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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tidbit Tuesday February 18, 2014

With the announcement of NFL prospect Michael Sam being gay there are all kinds of stories about the affect it will have on the NFL.  Well his another one.  Did you hear the story about Safety Kerry Rhodes?  Rhodes last played for the Arizona Cardinals during the 2012 season.  At one point during the season he was considered the fourth best safety in the NFL.  He wasn't an old player and showed a lot of potential.  Then there were some allegations that he was gay.  His former assistant alleged that he and Rhodes were in a relationship.  Rhodes denies any relationship and says he is not gay. 
When the 2012 season ended Ken Whisenhunt was fired as head coach of the Cardinals.  The Cardinals interviewed Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton but went with Bruce Arians who then named Todd Bowles as the Defensive coordinator.  The Cardinals and Rhodes parted ways and the safety has not played a down since.  I'll let you be the judge of weather or not these allegations have anything to do with the fact tat Rhodes has not been signed by another team.  I'll leave you with this thought Kerry Rhodes is a much better Safety than most of the active players in the NFL, including the Cardinals own Rashad Johnson who was thought to be an upgrade after Rhodes left.  Johnson eventually lost his finger tip and starting job.  He was replaced by a rookie.  

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