When NFL rookies visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the league’s Rookie Symposium, some of them posed for pictures with the Lombardi Trophy. But the rookies on the Lions did not.
Robert Klemko of TheMMQB.com reports that at the urging of first-round draft pick Eric Ebron, the Lions skipped posing with the trophy, on the theory that they don’t want to be seen with the Lombardi Trophy until they’ve earned it by winning the Super Bowl.
“We don’t even want to get near it,” Ebron said. “We don’t want to jinx it.”
The Lions, who have never been to a Super Bowl, have to hope that Ebron is part of a turnaround that earns them the right to pose with the Lombardi Trophy. Ebron has no interest in being seen with the trophy as a visitor at the Hall of Fame.