Agent confirms Kendrick Norton lost arm in crash

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The good news is that Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton survived a car accident last night.

But his agent just confirmed that Norton has lost his left arm.

“With sadness, I can confirm that Kendrick Norton was in a car accident last night and suffered multiple injuries, including the amputation of his arm,” agent Malki Kawa wrote. “We ask that you continue to pray for him. His family also asks that the public respect Kendrick’s privacy.”

The 2018 seventh-round pick of the Panthers joined the Dolphins late last season. The 22-year-old University of Miami product is hospitalized with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

30 responses to “Agent confirms Kendrick Norton lost arm in crash

  1. The NFL should have a provision where, when players put themselves in off-field and personal-time situations that result in an inability to play, such as this guy and McDowell from Seattle, teams can cut the player with ZERO cap penalties whatsoever.
    Maybe, just maybe, with those rules in place, PLAYERS will think twice before driving drunk or ATVing or doing ANYTHING that could jeopardize their ability to play football.
    If Norton was driving drunk, or recklessly, then he got what he deserves IMO….and the Dolphins should NOT have to pay a price for Norton’s choices.

  2. Gahhhh, that makes you sick to hear, man. Best wishes that this dude can carry on a relatively normal life.

    On another note: drive safe out there, it’s not a joke, it’s the most dangerous thing most of us do in our lives on a daily basis. Put your phone away, pay attention, and observe the speed limit, don’t be in such a damn hurry and so impatient.

  3. This man lost a limb…and someone is worried about cap implications? Seriously? His livelihood is over at 22. He has a mountain to climb over..and you’re worried about the the cap implications?

    PS: This is why teams carry 53 players.

  4. two possibilities here:
    1). he was the tragic victim of circumstances largely beyond his control like any of us could be in an auto.
    2) he was doing something really dumb and endangering the innocent (group 1 above), like many of us did while young and stupid.

  5. dryzzt23 says:
    July 4, 2019 at 11:32 am
    The NFL should have a provision where, when players put themselves in off-field and personal-time situations that result in an inability to play, such as this guy and McDowell from Seattle, teams can cut the player with ZERO cap penalties whatsoever.
    Maybe, just maybe, with those rules in place, PLAYERS will think twice before driving drunk or ATVing or doing ANYTHING that could jeopardize their ability to play football.
    If Norton was driving drunk, or recklessly, then he got what he deserves IMO….and the Dolphins should NOT have to pay a price for Norton’s choices.
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    Though this probably shouldn’t be the #1 priority of any fan, I seriously doubt that a 7th round pick will be of any significant cap hit.
    I’m quite sure his signing bonus was minimal and his salary for this season isn’t guaranteed until the first week of the season.

    And regardless of how this accident happened, I have a great deal of sympathy for anyone who has to go through the trauma of losing a limb. SMH

  6. NFL contracts are the least protective to the player of any major sport. Now you’re advocating the ability of a team to go after the only guaranteed money a player gets i.e. signing bonus. That’s nuts.

  7. dryzzt23 says:
    July 4, 2019 at 11:32 am
    The NFL should have a provision where, when players put themselves in off-field and personal-time situations that result in an inability to play, such as this guy and McDowell from Seattle, teams can cut the player with ZERO cap penalties whatsoever.
    Maybe, just maybe, with those rules in place, PLAYERS will think twice before driving drunk or ATVing or doing ANYTHING that could jeopardize their ability to play football.
    If Norton was driving drunk, or recklessly, then he got what he deserves IMO….and the Dolphins should NOT have to pay a price for Norton’s choices.
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    There is absolutely nothing, nothing in this story that suggests anything other than an accident so how dare you get on your high horse and go there.

    In any event this is not the time.

  8. shadywarrior says:

    July 4, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Gahhhh, that makes you sick to hear, man. Best wishes that this dude can carry on a relatively normal life.

    On another note: drive safe out there, it’s not a joke, it’s the most dangerous thing most of us do in our lives on a daily basis. Put your phone away, pay attention, and observe the speed limit, don’t be in such a damn hurry and so impatient.

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    According to some guy name Barry Jackson who works for the Miami Herald, that a family friend of Kendrick Norton said that he was cut off in traffic which caused his car to rollover

  9. Just a quick chime in on the compensation for teams when they lose a player. It should be a case by case basis.

    I don’t know if this situation warrants compensation, but I think the Bears deserved their 2nd Rd pick back in 2010 when Gaines Adams died of a pre-existing heart condition that no one knew about. Or at least some kind of compensation.

  10. Judgy McJuderson’s should wait until the facts come out before declaring this was the result of a dumb act. It could be anyone’s fault. Pointing fingers while his he is still under anesthesia is reckless and uncalled for.

  11. daphne49er says:
    July 4, 2019 at 12:13 pm
    This man lost a limb…and someone is worried about cap implications? Seriously? His livelihood is over at 22. He has a mountain to climb over..and you’re worried about the the cap implications?

    PS: This is why teams carry 53 players.

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    His Livelihood is over? Yes his football days are over but he went to college so he should have a degree. A lot of people have overcome harsher circumstances,ie battle field injuries.

  12. Wow!! I have never seen such a lack of compassion, in a few of these posts, for a young man who’s dream came true, NO matter what round he was drafted 🙁 Thus far, no reports are that this accident was his fault. Please try and imagine just how you would feel at this very moment!!! God Bless this young man, and prayers for a physical and EMOTIONAL recovery.

  13. 6 0 Rate This
    sortssux says:
    July 4, 2019 at 1:50 pm
    daphne49er says:
    July 4, 2019 at 12:13 pm
    This man lost a limb…and someone is worried about cap implications? Seriously? His livelihood is over at 22. He has a mountain to climb over..and you’re worried about the the cap implications?

    PS: This is why teams carry 53 players.

    ++++++++++++++++++++
    His Livelihood is over? Yes his football days are over but he went to college so he should have a degree. A lot of people have overcome harsher circumstances,ie battle field injuries

    Uhhhhh a lot of athletes in the NFL do not finish their degree before they declare for the draft. Sure some do and maybe a seventh rounder stuck around to finish it but it isn’t always the case. If you are told you are going to be drafted in the NFL and potentially play for the NFL, most kids aren’t overly concerned about an education. Being a practice squad player for ten years is more than a lot of college educated people will ever make in their lifetimes. At the end of the day it is irreleveant what he might have, and wiser to focus on the fact that at this moment his livelyhood is over. Also, a lot of people haven’t overcome far less obstacles, so maybe not blanket everything given every situation is unique. The soldier who rallied through getting their limbs blown off isn’t the same as Joe Smith who lost his foot to diabetes or Kelly who went paralyzed. Every person reacts differently.

  14. you guys are unbelievable worrying about salary cap! Why are you so worried about these multi billionaires money anyways.. Guy was a 7th round pick..Really what the dolphins need to do is sign this guy to a one day 10 million dollar contract since we have the cap space due to us disgarding evey ounce of talent on the roster we have space to burn.

    Also The bears absolutely should have to pay even due to the pre existing heart condition, Thats why these players are prodded like cattle during scouting combines and pro days. The doctor should have found it he didn’t its not this kids fault he likely didn’t know same as these doctors.

  15. Tashan Harrison says:
    July 4, 2019 at 1:12 pm
    shadywarrior says:

    July 4, 2019 at 11:38 am

    On another note: drive safe out there, it’s not a joke, it’s the most dangerous thing most of us do in our lives on a daily basis. Put your phone away, pay attention, and observe the speed limit, don’t be in such a damn hurry and so impatient.

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    According to some guy name Barry Jackson who works for the Miami Herald, that a family friend of Kendrick Norton said that he was cut off in traffic which caused his car to rollover

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    That’s awful. Just to be clear if I wasn’t, I wasn’t implying anything about who was at fault if it read that way! This Jackson Info you’re telling me is the first I’ve heard of anything beyond that there was an accident and Norton lost an arm. But I stand by my driving statement, just in general! Everyone slow it down, pay attention, and drive safely!

  16. He still has his life. He wont be playing football anymore, but he can still lead a productive life with one arm. Hopefully he concentrates on getting well and being able to move on with his life and not the idea that he can no longer play football.

  17. Hope the Dolphins can find another role for him in the organization, as a coach, or maybe a scout. Terrible thing to happen.

  18. Horrible, I’m lost for words other than I am positive his family is grateful he is alive. My prayers are with him, and I somehow greedily wish for him to be able to play again someday in the future.

  19. What kind of crass, idiot fan leaves a comment about cap space when a young adult loses a limb?. Clueless

  20. According to the story I read his arm was pinned in the wreckage and the EMTs had to amputate it to get him out of the car.

  21. According the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the crash was so serious, that the amputation took place at the scene of the incident.

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