Fred Taylor Accuses NFL Doctors of Covering Up Severity of His Football Injuries (Tweets)


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Fred Taylor was a very good NFL running back. He rushed for 11,695 yards over 13 seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots. That included six seasons with at least 1,200 yards.

Unfortunately, Taylor had the misfortune of suffering numerous injuries. And because he was a running back and not a 350-pound lineman, he couldn’t just play through some of them. But the Jaguars threw the guy under the bus. In 2001, for example, the Jags listed Taylor as “questionable” every single week, even though they knew he was out for the season after Week 2. As a result, fans arrived at the false conclusion that Taylor was somehow “soft.” They even gave him the nickname “Fragile Fred,” which was obviously very upsetting for him.

Well, on Wednesday Taylor, now 40, took to Twitter to get some things off his chest. According to his rant, a recent series of examinations and tests revealed that NFL doctors withheld the severity of his injuries throughout his career. And now the NFL is denying his benefit claims.

I know, I know. This sounds so unlike the NFL to do that.

Take a look:

The NFL sucks. Fans can be assholes. Fight the good fight, Fred.

Hat Tip – [

I didn’t complain or make an excuse to the media. I kept smiling, kept my cool, fought back and finished Top 15th rusher all-time.

— Fred Taylor (@FredTaylorMade) August 31, 2016

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