Jets still not talking about Bart Scott’s wrestling

When word first emerged that Jets linebacker Bart Scott engaged in “wrestling moves and simulated violence” while filming a segment for TNA’s iMPACT, the Jets opted not to comment on whether such activities would violate paragraph 3 of the Standard Player Contract, which prohibits players from taking physical risks beyond the scope of their employment.

Now that Scott’s spot has aired, the Jets continue to adopt a “no comment” approach.  We received word that there will be no word from the team from team spokesman Bruce Speight earlier today.

If the team regards the conduct to be no big deal, common sense suggests that the team would say so.  Common sense also suggests that, if the team regards Scott’s extracurricular activities as problematic, the Jets would say nothing publicly.

Privately, that may be a different story.

15 responses to “Jets still not talking about Bart Scott’s wrestling

  1. “Now that Scott’s spot has aired, the Jets continue to adopt a “no comment” approach. We received word that there will be no word from the team from team spokesman Bruce Speight earlier today…”

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    What he meant to say was that Woody Johnson (billionaire heir to the Johnson and Johnson fortune) has already laid off all the folks who were in a position to comment on this matter in anticipation of the lockout.

  2. phinheads says: Mar 4, 2011 10:37 AM

    I wonder what Bobby The Brain Heenan is up to these days?

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    I think he and Nick Bockwinkle run a car wash in Modesto, California……

  3. So basically you’re ‘reporting’ that there is nothing being said?

    How about you let this rest until new developments occur.

  4. He’d probably have about as much chance of injury if he appeared on “Damcing With The Stars”.

  5. This moron was on ESPN this AM talking about how he picked a fight with the Patriots mascot since he was a New England employee.

    Guess since he only makes a couple of tackles a game the mascot is more his speed.

  6. Dude, wrestling isn’t just acting. You can’t act like you’re falling 10 ft to concrete or 20 feet off the top of a cage. They don’t use wires, they just fall, all the time. Try it and see how much acting is really involved.

    Check out how many wrestlers have broken their necks and backs, or how many have had spinal fusions and rebuilt knees. Just cause it’s fake doesn’t mean these guys aren’t killing themselves.

  7. @pkrlvr

    And just because Bart Scott was on a wrestling program doesn’t mean that he’s doing piledrivers off a steel cage. As previously noted, the video is tame as hell and you can even see Bart smiling.

    OH, THE HUMANITY.

  8. It’s not a big deal, If he got hurt than they would have grounds to cut him or not pay him.
    But he DIDN’T get hurt, so it’s not an issue.

    Does law school beat the common sense out of people?

  9. the best part of the whole appearance was when Kurt Angle twisted Bart Scott’s ankle and the announcer said “does that look familiar? the Jets have been tapping out since 1969”.

  10. phinheads says: Mar 4, 2011 10:37 AM

    I wonder what Bobby The Brain Heenan is up to these days?

    In the Twin Cities, he’s still known as the “Weasel”.

    Yeah Bobby, i said it… Weasel! Weasel! Weasel! Man did he hate that.

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