Draft Countdown Forums

Draft Countdown Forums (http://www.draftcountdown.com/forum/index.php)
-   Pro Football (http://www.draftcountdown.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=44)
-   -   Former LB dead (http://www.draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7252)

portermvp84 04-20-2007 09:36 AM

Former LB dead
 
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/10138114

Sad news R.I.P.

FloridaFootball 04-20-2007 09:52 AM

Rest in peace.

neko4 04-20-2007 10:53 AM

These has been a sad year for sports related deaths. And the V Tech incident doesnt help

bigbluedefense 04-20-2007 11:55 AM

The NFL seriously needs to do a better job taking care of its older players. That is very disrespectful on their part turning the other cheek to the guys who laid the foundation for this league.

BigDawg819 04-20-2007 11:59 AM

With the quality of care that the older players receive from the NFL its shocking that more and more of these stories are not front page news. The NFL has no respect for the older players, it seems that all they care about is making money. This is truly a "what have you done for me lately league" because the older players are long forgotten for their contributions in making the league what it is today. Its disrespectful and atrocious and quite frankly makes me sick.

LionSmack 04-20-2007 12:46 PM

This guy seriously was the man in college football. The Spartans were a legitimate powerhouse program in the 60's, and he was probably their best-ever player.

RaiderNation 04-20-2007 01:05 PM

R.I.P.(10)

Jughead10 04-20-2007 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbluedefense (Post 324485)
The NFL seriously needs to do a better job taking care of its older players. That is very disrespectful on their part turning the other cheek to the guys who laid the foundation for this league.

Amen. Gene Upshaw is really a coward and shows no backbone when going head to head with the commisioner, but he sure is tough with the former players who need help. Even players he played with and against.

T-RICH49 04-20-2007 01:34 PM

R.I.P :( :(

TitleTown088 04-20-2007 01:35 PM

I'm surprised NFL.com would put that on their wesbite...

Stash 04-20-2007 01:45 PM

Damn, when I hear about all the physical problems he had it makes me wonder why anyone wants to play pro football for very long.

BigDawg819 04-20-2007 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stash (Post 324720)
Damn, when I hear about all the physical problems he had it makes me wonder why anyone wants to play pro football for very long.

These things won't happen to current players. Its a travesty that older players who made the NFL what it is today are treated like cast offs. Gene Upshaw should be brought up on charges for this indecency.

Ravens1991 04-20-2007 01:48 PM

RIP my thoughts and prayers are with his family.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.