Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > Football Talk > The National Football League
Home Forums Register FAQDonate Automatic Monthly Contribution Members List Mark Forums Read


The National Football League League News & Current Events

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-26-2005   #1
disaacks3
Site Contributor
 
disaacks3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Spring, TX
Section: 116 - Row M
Age: 45
Posts: 10,459
Rep Power: 120726 disaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Browns' Winslow: 'I humbly apologize'

Browns' Winslow: 'I humbly apologize'

From Yahoo Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kellen Winslow Jr. apologized to Browns fans on Thursday for his reckless use of a motorcycle and confirmed that he will miss the upcoming season because of injuries sustained in the crash.

Winslow tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and suffered unspecified internal injuries on May 1 when he wrecked his high-powered motorcycle while attempting tricks in a secluded parking lot near his home.

For the first time since the crash, Winslow confirmed that he will miss his second season as a pro and acknowledged that it was a mistake to take up motorcycle riding.

``To those members of the Cleveland Browns family who I have disappointed by my decision to ride a motorcycle, I humbly apologize,'' Winslow said in the statement. ``In hindsight it was unwise to attempt to learn to ride a motorcycle without a professional instructor in a controlled environment.

``While many of you are disappointed that I will not be on the field with my teammates for this upcoming season, no one is more disappointed in this fact than me.''

Winslow did not indicate if he will seek a second medical opinion on his knee. Last week, two sources within the league told The Associated Press that Winslow tore his ACL in the accident.

Winslow, who spent nine days at the Cleveland Clinic recovering from injuries in the crash, has been working out at the Browns' training facility in Berea. He has taken part in the team's 11-day passing camp, learning the new playbook and system being installed by Browns first-year coach Romeo Crennel.

Because he broke a dangerous activities clause in his contract, the Browns may try to recoup a portion of the $5.05 million in bonuses he has received since signing a six-year, $40 million contract last season.

The club may restructure Winslow's contract to allow him to make back some of the money he may have to return.

Winslow bought the motorcycle on April 9. Westlake Police obtained a surveillance tape that showed him performing ``wheelies'' on the bike before hitting a curb at 35 mph and flying over the handlebars.

He was charged with disregarding safety, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum fine of $150.

Winslow, a star at the University of Miami, was the sixth overall pick in the 2004 draft. The Browns traded a second-round pick to move up one spot to select the son of Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow Sr.

The club was counting on him to improve their offense last season, but he broke his right leg in Week 2 at Dallas and missed Cleveland's last 14 games.

He was still recovering from two operations on his leg at the time of his motorcycle accident.
disaacks3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005   #2
houstongrl
Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Age: 34
Posts: 35
Rep Power: 0 houstongrl is ridin' the pine
Default

that just cracks me up! it's kinda sad too though, but he did it to himself. I kinda don't feel sorry for him...
houstongrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005   #3
YodAa
All Pro
 
YodAa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Houston,TX
Age: 24
Posts: 915
Rep Power: 10 YodAa is ridin' the pine
Send a message via AIM to YodAa
Default

Well at least he apologized which was the right thing to do. KW JR missing this whole season gives the Browns an even bigger chance at landing Matt Lineart next year.
__________________
Bucs Super Bowl XLI Champs
YodAa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005   #4
OzzO
.. and then?
 
OzzO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: northside
Posts: 6,768
Rep Power: 36225 OzzO is a quality contributor and well respectedOzzO is a quality contributor and well respectedOzzO is a quality contributor and well respectedOzzO is a quality contributor and well respectedOzzO is a quality contributor and well respectedOzzO is a quality contributor and well respectedOzzO is a quality contributor and well respectedOzzO is a quality contributor and well respectedOzzO is a quality contributor and well respectedOzzO is a quality contributor and well respectedOzzO is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via Yahoo to OzzO
Default

Wait... he said he should have been learning to ride tha bike with an instructor in a controlled enviroment.... but yet, he was seen doing wheelies?

Wow, he learns fast.
OzzO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005   #5
Hervoyel
The Right Track
 
Hervoyel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Age: 49
Posts: 14,717
Rep Power: 249442 Hervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

I wonder how this apology came about. By that I mean that I wonder whether it was his father or his agent who made him do it. I've seen nothing in Kellen Winslow Jr to make me believe he genuinely feels sorry for his choice or understands why he should.

I could be wrong though. Maybe he's learned something through all of this.
__________________
A wise man once said "The ball just didnt bounce our way this game and yet we still only lost by 13." - EllisUnit
Hervoyel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005   #6
texasguy346
Mod Squad
 
texasguy346's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Deer Park, TX
Age: 31
Posts: 7,093
Rep Power: 3792 texasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via Yahoo to texasguy346
Default

Wonder if the Browns deciding to seek repayment of 2 to 3 million dollars of his contract spurred this apology on.

link
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwallaia View Post
God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
texasguy346 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005   #7
F-minus67
Hall of Fame
 
F-minus67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Middletown,CT
Age: 27
Posts: 1,070
Rep Power: 12 F-minus67 is ridin' the pine
Default

I wonder how well his apology will hold up when the browns go 4-12?
__________________
"Democracy is not for the people." - Judge Dredd
F-minus67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
Old 05-26-2005   #8
ledzeppelin229
Hall of Fame
 
ledzeppelin229's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Spring / San Marcos, TX
Age: 29
Posts: 6,829
Rep Power: 712 ledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via AIM to ledzeppelin229
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hervoyel
I wonder how this apology came about. By that I mean that I wonder whether it was his father or his agent who made him do it. I've seen nothing in Kellen Winslow Jr to make me believe he genuinely feels sorry for his choice or understands why he should.

I could be wrong though. Maybe he's learned something through all of this.
I think when he made the soldier comment it was his father that advised him to publicly apologize, so I agree with you that this situation would not be any different.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thorn
godzmn young fomkss are slow. they can all kissmy ass.

ledzeppelin229 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005   #9
Youngstown Colt
All Pro
 
Youngstown Colt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Age: 30
Posts: 997
Rep Power: 10 Youngstown Colt is ridin' the pine
Default

Yeah, because he's incapable of feeling bad for what he did.

It IS possible for someone to mature, give the kid a chance.
__________________
"If you're flammable and have legs you are never blocking a fire exit." - Mitch
Youngstown Colt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005   #10
ledzeppelin229
Hall of Fame
 
ledzeppelin229's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Spring / San Marcos, TX
Age: 29
Posts: 6,829
Rep Power: 712 ledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respectedledzeppelin229 is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via AIM to ledzeppelin229
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Youngstown Colt
Yeah, because he's incapable of feeling bad for what he did.

It IS possible for someone to mature, give the kid a chance.
I would feel bad too about doing something stupid that also lost me millions of dollars.

He very well could have matured and sincerely regret his actions, and will be completely focused on football from here on out. Hopefully he's not too late.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thorn
godzmn young fomkss are slow. they can all kissmy ass.

ledzeppelin229 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005   #11
F-minus67
Hall of Fame
 
F-minus67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Middletown,CT
Age: 27
Posts: 1,070
Rep Power: 12 F-minus67 is ridin' the pine
Default

Can anyone else think of a player who has gone on to a great or hall of fame career after missing their first two years of their career?
__________________
"Democracy is not for the people." - Judge Dredd
F-minus67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005   #12
YodAa
All Pro
 
YodAa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Houston,TX
Age: 24
Posts: 915
Rep Power: 10 YodAa is ridin' the pine
Send a message via AIM to YodAa
Default

OMG this is so typical if the guy hadn't apologized by their 1st lost then you would be saying "The least he could do would be apologize" but sinde he did the obvious response was "He doesn't even mean it" Sometimes no matter what you do you still lose.
__________________
Bucs Super Bowl XLI Champs
YodAa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2005   #13
edo783
Site Contributor
 
edo783's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Houston, again.
Posts: 7,706
Rep Power: 4641 edo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Nothing but a PR move, IMO. This kid has shown nothing but arrogance and disdain for anyone but himself, so I doubt this is real.
__________________


De Oppresso Liber
edo783 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2005   #14
disaacks3
Site Contributor
 
disaacks3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Spring, TX
Section: 116 - Row M
Age: 45
Posts: 10,459
Rep Power: 120726 disaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YodAa
OMG this is so typical if the guy hadn't apologized by their 1st lost then you would be saying "The least he could do would be apologize" but sinde he did the obvious response was "He doesn't even mean it" Sometimes no matter what you do you still lose.
What part is "typical"?
The part about an overpaid, spoiled, arrogant athlete apologizing only AFTER:
A. Him violating the terms of his multimillion $$$ contract?
B. While rehabbing from an earlier on-field injury - getting injured while doing "stunts"?
C. Having the team threaten to force him to repay some of his bonus $$$?
D. After realizing that his entire second season is shot because of his stupidity (and violation of his contract), that the team is pretty angry and will probably ask for some $$$ back, a week after the rest of the world is made aware through "sources" that he's done for the year w/ a torn ACL (the team couldn't make any announcement due to the "Winslow family policy"
), he decides to step forward and apologize in hopes of saving a little face and a lotta $$$.


My vote is for "D".

..or were you referring to the "average" fan who's tired of these prima donnas thinking they're above the law & above consequence because they can play a game...because the public has fed their Egos for so long they believe the hype themselves?
disaacks3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > Football Talk > The National Football League
Home Forums Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger