We talked earlier today about whether Sidney Rice could miss the rest of the season as he recovers from hip surgery – and if the Vikings don’t activate him off the Physically Unable to Play list by Nov. 24, that decision gets real easy (because he’d be out automatically).
And really, like last week when coach Brad Childress left it up to Rice whether he could play (he decided he couldn’t), the decision ultimately will be Rice’s to make.
Apparently, Rice felt the need to explain his actions from last week – or, you know, lack of actions – on his official website.
In a post titled, “A Bunch of Bull,” Rice writes it’s, um, “bull” that people think he might not return this year because he feels his paycheck isn’t large enough. He disputes that notion.
An excerpt from his blog post:
You can ask any of the news people around here, not once have I spoken about a contract or wanted money. My objective is to get out on the field and play when I’m healthy and it has nothing to do with my contract.
If you know anything about the CBA, if the contract doesn’t get done I still have to be here two more years anyway, so what’s going on now is definitely not about my contract.
That’s a bunch of bull. I wouldn’t dare do the fans or my teammates like that.
Times like these, some news people just need stories to create and I guess me not getting back on the field yet is something they want to use.
I just want you fans to know that the surgery I had was very serious. It’s not like I’m coming back from a pulled hamstring and can run back out there. There’s way more to it than that. Believe me when I tell you I’m pushing to get back on the field.
He’d like to do that this week. Rice wrote that the plan is for him to play this Sunday, but “it will come down to a Saturday decision.”
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