Teams may decide to put something like that in their next contracts for players like Brandon Marshall and Derrick Coleman (who at least got injured in retirement).
Like many other washed up (see: Emmitt Smith) and current athletes (see: Jason Taylor), Derrick Coleman thought he could boost his publicity and make some cheddar by appearing on a reality television show. Thus, he signed up for a taping of Spike TV’s, Pros vs. Joes. Turns out that Coleman injured his knee while boxing out a salesman from Philadelphia (quite the Joe). Stupidity Score = 6/10.
Brandon Marshall recently suffered lacerations in his arm. This sort of thing can happen. Maybe he was in a knife fight or was playing horseshoes with razorblades. Neither far-fetched story can match what truly happened, though. The Broncos receiver could miss up to four months of training, because he put his arm through a home entertainment center after slipping on a McDonald’s bag while on vacation in Florida. Stupidity Score = 9/10.
What’s worse, Marshall’s injury or Bill Gramatica’s injury? I vividly remember the little guy going crazy after kicking the game winner, only to be in agonizing pain thereafter.