Monday, June 18, 2007

Arrington crashes

A story today details how "former" star LaVar Arrington was in a serious motorcycle crash. This starts so many different questions running through my mind.

Such as, why was he on a motorcycle? At 29 was he honestly going to retire? Is the guy an injury magnet? Is he just the unluckiest guy in the world?

Seriously though, after the amount of high profile athletes from Jay Williams (anyone remember him?) and Ben Roethlisburger most recently. Most players have contracts now that prevent motorcycle use because they are so dangerous and the injuries can be so terrible. Had he just decided he didn't want to sign with another team after the Giants let him go?

And at 29, he is still pretty young, and he was supposed to be great. And he plays a position that many teams are looking for skill at - outside linebacker.

But the guy is an injury magnet. He comes back from injury, only to get injured again.

Basically, I don't know where else to go with this, except to say that this guy somehow wasted his talent. But at the same time, he's not wasting his talent like Pacman Jones or all those Bengals that had jail ruin their careers.

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