FSU’s Myron Rolle Chooses Oxford Over The NFL

This Sunday could be a very big day for the Rolle families. If both the Ravens and Cardinals are able to pull off victories this weekend, that means both Samari Rolle and Antrel Rolle will be squaring off against each other in the Super Bowl with Rolle family supremacy on the line.  It’s the kind of thing that Myron Rolle — Samari’s cousin — doesn’t want to be a part of.

Myron Rolle

You may remember that Myron was recently awarded a Rhodes scholarship, which gives him the chance to attend Oxford University in England for free, and it’s also a great way to pick up chicks while in a bar — it was Bill Clinton’s go-to move before he became President. Of course, Myron doesn’t have to go to Oxford considering that he’ll be a first round pick in the NFL draft, which means he’ll soon be a millionaire, but Myron has bigger plans for his life than the NFL - which is why he’s going to put it off and go to Oxford instead.


Florida State safety Myron Rolle will study at Oxford instead of entering this year’s NFL draft.

Rolle won a Rhodes scholarship in November and plans to seek a one-year master’s degree in medical anthropology, The New York Times reported Monday in an entry on its college football blog.

“I’m very excited to go,” Rolle wrote in a text message to the newspaper.

Rolle received his undergraduate degree in pre-med from Florida State in only two and a half years, and has been taking graduate courses this year. Of course, just because Myron is going to Oxford next year, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t intend to play in the NFL.

After a year studying abroad, Myron plans to enter the 2010 NFL draft, though he probably won’t be as high of a pick, so the move could prove costly. Then after Myron’s NFL career is over, he plans on finishing medical school before opening up a health clinic for the needy in the Bahamas.  Which is very similar to what I plan on doing after my blogging career, with the only difference being that I’ll be visiting a free-clinic after meeting a girl in the Bahamas.