Gilyard confronts his past head on

MOBILE Ala. — One thing the draft process does is expose any player’s past troubles. No matter the personal issue, it’s likely to come out at some point during the evaluation period.

Cincinnati wide receiver Mardy Gilyard has chosen to address his prior troubles right from the get-go at the Under Armour Senior Bowl.

“Character’s a big issue, so I tell them straight-up,” Gilyard said. “I was arrested in high school for possession of marijuana and attempt to distribute. I didn’t have no problem telling (them) that.”

Gilyard attributes the misstep to being “young and dumb” and says he has put the episode in the past.

“Everybody goes through mistakes, everybody has their downfalls, pretty much everyone has something that they’re not proud of,” Gilyard said. “And that’s one of the things I’m not proud of. So it’s pretty good (moving forward).”

Jason Feller

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