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 by safer
2 months ago
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United States of America   LA Coliseum
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--4 years ago I had A-Fib and did not know it. My doc suspected it and put me on a treadmill and I passed with flying colors. That was in an office with A/C. About 3 months later, when I was doing a "controlled" burn on my acreage, the hose broke; the fire took out 4 acres of my neighbors property; I freaked out and later left by ambulance.
When they got me to the hospital they couldn't believe I didn't have a cardiologist.
What I'm saying is you can still get tested, but can get different results in different environments...maybe like running wind sprints in the heat. It is scary shit , when you think about not even knowing you are at an elevated risk!!
All's well with me now; only the good die young!
The only thing that cun stil ephectt me is sumtimes I git cunfused. :D

 by Elvis
1 month ago
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United States of America   Los Angeles
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https://www.si.com/nfl/2020/09/10/ashaw ... t-solution

A'Shawn Robinson, Rams Get Creative to Bend COVID-19 Opt-Out, Keep Door Open for 2020

ALBERT BREER

This most unusual year has called for some most unusual arrangements, and here’s another one—a team and player creating their version of the COVID-19 opt-out.

Here’s the background: ex-Lions defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson signed with the Rams back in March, doing a two-year deal worth a total of $17 million. And some four months later, he’d come to the conclusion he’d be opting out of the first year of that deal. But deep down, while he knew what he had to do, he didn’t want to give up on the 2020 campaign .

So last month, before the opt-out deadline, Robinson’s agent Sean Kiernan pitched a solution that would bridge the gaps to Rams COO Kevin Demoff, GM Les Snead and lead negotiator Tony Pastoors. Robinson qualified for the NFL’s medical opt-out—which meant he’d get $350,000 to sit out the season, and his contract would toll (he’d keep his $6 million signing bonus, but his $3 million base for this year, and $8 million for next year would push to 2021 and ’22).

Kiernan’s idea was to create a virtual opt-out, which the agent and Pastoors then worked on just ahead of the opt-out deadline of Aug. 6. Over about a day, they crafted a solution.

• Robinson agreed to go on the non-football injury list, and lower his base salary to $500,000, which represented a $150,000 uptick on what he would’ve made as an opt-out.

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• Being on NFI meant the earliest Robinson could come back would be Week 7. And with the Rams’ bye in Week 9, realistically, Week 10 would likely be the earliest he’d return.

• If Robinson were to come off NFI, and make it on to the 53-man roster, his base would increase to $1 million, and that would be paid out on a prorated basis (meaning his game checks would reflect a $1 million base, starting with his activation, rather than a $500,000 base).

• Robinson would also get $125,000 roster bonuses for every game he was on the 48-man gameday roster. Over a 16-game schedule (which is obviously off the table, because he’s on NFI), the $125,000 roster bonuses, plus $1 million base add to $3 million, the original total.

• The Rams also guaranteed Robinson’s $3 million salary for 2021 for injury, and it vests and becomes fully guaranteed next March, meaning the team will have to make a decision early on whether it’s keeping him or not in 2021.

Ultimately, the Rams are paying an extra $150,000 to give Robinson a chance to play, and they get the contract they agreed to in March over the two years to follow this one. Robinson, in turn, gets the extra money and a shot to play this year (with a bump in pay if he can), but knows he’s protected beyond this year if things don’t work out between now and the end of the season—he’d still, obviously, need medical clearance to play.

The last piece was deciding when to execute the contract adjustment. That happened this week, with the sides waiting to push the button in case anything unforeseen happened in America that would change circumstances on them.

And now, it’s done—a creative solution found in, again, a most unusual time.

 by ramsman34
1 month ago
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United States of America   Back in LA baby!
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Wow, that is crazy but smart all around. Fact is, we won't se A'Shawn on the field this season - the Covid deal has a much better chance at getting worse than better in the NFL over the next few month. I was counting on his run stopping ability, and now think we will be just as bad or worse against the run this season. That is not good. hopefully Staley has scheme answers for that and Gaines/SJD play much better against the run. Our inexperience at ILB is more glaring now to me knowing A'Shawn is unlikely to hit the field this season.

 by ramsman34
3 weeks ago
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So color me confused. I thought he was watching the Covid sitch, not that he had a cardio condition.

I don’t know what to think now. Maybe he is back week 7???

 by /zn/
3 weeks ago
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United States of America   Maine
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ramsman34 wrote:So color me confused. I thought he was watching the Covid sitch, not that he had a cardio condition.

I don’t know what to think now. Maybe he is back week 7???


It's both. They found a cardio condition before camp. One said to be treatable though details were not provided on exactly what it is. We then later learned he wanted to opt out. The situation appears to be one where he didn't want to risk a covid infection while treating the heart condition (more people get heart damage from covid than die from it actually). The way it developed, he apparently compromised instead of opting out and agreed to come back when the cardio condition would be fixed.

This gets confusing because the article about the opt-out compromise said it was all because of a medical condition but then the article did not name the medical condition.

But the Rams reported earlier, in the summer, about the heart issues. So you kind of have to put 2 and 2 together on this story.

It also looks to me like another case where the Rams are not very clear about a medical situation because the player doesn't want it talked about. If a player does that, there's not much they can do. (It's like Gurley and the arthritic knee--apparently the player said he didn't want it talked about.)

 by ramsman34
3 weeks ago
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Thanks for clearing that up. I am still of the opinion he skips the entire season. Now it the Rams are 5-2 or better at the bye, and his cardio condition is solved, he might might come back week 10 for the stretch run???

 by snackdaddy
3 weeks ago
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United States of America   Merced California
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We were hoping Robinson could help us tighten up the run defense. Hopefully he can make the stretch run and playoffs if we make it.

 by ramsman34
3 weeks ago
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snackdaddy wrote:We were hoping Robinson could help us tighten up the run defense. Hopefully he can make the stretch run and playoffs if we make it.


That's my hope too, just not counting on it.

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