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THE QUESTION

Is the NFL Too Secretive About Injuries?

From Manning to Winslow and every incident in between, why do NFL teams go to such lengths to keep injury information under wraps?

Posted by Emil Steiner on October 22, 2008 12:24 PM
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frak: Jimbo: Yep, drives you crazy, the zebras can call holding just about any time they like , in order to reach kickback quota, gonna be a red ...

Bernie Schaeffer: The human body was never built to withstand the punishment players receive week after week. No wonder the NFL wants to cover up injuries. Th...

Anonymous: Winslow is asking for it i mean how do you get traded more easily? You cause a rukus and then they dump you. Read between the lines, he want...

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Casio :

Here's an idea, how about the NFL stops punishing athletes for speaking their mind. I don't know what the heck is going on in Cleveland, but for a coach to suspend a star player because he admits to having an illness sickens me. Romeo Crennel should be fired.

PLUMBER BUBBA :

One word... Gambling

MIllie Bea :

If Cleveland is hiding a problem about staph infections and is actually telling Winslow and others to keep quiet about it- then the NFL should be swooping down on that ownership with thunder and fury. Staph infections can and do kill people who very shortly before contraction were immensely healthy people. If Wislow did have some off the field injury and did ask the Browns to keep the information undisclosed,and then K2 comes out and says it was staph because he is not a happy camper- then the shouls actually be suspended indefinitely- because that's bad team behavior for certain, but it is also wreckless possibly starting additional morale problems because of perceived danger in the Cleveland locker room. If K2 is right tho' he should not be fined nor suspended. If ownership is right, then K2 should be in a heap-o-trouble.

Jimbo :

The NFL hides injuries because it is in the entertainment BUSINESS not sports business. The NFL needs to hide the truth so viewers, sponsors, ticket buyers, etc will continue to spend money even if the star player is injured and the team has no chance to win. The players are expendable to the business of the NFL. This is why the NFL (and the rest of "pro" sports) is getting more like "pro" wrestling everyday.

frak :

Re: Kelly to IR
Well, you gotta wish him the best in rehab, but what is this about the 'Skins knowing he had a history of knee injuries?? I remember we got Terry Allen from the Vikes with a history of knee injuries, but that was back when it was SOP to treat serious ligament tear injuries with steroids and he became a beast (what's the status of that old policy?? They still do it?? You know some sneaky dudes are still at it, or HGH). As rich an organization as the 'Skins are, the Yankees scouting system they ain't, and the draft crew definitely needs a wakeup slap. I hope he gets the best rehab money can buy, even 'roids (if'n they still do that), but don't pull a Gilbert and try to come back too soon and set your career in jeopardy, Kelly..Anyway, where is McCardell?? He was dope in the red zone..But "Meat On The Hoof", "Semi-Tough", you know that ALL KINDS OF HUMAN BEING CORRUPTION goes on with football teams..Look at the government..

frak :

Jimbo:
Yep, drives you crazy, the zebras can call holding just about any time they like , in order to reach kickback quota, gonna be a red sky one day..

Bernie Schaeffer :

The human body was never built to withstand the punishment players receive week after week. No wonder the NFL wants to cover up injuries. They make their money on portraying players as heroic gladiators. They don't want the public to discover that these guys are really not that tough after all. The average 65 year-old man, who has taken care of himself, is in far better shape and will live years longer. NFL players are fools to play the game!

Anonymous :

Winslow is asking for it i mean how do you get traded more easily? You cause a rukus and then they dump you. Read between the lines, he wants out

 
 
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