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The life of an athlete can be cruel at times. Just ask Jeremy Maclin, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs last week after spending two years with the team.
While speaking with ESPN’s Adam Schefter recently, Maclin voiced his displeasure regarding the manner in which he was notified of his release by the team:
“I was on a flight, so clearly he couldn’t get to me. So you know he left me a voicemail but the issue is they released me so late on Friday I wouldn’t become a free agent til Monday anyways. So I would at least think that, you know, have the respect for me enough to at least have a conversation with me. You know what I mean, not really find out through a voicemail,” he said.
“So I think that’s where, in my opinion, the problem or it really is just the business. I mean because I feel like if it was anything else you know especially being able to become free agent Monday, at least have a conversation with somebody you know?”
According to Maclin, he was told in the voicemail that the team had been trying to trade him for months, but couldn’t find a partner. The veteran wide receiver has since signed with the Baltimore Ravens.
He had 44 receptions for 536 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games last season, all while playing through a groin tear.