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Bucs acknowledge staph infection problem, without mentioning staph infections

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It’s now known that the Buccaneers have two players who are dealing with staph infections, of the potent and scary MRSA variety.  The Bucs have acknowledged the problem, without acknowledging the problem specifically.

“Our primary concern is always the health and safety of our players and staff,” G.M. Mark Dominik said in a statement issued by the club.  “Our players were informed of the situation and we sought the advice of experts, including the NFL’s medical advisor, who provided counsel and approved of our comprehensive measures including the treatment of our practice facility.”

That’s the full extent of the release, which says nothing about the precise nature of “the situation.”  It could be MRSA, it could be polio, it could be rabies, it could be lupus.

It’s never lupus, and the NFL wishes it were never MRSA.  An outbreak can make it harder to attract free agents, and it can set the organization up for various forms of costly litigation — as the Browns learned several years ago.

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29 Responses to “Bucs acknowledge staph infection problem, without mentioning staph infections”
  1. jakec4 says: Aug 22, 2013 6:02 PM

    It ended LaCharles Bentley’s career and he was becoming a top center.

  2. jimthebuilder27 says: Aug 22, 2013 6:08 PM

    Don’t the Cleveland Browns have the record for players and staff to suffer from staph infections?

  3. cryceratops says: Aug 22, 2013 6:09 PM

    Great “House” reference. made me lol

  4. mymanmccoy says: Aug 22, 2013 6:20 PM

    No longer the factory of sadness, Tampa has it now!

  5. elwaysagenius says: Aug 22, 2013 6:27 PM

    In terms of the Bucs, you might mean “staff infection”

  6. floratiotime says: Aug 22, 2013 6:29 PM

    Even bacteria has no respect for the Bucs.

  7. 302baller says: Aug 22, 2013 6:44 PM

    That sucks. Hope they get well. But for realz~ healthy players won’t help them. If the Jaguars, Dolphins and Bucks merge talent, the combined 53 best players/team would still finish in last place.

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 22, 2013 6:44 PM

    Bucs vowed never to hire workers from an offshore temp employment agency again.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 22, 2013 6:45 PM

    At least they weren’t employing Sandusky.

  10. drunkwino says: Aug 22, 2013 7:12 PM

    It’s never lupis.
    —-
    My opinion of you just went up.

  11. bucforever says: Aug 22, 2013 7:23 PM

    MRSA is a serious bacterial infection! Serious because people die from it. Hospitals and athletic facilities have problems with MRSA all the time.
    So all you folks making light of it beware. MRSA may be coming to YOUR locker room soon!

  12. patriotsdefense says: Aug 22, 2013 7:47 PM

    It’s never lupus…

    haha Such a great TV show.

  13. theuncletodd says: Aug 22, 2013 8:03 PM

    The Browns are off the hook on this one?? YIPPEE

  14. beavertonsteve says: Aug 22, 2013 8:12 PM

    How long until Brad Pitt has to get involved?

  15. modhairken says: Aug 22, 2013 8:33 PM

    “Our primary concern is always the health and safety of our players and staff,” G.M. Mark Dominik said in a statement issued by the club.

    Oh, yeah? Didn’t sound that way when you and Buddy Nix were duped into a recorded conversation.

    When Tampa Bay goes 6-10 this year, the jig is up Dominik. Your drafts and trades and free agent signings are horrible.

  16. cheapglazers says: Aug 22, 2013 8:42 PM

    I heard they overwork their unpaid interns and staff over 80 hours a week. That doesn’t sound to me like they care about their staff’s health. Lol!

  17. winstonpark says: Aug 22, 2013 8:48 PM

    I know for a fact that Kellen Winslow Jr. had it when he was with the Browns. Didn’t he play for the Bucs?

  18. houseofbacon says: Aug 22, 2013 8:55 PM

    cheapglazers says:
    Aug 22, 2013 8:42 PM
    I heard they overwork their unpaid interns and staff over 80 hours a week. That doesn’t sound to me like they care about their staff’s health. Lol!

    —————————————

    Probably about time to stop trolling. We’re down to 11mil in cap space, so your username is irrelevant. Also, I know several people who work in the Bucs front office and love every second of their job.

  19. howiefeltersnatch says: Aug 22, 2013 9:31 PM

    Hey, lay off the Browns already. Didn’t Manning end up with one a few years back? Didn’t Brady get one?? I could be wrong..

  20. nananatman says: Aug 22, 2013 9:46 PM

    I dunno, disease of a thousand faces could have a couple more.

    “Hey is that Tom Brady?”

    “Nahhhh that’s Lupus, Brady parts his hair the other way.”

  21. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 22, 2013 10:09 PM

    Gross. Glad Khan came to JAX and built the most advanced locker room in professional sports. Khaaaaaaan!!!

  22. dg0122 says: Aug 22, 2013 10:25 PM

    the entire state of Florida is a staph infection

  23. coachbeck says: Aug 22, 2013 11:41 PM

    What’s a low cap number do with being cheap ? The bucks spend on free agents and are managing their cap. Cheap owners don’t trade for revis. Sign V jack and Carl Nicks

  24. holahey123 says: Aug 23, 2013 12:04 AM

    Report is some Bucs staff overheard Belichick saying this to himself before leaving the Bucs facility: “MRSA, MRSA, that’s what you Whackaneers get for trying to blow my Brady’s knees”.

  25. phinfan says: Aug 23, 2013 12:53 AM

    How many times must winslow be told to wash his dang hands?!?! And other regions…

  26. badintent says: Aug 23, 2013 1:12 AM

    @beavertonsteve
    Brad shows up with no talent Matt Damon and Pink tents. Anglie shows up to model her new line of Victoria Secret Bras to raise $$$ for orphan polar bears.George Clooney flews in to announce his new film, Oceans XX, “Global sea levels rising, a most inconvenient lie” Chris Brown shows up to throw beer bottles at Tony Parker.

  27. greenmeattruck says: Aug 23, 2013 1:25 AM

    Kellen Winslow Jr’s legacy.

  28. Corey Jeppesen says: Aug 23, 2013 2:56 AM

    Rian Lindell brought it in from Buffalo. GO BILLS!

  29. sillec28 says: Aug 23, 2013 10:08 AM

    When Winslow used to say “I left it all on the field” I thought he meant he played hard. Now we know he meant something else.

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