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Jerome Bettis faked an injury to avoid being cut from the Steelers... Is this ok?

Andrew 2007/08/22 20:48:37
He did what he had to do to stay on the team... Im fine with it
Eh... I don't really care either way
What he did was wrong, just as its wrong for normal employees to fake an illness, but nothing can be done about it now
He outright lied to his employers, and he should face reprocussions
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Here's an excerpt from a new book Bettis is coming out with:

"I wasn't faking that I had an injury. I was just faking that the injury happened on that short-yardage play. I had to fool the coaches and the team's medical department into thinking the injury had occurred on that play. Otherwise, the Steelers would have had their reason to cut me and my salary. "

So, Sodaheads, do you think what Jerome Bettis did was ok? Or were his actions wrong...
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  • Dedee 2007/08/28 16:13:05
    He did what he had to do to stay on the team... Im fine with it
    Dedee
    Jerome Bettis did what he had to do at the time to survive. I am not at all upset with him. Others have done worse and got away with it and I see no difference in what he did. He got just what he deserved and that is to retire in peace with lot of money to survive.
  • jackrorabbit 2007/08/23 13:03:38
    What he did was wrong, just as its wrong for normal employees to fake an illn...
    jackrorabbit
    Like people have never called in sick to go to a ball game or see their
    childs play. Looking back at his career, I don't think that the
    Steelers feel that they got gyped.
  • JadedTLC 2007/08/23 00:42:58
    He outright lied to his employers, and he should face reprocussions
    JadedTLC
    lying is NEVER acceptable and now he's making money from admitting to the lie? Come on - sue him Steelers!
  • jackror... JadedTLC 2007/08/23 13:04:12
    jackrorabbit
    +1
    So you never faked being sick to stay home from school or work?
  • JadedTLC jackror... 2007/08/23 16:55:11
    JadedTLC
    +1
    good question - but no - i take a personal day or vacation and since i almost never use up all of it, i've not had a problem with it.
  • jackror... JadedTLC 2007/08/23 17:01:15
    jackrorabbit
    +1
    I truly hope that you never have to go through all of your sick leave.
    I watched my aunt use up all of her federal sick leave and vacation
    time due to a heart surgery and then kidney and liver failure.
    Fortunately we got her onto disability, so she didn't have to pay the
    cost of dialsys for the last two months of her life.
  • JadedTLC jackror... 2007/08/23 17:36:38
    JadedTLC
    Thank you for your kind words - I am truly sorry for your family going through the trials of your aunt and her disability. It must've been so hard for her.
  • jackror... JadedTLC 2007/08/23 17:40:20
    jackrorabbit
    +1
    Not really, she should have been dead long before from her heart
    murmer, so she took each day as a new gift from God. When the time
    came, she threw a party for all of her friends to say good-bye.
  • JadedTLC jackror... 2007/08/23 17:54:10
    JadedTLC
    +1
    That's an incredible miracle story then. :)
  • jackror... JadedTLC 2007/08/23 19:04:45
    jackrorabbit
    Yes. It really is.
  • Rbosco 2007/08/22 21:30:54
    He outright lied to his employers, and he should face reprocussions
    Rbosco
    These guys think there above all and we made them that way
  • jackror... Rbosco 2007/08/23 13:05:02
    jackrorabbit
    Never played hookie or had a "sudden illness" to avoid a day of school or work?
  • Rbosco jackror... 2007/08/23 17:16:01
    Rbosco
    Yes and when i got caught i paid the price

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