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Mr. Laz
07-15-2010, 06:09 PM
Former Chiefs Safety Mike Brown Gets Illinois Workers' Comp From Bears For Injuries

http://cdn0.sbnation.com/profile_images/240996/headshot_tiny.jpg by Joel Thorman (http://www.sbnation.com/users/Joel%20Thorman) on Jul 15, 2010 10:21 AM PDT (http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2010/7/15/1571339/former-chiefs-safety-mike-brown) in 2010 Kansas City Chiefs Season (http://www.arrowheadpride.com/section/2010-campaign)

http://cdn1.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/476237/56791_broncos_chiefs_football.jpg (http://www.arrowheadpride.com/photos/former-chiefs-safety-mike-brown) More photos (http://www.arrowheadpride.com/photos/former-chiefs-safety-mike-brown) Charlie Riedel - AP

The Chiefs signed Mike Brown (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/3073/Mike_Brown) last offseason despite his serious injury history. Brown hadn't played a full season since 2003 because of various injuries. But, because he was a coach-on-the-field type, the Chiefs hired him.

Somewhat surprisingly, he played in and started all 16 games last year.
However, those injuries with the Bears (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/CHI) (which I have detailed after the jump) caused him to receive some money for Illinois workers' compensation (http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/07/record-injury-settlement-for-ex-bears-te-reid.html), according to Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune. In addition, former Bears All-Pro safety Mike Brown, who led the Kansas City Chiefs (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/KAN) in tackles last season, was awarded $140,000 after suffering leg and foot injuries while playing for the Bears.
"Brown would have received more money if he weren't still playing well for Kansas City," said Gordon, of Gordon Rappold & Miller, LLC law offices in Chicago.
By "playing well", I think he means starting all 16 games. If he had played well, the Chiefs likely would have resigned him.
Brown has a lengthy injury history. Here's a rundown of his injuries and games missed since 2002:
http://cdn1.sbnation.com/images/blog/star-divide.v5547.jpg


2002: offseason hand injury
2004: achilles injury (14 games)
2005: calf injury (4 games)
2006: Lisfranc fracture (10 games)
2007: knee injury (15 games)
2008: calf injury (1 game)

In May of 2008, the Bears reportedly restructured Brown's contract (http://blogs.suntimes.com/bears/2008/05/bears_restructure_mike_browns.html) to protect themselves in case he was injured again. It's not clear how that contract factored into it (if at all).

http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2010/7/15/1571339/former-chiefs-safety-mike-brown

Mike Brown
07-15-2010, 06:34 PM
Oh yeah. I am doing very well. I am glad that at least some of you care enough to stay current on all things that are Mike Brown. I am just checking in to let you know how CP's favorite player is doing. Berry will never replace me and the Chiefs are fools to make such an attempt. How can you replace Mike "Touchdown" Brown? Oh yeah, you can't. I think I will sign with the Broncos and burn Knowmo's house down. But he will blow me first, because I deserve it. Peace out, bitches. Cinderella was right, you don't know what ya got until its gone.