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Dareus Earning Money Mowing Lawns During Lockout

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 according to the Associated Press.

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

When asked if Sergeant provides a push mower or a rider, Dareus groaned.

“He’s old school.”


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