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Great Bettis admission -- faking injury to stay employed

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    From his upcoming book:

    I doubt he's the first one to ever do this.

  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Smart dude, that Jerome Bettis.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Good for him.
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Why admit the fraud? Has the statute of limitations passed on the Steelers suing him?
  5. I was surprised/disappointed in his belief that management ran Kordell Stewart out of town.
    It was interesting and surprising.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I have a feeling they're OK with it.
  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Yeah, because keeping him worked out so badly for the Steelers. ::)
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Did y'all read the part of the story that said, factually, he was full of shit since the only guy who could have beatgen him out was injured himself.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    It's not in that article.
  10. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    A former NFL kicker once told me that guys who are pretty sure they are about to get cut in training camp will actually try to get injured so the team can't dump them. If they see a lineman toppling over they'll stick a leg out to try to rip something in the knee. The team either has to keep them or - far more likely - reach an injury settlement.
  11. There's yet another reason I'll never be a professional athlete. I don't think I could convince my body to get into a situation with the intent of tearing up my knee.
  12. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Hmmm ... it was in the story I read on the Trib's Web site.
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