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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. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Heres the point. It doesnt matter what you think he's infringing upon. Because his business isnt suffering. Jerry sees a bigger picture than just a game. He's there to provide entertainment. And he does. He gives us the Dallas Cowboys. At the end of the day its just a game. And at the end of his life he can say he's never put a game over the health of a player. He wont have that over his conscience.

    When Michael Irvin looked like he was seriously hurt after that game Jerry looked destroyed. Interviews the guy was genuinely destroyed.
  2. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Oh, he's come on here to bash his critics a few times lately, you've just missed it. I suspect some inboxes got a good workout.
  3. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    great post Alexander

    the other negative effect it has, which is even more devastating to the performance of an NFL team, is that it undermines the HC who should be the real leader

    JJ has done this consistently to the detriment of team performance
  4. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    One of the things I love about Jerry.
  5. crazyfool

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    I hope Alonzo is doing better these days and has his condition under control. I always was rooting for him, especially since I suffer from a similar disorder.
  6. mrmojo

    mrmojo Well-Known Member

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    I believe he got all of prison in June 2012 after pleading no contest to eluding officers in 2008. I do not know what his status is now.
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  7. cannonball44

    cannonball44 Stephen Peterman's Campaign Manager

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    Larry Larry Allen is a FORMER player. get over it.
  8. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I rember a few yrs back, we had another very talented player on the defesive line who had a few issues......cannot remember the name........believe it started with a "G" or maybe played at Michigan State.......?????
  9. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Ref below--thank you GOOGLE

    After being drafted, he signed a five year, $5.3 million contract on August 1, 1999 but walked out of training camp the next day and never returned, saying he could not resolve the conflict between playing football and serving his Christian faith. The Vikings released him later that month. Underwood would later change his mind and decided to return to the NFL. He was claimed on waivers by the Miami Dolphins after 23 teams passed on him, but showed a lack of focus towards football. Multiple times during team meetings, Underwood was found not taking notes, but instead writing about the apocalypse. He only played one preseason game for the Dolphins before getting injured.
    In September 1999, Underwood was arrested by police for failure to pay child support.[1] Within 24 hours, he attempted to commit suicide by slashing his own neck with a cutlass before repeatedly yelling "I'm not worthy of God".[2] According to his mother, an ordained minister, his behavior had been influenced by attending the Immanuel's Temple Community Church in Lansing, Michigan, which she describes as a "cult that's posing as a church." The church's pastor stated that neither he nor his wife had ever counseled Underwood and that no one in the church told Underwood to leave football.
    Underwood's mother later retreated from her comments and issued her own statement: "We should both be on the same accord, rather than creating conflict caused by misrepresentation."[3]
    Underwood later spent two months in protective care and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After he escaped from a psychiatric care facility, he was released from the Dolphins in December 1999. He later signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys. During the 2000-2001 seasons, Underwood had 21 tackles and four sacks in 19 games. In January 2001, he tried to kill himself for the second time by running into traffic twice on a busy suburban highway. The Cowboys released him later that month.
  10. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    I read this from Broaddus last week. I think the Allen thing was a low rent issue to make public. It's no ones business other than Allen's if he had a painkiller addiction. It's bad form to make that public.
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  11. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Having an owner who treats players like family is great, and admirable (though Jimmy Smith may disagree about that).

    Having a GM who treats players like family is terrible for the on-field product, and not the way to run a football operation.

    When you have a team where the owner and the GM are the same, and treats players in this manner, you have the Dallas Cowboys for the last 20 years.
  12. Staubacher

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    Mr. Broaddus owes some personal and public apologies. He is using his prior "insider" knowledge to insult and taint the reputations of Dez Bryant and Larry Allen. That stuff should stay on the inside and he should know that.

    Scouts know a lot of very personal and private things about players and teams, but generally you don't hear specific scouts saying specific things about specific players, so I'm assuming there is a professional unwritten code about such things.

    Dez has heard about it and was not happy to have to defend himself publicly. He has been doing really well on and off the field, so for Broaddus to bring that past stuff up was VERY out of line and hurtful no doubt. Please Mr. Broaddus if you read this - man up and give Dez a call and an apology. I'm sure you meant well but it was unnecessary to say what you did. Also Mr. Allen did not deserve to have his dirty laundry aired.

    I have always respected Bryan and value his Cowboys input on the players on-field performances. But this was tabloid stuff and beneath him or his profession.
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  13. Iago33

    Iago33 Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't agree more.
  14. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    I used to workout in same gym as Spellman. Freakish size - he would just stare in mirror at himself never saying word to anyone else. You would probably need more than tranquiler to take him down.
  15. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure Jerry uses it on himself right before every interview,,, :cool:
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