Dwayne Allen is awesome.
We've already talked about his season and how great he was as a rookie. But as a person, Allen has the makings of a life-long Colt, a player that embodies the soul of Indianapolis and the Colts. He was recently invited to the 2013 rookie symposium to talk the new class, sharing his experiences from his rookie experience just a year ago. What he had to say was very cool:
“A lot of people are afraid of the words, ‘Oh man, you different,’” Allen said. “You damn right I’m different. You damn right I’m different. I got a lot more money in my pocket, and a lot more sense. That’s the way you got to go about it.
“If you just turn on your TV to ESPN, this is a brotherhood. This is a brotherhood. One of our brothers in trouble right now. It really hurts me, man. But one of our brothers is in trouble right now because he didn’t want to be different. You got to make a choice right now. …You’re not the same dude you was when you grew up. You different now. That doesn’t mean you can’t hang out with your boys, do things you used to do with your boys. You still do those, but you got to be smart about it, smart about your decisions, man.”