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C-Mac
05-03-2005, 07:27 PM
KFFL
Clark Judge, of SportsLine.com, reports the Cleveland Browns are concerned injuries suffered by TE Kellen Winslow Jr. in his motorcycle accident may cost him the entire 2005 season. The primary problem, sources said, are potentially significant injuries to the right knee and right shoulder. The team cannot confirm the extent of the injuires until the swelling in the knee and shoulder subside. In addition, sources said the Browns believe Winslow may have suffered a punctured lung and an injury to his kidney, but neither of those injuries has the team overly concerned

the Talking Can
05-03-2005, 07:30 PM
way to go....

Coach
05-03-2005, 07:32 PM
I nominate Winslow as the "Dumbass of the century."

Phobia
05-03-2005, 07:34 PM
I'm pretty sure NFL contracts contain dangerous activities (skydiving, motorcycles, bungee) clauses. Especially with how anal the Browns are with their contracts.

I'd say Winslow's motorcycle ****up cost him some serious coinage.

DTLB58
05-03-2005, 07:37 PM
This guy was a loser in college with his words and actions off the field. Just another screw up of Butch Davis.

Coach
05-03-2005, 07:37 PM
I'm pretty sure NFL contracts contain dangerous activities (skydiving, motorcycles, bungee) clauses. Especially with how anal the Browns are with their contracts.

I'd say Winslow's motorcycle ****up cost him some serious coinage.

Glad you mentioned that. This is what I saw so far.

By JOE MILICIA, Associated Press Writer
May 3, 2005
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kellen Winslow Jr.'s use of a motorcycle might have violated standard NFL contract language that prohibits players from engaging in dangerous activities.

The Cleveland Browns could require Winslow, who lost millions last year because of a season-ending injury, to pay back a $4.4 million signing bonus he received in March.

The 21-year-old tight end sustained internal injuries and damage to his right shoulder and right knee in an accident that sent him flying over the handlebars of his newly purchased motorcycle.

Winslow was being treated at the Cleveland Clinic, where the team's medical staff was waiting for swelling in the shoulder and knee to subside. The team declined Tuesday to provide an update on his condition.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the standard NFL contract forbids players from taking part in any activity ``which may involve a significant risk of personal injury.''

It's another setback for the struggling Browns and Winslow, who entered the league last season with high expectations and a reputation as a hothead. His rookie season ended in disappointment when he broke his right leg during an onside kick in a Week 2 loss against Dallas.

With his leg still on the mend, Winslow purchased a sport bike last month and was learning how to ride it in a parking lot Sunday night when he hit a curb and was thrown off. He complained of chest pains after the crash.

Winslow held out last year before signing a $40 million contract -- a record for a tight end -- as the No. 6 pick in the draft.

Teams have the option of making contract language regarding dangerous activities more or less restrictive during negotiations with players, Aiello said. The Browns wouldn't release information about Winslow's contract.

There are a number of professional athletes who have violated contracts by getting hurt off the job.

In June 2003, Jay Williams of the Chicago Bulls crashed his recently bought motorcycle into a light pole, fracturing his pelvis, tearing knee ligaments and damaging nerves in his left leg. He hasn't played since.

The Bulls honored one year of Williams' contract even though he violated a standard clause, then waived him in February 2004 after reaching a settlement on the remaining two years. The buyout was reportedly worth about $3 million.

In 1994, Ron Gant was cut by the Atlanta Braves after he broke a leg in a motorcycle accident.

Aaron Boone was released by the New York Yankees before the 2004 season because he hurt a knee in a pickup basketball game.

Boone lost out on the majority of his $5.75 million, one-year contract because he violated language that prohibited basketball. He returned this season with the Cleveland Indians.

Winslow lost a $5.3 million bonus last season because of the leg injury that dealt a severe blow to Cleveland's offense, forcing the team to remove half its playbook.

New coach Romeo Crennel said in March that he has big plans for Winslow in the offense. The team envisions a passing game built around Winslow and rookie wide receiver Braylon Edwards.

Winslow, the son of Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow, dubbed himself ``The Chosen One'' back in college and, during his introductory news conference with the Browns, said he expects to exceed the accomplishments of his father.

Winslow's ego and his fiery personality have led to some bad decisions in the past.

Following a loss in his final season at the University of Miami, Winslow lashed out at officials in a profanity-laced tirade that ended with him referring to football as war and himself as a soldier. He later apologized.

He made no apologies last season for knocking a Cleveland teammate to the ground during a non-contact drill. Winslow remarked that the Browns should develop more attitude and play with greater intensity.

Nzoner
05-03-2005, 07:38 PM
I'm loving this as I've got a buddy who is a die hard Browns fan always talking crap on KC.

Stinger
05-03-2005, 07:42 PM
I'm loving this as I've got a buddy who is a die hard Browns fan always talking crap on KC.


Why? :huh: It is not like their draft picks or past several seasons are anything to write home about.


Besides I would think you would just have mention the name Rudd and he would storm off. Or that our LT had over a 20 yard per carry average against them.

C-Mac
05-03-2005, 07:44 PM
The only bummer is we may never know which team drafted the best tight end last year.

4th and Long
05-03-2005, 07:50 PM
Remember kids, you can't spell BROWNS without the word OWN. :D

Coach
05-03-2005, 07:51 PM
ROFL 4th and Long

eazyb81
05-03-2005, 07:52 PM
aww, poor guy.....I really feel bad for him.

He seems like such a great guy.

BIG_DADDY
05-03-2005, 07:53 PM
"With his leg still on the mend, Winslow purchased a sport bike last month and was learning how to ride it in a parking lot Sunday night when he hit a curb and was thrown off. He complained of chest pains after the crash. "

ROFL I still find this funny as hell I can't help it.

4th and Long
05-03-2005, 07:54 PM
ROFL 4th and Long
Someone should take away my Photoshop privileges. :D

Coach
05-03-2005, 07:55 PM
Someone should take away my Photoshop privileges. :D

Heh, naw, you're pretty darned good at Photoshopping. :p

Douche Baggins
05-03-2005, 08:07 PM
I feel extremely bad for Browns fans. They're like our little brothers. Poor bastards.

Nzoner
05-03-2005, 08:34 PM
Why? :huh: It is not like their draft picks or past several seasons are anything to write home about.


Besides I would think you would just have mention the name Rudd and he would storm off. Or that our LT had over a 20 yard per carry average against them.

This I know,but he loves to get his digs in at every opportunity and what's really crazy is his hate for the Chiefs is because of Scottenheimer.

As for the mentioning of Rudd,he was at the gameroom that day,the lone Browns fan among 20+ Chiefs fans,after KC won we were jumping around music blaring etc and he leaves without saying a word slamming my door on his way out.

Tuckdaddy
05-03-2005, 08:38 PM
Two years and he won't play a down. For the first two years of a number one draft picks carrer he must be the biggest bust in the history of football.

Cochise
05-03-2005, 08:51 PM
Motorcycle safety course - $200
Lost bonus - $4.4 million

Good call, Kellen.

Stinger
05-03-2005, 08:53 PM
This I know,but he loves to get his digs in at every opportunity and what's really crazy is his hate for the Chiefs is because of Scottenheimer.

As for the mentioning of Rudd,he was at the gameroom that day,the lone Browns fan among 20+ Chiefs fans,after KC won we were jumping around music blaring etc and he leaves without saying a word slamming my door on his way out.


ROFL ROFL

Would have loved to have seen the look on his face durring the last 8 seconds of that game.

milkman
05-03-2005, 08:59 PM
Motorcycle safety course - $200
Lost bonus - $4.4 million

Idiocy-priceless.

Demonpenz
05-03-2005, 11:08 PM
i'm a ****ing soldier!

Wallcrawler
05-03-2005, 11:12 PM
I saw on Total Access that in Kellen Winslow Jr's deal, there was a clause in there specifically mentioning motorcycling as one of the "hazardous activities" that Winslow agreed not to engage in while under contract to the Browns.

So that little ride he took definately is going to cost him some bigtime cash. What an idiot.

Brock
05-03-2005, 11:15 PM
Yet another wasted draft pick by Cleveland. They make Carl Peterson look like a damn genius.

Stinger
05-03-2005, 11:23 PM
On the bright side its only one more year till he becomes a Broncos. Three years as a Brown is the standard right?

Rausch
05-03-2005, 11:26 PM
He should get a purple heart...

Cochise
05-04-2005, 05:35 AM
On the bright side its only one more year till he becomes a Broncos. Three years as a Brown is the standard right?

ROFL Paging Tim Couch...

chagrin
05-04-2005, 06:51 AM
I submit again...

"It's war! They're out there to kill you, so I'm out there to kill them. We don't care about anybody but this U. They're going after my legs. I'm going to come right back at them. I'm a ... soldier!"

What a jackass

jspchief
05-04-2005, 07:01 AM
Am I a bad person for reveling in this news? Ah, screw it, I always new I was a bad person deep down anyway.

I hope his career is over. One of the rare occasions that karma caught up to one of these a-hole athletes.

Bwana
05-04-2005, 07:09 AM
Ouch!

JimNasium
05-04-2005, 07:11 AM
Kellen wins the Percy Snow award for advanced dumbassery.