I checked in Charles Woodson today

Submitted by VictorsValiant09 on April 23rd, 2010 at 4:14 PM

At the hotel I'm working at in Ann Arbor, while searching for a job that has something to do with my degree in this awful economy, I've been working the third shift.

Who should happen to stroll in at 2:30am, but Mr. Woodson himself. I didn't have time to ask for an autograph or picture, as that might've been slightly unprofessional. But afterwards, he saw my Michigan Alumni ring, and we talked about Michigan for a while.

I presume he is in town for his wine-tasting. Really the nicest guy you could ever meet.

Go Blue!

Comments

el segundo

April 23rd, 2010 at 5:30 PM ^

My cousin looks exactly like Paul Giamatti's character in that movie. But I have never asked him whether he'd drink any f---in Merlot.

Nor have I have seen him drink expensive French wine with a cheeseburger.

michgoblue

April 23rd, 2010 at 4:40 PM ^

Woodson is 100% Pure Columbian Awesome. I met him at Mongolian BBQ my senior year - the year where he won a Heisman and we won a NC - and he was a very cool guy. He and some (non-FB player) friends was at the table next to the table that my friends and I were at, and because one of the people at my table was friendly with one of the people at hit table, we all hung out for about 2 hours. Even during a season where he was on ESPN just about every day, he was very down to earth - confident, but not an egomaniac.

UNCWolverine

April 23rd, 2010 at 5:15 PM ^

Similar, we used to go booze at Good Time Charley's for their huge Long Island Ice Tea Tuesday nights. One night at the table next to us with Charles with some friends getting as drunk as we were on the Long Islands. It was in January after the Rose Bowl so I could only assume he was on campus to party and not for academic reasons.

Anyway we talked to him a little and he was pretty grounded. Good guy.

steviebrownfor…

April 23rd, 2010 at 4:48 PM ^

I give you +1 Classy points for not asking Woodson for his autograph. I'm sure he would have done it, but it was probably a bit of a breath of fresh air for him to meet someone who knows who he is that didn't instantly beg for his signature on a blank hotel reciept.

bravo sir, you're a better man than I.

MGOSAIL

April 23rd, 2010 at 5:28 PM ^

I met him on the field before the 05 OSU game...He is a really cool guy. Didn't get an autograph or anything, but it is something I will remember forever

st barth

April 23rd, 2010 at 6:47 PM ^

Shouldn't the University be putting him up in one of their places? Don't they have a mansion off of Geddes somewhere (Ingall's House, perhaps?) next to the Arb for visting VIPs & dignitaries?

SFBlue

April 23rd, 2010 at 7:18 PM ^

Just sacked up and bought some of the wine. It felt like getting punched in the balls, paying this much for a California wine, but I felt I had to back Woodson's move here.