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Friday, December 29, 2006

Sports: Should Merriman be NFL Defensive player of the year?

Jason Taylor of the Miami Dolphins doesn't seem to think so.
Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor says the candidacy of his likely chief rival for NFL defensive player of the year, Shawne Merriman, was tainted by a four-game steroid suspension in November. "

You really shouldn't be able to fail a test like that and play in this league, to begin with," Taylor said Wednesday. "To make the Pro Bowl and all the other awards, I think you're walking a fine line of sending the wrong message."

Merriman, who plays outside linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, has denied he's a steroid cheat and blamed his positive test on a tainted supplement.

"A performance-enhancing drug is, obviously, what it is," Taylor said. "You enhance your performance by doing that. You fail that test, I think it's not right, it's against the rules and ultimately I think it's sending the wrong message to the youth in America and the people who look at this game not only as entertainment but also to learn lessons from it."

When told of Taylor's comments, Merriman said he tries to be a good role model, adding he has taken his punishment for the positive drug test.

I happen to agree with Taylor, I don't think if you cheat and get caught you should be rewarded with Player of the Year honors.

And this just goes to show you how big of an idiot Merriman is...
"If I wasn't having the kind of season I'm having, this wouldn't even be a conversation," Merriman said.
Well no shit sherlock. If you didn't cheat you wouldn't have 16 sacks this year. If you didn't cheat you wouldn't be this good and you wouldn't be up for Defensive Player of the Year.

I'd defiantly give him the Just Shut Up Award from Mike and Mike in the morning.

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