LOOK: Bernard Pollard keeps Ravens' termination notice in locker
Titans safety Bernard Pollard keeps a stark reminder in his locker that the NFL is, above all else, a business.
Training camps are the time of year when players are dumped, often unceremoniously, as teams whittle their rosters from 90 down to 53. Veteran safety Bernand Pollard will almost certainly be spared the experience but that's because he was signed by the Titans this offseason after -- you guessed it -- being unceremoniously dumped by the Ravens in March.
On Tuesday, NFL.com's Albert Breer tweeted a picture of Pollard's locker where his termination letter is prominently displayed.
It's hard to make out exactly what Pollard was being informed of above so we've gone through the trouble of transcribing the letter below (via SportsGrid).
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
NOTICE OF TERMINATION
DATE: MARCH 24, 2013
TO: Bernard Pollard
You are hearby notified that effective immediately your NFL Player Contract(s) with the Club covering the 2013, 2014 and 2015 football season(s) has (have) been terminated for the reason(s) checked below:
( ) You have failed to establish or maintain your excellent physical condition to the satisfaction of the Club physician.
( ) You have failed to make full and complete disclosure of your physical or mental condition during a physical examination.
(X) In the judgment of the Club, your skill or performance has been unsatisfactory as compared with that of other players competing for positions on the Club's roster.
( ) You have engaged in personal conduct which in the reasonable judgment of the Club, adversely affect or reflects on the Club.
( ) In the Club's opinion, you are anticipated to make less of a contribution to the Club's ability to compete on the playing field than another player or players whom th Club intends to sign or attempts to sign, or already on the roster of the Club, and for whom the Club needs room.
Club: BALTIMORE RAVENS
As if Pollard needed added motivation in 2013.
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