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Turns out, Bettis is admitting in his book that he faked an injury to avoid being cut from the team in 2000. The Associated Press says teams can’t cut a player because of an injury unless they reach a settlement. They say Bettis was worried the offensive coordinator liked Richard Huntley better back then and were planning on putting in Huntley as the starter.
“The Bus.” That sneaky little devil.
So, he lied, but, apparently, his deception was good for the team. He reportedly ran for over 1,300 yards that year. The funny thing is, Huntley was also hurt that year. So how could a man with a real hamstring injury be favored over a man with a fake knee injury?
I tell you, people in the world of sports are becoming a bizarre folk.
"The Bus" is faking injuries. Referees are betting on games they officiate over. Oh, and Michael Vick? Don’t get me started on Michael Vick.
I enjoyed a recent round table discussion about Michael Vick and how some players were worried that he would name them as participants in his dog-fighting operation. The commentators said he wouldn’t do that because Vick is a stand-up, loyal guy. Didn’t he kill dogs with his bare hands?!
Maybe I’m just jealous of their pay, and that’s why I’m speaking out. Yep. I’m pretty sure I’m jealous of their pay.