Jets' Greene worked his way from warehouse to NFL
May 3, 2009 | Posted by: The Associated Press | Full story: The Associated Press
Shonn Greene's mind drifted a few times while he unloaded trucks and assembled furniture in a store warehouse in Iowa.
He couldn't help it. His NFL dreams never included couches, La-Z-Boys and dining room sets.
'I didn't let it get the best of me,' the New York Jets' third-round draft pick said.
The big, bruising running back was as far from a football field as one could be two summers ago. Greene was working at McGregor's Furniture in Coralville, Iowa, and making $8 an hour after being ruled academically ineligible at the University of Iowa.
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This move all but seals the fate of HB Thomas Jones.
An aging back looking for a payday, the addition of Greene adds even more pressure for him to push the envelope.
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