Staph Infection Sidelines Winslow Again...For A Different Reason
Why I Hate Phil Savage
Clevelend Browns General Manager Phil Savage has suspended Kellen Winslow for comments he made regarding his recent staph infection and the teams handling of the situation.
Following Clevelands loss to the Redskins, Winslow told reporters that the "undisclosed" illness that sidelined him the previous week was staph infection, his second case since being drafted by the Browns five years ago. Winslow is the sixth Browns player to have a staph infection since 2005, well above the norm.
Winslow claims that the team claimed it was his choice to keep the illness secret when in reality it was the organizations choice.
Considering the Browns facilities seem to be a hot bed for staph infection, I'm inclined to agree with Winslow.
"Nobody knew that I had staph on the team because the Browns didn't want it to get out,'' Winslow said. "But it's my teammates' right to know what's going on at the facility to protect them. Their safety is at risk, too, and I didn't agree with the Cleveland Browns, because they are protecting the organization and not the players."
This insane verbal rampage was so destructive to the Browns organization that it apparently deserved a one game suspension without pay.
"The Browns are bigger than one person, bigger than [owner] Randy Lerner, bigger than [coach] Romeo Crennel, bigger than me and bigger than any player on this team," Savage said during his weekly appearance on WTAM radio. "We couldn't and won't allow one person to tear down the organization, so we had to do something."
I'm sorry. "Tear down the organization?" That sounds like the Sarah Palin school of thought that if you criticize anything America does you somehow are trying to destroy the union.
Phil, there is, without a doubt, something totally messed up about your facilities that it's infected six players, including another star in Braylon Edwards, with staph infection. Do you know how many times a player on my high school team contracted a staph infection in our diry facilities? Somewhere around zero.
By protecting his teamates Winslow is actually helping the organization, because the most important part of the organization is the team. Period. And Phil, the team is way, way, waaaay bigger then you.
When you make a big secret hush hush about an athletes illness, it makes it sound like he has AIDS or something.
You know what wrecks organizations more than telling the truth to the press? Massive cover-ups that endanger the team.
I don't know if it's a personality flaw or because he went to Miami or both, but Kellen Winslow has a tendancy to say extra stupid things at a pretty steady clip. This, however, is not one of those times. And if the Browns lose a tight one this week, your going to look like a grade A dumbass.
Because going 2-5, well, that REALLY tears down an organization.
On the flip side...
Fine...Bench him... "I Don't give a HELL"...