Warrick didn't have the same NFL success as his one-time best friend. That had nothing to do with character, though.
Warrick was coming off of his best season when he got injured in 2004. During the previous year with the Cincinnati Bengals, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2000 draft showed signs he could succeed in the league. He caught 79 passes for 819 yards and seven touchdowns. However, when T.J. Houshmandzadeh filled in for him and had a great season, the Bengals decided they no longer needed him.
Warrick was out of the NFL after 2006 and bounced around the CFL and various indoor football leagues. His spent a total of 11 years in professional football. He even got to experience Super Bowl XL as a member of the Seahawks. The biggest thing his immaturity in college cost him was a shot at the Heisman. The award seemed to be his to lose prior to the shopping incident.
Though he didnt't have a long NFL career, Warrick didn't constantly find trouble like some of the other stars who have had issues in college.