Bart Scott’s agent disputes wrestling report

On Monday, we reported that Jets linebacker Bart Scott’s upcoming stint with TNA wrestling includes some actual wrestling, including “wrestling moves and simulated violence” with Kurt Angle and the wrestler currently (and perhaps formerly) known as Kazarian.

The Jets declined comment as to whether the activities violated Scott’s contract.  Scott’s agent has now denied that the activities included any actual wrestling.

Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Harold Lewis insists Scott did nothing physical.

He was not wrestling!” Lewis told Cimini via e-mail.  “He was only the bodyguard for some small, helpless guy named Hulk Hogan. It was nothing more than an appearance.”

Meanwhile, Cimini reveals (with all due respect . . . i.e., here comes the insult) his ignorance of pro wrestling by suggesting that “[t]here’s probably a better chance of sustaining an injury in flag football than inside a professional wrestling ring.”  Even though it’s scripted, pro wrestling involves plenty of physical activity and risk of injury.  To get to the predetermined outcome, there’s real contact and jumping and rolling around and slamming and stuff that could get a guy hurt.

Indeed, why else would the Titans have sued Pacman Jones to stop him from wrestling in 2007, when Pacman was serving a one-year suspension for violating the personal conduct policy?

And why would Lewis feel compelled to exclaim that Scott wasn’t wrestling if wrestling doesn’t potentially violate paragraph 3 of the Standard Player Contract?

7 responses to “Bart Scott’s agent disputes wrestling report

  1. Time for a NY Jet Whacky Watch @ PFT.com

    Jeez, they are in the news every day for something totally bizzare. Entertaining, but bizzare.

  2. Coming from someone currently training, I have jacked up my left knee on a misplaced drop kick, messed up my shoulders, and experienced all sorts of pain.

    Even though the outcomes might be scripted, take a face, back, or flip bump and tell me there is no pain associated with it.

    Comments like “[t]here’s probably a better chance of sustaining an injury in flag football than inside a professional wrestling ring.” are just flat out stupid.

  3. Bart’s better at being a side show peformer than a real football player. He’s great at running his mouth and does better when he’s along side a real pro like Hulk Hogan or Ray Lewis!

  4. “He was only the bodyguard for some small, helpless guy named Hulk Hogan”

    Never thought I would hear those adjectives to describe the Huckster.

    I love how CM Punk owned Shawn Merriman

  5. waynefontes says:
    Mar 1, 2011 9:00 AM
    “He was only the bodyguard for some small, helpless guy named Hulk Hogan”

    Never thought I would hear those adjectives to describe the Huckster.

    _____

    Maybe he stopped taking his “vitamins”?

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