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Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

Posted on: April 20, 2011 3:54 pm
Edited on: April 20, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Posted by Andy Benoit
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Earlier today we passed along a report from Brad Briggs of the National Football Post that said Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett skipped his April 9 meetings with the Panthers after being out on the town the night of April 8.

Mallett’s agents (J.R. Carroll and David Dunn), as well as the Panthers organization, have issued statements (received via Pro Football Talk) rebuking these reports.

From the agents:

“There is absolutely no truth to the unfounded and irresponsible report that Ryan skipped his visit with the Carolina Panthers on April 9 because he was too sick after a late night out on the town the previous night.  Rather, Ryan had dinner with club officials from the Panthers on the evening of April 8 and then returned to his hotel that evening along with Julio Jones.  Ryan and Julio were together the entire time that evening until Ryan and Julio turned in for the night around 10:00 — 10:30 pm.

“Upon returning to his hotel room, Ryan became ill and was up most of the night and into the morning with flu-like symptoms.  Keep in mind that this was Ryan’s fourth team visit in the previous week and that Ryan had crisscrossed the country with stops in Cincinnati, Fayetteville, Seattle, Fayetteville again and Minneapolis before Charlotte.  Nevertheless, Ryan met with Panthers representatives on the morning of April 9 as scheduled and informed the club at that time that he was extremely sick.  Carolina officials decided to send Ryan back to his hotel room for some medicine and additional rest in hopes that they could meet with Ryan later that morning.  Ryan did as instructed and contacted Panther officials later that morning to resume his meetings with club officials.  However, given that Ryan was still sick, Carolina officials decided to cancel the remainder of Ryan’s visit with the team.”

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From the Panthers:

“Ryan Mallett came for a visit to Charlotte two weeks ago. He had dinner with our coaches the evening he arrived and came down from his hotel room for a scheduled breakfast meeting the following morning upon which time he informed a staff member that he had been sick all night with nausea. We told Ryan that if he was ill to remain in his room as long as the nausea existed. We took him to the airport later that afternoon for his scheduled flight.”

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Comments

Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

WRWRRAAAAHHH! Talk about foaming at the mouth. Did Mallet pants you in school or something? He must of hit on your girl? Damn, that's one pi$$ed off rant. Who cares if he was sick or if he was partying? They have people spy these guys anyway to make sure they're on the level. CHill, it's just a story.


dannybrubaker
Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: April 21, 2011 3:37 pm
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Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: April 21, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

33037Cuda, this response was meant for you, not Wimber04. I'll tell you why. Because most of the writers of sports media are white, except for Mr. Freeman. They would come off as racist if they honestly critique C. Newton. In that same QB camp that you eluded to that J. Gruden is running, Mr. Newton didn't fare very well when asked to call one of the plays that Auburn uses during a game. Not ONE PLAY. His transition to the NFL will be very difficult. It's not all about athletic ability, it's also about communicating to the other 10 guys in the huddle. So everyone is on the same page and will know where they're supposed to be during the play. T. Tebow suffered the same media hatred last year, (if you recall) about his throwing motion and his faith and even his work ethic, if you can believe that. I'm sure that Mr. Tebow will also have a tough time in the NFL due to his style of play. I would still give him the edge over Mr. Newton due to Tebow's work ethic and being a humble person.  




Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: April 21, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

Wimber04, I'll tell you why. Because most of the writers of sports media are white, except for Mr. Freeman. They would come off as racist if they honestly critique C. Newton. In that same QB camp that you eluded to that J. Gruden is running, Mr. Newton didn't fare very well when asked to call one of the plays that Auburn uses during a game. Not ONE PLAY. His transition to the NFL will be very difficult. It's not all about athletic ability, it's also about communicating to the other 10 guys in the huddle. So everyone is on the same page and will know where they're supposed to be during the play. T. Tebow suffered the same media hatred last year, (if you recall) about his throwing motion and his faith and even his work ethic, if you can believe that. I'm sure that Mr. Tebow will also have a tough time in the NFL due to his style of play. I would still give him the edge over Mr. Newton due to Tebow's work ethic and being a humble person.  



Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: April 21, 2011 1:50 pm
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

Why do the draft bloggers and analysts ignore this past character issue?



Since: Apr 11, 2010
Posted on: April 21, 2011 11:55 am
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

Call me crazy, but I'd rather have Ryan Mallet than Cam Newton on a pro team any day.  Newton projects as a cross between VY and JaMarcus Russell while Mallet projects more like Joe Flacco only he didn't play his college ball at Deleware...he played it at Arkansas and put up some pretty nice numbers agains grade A college competition.  Give me the guy with the big arm over the freakish athlete every time....Akili Smith anyone?  DON't BELIEVE THE MEL KIPER HYPE MACHINE!!!!



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: April 21, 2011 9:34 am
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

Looks like the media hates this guy as much as they love Tim Tebow.  Why pass around all this negative stuff on Mallett without any attempt at substantiation?  If you watch Grudens's QB School you can see that Mallet is one smart qb and you already know about his physical ability.  Why all the hatred? 



Since: Nov 23, 2009
Posted on: April 21, 2011 2:30 am
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

Who freakin cares!  So the kid like to party, as do 90% of all the other college kids out there.  He plays football.  He is not performing brain surgery.



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2011 1:22 am
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

You so called "journalists" owe Ryan Mallett an apology! Leave the kid alone already. geez
I tell you what BravesGurl, after I saw all the reports of how Mallett had a "meltdown", and was mean to reporters when asked about his drug past during his earlier interview, and I went, and saw the interview in question, and saw that mallett not only not have a melt down, but handled the questions respectfully, I dont believe anything the media reports until the actual facts come out.  


Thats why I did not respond to the first report when everyone on cbs was blasting Mallett.  I knew it would be a waste of my breath to defend him cause quite honestly I would have been blasted for that.  Now, however, that it has come to light, and even the panthers themselves say he made his appointment with the team, but felt he was too ill to continue it so sent him back to the hotel for some medicine, and additional rest, I would agree 100% with your above statement.   




Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 11:25 pm
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

if he had toked it up, he wouldnt have been nauseus.<br />



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