Why Lawrence Tynes Is BitterSeptember 2nd, 2013
Since the Bucs placed kicker Lawrence Tynes on non-football injury list due to his battle with MRSA, he has been outspoken about how he believes he has been mistreated by the Bucs; his wife, Amanda, has been even more so.
Tynes has been so angry, he implied he contracted MRSA from a Bucs employee. No one will ever know for sure where and/or how he and guard Carl Nicks got infected, but Joe has learned, via Olive oil-lapping, popcorn-munching, coffee-slurping, fried-chicken-eating, oatmeal-loving, circle-jerking, beer-chugging, cricket-watching, scone-loathing, college football-naïve, baseball box score-reading Peter King on his new website, theMMQB.com, that Tynes is PO’ed because, all together now, it’s all about the money.
The Bucs signed Lawrence Tynes to be their kicker, but he came down with a serious infection, MRSA, that is resistant to antibiotics. So Rian Lindell won the kicking job, and Tynes, trying to get healthy, is bitter the team put him on the non-football injury list rather than injured reserve. The non-football injury status means Tynes won’t have this year count toward his NFL pension. His wife, Amanda, tweeted that the Bucs informed Tynes of the designation via email. That didn’t go over well in the Tynes household.
Joe should have known better. Tynes is getting roughly $900,000 this year. Not bad for not playing, though Joe is very sympathetic to his condition. MRSA is nothing to play around with.
If Tynes lives a long life, that $900,000 may not cover what he may lose in an NFL pension. Joe wouldn’t be surprised if Tynes tries some legal wrangling to try to recover that missed year of pension eligibility.