Friday, December 13, 2002
Terrell says his uncle made statement
DETROIT -- University of Michigan receiver David Terrell
said quotes attributed to him that said he would leave the school
for the NFL after this season weren't actually from him.
Terrell said the answers to a list of questions faxed to his
uncle were given by his uncle. The Richmond (Va.) Times Dispatch
had faxed the questions to Bruce Terrell, and the newspaper said
the uncle sent them back with a list of David Terrell's responses.
David Terrell said he didn't answer the questions.
"We're not focused on me going to the NFL right now," David
Terrell said. "We're focused on winning our fourth bowl game in a
row. I don't really like the fact that it came out like that."
Terrell, a junior, was quoted as saying his decision to declare
himself available for the NFL draft was a hard one and that he must
leave school early because of personal financial reasons.
Terrell said he spoke to his uncle after the report came out,
but declined to detail the conversation.
"It shouldn't have gone down like that. I owe it to (the team)
not to let it go down like that. But when it's out of your hands,
it's out of your hands," Terrell told the Detroit Free Press for a