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Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

Posted on: April 20, 2011 3:54 pm
Edited on: April 20, 2011 3:54 pm
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Posted by Andy Benoit
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Earlier today we passed along a report from Brad Briggs of the National Football Post that said Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett skipped his April 9 meetings with the Panthers after being out on the town the night of April 8.

Mallett’s agents (J.R. Carroll and David Dunn), as well as the Panthers organization, have issued statements (received via Pro Football Talk) rebuking these reports.

From the agents:

“There is absolutely no truth to the unfounded and irresponsible report that Ryan skipped his visit with the Carolina Panthers on April 9 because he was too sick after a late night out on the town the previous night.  Rather, Ryan had dinner with club officials from the Panthers on the evening of April 8 and then returned to his hotel that evening along with Julio Jones.  Ryan and Julio were together the entire time that evening until Ryan and Julio turned in for the night around 10:00 — 10:30 pm.

“Upon returning to his hotel room, Ryan became ill and was up most of the night and into the morning with flu-like symptoms.  Keep in mind that this was Ryan’s fourth team visit in the previous week and that Ryan had crisscrossed the country with stops in Cincinnati, Fayetteville, Seattle, Fayetteville again and Minneapolis before Charlotte.  Nevertheless, Ryan met with Panthers representatives on the morning of April 9 as scheduled and informed the club at that time that he was extremely sick.  Carolina officials decided to send Ryan back to his hotel room for some medicine and additional rest in hopes that they could meet with Ryan later that morning.  Ryan did as instructed and contacted Panther officials later that morning to resume his meetings with club officials.  However, given that Ryan was still sick, Carolina officials decided to cancel the remainder of Ryan’s visit with the team.”

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From the Panthers:

“Ryan Mallett came for a visit to Charlotte two weeks ago. He had dinner with our coaches the evening he arrived and came down from his hotel room for a scheduled breakfast meeting the following morning upon which time he informed a staff member that he had been sick all night with nausea. We told Ryan that if he was ill to remain in his room as long as the nausea existed. We took him to the airport later that afternoon for his scheduled flight.”

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Since: Apr 20, 2011
Posted on: April 20, 2011 11:09 pm
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

Everyone who reported this story on rumor, innuendo and conjecture owes Mallett and the Carolina Panthers an apology.  You all are supposed to be legitimate journalists.  If I want this kind of crap I can get it from The Enquirer. I guess if you do drink or have smoked pot, then automatically you went back to your room and boozed or toked it up.  That's lame, grow up people.  Why is it that this kid that doesn't get the benefit of the doubt?




Since: Nov 24, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 10:58 pm
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

trying to pass off "a night on the town" as going to chuck e cheese and riding go carts and eating cotton candy. we are not stupid and know that a "night on the town" means being in strip clubs to the break of dawn, boozin it up, and w/ some, druggin it up.
So you are saying he did all of this with the Carolina front office and coaches? The story says that he was out with the Carolina coaches and Julio Jones. Then both returned to the hotel at 10pm. He then reported to the training facility as scheduled but had "flu like symptoms". Did you read the release from Carolina? They backed up everything the agent said. I guess that doesn't matter to you, you have made up your mind based on zero evidence, a sports reported said it so it must be true. Some people are such sheep.



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 10:38 pm
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

You so called "journalists" owe Ryan Mallett an apology! Leave the kid alone already. geez



Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 10:01 pm
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

They call this the Brown Bottle Flu!!! Wink



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 9:51 pm
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

Was he ill or just hungover? I thought the Panthers were gunning hard for Cam Newton so why all the fuss about Mallett. Watch...the Panthers will end up trading their pick and picking a QB later in the first round or early in the second round. Jake Locker will be chosen by the Panthers. 



Since: Nov 26, 2010
Posted on: April 20, 2011 9:49 pm
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

The NFL Draft is getting more ridiculous by the minute. It't turning into something close to a political election. Just like the Presidential election you have one guy who begins as the front runner and by the end of the election (or draft ) he's either not even in the race or he finishes well behind the eventual winner. Nick Fairley started out on top everyone's "draft boards", now depending on who you believe, he's in danger of not even being a top 10 pick. Ryan Mallett has the best arm since....uh. RYAN LEAF and he's got the same type of attitude as well. Carolina should make better use of it's time and not even schedule guys who have the lack of character and competitive drive that Mallet has. It's two weeks before the draft and Mallett's "too sick" to work out for the team picking first in the draft? Doesn't sound quite right. Obviously he wasn't going to be the first player taken in the draft, but it would have made since for Carolina to take somewhat of a "flyer" on him at the beginning of the second round. Especially when Clausen is destined to be his generation's version of Ty Detmer.



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 9:20 pm
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

Your being courted by an NFL team with the 1st overall pick in the draft that is in 2 weeks.  Get your a** out of bed and go to the interview.  Who cares if he was hungover or not.  Do you think the team he plays for will care if he is sick when Sunday morning rolls around...no.



Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: April 20, 2011 8:37 pm
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

i do not trust mallet or his untruthful agent. it is really easy to see through this bs story. these 2 clowns really got some nerve trying to pull over some pathetic lie on NFL owners and the public. trying to pass off "a night on the town" as going to chuck e cheese and riding go carts and eating cotton candy. we are not stupid and know that a "night on the town" means being in strip clubs to the break of dawn, boozin it up, and w/ some, druggin it up. it a shame bc mallet prolly wouldve been the 3rd QB taken in the draft in the early to mid 2nd round. his draft stocked has now dropped through the floor. buyer beware.



Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 8:13 pm
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

I guess only people that do hard drugs get sick. Everyone else is usually fine.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Agents and Panthers say Mallett really was sick

Who cares??

Some team will draft this Mallet and he will be a boom or bust like any other QB drafted.

Mallett will be a better value pick because now it looks like he will fall in the draft and will have way less money invested in him.  

Cam Newton has bust written all over him..after watching his interview with Gruden Newton sounded like he knew nothing about how to run an offense...the guy sounded downright stupid.  Newton only knows a lok and read offense and has no idea about coverages and blocking schemes.  This guy will set back a franchise 4-5 years.


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