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    Now I am hesitant to put this out there due to the source but it did come from a doctor. I met a guy out Sunday nite from SD and he said he is a doctor and works out at the same gym as Merriman. His claim is that there is no knee injury, that it is a smokescreen to cover him for his suspension for 4 games(steroids). I told him that he should be in the program and that it would be public which he stated the league doesnt want the PR.....Read it, laugh, discount it, delete the post, whatever. I just wanted to put it out there so that if he misses games at the beginning of the season.....my source has credence. If not, I am the same fool I was this morning. :eek:
     
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    Re: Strange rumor about S.Merriman

    that suspension was 2 years ago and the 4 doctors who recommended surgery would argue that it's a smokescreen.
     
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    fail.........
     
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    Re: Strange rumor about S.Merriman

    i think he means ANOTHER suspension for this yr...b/c merriman got caught...again...
     
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    Double fail....
     
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    Re: Strange rumor about S.Merriman

    How did the rest of the date go?
     
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    Re: Strange rumor about S.Merriman

    I'm not 100% sure on this, but I have a very strong feeling that if he was to break NFL substance abuse policy again, it would be a lot more than just 4 games for repeat offense. (Travis Henry ring a bell). This rumor has to be false. Can't go believing everything some strangers tell you.
     
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    Re: Strange rumor about S.Merriman

    IIRC, the first offense is at most one game, second is four, third is an entire season.
     
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    Re: Strange rumor about S.Merriman

    How does a fake injury cover him? You think the NFL wouldn't disclose his punishment if he was out anyway with an injury? Doubtful....
     
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    You probably should have been a little more hesitant to put this out. First, one person's ramble does not qualify as a "rumor." Second, a smokescreen? By who, the entire Chargers organization? Because Im pretty sure SM wouldnt take himself out of games for feelings of guilt. Maybe the league is doing the smokescreen to cover a single player. :rolleyes: Third,....jeez, I cant. This is just the lamest thread ever.
     
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    Roger Gooddell is certainly the type of commissioner who would play along with something like that.
     
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    Yes, he would definately jeopardize the integrity of the entire league for the sake of a single player. Absolutely...
     
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    Re: Strange rumor about S.Merriman

    Like the post states, I had reservations but considering all the other trash put on here lately it wouldnt "stick out". If you are a chargers fan......when they came here for the AFCCCG they stayed down the street from me. Tomlinson calls a cab I use all the time and picks him up to take him to a steak dinner. On the way he states *&(*& all over Boston, saying on the snow covered day "you guys got NOTHING in this town. No beach, no night life." So the cabbie says "We got RINGS". He got pretty quiet....
     
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    Was this "cab driver" the same "physician" who told you the other rumor?
     
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    Why does your Doctor drive cabs on the side??;)
     
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    Was LdT wearing his helmet with the dark eye guard in the taxi?
     
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    Re: Strange rumor about S.Merriman

    Well, it's NEInsider in the flesh. Did you know our passing offense revolves around the QB getting the ball out of his hands and into those of our receivers. :rolleyes:
     
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    Re: Strange rumor about S.Merriman

    Every one by this guy gets lamer. For one thing, the NFL announces suspensions. For another, resting torn ligaments for four months does not heal them.
     
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    One time, at band camp...... :rolleyes:
     
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    The only way this rumor could be remotely true is if Merriman actually told the public he decided to have season ending surgery. I can't see Goodell ever agreeing to it, but he sits out the season under a bogus surgery excuse while the league covers up that he is really under a year long suspension. It would never happen, but that is the only scenario where it would even have the possibilty of being true.

    Sorry, but you were fed a BS theory. All suspensions are made public and if Merriman was suspended, he wouldn't be playing this weekend.
     
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