The New England Patriots have been criticized for being a rough organization that doesn’t always practice ethical or moral means to achieving success. That questionable practice reared it’s unapologetic head when the team cut defensive end Kyle Love just days after he was diagnosed with Type-2 Diabetes. According to USA Today, it’s yet to be seen if Love will file grievance against the Patriots who cited “medical reasons” as cause for Love’s release.
It’s safe to say that it doesn’t take a genius to read between the lines.
My understanding is Love is 1. Shocked + 2. Going over options right now to see if he can fight this in any possible way (i.e. a grievance).
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 15, 2013
Love’s agent Richard Kopelmanspoke to reporters and expressed disappointment over his clients release and said the diabetes won’t hold Love back from achieving success in the NFL.
“Naturally, we are disappointed that the Patriots decided to part ways with Kyle,” Kopelman said. “Especially in light of the fact that a number of elite, professional athletes with diabetes – both Type 1, which is known to be far more difficult to manage than Type 2 diabetes – have had very successful careers in professional football, hockey, baseball, and basketball.”
And it’s not as though the Patriots were cutting a guy who slacked off last season. But Love was productive in his split time with Vince Wilfork, and by cutting him the Patriots are demonstrating yet again that they’re a cold and soulless franchise hellbent on winning no matter how low they have to sink.