Dixie Chicks Scrub Down Bucs Locker Room

October 21st, 2013

This Bucs season has been shameful in so many ways it is difficult to point to the biggest embarrassment.

Perhaps it happened after the loss to the Dixie Chicks yesterday? Per WTVT-TV sports reporter Kevin O’Donnell, when the Bucs exited their locker room at the Georgia Dome, a hazmat crew entered and deloused the joint, so O’Donnell Twittered.

@ODonnellFox13: As soon as Bucs left their lockeroom at the Georgia Dome cleaning crews came in dressed in hazmat suits. Told not to risk catching MRSA. … Georgia Dome cleaning crews in hazmat suits going into Bucs lockeroom. Crew told me they had special cleaner.

Has it really come to this? Reports that Johnthan Banks had MRSA sparked a hazmat team to come in as if someone left a dirty bomb to explode? Banks was given clearance by the NFLPA and the league to play last week for goodness sakes.

Besides, the other two affected parties, Carl Nicks and Lawrence Tynes were not there. Only Banks.

Joe is starting to wonder whether this was an overreaction or a directive from the league?

23 Responses to “Dixie Chicks Scrub Down Bucs Locker Room”

  1. Harry Says:

    i really think you are jumping to conclusions Joe. We cannot be sure they deloused the locker room due to the fear of MRSA or because of the Bucs horrendous play.

  2. JonBuc Says:

    Banks runs as if he’s wearing a HAZMAT suit….

  3. Meh Says:

    This is not an over reaction. This is how teams should handle their facilities. Look, we’ve had 3 cases in one season. They need to take the proper steps to protect their facility. I don’t even see why this is an issue.

  4. NJBucsFan Says:

    They were concerned Schaino would spread to their team. Losing is contaigious….

  5. Tampabaybuctfan Says:

    SOP….better safe than sorry….imagine if the next visiting team came down with MRSA….
    MRSA can live on surfaces for days or weeks…so it was the prudent thing to do.
    How do we know that proceedure isn’t done as a matter of routine?

  6. Greg Schiano SUCKS Says:

    This was clearly the right thing to do. Why take any chances?

  7. Justin Says:

    My god, we are such a joke.

  8. BirdDoggers Says:

    It was the right thing to do as a precaution. Although it doesn’t look good when workers in hazmat suits has to clean up after the team. MRSA aside, the entire organization needs to be deloused with “special cleaner” after this disaster of a season.

  9. bucfanjeff Says:

    Regardless, better safe than sorry. Given the nature of the issue, it should probably be a standard practice for all NFL teams to sanitize their locker rooms, home and visiting, against such things. It can’t hurt and the NFL teams have plenty of money.

  10. Bulldog Says:

    Had nothing to do with mrsa , they needed to clear the stink out left by the Bucs coaching staff.

  11. lightningbuc Says:

    Banks isn’t getting close enough to anyone on the other team during a game for them to be concerned.

  12. SteveK Says:

    Press: Coach McKay, what do you think about your team’s execution?

    Coach McKay: I am all for it.

  13. Biff Barker Says:

    It’s a shame they waited to the Bucs left. This team could use a good delousing.

  14. Tampamac Says:

    I think we’re seeing why the best CB in college last year lasted until the 2nd round. Banks has decent cover skills, but if he bites on a double move, his lack of speed is a huge liability because he can’t close the gap. Seems like Leonard Johnson is who he is.. An undrafted FA corner who’s way over his head. The search for a consistent #2 CB continues…..

  15. Bobby M. Says:

    Didn’t Gronkowski have a staph infection? Didn’t the Bucs start breaking out with it right after we “practiced” against those guys for a week? Has anyone else noticed how that has flown under the radar for the Patriots but the Bucs are the poster child?

    I think its a smart move for the Falcons to be extremely cautious, they already have a bad season and no need to add more to the pile as the Bucs have gracefully managed to do under our “Rockstar” GM.

  16. Adam L. Says:

    I think they were trying to scrub the filth of losing off the walls in the locker room. You can’t take any chances.

  17. Johnathan Banks Says:

    I suck.

  18. buc89 Says:

    Probably not mrsa related, more likely the stench of a foul rutgers scheme lingering

  19. richmondtxbucsfan Says:

    Jeez. And after the hazmat people left they brought in the team witch doctor to cleanse the locker room of bad ju-ju.
    Seriously, this is insulting and embarrassing on so many levels. Like we’re leaving a trail of filth everywhere we go that people have to disinfect where we’ve been. This season sucks.

  20. BucfaninMO Says:

    Has any team doctor tried to examine Schiano to see if he has MRSA on his brain and that might be the reasoning of his bad coaching?

  21. Adam L Says:

    BTW, this story made the front page of CNN.com. Our filthy disease-ridden franchise is finally the subject of national news.

  22. Johnthan Banks Momma Says:


    You suck.



  23. Pete I Says:

    The Bucs are just like the babyruth at bushwood country club in caddyshack.

    “I want the entire pool scrubbed, sterilized and disinfected.”