Report: Pacman's neck injury is career threatening

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  1. Brando

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  2. BY1401

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    I'm no fan of Adam Jones, but I hate to hear about guys getting these serious injuries.
     
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  3. Brando

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    Exactly. I don't wish injuries like this on anyone even though Pacman is a POS.
     
  4. TexanSam

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    Damn...

    Michael Irvin comes to mind when something like this comes up
     
  5. Showtime100

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    I'll chime my agreement here. It sucks to hear. I'm not making fun when I say I hope he saved some of that money.
     
  6. Sal Rosenberg

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    Terrible News.
     
  7. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    I do to (hate to hear about serious injuries) but we need to keep this in perspective. That giant case of the dumbass that he's walking around with is just as "career threatening" as any neck injury. If the guy can't play anymore he's earned a small mountain of money and if he has somehow managed to blow all that money in this short a period of time then he is certainly qualified for a job in either the food services or janitorial industries.

    He'll be just fine.
     
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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Meh, it could've been avoided if Goodell stuck with his policy. Jones should've already been banned from the League.

    If it is career ending I sincerely hope he treats it as a wake up call and rights his life.
     
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    I certainly wish no ill will on anyone, but it really does make you wonder about that little beyotch named Karma.
     
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    I know how it sounds, but I think his career was already threatened. If he recovers, I don't see him having a long career.
     
  11. powerfuldragon

    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    yup... now he's not only a legal liability, he'll also be the focus of durability concerns.
     
  12. Ckw

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    Terrible news, and I would never wish this kind of thing on anyone.

    But, what goes around comes around...
     
  13. ESAD2-14

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    Does the NFL not have some form of disability for it's players that get career ending injuries "in the line of duty" so to speak? Would only figure a unionized entity would have that.
     
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    Somewhere in Las Vegas there is a guy that is paralyzed directly because of "Pacman", just because he went to work to support his family.......I don't give a crap what happens to Mr. Jones. With other players...yeah it's sad, with "Pacman" I don't care.
     
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    To keep the anti-union perspective in line on this, keep in mind the NFL has an anti-trust exemption as well. Basically, there are two entities negotiating here.
     
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    Destined to fail.
     
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    The most they've ever given out is around $14,000 I think. They really don't care about players no longer in the game if there's no profit. The players have been fighting the league over it for years and some guys give up their paychecks to support retired players and their families who are disabled in some way.
     
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    karmaaa is a biattcchhh isnt it pac-man
     
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    What I really find strange about NFL players knowing career ending injuries not being provided adequate league compensation, is that even though it may cost more than for the average person, players could take from some of their millions (or even hundred of thousands) enough to pay for their own disability insurance.

    Such disability policies are available to all NFL players. In fact, there are even disability policies that college draft prospects can individually purchase covering them up to the time of NFL contract.
     
  20. Hookem Horns

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    They just reported on the news here in Austin that his injury is not career threatening however he could miss the rest of the seaon.
     

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