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Notes: Bo Scarbrough taking offseason classes to pursue ‘passion’ of criminal investigation

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Scarbrough is on track to graduate this summer.

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Bo Scarbrough was one of the best success stories of the 2019 Detroit Lions. His first year in the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick was a rough one. He was cut from the team that drafted him—the Dallas Cowboys—then hopped around to the Jaguars and Seahawks, but never saw the field. The Lions came swooping in during the middle of the 2019 season, and just 10 days after signing to their practice squad, he was put on the active roster—and into the starting lineup. He proceeded to rush for an impressive 301 yards in his first four NFL games, averaging a solid 4.2 yards per carry along the way.

And while Scarbrough continues to work towards keeping that NFL dream alive, ESPN’s Michael Rothstein uncovered a different passion of Scarbrough’s: criminal justice. Rothstein has the story of how Scarbrough has taken this offseason to finish his college degree at Alabama (now virtually) and, perhaps, set himself up for a post-football career of criminal investigation.

Inspired by binging episodes of “Forensic Files” Scarbrough calls, Scarbrough believes this could be his career path after football.

“I like hands-on and like to be out in the field,” Scarbrough told ESPN. “I like to help people and I’m caring. I just figured that it would be the right thing for me. That it would be comfortable for me.”

Read the entire piece from Rothstein here.

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