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Michael Irvin Calls Out Winston and Mariota for Skipping Draft


Michael Irvin believes Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston are making big mistakes by not attending Thursdays NFL Draft.

Irvin’s going to meet with the 28 players who accepted invitations to Chicago to be part of the festivities, and he believes Winston would greatly benefit from such conversations.

“I understand you want to be with your family, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, but you’re a quarterback. Nobody profits more from this league than quarterbacks and I do have an issue with them not being there,” Irvin told Lindsay Jones of USA Today. “This is a family. You’re coming into something that is much bigger than you. Don’t big-time it, and that’s what I feel is being done.”

“I think Jameis would benefit especially from the opportunity to talk to guys like Cris and I, but also just being there and seeing it,” Irvin said. “He won’t get what he’s getting to be part of. You see [fans] wrapped around the building, sleeping there, to get there. You see what it means to them.

“I absolutely hate the fact that they’re not coming. Everyone will get on me, oh Michael they can make this decision. Yeah, they can. But I can make the decision to hate the fact that they made it.”