You might think a Schiano Man would see Super Bowl MVP Dexter Jackson taking in Bucs practice, not recognize him, and kick him out. You'd be wrong. A Schiano Man sends someone over to kick him out.
Jackson related the story during a radio interview with 98.7 The Fan this morning. Since retiring, he's attempted to stay close to the organization and has attended many practices over the years. That is, until Schiano noticed him.
“Schiano sent his guy over to run me out of practice one day,” Dexter Jackson said. “This guy said, ‘Who are you? What are you doing here? You can’t be here.’ I said, ‘go get the Glazers if you want me to leave.’ He (Schiano) tried to run me out.”
Schiano was more successful at banning children from the youth groups Jackson works with. Jackson used to take local grade schoolers to Bucs practices as a reward for doing well in school, but that practice ended under Schiano.
“I usually bring kids to One Buc Place, 4th and 5th graders in Hillsborough County and Pinellas County doing my case management work with a lot of youth in this area,” Jackson said on 98.7 The Fan. “They told me to stop bringing kids on Friday because I’m distracting professional players.”
“I’m distracting professional players by bringing kids who have succeeded in school, did well, stayed out of trouble, and they’re a distraction?” Jackson questioned the decision of the Buccaneers and Greg Schiano. “If they’re a distraction, I’m worried about fans during away games. How can that be a distraction?”
A Schiano Man takes no chances that 9-year-olds might be spying for that week's opponents, then goes 0-6 anyway.