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Bucs say Davin Joseph didn’t have MRSA


In response to a report/speculation from Steve Duemig of WDAE in Tampa that Buccaneers guard Davin Joseph is the fourth Buccaneers player with MRSA, the Bucs have spoken.

Joseph doesn’t have MRSA.  That’s what the Bucs told in response to Duemig’s report/speculation.

Joseph has started every game this year, after missing all of the 2012 season with a broken kneecap.

Three Buccaneers officially have been stricken with MRSA this year:  kicker Lawrence Tynes, guard Carl Nicks, and cornerback Johnthan Banks.

UPDATE 5:50 p.m. ET:  A prior version of this article was based on the initial post from regarding Duemig’s report/speculation about Joseph.  We re-worked it based on the news that the Bucs have denied Joseph had MRSA.

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16 Responses to “Bucs say Davin Joseph didn’t have MRSA”
  1. ccjcsr says: Oct 30, 2013 4:48 PM

    Bucs are in the same sentence with the Jags but without the big name talent!

  2. buchopeful says: Oct 30, 2013 4:49 PM

    Sad day to be a Buc fan…

  3. daysend564 says: Oct 30, 2013 4:52 PM

    Did their medical staff come from Cleveland?

  4. azarkhan says: Oct 30, 2013 4:53 PM

    A high-ranking official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared in an interview with PBS that the age of antibiotics has come to an end…

    Dr Arjun Srinivasan offered an example of this notion, citing the recent case of three Tampa Bay Buccaneers players who made headlines after reportedly contracting potentially deadly MRSA infections, which until recently were largely restricted to hospitals.

    About 10 years ago, however, the CDC official began seeing outbreaks of different kinds of MRSA infections in schools and gyms.

    ‘In hospitals, when you see MRSA infections, you oftentimes see that in patients who have a catheter in their blood, and that creates an opportunity for MRSA to get into their bloodstream,’ he said.

    ‘In the community, it was causing a very different type of infection. It was causing a lot of very, very serious and painful infections of the skin, which was completely different from what we would see in health care.’

  5. bennyb82 says: Oct 30, 2013 4:53 PM

    Umm why exactly are some of these guys playing with a contagious and potentially fatal disease?

  6. thegregwitul says: Oct 30, 2013 4:53 PM

    To be fair, since you are using JoeBucsFan as your source of the report, please post the follow up that was posted on the very same site, which denies that Joseph had MRSA.

    Per JoeBucsFan (the same site linked in this story, remember):

    “In no uncertain terms, Joe was told by a highly trusted source at One Buc Palace that Joseph is not battling MRSA. The Bucs “strongly” deny this report and are “emphatic” there have been but three players who contracted MRSA. We all know who the three players were.”

  7. bennyb82 says: Oct 30, 2013 4:56 PM

    If a player on a different team ends up with MRSA, the Bucs will have a lot more to worry about than being winless.

  8. jonbeck316 says: Oct 30, 2013 4:56 PM

    The MRSA is bad but the SCHIANO is worse.

  9. bucrightoff says: Oct 30, 2013 4:57 PM

    Duemig is the biggest blowhard in Tampa, so take this with a grain of salt.

  10. nunpuncher says: Oct 30, 2013 4:58 PM

    What a poorly run franchise. This will not be a destination for quality free agents next off season.

  11. dynasonic says: Oct 30, 2013 4:58 PM

    Apparently Schiano’s “pep talks” only work on bacteria.

  12. purpleguy says: Oct 30, 2013 5:06 PM

    What free agent is ever going to want to endanger his career by signing with the Bucs and walking into those facilities?

  13. conormacleod says: Oct 30, 2013 5:31 PM

    Shanahan would play him anyway.

  14. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Oct 30, 2013 5:41 PM

    Tampa bay MRSA! can’t wait to see the MRSA emblem on the helmet!

  15. ufhett99 says: Oct 30, 2013 6:10 PM

    You guys have no idea how easy it is to get MRSA.

  16. sinclairsrevenge says: Oct 30, 2013 6:24 PM

    So the Bucs are in the market for a head coach, QB, defense, fan base, cleaning crew, etc etc

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