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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A surprise to nobody, Johnny has announced his retirement from pro football. Best of luck to him in whatever the future holds.

Also brought up in the Bears forum, by keeping Johnny on the roster all year last year on IR, he is now a fully vested NFL veteran entitled to full pension and benefits, including long term medical coverage by the league. Likely the Bears had this in mind while keeping him on the roster all of 2012.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never understood what the heck happened to him
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kiltman wrote:
I never understood what the heck happened to him


You know those comedy movies where a guy will get ripped in half playing football and it's hilarious? Knox was the closest I've ever seen to it happening in real life, and instead of laughing, it made me want to throw up a little bit.

It sucks he'll have the pain for the rest of his life, but he's really lucky he didn't get crippled or worse.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Cryptkeeper wrote:
Kiltman wrote:
I never understood what the heck happened to him


You know those comedy movies where a guy will get ripped in half playing football and it's hilarious? Knox was the closest I've ever seen to it happening in real life, and instead of laughing, it made me want to throw up a little bit.

It sucks he'll have the pain for the rest of his life, but he's really lucky he didn't get crippled or worse.


If you've got the guts, check the gif (this is to Kiltman)

I'm shocked he could even have the ability to walk after that.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just saw the injury for the first time and literally yelled "oh my GOD" too bad I cant un watch it. Sad

Kudos to the Bears for keeping him on the roster last year and good luck to Johnny in the future.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Retired today.

Wish him well. He got a shot that many do not.
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Its time to retire and move onto the next chapter, Horn says of his friends future, and it will be an incredible chapter.


http://www.suntimes.com/sports/18209031-419/ex-bears-receiver-johnny-knox-gives-up-fight-to-play-football.html
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superman(DH23) wrote:
A surprise to nobody, Johnny has announced his retirement from pro football. Best of luck to him in whatever the future holds.

Also brought up in the Bears forum, by keeping Johnny on the roster all year last year on IR, he is now a fully vested NFL veteran entitled to full pension and benefits, including long term medical coverage by the league. Likely the Bears had this in mind while keeping him on the roster all of 2012.


Seems that way. Great, classy move by the Bears there.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad he gets to retire with his body intact. Hope he lives a healthy life.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not surpised that hit was gruesome
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news, almost scored one of the greatest special teams fakes I've ever seen when he scampered the return down one side of the field after Devin Hester faked a punt field on the other side. Alas, it was pulled back.

Also fully on board with the 'do not post the GIF' thing. Just horrible to look at.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awful, dreadful injury, but glad to hear he's doing the sensible thing and moving on in life, with hopefully a fully recovered body in the near future.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad he's getting full pension and benefits from the NFL. Classy move by the Bears organization! Applause

I hope things work out for him, and that he can still enjoy a very early retirement.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I clicked the link to the gif.

I'm still in shock.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember seeing it and thinking he died.

Just an unbelievably brutal injury.
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