http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/...gland-patriotsThe New England Patriots made a surprising roster decision Wednesday, releasing starting defensive tackle Kyle Love.
Love was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, according to his agent, Richard Kopelman of KLASS Sports.
"We have been informed by the New England Patriots that Kyle Love will be released NFI (non-football injury/illness)," Kopelman told ESPNBoston.com. "This comes on the heels of Kyle having been diagnosed within the past two weeks with Type 2 diabetes. 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.
My question is, can he sue the Pats* under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)?
"Diabetes is a disability when it substantially limits one or more of a person's major life activities. Major life activities are basic activities that an average person can perform with little or no difficulty, such as eating or caring for oneself. Diabetes also is a disability when it causes side effects or complications that substantially limit a major life activity. Even if diabetes is not currently substantially limiting because it is controlled by diet, exercise, oral medication, and/or insulin, and there are no serious side effects, the condition may be a disability because it was substantially limiting in the past (i.e., before it was diagnosed and adequately treated). Finally, diabetes is a disability when it does not significantly affect a person's everyday activities, but the employer treats the individual as if it does. For example, an employer may assume that a person is totally unable to work because he has diabetes. Under the ADA, the determination of whether an individual has a disability is made on a case-by-case basis."
Last edited by JetBidi; 05-16-2013 at 10:28 AM.
Strongly doubt it.
The NFL isn't Walmart. These guys are hired on there ability to physically perform at a high level.
If an employee is laid off by Walmart because it is discovered he has a club foot, big law suit, don't see to many WR's with club feet.
EDIT: I may be wrong about this, and therefore, am a giant dick.
Robert Kraft is a MAJOR role player for Monsanto, so, I would guess not a chance.
They make their own laws and contaminate farmers' land with their genetically modified SHlT and then they turn and sue the farmers for "patent violations" and take their land from them!
Scum of the Earth, owner of the New England Patriots*
Last edited by Hitman Harris; 05-16-2013 at 11:23 AM.
I doubt it. NFL is a performance business. Don't they have injury settlements and insurance for these things?
and it is possible to play in the NFL with diabetes, but at the DT position it would be extremely unlikely. Jay Cutler has it, but he isn't 300+ pounds. Love will have to drop down in weight to manage this, which is unfortunate because I thought he was a pretty good player.
Kraft Foods is a combination of Nabisco, General Foods and Cadbury among others.
What WAS Kraft recently became Mondelez. Kraft as a name was spun off to be a separate smaller entity.
The Kraft brand has been around well over a 100 years.
Bob Kraft has nothing to do with it except if he owns some shares.
Jay Cutler has Type 1 diabetes and it sure hasn't restricted his play.
Last edited by Vinny Testaverde's Niece; 05-16-2013 at 01:25 PM.