Philadelphia native and boxing legend Bernard Hopkins is at it again. His long-time one-sided rivalry with former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was rekindled this week, when Hopkins decided to give Redskins star Robert Griffin advice on McNabb's suggestions. Hopkins went out of his way recently to bash the six-time Pro Bowler, who recently offered some friendly advice to RG3. Here is what Hopkins had to say to Griffin in reference to McNabb's "fatherly" advice:
"Run from McNabb. Run. Run. Run. And press charges if he tries to [connect]. Listen, seriously, this is an assault on this man. Listen. Run, and if he continue to stalk you, call the first police station, whatever town you're in, and file a report. File a report."
Hopkins has had an issue with McNabb for years, and obviously there hasn't been a change of heart. While McNabb's advice to Griffin may have seemed to lack self-perspective and was probably a bit presumptuous, but he seemed to be genuine in his desire to help the younger player. Hopkins may have an issue with McNabb's play in Philadelphia and perhaps, his personality, but it still doesn't mean the boxer has an educated opinion on the matter.
Hopkins added the following jabs to discredit McNabb even more:
"A fool can give you advice, not to be a fool," Hopkins said. "So everybody has an advice to give, because someway, positive or negative, they have an advice for what to be or what not to be, . . . Even a homeless man, even a dopehead, this person or that person, they can give you advice. But is it the right advice, is the key.
"And if McNabb is giving him the right advice - help him not become you by giving him that advice, . . . I'm McNabb. I want to explain to him, I had an opportunity to play for the NFL. I conned my way through like I was somebody I wasn't, . . . I blew it. I blew it. I'm letting you understand, RGIII, don't choke every time. Or any time."
Do you think Hopkins was out of line with his comments? Does the former boxing champion have any reason to comment on football? Or is he acting a voice for the fans of Philadelphia?