Train conductor declines NFL offer

Train conductor declines NFL offer

There are 6 comments on the story from Dec 9, 2010, titled Train conductor declines NFL offer. In it, reports that:

Keith Fitzhugh chose operating trains over a shot at a Super Bowl. The free-agent safety turned down an offer to join the New York Jets to remain a conductor with Norfolk Southern Railroad and stay on track financially while helping support his parents in Atlanta.

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Agawam, MA

#1 Dec 9, 2010
N.Y. Jets. Long shot indeed. What contenders have they played aside from the Pats?

Decatur, GA

#2 Dec 9, 2010
Wow, excellent character young man. Best of luck!

Newnan, GA

#3 Dec 9, 2010
what a good son. its all genetics

“It's pronounced DAG-uth.”

Since: Jun 07

Windsor, CO

#4 Dec 9, 2010
He did it to remain financially stable and support his family? I would think an NFL contract would be much more lucrative than what he chose to do, but if that's what works for him, then good on him!

“Forehead wrinkle”

Since: Dec 10


#5 Dec 9, 2010
Union Job......Better than any old NFL salary nowadays......

Just something to think about.........while you take a dump.

Decatur, GA

#6 Dec 9, 2010
DILF wrote:
Union Job......Better than any old NFL salary nowadays......
Just something to think about.........while you take a dump
...I think its just a job is better. He could play for the Jets until their regular players are healed...this guy knows he could be released.

Union or not, it's harder and more costly to fire an employee, which this guy now is, then it is to "fire" a contractor, which he would be with the Jets.

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