Falcons wide receiver Roddy White checked in from the ESPN The Weekend event for a quick phone interview today.
“It’s going good,” White said. “This was actually the first day that I’m out here doing stuff. We just got here yesterday. I had to go on “Stomp the Schwab” today. (A game show with Howie Schwab.) That was the first event I had to do today and I won because that what I do.”
White is participating in the eighth annual ESPN The Weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort on today through Sunday.
The event is a sports-themed weekend where fans have an opportunity meet White, several other players, sports figures and ESPN personalities.
“Later on, I have some interviews for ESPN,” White said. “We’ll do the Sports FanZone and things like that. We have an all park passes. I will get on all the ride with my kids. I’m going to have a great time down here.”
While White is having some fun, he was talking the news that Brian Finneran might not be back pretty hard. The team told Finneran’s agent at the NFL scouting combine that he would not be re-signed. They left the door open for a possible return.
“Any time you lose a teammate like that, it’s tough,” White said. “Brian is a great guy. Everybody loved him on the team because he was such a good teammate. Hopefully, I hope they bring him back real early, bring him into training camp and give him an opportunity to make the team again.”
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog