Current SuperBowl holders the Seattle Seahawks made what was thought at the time, a strange move on Friday as they cut their sixth round draft pick Garrett Scott. Having taken a physical with the Seahawks, Offensive Tackle Scott was found to have a rare heart condition that will prevent him from ever playing professional football again. The Seahawks GM John Schneider released this statement:
"After undergoing an extensive physical with our medical staff last week, Garrett's examination revealed a rare heart condition that will prevent him from any on-field participation in the near future, We think highly of Garrett as a person and as a football player. The team is committed to supporting Garrett in the months to come and will continue to help him determine his next steps."
That appeared to be that. A young man's dream whipped away from him just as he was on the verge of achieving it. Or on the flip side, a slice of luck that this rare heart condition - that went unnoticed during his college career - came to light.
That wasn't the end of the story however, The Seahawks upon learning of Scott's condition, signed him to his first year contract anyway and then waived him ensuring he picks up around $555,000 in salary. A small gesture from a gigantic entity but a classy one.
Via: Shutdown Corner