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For Kerry Rhodes, Hollywood can wait

During Kerry Rhodes’ final season with the Jets last year, he was frequently criticized for caring more about being a celebrity than being a football player. Now Rhodes is off to a good start in his first season with the Cardinals, and he insists that he’s focused on being a football player, not on his entertainment aspirations.

“In this league, perception is a big thing,” Rhodes told the Arizona Republic. “When you get labeled in one place you’re at — ‘Going Hollywood. He doesn’t focus on football. Blah, blah, blah,’ whatever that may be — it can stick with you. So I wanted to come back this year and make sure it didn’t stick.”

Rhodes says he still wants to have a career as an actor and model, but he can wait until his playing career is over before he makes that a priority.

“I’m going to do that when I’m done,” Rhodes said. “I haven’t shied away from that. But right now, it’s about football and helping this team win. And I think I can help a little bit.”

Rhodes has started all five games this year, intercepted a pass that he returned 65 yards, and returned two fumbles for touchdowns. He’s helped the Cardinals more than just a little bit.

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4 Responses to “For Kerry Rhodes, Hollywood can wait”
  1. njhitman says: Oct 17, 2010 8:21 AM

    KNOWING THIS I CAN SLEEP BETTER A NIGHT OMG ITS SUNDAY LETS TALK FOOTBALL

  2. natelan says: Oct 17, 2010 9:21 AM

    I’ve heard the name Kerry Rhodes before, but to be honest, I couldn’t even recount his position, team or if he was even still an active player.
    He wants to be a model? Lol… Hopefully he gets more famous in his alternate career aspirations.

  3. poobah says: Oct 17, 2010 12:29 PM

    how are the cardinals doing with this ‘kerry rhodes’ guy?

  4. LarryFitzgerald4MVP says: Oct 17, 2010 6:24 PM

    Rhodes has been a pro bowler in the past, so if you follow football you should know who he is, natelan.
    And the Cardinals are 3-2 and tied for 1st with him, poobah.

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