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Old 05-21-2014, 06:11 AM
 
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I watched Jim McMahon during his career (even read his autobiography). The guy has always been anti-establishment - anti-NFL management. Now he's crawling back to them to complain that they didn't take care of him during his NFL career? He took every opportunity during his career to thumb his nose at the NFL. Can't feel sorry for him.
Never read his autobiography, but I always kind of liked McMahon. Although I've never understood why someone would be part of something they're not in agreement with. Money, I guess. Well, we'll see where this goes. If they really do have a case, it'll probably settle.
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Ian Beckels, former Bucs OL and now on radio, used to talk about how he demanded the trainers give him toradol shots (toradol is a NSAID like motrin, but injectable)....he'd go to the head coach Ray Rhodes when the trainer refused to give him the shot - and Rhodes would override the trainer's recommendation. The player has to take responsibility for what he allowed to go into his body. They are adults - they weren't held down against their will and administered medications. They were aware of the potential and inherent risks involved with being a football player - now they've got their hands out for the money grab.
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:42 AM
 
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Ian Beckels, former Bucs OL and now on radio, used to talk about how he demanded the trainers give him toradol shots (toradol is a NSAID like motrin, but injectable)....he'd go to the head coach Ray Rhodes when the trainer refused to give him the shot - and Rhodes would override the trainer's recommendation. The player has to take responsibility for what he allowed to go into his body. They are adults - they weren't held down against their will and administered medications. They were aware of the potential and inherent risks involved with being a football player - now they've got their hands out for the money grab.
My point was, if they knew what the risk was, that's one thing. But to not be informed that there is a broken neck or other bone, for example, and told that there is a "little sprain, here, take this you'll feel better", that's another matter entirely.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:21 AM
 
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My point was, if they knew what the risk was, that's one thing. But to not be informed that there is a broken neck or other bone, for example, and told that there is a "little sprain, here, take this you'll feel better", that's another matter entirely.
I thought the team doctor does not work for the team, or there is a doctor that works for the NFL or the players union on staff.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:00 AM
 
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I thought the team doctor does not work for the team, or there is a doctor that works for the NFL or the players union on staff.
I don't know. I guess I'll have to delve into the suit to find out how that's done. I guess what it comes down to is the old question "What did they know and when did they know it?"
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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Team doctors USED to work for the team... this is no longer the case once concussions came to light.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:29 AM
 
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Team doctors USED to work for the team... this is no longer the case once concussions came to light.
Interesting, thanks for posting this. I guess it's all outsourced now. Maybe they should just limit the function to having emergency personnel on standby at the practices and games, and let the players see their own doctors.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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something tells me that these millionaire athletes lived high on the hog and didn't manage their money correctly - ran out of money- and are looking for NFL owners to give them some more
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:38 PM
 
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something tells me that these millionaire athletes lived high on the hog and didn't manage their money correctly - ran out of money- and are looking for NFL owners to give them some more
If so, that's a pretty heavy roll of the dice. I just wonder if the lawyers for the players are working on contingency. If so, it's probably a good case. If not, well...
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Hate to change the subject, but I do think the Bucs are having cheerleader tryouts for any posters here interested.

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