Jamie Harper being careful with his money
Tennessee Titans rookie running back Jamie HarperJamie Harper
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As the NFL lockout continues, Harper is living with his family, bunking in with 10 people in a three-bedroom trailer in Jacksonville, Fla.
And the fourth-round draft pick from Clemson has yet to purchase a car.
"I've never had a car, and I still don't," Harper told the Los Angeles Times. "If I can't catch a ride somewhere, I'll get up and walk. . . . Everybody asks me what's my first car going to be, that's usually the first thing guys get. But I'm not in too much of a rush to get something I've never had before. ..
"Everybody knows the NFL stands for Not For Long. The average career is like 3 1/2 years. That money goes out as fast as it comes in."
Meanwhile, Harper was hoping to get his hands on a playbook. However, Titans quarterback Jake Locker forgot to bring it with him to the NFL Rookie Premiere.
"It's kind of like blind man's bluff, not knowing when the lockout is going to be over," Harper said. "You're just trying to get as prepared as you can before you get thrown in the fire. You've just got to trust each other right off the bat and hope that everybody can get on one page somehow, some way."
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