Pro athletes during the season have everything pretty regimented. Be here for practice at this time. Be here for the game at this time. Be here to catch a plane at this time. The off season is another animal. You’ve got the training you have to do obviously, but there’s a lot of downtime. Add that to all the money in the world and poor decisions can result. Decisions like…
Your off season commitments are pretty minimal. Keep up with your workouts so you show up to camp in shape. Attend any mini-camps and OTA’s. Don’t do anything that is immediately preceded by the phrase “hold my beer and check this out”! Finally, while not specifically addressed in most contracts, don’t blow up your own hand.
That’s actually a pretty good rule for everyday life.
According to the Lincoln Times-News CJ Wilson had a 4th of July gathering with family and close friends and ended up in a fireworks accident of some sort that involved him LOSING TWO FINGERS!!! You’d have to call that career threatening.
Let’s get away from people losing fingers in fireworks accidents, shall we?
Aw come on man!
Another mishap on the 4th of July cost NY Giants Defensive End Jason Pierre-Paul his right index finger. He’s expected to be back this season, but due to a whole bunch of contract rules that I’m not smart enough to understand, it could cost him part or all of his 1 year 14.8 million dollar contract.
It’s been a bad news, good news, really bad news off sesaon for Ryan O’Reilly. First he was traded to the worst team in the league, the Buffalo Sabres. Then he signed a 7 year $52 million contract. Things are looking up, right? The Sabres drafted Eichel, they’re got our old buds Bogosian and Kane, maybe they won’t be that bad! Even if they are he’s still got all of the money!
Police were dispatched to a single motor vehicle crash on July 9, where a green Chevrolet pickup truck struck a Tim Hortons and the occupants left the vehicle. O’Reilly was arrested and charged with impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident. He’ll be in court August 20th.