Chad Pennington and a warning about those lockout workouts

Pick up basketball. If I were a professional athlete, other than an NBA player, I would just as soon take my chances with baggy pants in an uptight suburban shopping mall. At least the latter isn't a potential career ender, unless it exposes some unpaid bills. Former Dolphins QB Chad Pennington, a free agent, tore his ACL playing America's deadliest game, likely ending his career. More importantly, the incident serves as an ominous reminder of the risk to players working out (or recreating too, I guess) during the offseason...players like St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford who has promised to workout with his wide receivers during the lockout. 

Players injured while working out on their own can be placed on the non-football injury list when and if the NFL and players get the lockout lifted. Under those circumstances players would forfeit their 2011 salaries. Teams aren't liable for those injuries either. 

Those workouts aren't as innocuous as they seem. Another big risk of an extended lockout. 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker