Troy Vincent, the NFL's vice president of player engagement, told the Cincinnati Enquirer on Sunday that the Cincinnati Bengals cornerback's talk made an impression on the NFL's rookie players last year and his experiences are authentic.
"You are not going to trick an athlete. They know when it is dressed up and not real," Vincent told the newspaper. "When you can sit among your peers and just talk about your life, someone is learning from that. They can look at him and see themselves from the way they look to where they have originated."
The rookie symposium will be held June 23-29 in Aurora, Ohio. Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett has said he also is on the list of speakers at the event.