We got a lot of feedback and traction with our post last Friday discussing a scout dismissed by an NFL team with a serious medical condition. I thought I’d follow up with good news. Maybe it sends you off on the holiday weekend on a positive note.
I got a call today from the person who originally told me about the recently dismissed scout’s plight. He said things are moving in the right direction. I was told that the owner of the scout’s former team got a phone call from an NFL head coach, and the coach was angry. He expressed his frustration to the owner — who apparently had been left in the dark. Now the owner is angry, and he’s moving heaven and earth to resolve things.
The scout, who had a year left on his deal, is still getting paid, but his insurance, which was to expire in six months, is no longer an issue. The owner has assured him the team will see him through his medial situation, no matter what it takes. In addition, the scout, who wished to remain anonymous, gets to remain so.
Now that things have taken a good turn, it will be interesting to see how (if?) it plays out in the media. With this resolution, it’s a perfect time for someone to put a nice bow on things, to talk about how matters with such gravity transcend hirings and firings. Who knows? Maybe even the NFL machine picks it up to make it seem like a heart-warming sign of humanity within a game seen as ultra-violent and volatile. But you’ll know the truth.
At the end of the day, I guess, it doesn’t matter. A man who’s a father and a husband gets some peace of mind. Still, it’s something to watch for in the coming weeks especially as news gets slow and the league looks to turn attention away from Deflategate.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day and don’t forget why we celebrate. May God bless you and your family this weekend.