THIS WEEK New York City hosted a packed-out and star-studded VIP Gifting Suite for NFL Draft Picks, Athletes, Agents, and Publicists. The event was presented by Schuyler 4 Ltd (@KateSchuyler4) showroom, the exclusive US Distributor of fine European men’s sportswear collections. Production for the event was handled by sports marketing and PR dynamo D4SM (@D4SM) and co-sponsored by NYC based stylist Megan Averbuch of Belles & Rebelles (@bellesnrebelles).

Heed was able to grab a few quotes from the sports icons and hopeful newcomers floating around the room. There were a few entertainment surprises there as well.

©Photos by Dennis Robinson II of VonRay Productions for Heed Magazine Inc.

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Jameel McClain (NY Giants)
I’m looking forward to this year with the NY Giants and I’m very excited about it.

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[separator type=”thin”] Geoff Schwartz (#74 of NY Giants / Former Oregon)
I’m excited to kind of get the franchise back to winning…

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[separator type=”thin”] JD Walton (NY Giants)
I just signed NY Giants. I was with Denver Broncos the last 4 years. I want to contribute to solidifying that offensive line and getting us back to the days of winning.

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[separator type=”thin”] Plaxico Burress (Pittsburgh Steelers & NY Giants / Presently Free Agent)
I am a free agent now… It feels great to be a free agent, I have been in the game for over 10 years.
*On New Drafts- “There is a lot of young talent in here tonight, hopefully they will succeed.”

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[separator type=”thin”] Trevor Reckling (Cincinnati Reds Pitcher)
his is my first year with Cincinnati and I’m expecting us to make it to the championship.

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[separator type=”thin”] Kony Ealy (NFL Draft Prospect)
There are a lot of teams that may want to snatch me up, but honestly I will be grateful to be apart of whatever team that welcomes me to play.
*On Fashion- “If you look good, you play good…”. That’s my motto.

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[separator type=”thin”] Quinton Coples (NY Jets)
It’s my 3rd year with the Jets! We are adding guys to the team to reach our goals. We added big players to reach big goals.

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[separator type=”thin”] Jeremiah Brown (Former Jacksonville Jaguar / Presently Free Agent)
I was with the Jaguars for about  year and now I’m a free agent. I got a chance to workout with Miami a few weeks ago and that was a great experience. It was a blessing to be apart of the Jaguars! Right now I’m just looking for a home.

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[separator type=”thin”] Mike Adams (Former Denver Broncos / Presently Free Agent)
Yes, I’m excited about being back home on the east coast. I’m a free agent now and I got a few teams I’m gunning for.
*On Community- “I am so happy about my Kid’s Football Camp! I’m also offering a free football camp to the first 200 boys that sign up. I love giving back to the community. This will take place June 20th-23rd and it’s FREE to the public!

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[separator type=”thin”] Marcus Harris (#13 NY Giants)
This will be a very exciting year for the Giants. Alongside football I have a boutique (collaborative effort with his business partner) in Texas and I like Fashion. We sell urban apparel and you can check out our website at

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Chris Canty (Baltimore Ravens)
I’m a native of New York! Last year was my first year with the Ravens, before that I spent four years with the NY Giants and before that I spent four years with the Dallas Cowboys. So, it’s coming up to 10 years for me in the game. It’s been a long and fun ride!

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[separator type=”thin”] Angela Simmons
I like sports and some of the athletes here tonight are my friends.
*On Fashion- Right now I’m working on my own clothing line. I also have a website, where we house new and up & coming designers and brands. Everyone should check that out! Also, I’m  working on some television stuff. You just gotta wait and see.

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Teyana Taylor (G.O.O.D. Music Artist)
I have been in the studio and working on a video for my new single. The name of the single in called “Maybe” featuring Pusha T and Yo Gotti and it will be available for download on iTunes May 13th. I need everybody to cop that!

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