His Teacher Gave Him an F

His Teacher Gave Him an F October 7, 2014

Raschad Jennings, the starting running back for the New York Giants, is writing a book. The book started, in a way, as writing often does, with a good teacher.

When Jennings was in high school, he says, he turned in a research paper in which he quoted himself instead of quoting experts on his topic. His teacher, Ms. Hudson, gave him an F. When he asked why, she said, “Because you’re not a credible source.”

“So I said, ‘So I’ve got to wait 20 years of my life, go become something that’s approved, then come back and say the same thing I already said?'” Jennings recalled. “She laughed and said, ‘Pretty much, yes.'”

He worked at his writing and as a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh won the freshman writing award.


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