No football? No bling for rookies, vets

The ongoing labor battle has ceased big spending and forced players to stay on a budget

Updated: May 25, 2011, 5:19 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Jacquian Williams might be an NFL draft pick, but life hasn't changed much since the New York Giants took him in the sixth round late last month.

Like many Americans his age, the rookie linebacker, 22, still lives at home with his mother and tries not to drive his pickup truck around his hometown of Tampa, Fla., too much with the soaring prices at gas stations putting a stranglehold on wallets everywhere.

As for buying any jewelry or designer clothes like some newly minted ...

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