“Fine Me Later”, ahhh Music to my ears when I first had a chance to realize what happened in that heart felt interview during the NFL Draft on Thursday night…. As you may read below I personally believe even Deion Sanders was shocked but did a great job keeping his cool. Here’s what A major columnist thought of the event.
The Atlanta Falcons picked a passionate guy in new defensive end Takkarist McKinley on Thursday at the draft.
The UCLA-product carried around a framed photo of his grandmother all night, and when his name got called he explained why.
McKinley, from the town of Richmond, Calif., was raised by his grandmother.
She worked multiple jobs to keep him off the violent streets growing up and when she was on her death bed McKinley promised he would make it to a Division I college and then to the NFL.
Takkarist McKinley, from the town of Richmond, Calif., was raised by his grandmother.
When that promise came to fruition, McKinley was overcome with emotion.
“This is who I did it for,” he shouted while pointing to the picture of his grandmother. “I made a promise to her and I stuck to it. I made that promise man… I told her I was going to get out of Oakland. I was going to go to the NFL. I made that promise to her, man. Thirty seconds later, she passed away, and that’s who I do it for. This is who I do it for. Come on, man. God damn!”
Then, while being interviewed by Deion Sanders, he slipped in some profanities.
“I completed the promise, that means every f—ing thing to me! Excuse my language, fine me later, man, fine me later!”
With that language, Roger Goodell might already have a least favorite rookie.
Cred: Nicholas Parco