machine gun kelly, on 11 April 2014 - 08:23 PM, said:
Why fault the guy? If he has an opportunity with his past MMA experience, and presence to capitalize and have some type of career, I wouldn't fault him. He's on NFL Network now, but not a star.
Why give a guy a hard time about making a living. It's not like it's a long time career.
Make a living?? He just scammed the Bills for what, at least 5 million for absolutely nothing in return? Most people could live nicely on that well into retirement.
metzelaars_lives, on 11 April 2014 - 08:32 PM, said:
Dude, I can't say for certain but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the extent to which Merriman did steroids with the Chargers pales in comparison to the extent to which professional wrestlers abused steroids in the '80's and '90's. And more importantly, what's killing all these wrestlers is the fact that they not only abused steroids but combined it with copious amounts of coke, alcohol and pain killers. It is the nature of the industry. I highly doubt Merriman could've amassed double digit sack seasons while abusing coke, alcohol and pain killers. In fact, I bet Merriman was and still is in immaculate physical condition- anaerobic and cardio (something that really isn't a huge part of wrestlers' training regimen). And furthermore, steroids are actually good for you if ingested properly and taken in moderation under a doctor's supervision. So yeah, there ya go.
Merriman wasn't exactly in "immaculate condition" in his last years in SD and his whole tenure in Buffalo.
It's pretty clear, given Merriman's meteoric rise and subsequent fall into years of injury and mediocrity, that steroids really weren't that good for him....