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Report: Carl Nicks, Lawrence Tynes contracted staph infections

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Two Buccaneers players — offensive guard Carl Nicks and placekicker Lawrence Tynes — each contracted staph infections, the club told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen on Thursday.

Nicks and Tynes contracted Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infections, Mortensen reported.

Nicks and Tynes have each been dealing with toe injuries. It’s unclear whether the MRSA infections are connected to these injuries.

According to Alex Marvez of, the Buccaneers will attempt to disinfect their facilities this weekend. They sanitized their facilities last week, too, Marvez said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, athletic facilities can be areas where MRSA can spread for a variety of factors.

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30 Responses to “Report: Carl Nicks, Lawrence Tynes contracted staph infections”
  1. scoops1 says: Aug 22, 2013 3:25 PM

    Kellen Winslow left em a present???

  2. clevelandbrowns1999 says: Aug 22, 2013 3:25 PM

    But wait I thought that only happens in Cleveland?

  3. bucrightoff says: Aug 22, 2013 3:26 PM

    Toes on the staph?

  4. walkinginthewasteland says: Aug 22, 2013 3:27 PM

    Were they traded from the Browns recently???

  5. h8glazersgobucs says: Aug 22, 2013 3:28 PM

    You cannot disinfect Glazers lol!

  6. mrlaloosh says: Aug 22, 2013 3:30 PM

    Filthy Buccaneers. Clean your stuff people. I went to a tampa once. Pretty dirty. Even the airport is dirty.

  7. westampa says: Aug 22, 2013 3:31 PM

    LeCharles Bentley 2.0

  8. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 22, 2013 3:31 PM

    Wait, l didn’t know they were traded to Cleveland!

  9. cheapglazers says: Aug 22, 2013 3:34 PM

    Sounds like a case of Glazeritis. Doctors have found no cure for it. You can try and clean the facilities, but I’m sure it will come back. Poor Carl Nix can’t catch a break. Well at least he’s getting $55,000,000. They still have to pay him right?

  10. nyfootballgiants says: Aug 22, 2013 3:34 PM

    Should we now call Tampa, Cleveland South?

    Ask LeCharles Bentley how Staph worked out for him….

  11. tencharge says: Aug 22, 2013 3:34 PM

    Once knew a lady who got accidentally but by her dog in the forehead, contracted staph infection, and went blind in a matter of days. Staph infection is some crazy shizz. Hope these guys are ok.

  12. seanpbeck says: Aug 22, 2013 3:34 PM

    They’ve obviously brought in too many former Browns employees.

  13. anicra says: Aug 22, 2013 3:47 PM

    Odds are 25pct of people posting have MRSA on their noses and ears. Greater the use or misuses (people who dont finish up the antibiotics ’cause I feel better’) are at much higher risk. Honestly of all the drug related issue in society, this is one that really matters.

  14. kirbylaw says: Aug 22, 2013 3:49 PM

    53+ players, 20 coaches, their families. …no way can they eradicate MRSA. Extremely contagious and dangerous to some people.

  15. orcahawk says: Aug 22, 2013 3:51 PM

    I still miss Joe Jurevicius. Should have stayed in Seattle. We keep the training rooms clean.

  16. gatorarms says: Aug 22, 2013 3:51 PM

    MRSA is serious business. I had a cousin who went in with what he thought was a routine, but very painful, infection. It was touch and go for a while, but after 2 weeks in the ICU they finally sent him home.

  17. ashevillechief says: Aug 22, 2013 3:51 PM

    MRSA is bad news

  18. idothis2 says: Aug 22, 2013 3:53 PM

    This is what practicing with the Pats gets you.

  19. idothis2 says: Aug 22, 2013 3:53 PM

    Gronk must’ve been in the building. he is a walking infection…

  20. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Aug 22, 2013 3:56 PM

    The Bucs should have suspected something when Haslam overred them a rebate on taking over his cleaning staff.

  21. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Aug 22, 2013 3:58 PM


    Edit function would be nice.

  22. seauxwhut67 says: Aug 22, 2013 4:06 PM

    Gerald McCoy is getting sick of these staph infections!

  23. jwil007 says: Aug 22, 2013 4:16 PM


    get outta there!

  24. bucforever says: Aug 22, 2013 4:17 PM

    Seriously. It is not the Bucs fault. You can get MRSA in a hospital . Happens a lot I hear. That is why I don’t like hospitals. Full of sickness and infections. I feel even uncomfortable in visiting people there! Some folks die from MRSA so I hope the Bucs have caught it in time.

  25. evilglazers666 says: Aug 22, 2013 4:21 PM

    There was a staff infection? Were the Glazers snooping around the locker room?

  26. puhleezho says: Aug 22, 2013 4:26 PM

    It is possible he could lose the toe, and his career. sad

  27. boisedawg says: Aug 22, 2013 4:34 PM

    I recently was infected with MRSA, I was bitten by a spider and five days later it was a nasty mess. Went to the doc had my leg lanced and was put on some very strong antibiotics. It went away but left what I can only describe as a gun shot scare. When I had it I did some research. MRSA can live on plastic items such as mattress covers, shower curtains, shower seats and can live on these types of items for 72 days! Most commonly found in hospitals and athletic facility’s. Oh and I work in a hospital so more than likely I got it at the hospital.

  28. surfinbird1 says: Aug 22, 2013 4:42 PM

    This is something you really don’t wanna’ have. Some have died from it.

  29. sbdt says: Aug 22, 2013 5:21 PM

    Factory of Staphness.

  30. Corey Jeppesen says: Aug 23, 2013 2:59 AM

    That’s one way for Lindell to win the job! Bringing in the staph! GO BILLS!

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