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jpele
10-22-2009, 02:06 PM
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Just when it couldn't get any worse for the woeful Cleveland Browns, it got worse.

The team has been sacked by the flu.

The Browns' sick players are: Rogers, running back Jerome Harrison, center Alex Mack, cornerback Anthony Madison, safety Brodney Pool, tight end Robert Royal, wide receiver Chansi Stuckey, linebacker Jason Trusnik, defensive end Brian Schaefering, fullback Lawrence Vickers, defensive end Corey Williams and linebacker Kamerion Wimbley.

Mangini is hoping his players recover in time for Sunday's game, but if they aren't healthy, the NFL has roster provisions to protect teams overwhelmed by swine flu. League spokesman Greg Aiello said all teams received a memo from commissioner Roger Goodell on Oct. 2.

It states: "If a club has at least six players unable to participate as the result of confirmed or suspected cases of swine flu, it can receive roster exemptions for those players and promote players from its own practice squad to replace them. A club can receive a max of 8 such exemptions. They must be medically confirmed cases of swine flu. This procedure does not apply to any other type of flu or illness. There is a deadline for promoting practice squad players pursuant to these procedures at four hours prior to kickoff."




Read more : Sports Illustrated (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/nfl/10/21/browns.ap/index.html?eref=sircrc)

This team is truly cursed, at least its not staph.

Big T
10-22-2009, 02:15 PM
Who says it is swine flu? The flu spreads, especially if you have it and spend hours and hours everyday with a bunch of other people.....

StlersGuy
10-22-2009, 02:24 PM
I think they are trying to make people think they suck because well they are sick, however no matter what they will still suck....

Ironman
10-23-2009, 03:13 AM
with, or without the flu, they are still awful.

steelersgal86
10-23-2009, 08:46 AM
Who says it is swine flu? The flu spreads, especially if you have it and spend hours and hours everyday with a bunch of other people.....

2 of the players were confirmed with swine flu