,’ because he was a sergeant in the Army,” Dareus said. “At 6 o’clock in the morning, we’re up cutting grass. He ain’t playing. He’s crazy about keeping his yard cut. He has kind of a big yard. We cut it twice a week and trim his hedges. It’s an all-day thing.”


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July 1st, 2011 at 2:43 pm

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