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Broaddus: When 'Boys cut Alonzo Spellman, there was a tranquilizer gun in position to protect Jerry

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    By SPORTSDAYDFW.COM

    Published: 29 June 2013 12:09 PM

    Updated: 29 June 2013 03:29 PM

    Ex-scout Bryan Broaddus joined G-Bag Nation on 105.3 FM The Fan last week. Here are some highlights.

    On if he ever told a GM to take a player off the board because he thought he might murder someone:

    “No. There is guys that you talk about that have character issues. But would you profile a guy as a murderer? 13 years I’ve sat in draft rooms, and I’ve never had a scout say you know what Bryan, this guy is a murderer, a potential murderer. I’ll tell you what though, we’ve been scared. You remember a guy named Alonzo Spellman? Bi-polar, right? When we cut him, Jerry (Jones) had a guard waiting outside the door because he was worried about him coming over the desk after him, either that or a tranquilizer gun. We had something in position. He was an outstanding football player but you had to worry about him.”

    On the Josh Brent situation:

    “Jerry (Jones) has always been a let’s see how the legal process plays out. I go back to Jerry Brown’s mom. If you didn’t have that angle, Jerry Jones to me and there is a lot of things people don’t know about Jerry Jones that I do know. Larry Allen had a pain drug addiction, and Jerry Jones got his family together and got him help. Jerry Jones has always tried to help the player. Whoever that may be, he tried to help. I think that’s the approach with Josh Brent. He’s just like let’s see what happens.

    Read the rest: http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/da...er-gun-in-position-to-protect-jerry-jones.ece
  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    That is a pretty wild story. Glad they did not have to use it.
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  3. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    Not surprised about Spellman, guy was a total nut bag.

    Very surprised about Allen though, had no idea he struggled with opiate addiction - guess it can get everyone, especially a pro athlete who gets fed them for 15+ years.
  4. Iago33

    Iago33 Well-Known Member

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    I know Broaddus reads this site, but I thought it was classless to bring up these details. Sometimes it's better to know and not share.
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  5. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    First time I have heard it as well. That also was not really a smart thing for Broaddus to disclose with Allen going in the Hall of Fame in a few months. I am sure Allen does not appreciate it.
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  6. Iago33

    Iago33 Well-Known Member

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    On the contrary, if you want to get your name circulated, what better time to air dirty laundry than just before he goes into the HOF. My estimation of Broaddus went down, but his national profile just went up.
  7. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    Yeah, Larry Allen is about the last human being on earth I would ever want to piss off. Ask Jose Cortez.

    Can't believe BB used to be a pro scout, I get better insight from the guys on here that do it in their free time.
  8. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    A year ago he would've responded to our criticism on here, then he realized it wasn't a good look arguing with forum go'ers over his opinions.
  9. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    He still posts here occasionally, but I believe he's on "vacay" of sorts. He doesn't actively post on twitter or anything since the end of the minicamp.

    I actually don't have an issue with Broaddus. I think he provides some good info that's different from the other DFW media.

    My issue with the blurb re: Larry Allen is not that it comes out before the HOF, but that it came out, at all. Isn't that a violation of his privacy of some kind? A HiPPA issue potentially? I don't know. Just wondering.
  10. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Big fan of Brian Broaddus. He provides the best insight on the Cowboys by a mile.

    But that was unnecessary about Larry Allen five years after the fact. I'm disappointed in Broaddus for bringing that up now.
  11. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, don't know about that. I think if you are on the inside like Broaddus you likely have seen 100s of players addicted to pain medication. Probably not as huge within the league as it is to the public
  12. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    I agree, but this story will grow national legs. Not the time, a month before Allen is inducted.
  13. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    If Broaddus can be a scout in this league, so can every joe schmoe...
  14. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I hadn't thought about it, but it's got to be a little bit stressful letting go of one of these big angry guys. Spellman is a good example (I feel bad for the guy). The other was that DE in MIN (Underwood?) who stuck a fork in his own neck and wandered around in traffic for a day or so. How do you tell a guy like that he's done? Yeah, with a couple body guards in the room.
  15. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Tragic thing is, both Underwood and Spellman were both on the 2000 Dallas Cowboys roster at the same time.
  16. pgreptom

    pgreptom Well-Known Member

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    It was news to me, though. Kind of makes me open my eyes. He needs to remember not everyone is in.. and he kind of defecated on Bryant and Allen the same day, no? Maybe I just have a personal distaste for Broaddus.
  17. AbeBeta

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    Doubt that -- an offensive lineman had a pain killer addiction 10+ years ago. That's sort of a snoozer nationally.
  18. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Underwood had no business being in the league. He had schizophrenia. His college coaches were telling NFL folks that he was mentally unstable.
  19. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    This is what i love about Jerry. He treats his players like family. Alot of people say Jerry is all about the money. Jerry is loyal to his players and coaches. Guy gets a bad rep because of what his players do and dont do. I'd rather have a GM who thinks about his players well-being before the business side in winning a game.

    In sports you always hear players after their playing days talk about their owner used them and threw them out when they werent needed. You have never heard that about Jerry.
  20. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    You and I differ drastically on this topic. That is one of Jerry Jones' fatal flaws as far as I am concerned. You have to look at it as a business at some point when ultimately that is what it is.

    It is one thing to have compassion, but you cannot allow it to infringe on the professional side.

    Tom Landry was an extremely compassionate man, but you still saw the business side react swiftly when it became clear there was the need to. You can point to a number of players, Thomas Henderson is a great example, where despite wanting to "help" them, they got shipped out when the behavior was a detriment.

    Jerry Jones is very similar to Al Davis in philosophy, where he also treated the players "like family", but eventually that strategy can be misinterpreted and can even become enabling in some cases.
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