There was an interesting piece in yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer regarding former New England Patriots cornerback Ellis Hobbs (now with the Eagles), where he took some shots at his former team.
It’s no secret that there was some animosity after New England traded him to the Eagles during draft weekend back in April. He’s made some derogatory quotes publicly, but there was a quote that certainly raised some eyebrows when I read that piece.
“I played with a torn labrum in my shoulder and a sports hernia,” Hobbs told the newspaper about fighting through injuries during his time here with the Patriots. “Not one day did I shut it down. I was a starter and on special teams, and I did anything that was required. Guys were dogging it and tanking it sometimes. I mean, put it out there, some guys were faking injuries and getting a certain amount of dollars.”
That’s a pretty strong accusation/revelation to make to “put it out there”. One would have to wonder which players he’s referring to, and I’m sure we probably haven’t heard the last of this one.