It probably won’t come as a surprise that the Green Bay Packers releasing tight end Martellus Bennett didn’t go over well with Bennett.
Bennett supposedly has some sort of shoulder injury. He was supposedly seeking multiple opinions on it. After being released by the Packers, he signed with the New England Patriots. And then he was on the practice field as soon as he did. Something he wasn’t doing for the Packers.
So go draw your own conclusions there.
Bennett, of course, accused the Packers of all kinds of malfeasance. Check this out.
“The Packers examined my shoulder on my visit March 10 and cleared it,” he wrote on Instagram. “They even gave me an x-ray as well. It got worse during the season, specifically against the Cowboys [on Nov. 8], so I asked to have it checked and we checked it. After a few days of contemplating to play with it or get surgery, I chose surgery. Now here we are…”
“They tried to f— over me,” he continued. “Dr. [Patrick] McKenzie trying to cover his own ass. After trying to persuade me to play thru a major injury and me choosing to get surgery. They have access to all my medical records. My shoulder wasn’t where it is now at the beginning of the season. I f—– it up playing for the Packers.”
“Dr. McKenzie didn’t make [me] feel safe and was pushing [me] to play, which I thought was weird. Not that he was trying to get me play thru it but the way he was saying things. I didn’t trust him. So I got three other opinions from doctors, who all said I need to get it fixed. So I decided to do that. And they decided to waive me with some bullshit excuse. Failure disclose.”
“Every week we do a body evaluation sheet in the weight and pretty much every week I circled my shoulder. I just kept playing, but it got worse. During the bye week, I got off anti-inflammatories to clean my system and could really feel the pain. So I asked to examine it [the] first day back in. And that’s when we found out it was really f—– up.”
“They panicked. Thinking that I was trying to go on the IR and be on their books next year. When I mentioned that I would possibly retire. So they tried to f— me before they thought I would f— them. This was all about the money. All about the money. I get it. But don’t lie, homie. You know wtf was up.”
“I had intentions of playing all eight games, as I mentioned in the post during the bye week, but found out it was worse than I felt after getting it checked out. Now I’m like f— it. I chose my health over the ‘team.’ They chose money over me.”
So there’s obviously some bullshit in there. If Bennett chose to have surgery, then how the hell is on the field with the Patriots?
Second, it’s worth pointing out that the Packers aren’t afraid to put anyone on injured reserve.
Third, the team is notoriously conservative when it comes to injuries.
We may not think much of the Packers’ training staff, but we think less of Martellus Bennett.
Hey, Marty, maybe your pussy wouldn’t hurt so much if you could actually catch some balls instead of dropping them.
Go and eat a dick.