Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Bill Belichick Does Not Approve Of This Injury Suspension

Bill Belichick has often been accused of not being 100% honest(what coach really is?) when it comes to listing players on the weekly injury report, but I don't think that even he has ever had a player miss a game then get caught playing another sport.

Mongolian firebrand Asashoryu has been banned for the next two grand sumo tournaments for playing football while supposedly injured.

The Japan Sumo Association (JSA) said on Wednesday that Asashoryu would receive a 30 percent pay cut for four months on top of his suspension, both firsts for a "yokozuna".

The 150-kg Asashoryu sparked dismay in Japan's ancient sport by turning out for a charity soccer match in his native Mongolia despite having withdrawn from a regional sumo tour with a back injury.

Asashoryu was shown on television playing football alongside former Japan international Hideotshi Nakata after claiming he had a stress fracture in his lower back.

Asashoryu probably should have gone with some a little more lowkey than a stress fracture in his back. Though, I can totally see Tom Brady missing a game with a supposed stress fracture in his shoulder, and getting caught playing cornhole.

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