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No, Clay Matthews didn’t break both legs in a car accident

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It seems like every few weeks a phony report emerges of a big-name player breaking both legs in a car accident.

As best we can tell, it started last year with Falcons receiver Julio Jones.  Other high-profile NFL stars who supposedly broke both legs in a car accident include Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

The gag has become so obvious that we now ignore the made-up accounts.  But we’re mentioning it again now because the most recent supposed victim of the Buick-double-leg-break is Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.  And we’ve been flooded with emails and tweets inquiring about the situation.

It’s phony.  And, in time, a phony report regarding the same topic will be made about another NFL player.  And another.  And another.

The sad part is that, if/when a big-name NFL players actually does break both legs in a car accident, no one will believe it.

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35 Responses to “No, Clay Matthews didn’t break both legs in a car accident”
  1. FlyFromTheInside says: Mar 17, 2013 3:41 PM

    Terry Bradshaw approves of this post

  2. patriotsdefense says: Mar 17, 2013 3:43 PM

    It wasn’t a fake report when Brady got in that car accident the day he ended up signing his previous deal with the Patriots back in 2010.

  3. beauregard says: Mar 17, 2013 3:46 PM

    Car accidents sound so phony. Now if you came up with a story about a player being injured in a hot air balloon accident….oh wait.

  4. lilrob10201 says: Mar 17, 2013 3:47 PM

    There was a Arian Foster report also on Twitter earlier in the season saying the same thing.I thought it was real at first,but caught onto it when I googled it and that was the only thing that reported it.

  5. jacobslatter says: Mar 17, 2013 3:47 PM

    ‘roids make people impervious to injury. It does a body good.

  6. bears0492 says: Mar 17, 2013 3:47 PM

    This story reminds me of the boy who cried wolf

  7. vikings1packers0 says: Mar 17, 2013 3:50 PM

    Who really cares what happens to Clay Matthews? Perhaps he should get a mans haircut.

  8. wrenches2pipes says: Mar 17, 2013 3:55 PM

    These reports emerge because you guys distribute them.Does your RUMOR REPORT ring a bell. Giving life where there is none.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 17, 2013 4:01 PM

    It’s the fable of the boy who cried “Car accident! Both legs broken!”. I remember hearing it as a child.

  10. GenXJay says: Mar 17, 2013 4:02 PM

    This just in: SHAaron was riding shotgun w/Clay, he broke his throwing arm in 3 places.

  11. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 17, 2013 4:02 PM

    If it was Titus Young I would believe a story that had him quoted as saying that he doesn’t need any legs anyhow. Why do I need legs? I still have my head to create any kind of reality to live in of my choosing.

  12. dd393 says: Mar 17, 2013 4:06 PM

    But is he a French model?

  13. officialgame says: Mar 17, 2013 4:06 PM

    Must have been the same dude who said Ritchie Icognito disappeared.

  14. charlutes says: Mar 17, 2013 4:10 PM

    meh, Its just people messing with the media, who thinks its all about themselves and mostly suck anyways.

  15. nachosnachosnachos says: Mar 17, 2013 4:11 PM

    The place people are getting this from actually says at the bottom, this article is 100% false and made up.

    People are so stupid…

  16. illogic87 says: Mar 17, 2013 4:14 PM

    I’ve broken a leg before. worst thing ever. breaking two makes me cringe. feel better clay!

  17. barroomhero80 says: Mar 17, 2013 4:19 PM

    What is true is him and Sharon are butt buddies

  18. germanstingray says: Mar 17, 2013 4:21 PM

    It was a Fathead mounting accident.

  19. calhounlambeau says: Mar 17, 2013 4:27 PM

    The most absurd part of the story is that Matthews got in the car accident in Wisconsin, all of us here know he flies out to California the day after the season ends. Matthews driving around here in March? Absurd.

  20. kwjsb says: Mar 17, 2013 4:29 PM

    We are saving the #57 orange and brown jersey your dad left here for you, we may need to let the arms out some, but the hair coming out of the helmet will look the same.

  21. gorilladik81 says: Mar 17, 2013 4:32 PM

    Yeah, no roids in those arms

  22. raiderapologist says: Mar 17, 2013 4:37 PM

    I’m surprised it hasn’t happened to Terry Bradshaw.

  23. benmrosen says: Mar 17, 2013 4:39 PM

    “The sad part is that, if/when a big-name NFL players actually does break both legs in a car accident, no one will believe it.”


    I think the sad part there is the player having two broken legs.

  24. foosball11 says: Mar 17, 2013 4:44 PM

    the way A.J. Hawk runs, I think he is playing on two broken legs.

  25. fuglyflorio says: Mar 17, 2013 4:47 PM

    He actually did break both legs. But he’s so roided out that they healed up almost immediately.

  26. dellkev says: Mar 17, 2013 4:53 PM

    In related news, clay pulled his hammy while reading this story.

  27. immafubared says: Mar 17, 2013 4:58 PM

    I mean common. Car accident? We would believe like abducted by aliens, now that’s believable but legs in a car accident? Not happening.

  28. conormacleod says: Mar 17, 2013 5:14 PM

    Wait. So Morgan Freeman isn’t dead either?

  29. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 17, 2013 5:21 PM

    Clay is so tough that the first question asked was if the car was alright.

  30. boogerhut says: Mar 17, 2013 5:48 PM

    The difference is when it was about Romo most cowboy fans hoped it was true. Just hope Clays “fat head” is OK.

  31. vikings1packers0 says: Mar 17, 2013 7:19 PM

    In related news…. Did you Packer breathers hear Jennings came to Minnesota to “Feel wanted, and win a championship” You call yourselves owners? Take responsibility for the actions of the front office and stop this kind of racial hatred. Oh racial? you ask… just wait for the news before denouncing the facts.

  32. win14thegipper says: Mar 17, 2013 8:36 PM

    Race plays no part in Jennings leaving. He wants to bring a particiaption medal home to his children which is the same goal the Vikings have had “4” years!

  33. ackattack22 says: Mar 17, 2013 8:40 PM

    Never mind broken legs, is his hair OK? I’d hate to hear that he’s suffering from dandruff or (heaven forbid) split ends.

  34. rj6976 says: Mar 17, 2013 9:53 PM

    The car exploded because it could not contain Clay’s awesomeness

  35. nananatman says: Mar 18, 2013 10:01 AM

    Until he starts running like a man with two broken legs.)

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