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Former Super Bowl Champ Describes the Rigors of His Rookie Year of Law School

Posted Nov 27, 2012 8:37 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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In some ways, pro football is easier than law school, according to former Super Bowl champion Randall Gay.

The former player for the New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots is in his rookie year at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. It hasn’t been easy, he tells 9News Neighborhoods. “I’m like ‘Oh my God. What did I get myself into?’ ” he says.

“I didn’t have to really study for football,” Gay says. “It’s just something you know. Now, I’m starting from scratch writing briefs. I don’t know what a brief is. I’m taking a tort class. I don’t know what a tort is. In football, we have seven days to prepare. Now I have to do assignments and have them done by the next day. But I’ve learned to adapt quickly.”

Gay hopes his pursuit of a second career will help inspire young people to challenge themselves.

Above the Law noted the story in its Quote of the Day.

Hat tip to the Business Insider.

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