Seahawks cut Chad Wheeler

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The Seahawks have acted quickly after offensive tackle Chad Wheeler was arrested on domestic violence and assault charges.

Seattle officially waived Wheeler today, according to the league’s transaction wire.

As a practical matter, the move doesn’t make a big difference. Wheeler was going to become a free agent in March anyway, and the Seahawks had already made clear that he won’t be back with the team. But it’s a statement from the Seahawks that they are taking the matter seriously.

Wheeler released a statement on social media apologizing and saying, “It is time for me to walk away from football and get the help I need.”

18 responses to “Seahawks cut Chad Wheeler

  1. Penny Pinching Mode will be looking for a cheap replacement. The cheaper the better.

  2. Shocking, I sure did not see that one coming. What happen to getting people help they need, because he really does need help.

  3. Doesn’t matter if he was waived or if he thinks it’s time for him to walk away from football (it is). After seeing the photos & hearing what he did, he had no chance the NFL would ever let him play again.

  4. if this is true he’s a POS! if he would’ve put this type of energy,effort & intensity into his nfl career he probably would’ve been a starter!

  5. I’m kind of getting tired of when someone does a terrible thing, they try to make themselves out to be the victim, saying they “need help”. Sometimes people do rotten things simply because they decide to do them, not because they’re a victim of some circumstance.

  6. yet the Chiefs have a guy playing in the super bowl that beat and strangled his pregnant girlfriend and broke tje arm of his defenseless three year old kid. and people cheering for him.

  7. Easier said than done, but hope he gets help for his sake and the sake of the others involved. Humanity is forgiving and he can come back better a better person.

  8. The consequences for committing such behavior need to be so severe that one need be terrified of facing them. There are too many idiots out there who think the system will protect them, and some of them are right.

  9. This wasn’t the first time he’s done this and it wasn’t the first time the Seahawks were aware of it. Do not pass go, do not collect anything and go straight to jail you punk.

  10. No brainer, replacement level player paired with awful pictures = release. Now if he was a 1st round pick or a star, well, everyone deserves a second chance.

  11. intellectualpenury says:
    He is entitled to Due Process

    Many love to cry “due process” and “innocent until proven guilty” in situations like this. Few seem to understand people are entitled to those Constitutional protections only within the workings of the judicial system.
    Chad Wheeler is a nominally-talented backup who contributes little as a player. He brought down large-scale bad publicity on his employer, which is more than enough to get him fired in the private sector — especially considering he was essentially no longer under contract and wasn’t in the Seahawks’ plans anyway.
    His tweets about setting football aside so he can get the “treatment he so badly needs” is tantamount to a confession in the court of public opinion. It might not be enough get him convicted in a court of law, but his statements and the circumstances surrounding this case are legitimate cause for intense scrutiny and criticism.
    Mr. Wheeler isn’t the victim here, and none of his rights have been assailed or denied him.

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