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He acknowledges it is probably a defense mechanism, but that’s OK because, “It helps me cope with what I need to do.”
What Jay Bromley needs to do, more often than anyone can possibly know, is come to grips with his life knowing he was abandoned when he was 3 months old by his biological parents, with whom, to this day, he offers a “Not really” when asked if there’s any relationship there.
Bromley just completed his second week as a member of the Giants, their third-round draft pick, a defensive tackle from Syracuse. On Wednesday he turns 22 and can envision big things ahead after overcoming so much, so young.
“Probably one of my negative character traits, me as a person is I don’t have a lot of — I care who I care about, but it doesn’t bother me if you’re not in my life. It doesn’t bother me at all,” Bromley told The Post.
Bobby Abrams is the principal at Jefferson Davis High School. While it is his first year serving as principal at the Montgomery high school, it is his 12th year serving as a principal. He also has lead schools at Capital Heights Middle School, Tallassee High School, Sidney Lanier High School and Walter T. McKee Junior High School.
Prior to coming to Montgomery Public Schools, Abrams was a teacher and head football coach for seven years at Southside High School in Selma. And before entering the field of education, Abrams was a linebacker in the National Football League from 1990-1997, playing for the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots.
"I've known this is what I wanted to do since I was in college. When I enrolled in the school of education while I was at the University of Michigan, I had the opportunity to work with children in football camps in the summer time, and just the feeling I got working with those students and teaching them the simple game of football and watching them respond to my teaching led me to want to go into education."
So how is Pope doing as the new tight ends coach?
“I know MacArthur Boulevard,” he said smiling of the main street about four blocks from the Cowboys Valley Ranch complex. “Its south of this complex and that’s where I’m living presently.”
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