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Will This Cause Claiborne To Fall?


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#101 jramsey4

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:16 PM

nice, so claiborne has a learning disability and PFT uses him as a poster child for how some student athletes aren't students? assuming that is true, it is pretty fuging shitty to dog on him.read and process things.



They did it to Cam too. Pft doging someone makes me want them more.


#102 stirs

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

No, someone with a diagnosed learning disability can get an accommodation in the classroom, but not at the combine.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/04/combine-president-says-an-accommodation-i-available-for-the-wonderlic/

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#103 Woodie

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:40 PM

http://profootballta...-the-wonderlic/

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I wasn't clear on my point. At the combine, while accomidations are "available," they are rarely used. And that's for several reasons, but the biggest is that the combine is not really set up to truly accommodate players with LD's. The problem is that players' schedules are so regimented and hurried that they really don't have much time to take advantage of any accommodation. As an example, when players arrive, they go through processing, then some will go straight to complete the wonderlic, then as soon as that is completed, they are ushered to their medical evals, then they are quickly taken to be measured and weighed, then they have lunch, meetings with teams, other commitments such as meeting with potential sponsers, the media, combine staff to go over the egenda, etc. The point is that these prospects are in such a whirlwind that taking extra time to complete the wonderlicc is not really feasable. Heck, more than one combine attendee has talked about how overwhelming and exhausting the whole process is and that they barely even remembered taking the wonderlic.

So while accommodations are technically available, they are not a realistic option for most players who have such a tight schedule and many commitments...and it's even worse for the higher profile prospects, such as Claiborne. Like anything, context has to be taken into consideration when passing judgement.