Cure cancer or practice football?

Myron Rolle, star safety at Florida State, is on the short-list for a Rhodes scholarship.  The Florida State defensive coordinator opined that he was studying too much, and that all that studying was affecting his football preparation.  The kid nevertheless finished his pre-med degree in two-and-a-half years.  He also started doing cancer research and the faculty advisor on that grant remarks : 
Myron has such a tremendous mind and intellect that it's exciting to think about what he could do if he didn't have all the distractions of football
If it were not football and cancer research, this jockeying between professors for the focus of a star student would be funny.

Of course, this reminds  me of the time that the Norman Transcript chose to highlight the fellow who maintains the lawn in the football stadium over a researcher who'd made an important advance in cancer research. Glad to know that it's not just Oklahoma.

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