Why Tony Gonzalez Has Become Locker Room Cancer for the Falcons

February 8, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After seeing, and now hearing, former (I use that term loosely) Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez make a complete mockery of the Falcons' organization, it's now time to—pardon the pun—Rise Up, Atlanta.
When this column suggested the handling of Gonzalez's pseudo-retirement situation (the past couple of seasons) may have been the primary culprit of last season's 4-12 debacle, the notion was met with a bit of vitriol.
The vitriol wasn't spewed by anyone using their brain to decipher the situation; of course, it was more about people navigating with their collective hearts. After all, why shouldn't a veteran employee be allowed special amenities and perks to provide their services...again?
Now with the forthcoming ESPN The Magazine article, by Seth Wickersham, where Gonzalez says things like: "Maybe, if the team is hot in November, 9-2 or something, I could come back for the last two months," and, "Matt's an excellent quarterback (in referen...

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