For someone so smart, Greg McElroy is actually pretty dumb.
A Rhodes Scholar finalist in college, the New York Jets quarterback reportedly hid the fact that he was suffering the after-effects of a concussion in hopes of making his second career start this Sunday. His deception was uncovered when he went to head trainer John Mellody Thursday with a headache from lifting weights.
”We’ve come to find out that Greg wasn’t exactly truthful with our training staff after (last week’s) game,” said Jets Coach Rex Ryan at a press conference. ”He never disclosed that he had symptoms after the game to our trainers. Right now, he’s being evaluated for a concussion.”
Not sure why Ryan later went on to say he “admired” McElroy’s “courage and everything else.”
He should instead express disdain for the quarterback’s unadulterated selfishness and greed.
McElroy was willing to install himself at the team’s most important position for another week when he was far short of 100 percent, not to mention put that supposedly intelligent brain at risk. Doesn’t McElroy read that it’s not necessarily the first concussion that causes long-term problems, but the one that comes so soon after that one.
Instead, he was blinded by greed.
McElroy is the poster child for what is wrong with today’s professional athlete.