Monday, October 08, 2007

Might as Well Keep the Train Going

Having already ripped the NFL is multiple posts, why not continue?

Fragile, oft-injured quaterback Trent Green of the Dolphins sufferred a concussion today. What's sad is, that statement requires no backup. It's commonplace.

What's not commonplace is that the man who gave him the concussion, Houston Texan Travis Johnson, stood over the motionless Green and taunted him. That's right. Taunted a man about to be carried off the field in a stretcher. Apparently Mr. Johnson felt that Green had it in for him -- the play was a botched reverse, and Green went low trying to get a block.

Johnson had this to say:

"The bottom line is, it was a malicious hit. It was uncalled for,'' Johnson said. "He's like the scarecrow. He wants to get courage while I wasn't looking, and hit me in my knee instead of trying to hit me in my head. God don't like ugly, you know what I mean?

"My knee ain't never hurt like it hurt today,'' Johnson said. "If you want to hit me, hit me in my head, hit me in my chest, don't hit me in my knee. I'm trying to eat just like everybody else. So, to hit me like that, that showed me what type of man he was.''

Yes, you read that right. When Travis Johnson says, "it was a malicious hit," he wasn't talking about the fact that HE GAVE ANOTHER MAN A CONCUSSION AND THEN TAUNTED HIM FOR IT. No, rather, the malice involved was on Green's part for a sorry attempt at a cut-block.

Yuck.

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