Donovan McNabb has offered his advice to his hockey-playing nephew, but according to a boxer, other quarterbacks should stay far away.
In a bizarre rant, Bernard Hopkins told Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III that he should take great lengths to avoid the offered advice of McNabb this offseason.
“What I would advise him: run from McNabb,” Hopkins told Fox 29’s Howard Eskin, via the Washington Post. “Run. Run. Run. And press charges if he tries to [connect]. Listen, seriously, this is an assault on this man. Listen. Run, and if he continue to stalk you, call the first police station, whatever town you’re in, and file a report. File a report.”
Hopkins wasn’t quite finished either.
“A fool can give you advice, not to be a fool,” Hopkins said. “So everybody has an advice to give, because someway, positive or negative, they have an advice for what to be or what not to be, . . . Even a homeless man, even a dopehead, this person or that person, they can give you advice. But is it the right advice, is the key.
“And if McNabb is giving him the right advice — help him not become you by giving him that advice, . . . I’m McNabb. I want to explain to him, I had an opportunity to play for the NFL. I conned my way through like I was somebody I wasn’t, . . . I blew it. I blew it. I’m letting you understand, RGIII, don’t choke every time. Or any time.”
Hopkins, a Philadelphia native, has apparently held a grudge against McNabb for some time, and this isn’t his first diatribe against the former Eagles quarterback.
So while we’re not sure seeking out McNabb’s counsel is anything RG3 should do, getting a restraining order seems a bit extreme.
Whether McNabb should get one for Hopkins is another question.