Winslow out for the year
Each time I read another story about Browns' tight-end Kellen Winslow Jr. , I find myself further amazed and less sympathetic. Today's story in the AP confirms that Winslow will miss the entire 2005 season. It further sheds light on his motorcycle accident, revealing that he admitted to "attempting stunts" before crashing into a parking lot curb at 35 mph. Huh?
Is this guy an idiot? I don't think he should have been riding a bike at all, considering he was still recovering from a broken leg last season (he only caught 5 passes before getting injured). But I might have had an ounce of sympathy for him if it was a real accident. But not stunts!
Then he goes on to make idiotic comments like this one: "I'm grown. I still have to live my life," Winslow told the newspaper. "I did know the circumstances behind it, but I'm still learning. I'm young. You think you're invincible. You think nothing's going to happen to you. It was a mistake."
Someone really needs to coach this guy on talking to the media. In the first sentence he says 'I'm grown'. But in the third sentence he says 'I'm young'. Which is it? And who cares? The fact is you get paid a lot of money to take care of your body. You have a clause in your contract that says as much. I hope they take away is $4.4 million bonus. He certainly doesn't deserve it.