>You have some books in your locker, do you like reading?
I do a lot of reading. I try to open up myself to a lot of different things besides football. I spend so much time playing football I have to be able to do other things. James Patterson is my favorite author. I can't pick one book of his that's my favorite. The Alex Cross series is awesome. [It includes "Cradle and All," "Roses Are Red," "The Big Bad Wolf" and "Kiss the Girls."] All his books are easy to read. He puts you in a mind-set. Once you start, you can't put it down."
>Do you have a favorite book you could recommend?
A good book that I read is an older book called 'A Lesson Before Dying' [by Ernest J. Gaines]. It's set back in the Old South. It's a very good book, and it has a good message. It's a story about a guy in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's a guy convicted of a crime. He didn't do it. But he feels like because he's a black man in the South during that time, that people treat him less than an animal. Another guy helps him restore faith in himself, even though he's going to die.