Something’s Phishy: Phillip Merling Conveniently Turns Up Injured

July 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Just a week after being formally charged for felonious aggravated battery, it seems Phillip Merling has sustained a severe tear to his Achilles tendon. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, it is a season- ending injury. 

I smell a rat.
Even before his unfortunate incident in May that ultimately led to official charges being filed last week, rumors had been flying that Merling's job was in serious jeopardy; a lack of production, and standout playmaking ability being the root cause for speculation.
It just seems a bit convenient that only a week following the revelation that Merling may be due not only for team and league disciplinary action, but for possible jail-time, that the 25-year-old DE would just so happen to suffer such an injury.
If reports are true, and Merling tore his Achilles tendon while taking part in a football-related workout, it would guarantee that the Dolphins would end up having to pay him the full $600,000 stipulated...

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