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New England Patriots cut Kyle Love after diabetes diagnosis
QMI Agency ^ | May 16, 2013

Posted on 05/16/2013 9:59:15 AM PDT by rickmichaels

Kyle Love is the latest poster boy to show just how ruthless the business of pro football can be.

Love, who started 11 games for the New England Patriots at defensive tackle last season, was cut by the team Wednesday, two weeks after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

The nature of his departure from the Pats was officially designated as a non-football illness.

“Naturally, we are disappointed that the Patriots decided to part ways with Kyle. Especially in light of the fact that a number of elite, professional athletes with diabetes -- both Type 1, which is known to be far more difficult to manage than Type 2 diabetes -- have had very successful careers in professional football, hockey, baseball, and basketball,” Love's agent, Richard Kopelman, told ESPNBoston.com.

Kopelman said Love lost weight before the diagnosis but regained most of it after he altered his diet.

“Having consulted with leading authorities on the effects of Type 2 diabetes, we have every reason to believe that Kyle will, in the immediate future, be at 100%, and will be prepared to participate in training camp in a couple of months. As Kyle said, ‘There is no way something like this is going to stand between me and a long and successful NFL career.’ ”

Love, 26, had 25 starts in 41 career games since making the Pats as an undrafted free agent in 2010.


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1 posted on 05/16/2013 9:59:15 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

It’s a shame he’s not queer


2 posted on 05/16/2013 10:01:04 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: rickmichaels

Are the lawyers lining up yet?


3 posted on 05/16/2013 10:03:01 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: .45 Long Colt

By golly, I’d be born homo if they cut me.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 10:04:13 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: rickmichaels

I foresee a major ADA lawsuit in their near future.


5 posted on 05/16/2013 10:05:56 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void

If ex-payers are suing the league for their actions while playing, who can run the risk any longer.


6 posted on 05/16/2013 10:09:39 AM PDT by edcoil (If you can't change the rules, then ignore them.)
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To: rickmichaels

The Patriots should have said that Love was cut because he is too fat, out of shape, and overpaid.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 10:10:57 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: rickmichaels

Should have never told the team about the diagnosis.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 10:12:43 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

I’m guessing that would be a contract violation.


9 posted on 05/16/2013 10:15:56 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Izzy Dunne
I'm not into sports .. (yeah .. I know .. if you can't be athletic, be an athletic supporter ... hahahaha ..)..

But as we know here in FR, a lot of things are not as they seem.

Is Kyle Love a problem of another kind to the Pats and this is just a convenience ?

10 posted on 05/16/2013 10:22:14 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

This is the NFL. Not the Italian Club’s Softball team.


11 posted on 05/16/2013 10:26:13 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: rickmichaels

Jay Cutler has Type I diabetes.


12 posted on 05/16/2013 10:27:38 AM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: rickmichaels

Their name is the “Patriots??”

Has the IRS audited them yet?


13 posted on 05/16/2013 10:31:23 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: rickmichaels

The ADA will be up in arms —


14 posted on 05/16/2013 10:32:58 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: knarf
Is Kyle Love a problem of another kind to the Pats and this is just a convenience ?

The Pats may have been trying their best to be nice to him, rather than just say "Kyle's playing lousy, so we booted him."

15 posted on 05/16/2013 10:33:38 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: rickmichaels

Robert Kraft is a MORON!!! (he is a hated man in Connecticut, next to Peter Karmanos!)


16 posted on 05/16/2013 10:34:42 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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To: rickmichaels

Sounds very much like a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

IF the NFL doesn’t have a specific pass from Congress.


17 posted on 05/16/2013 10:35:23 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: JennysCool

K .. thanx


18 posted on 05/16/2013 10:40:18 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: PGR88
Their name is the “Patriots??”

They probably ought to change it to "Citizens of the World". That Patriot thing seems a little hateful to me.

19 posted on 05/16/2013 10:42:37 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: forgotten man

He lost 20 pounds in a shockingly short period of time (which is how he found out, apparently)

I understand completely why they cut him, but people will try to make something more out of it.


20 posted on 05/16/2013 12:02:42 PM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: Cyman
I have Type II diabetes. I know that my own amateur athletic efforts began to suffer shortly after I was diagnosed.

My endurance began to decline; it took longer to heal from injuries; there were days when I simply didn't feel good--I wasn't deathly ill--I just didn't feel good. In a professional athlete, those things could be disastrous.

Plus the fact that my docs--yes, I have several including a PCP, a podiatrist, a pulmonologist, a nephrologist, a gastroenterologist as well as a general internist, and an ENT--have told me of well-controlled diabetics who have suddenly fainted or otherwise lost consciousness. They went down while driving, exercising at the gym, out walking or jogging, eating in a restaurant, and other such places. One, a television cameraman, went down and rolled off the upraised platform on which the camera was mounted.

I'm sure that there are professional athletes who have Type II diabetes.

But the Americans with Disabilities Act is of little use to an athlete who might be prone to fainting, or even dying, at inopportune athletic moments.
21 posted on 05/16/2013 12:43:10 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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