Saturday, May 17, 2008

Where are they now - Camp Edition

Two guys who were standouts at Georgia Tech are giving back to the community.


James is putting on a free football clinic and camp at Bainbridge High School (correction - he's from nearby Climax GA), where he was a standout in football, hoops, track, and who knows what else. He has been embraced by his community and the feeling is evidently mutual, as he's been giving back since he left. Way to go James!!

On a separate note, James was unsuccessful in his attempt at restricted free agency. No team wanted to give up a 2nd round pick to sign him. As a result, he signed a qualifying offer from the Giants and he'll have to settle for a mere $1.47MM next season. Bring the man some tissue please.


CJ is holding his first football camp, for Wide Receivers in the ATL area. Calvin's Foundation, the "Calvin Johnson Jr Foundation", is also going to be dishing out some dough to some lucky area wide receivers who didn't receiver full rides to the school of their choice.

Only 40 kids are going to be accepted, so act fast:

To receive an application packet, students may email their name and address to, or mail it to P.O. Box 1015, Tyrone, Georgia, 30290. Applications have to be in by May 19, and the camp is July 19 - for 9,10,11 and 12th graders.

On another separate note, evidently Calvin was hitting the Vicodin bottle twice a game last season to overcome his back pain. His coaches admitted after the season that he never should have kept playing, but CJ insisted. Dr.House would be proud.