Died the Salaam-i

Salaam was overjoyed about his Heisman accomplishment, telling reporters, "I damn near had to kill myself to get this thing."

Salaam was overjoyed about his Heisman accomplishment, telling reporters, “I damn near had to kill myself to get this thing.”

 

Holy concussions, did I just hear right?  Rashaan fuckin Salaam died like two weeks ago?  I mean know he was a bust, but still.  Nobody deserves that.

And pretell how did it happen?  Was it a car accident?  Or a drowning?  Or a fatal illness?

Why no he drove his car near to the University of Colorado’s football field and blew his brains out.  And now back to Monday Night Football.

Jesus this shit’s getting out of control.  The only people with lower life expectancies than football players are pro wrestlers.  Salaam was only 42 years old, incidentally just a year younger than Junior Seau, whose own suicide in 2011 was the highest profile NFL suicide so far.  Later studies of course confirmed that Seau’s brains were basically scrambled eggs.  I don’t know the exact details of Salaam’s suicide, but there have been a disturbingly high amount of ex NFL players—like Seau—who committed suicide with a gunshot to the chest, ostensibly allowing future studies of their brain.  Unless Salaam’s brains are all over his car’s upholstery, then I’d bet Goodell his yearly salary a brain scan would show they were absolute Jell-o by the time of his suicide.

Evidently the NFL’s publicity machine has been in overdrive to whitewash this story, because I only heard about it accidentally online.  The man was a Heisman winner.  Okay he sucked in the pros, but he was still a Heisman winner.  He kills himself with all this concussion shit going on and it’s not a national news story?  For weeks?  Maybe if Ki-Jana Carter offed himself, it woulda got more attention.

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