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When Dave Robinson entered his professional career, he was a popular guy.
The Packers drafted him with their first-round pick, but they weren't alone. The AFL's San Diego Chargers also laid claim to Robinson, as did the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.
Ultimately Robinson would choose the Packers over the Bills, to which the Chargers traded his rights, because his fiancée thought Buffalo was too cold. The irony wasn't lost on the newly minted Hall of Famer (via cantonrep.com).
I called my fiancée from a Gator Bowl practice and said, 'Baby, we're going to sunny San Diego.' They had a package of $38,000 but ran out of money, and we're going to trade me to Buffalo because they had money. She had been to Buffalo, and knew how cold it was. She had never been to Green Bay...She didn't come to Green Bay until my second year.
So much better for the Packers, who gained a key cog to a fantastic defense.