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Seattle Seahawks: LenDale White Said What?

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 23:  Running back LenDale White #25 of the Tennessee Titans carries the all against the Houston Texans on November 23, 2009  at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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12th ManContributor IJune 17, 2010

After opting to “get out while the house is burning,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll continues to irk former Southern California players.

If you remember, Taylor Mays was clearly disappointed after Carroll passed on him in last April’s draft. “I definitely thought from the relationship we had, the things that he had told me about what I needed to be aware of with the draft process and things that I needed to do, I felt he told me the complete opposite of the actions that he took, which was definitely – it was alarming,” Mays told reporters following his selection the second round. “I understand it’s a business. But with it being a business, he needs to be honest. And that’s all I was asking for.”

Taylor Mays was supposed to be a first-round selection and could have been a top-ten pick had he declared early for the NFL following his junior season. If the Seattle Seahawks would have drafted him, he could have returned to his hometown and played for his college head coach.

Mays was obviously bitter, frustrated, and a little...

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