RL: I asked a kid who I was coaching. If ever I'm starting to feel that I'm better than anybody, I look in the mirror and tell myself, You went to that point; you took advantage of a young man who looked up to you. That is the lowest I could have gone, because I loved those kids.
After you were arrested on drug charges, did you think you were going to prison?
RL: I didn't know. I was indifferent. I'm pleased that I didn't; I'm on probation. But I'm also very thankful it happened. Because if it didn't, I wouldn't be in the place that I am right now.
How's your health after surgery for a brain tumor?
RL: I have to do six weeks of radiation starting Nov. 14. I'm a little worried. I don't know what the side effects are. I heard I'm going to lose my hair.
That's good hair, too. Is part of the tumor still there?
RL: They got 90% of it. But it's in a place where the growth is protruding on my brain stem. It's problematic.
Is it painful?
RL: It hasn't been.
Has the NFL asked you to speak at the Rookie Symposium?