How Else Did Nnamdi Asomugha Distance Himself From Teammates?

02.27.13 5 years ago 41 Comments

The Nnamdi-ing meme begins

There is no greater act of bonding among NFL players than lunchtime between practice drills. Actually, I don’t know if that’s true, but the way people are acting like Nnamdi Asomugha committed treason against the Eagles for choosing to eat lunch by himself in his car rather than with teammates, it might as well be. The fact of the matter is that the Eagles and Philadelphia’s fan base has soured on the once-standout cornerback.

The team wants him to restructure his contract or GTFO. Nnamdi may very well be willing to do that, but that won’t make him any less aloof to his teammates. That’s right, whether people want to accept it or not, there are just some players who are more distant than others. Nnamdi is a prime example of this. Beyond eating on his own, Nnamdi also exhibited these anti-social behaviors.

Joined all team meetings via satellite.

Extra “N” in first game stands for “not attending”.

Filled out absentee ballot for election. WHAT’S WRONG? TOO GOOD TO VOTE WITH THE PEOPLE!?

Only took dumps at home.

Rarely crossed streams with teammates.

Started his own solo mission of Assassin’s Creed III even though the rest of the team was trying to beat it together.

Refused to pose for “Eagles Dynasty, 2012-????” team photos before the season.

Owns a cat, of course.

Doesn’t follow teammates back on Twitter.

Preferred to play pass coverage by himself in his car.

Tried to take the stairs when teammates piled in an elevator, until he saw that Andy Reid outlawed stairs.

Tried to coin “Nnamdi Island” nickname for his everyday demeanor.

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