December 3, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes (9) kicks the ball during warm ups prior to the Giants

Lawrence Tynes upset with Tampa Bay Buccaneers for non-football injury designation

There has been an interesting back and forth between Lawrence Tynes and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At one point his wife ripped the club on Twitter. Now the Buccaneers have placed Tynes on the non-football injury list. It does several things, it ends his season amd guarantees his $840,000 base salary but it withholds other benefits reserved for players on injured reserve.

Bucs guard Carl Nicks has a similar injury and it is believed that both contracted it from the Bucs’ training facility. Tynes is unhappy with the designation and thinks he should be on IR.

“This whole thing is wrong,” Tynes said Saturday in an interview with “My biggest emphasis is I don’t want this to happen to any current or future player. I’m going to fight this thing as long as I have to, because this team should not be allowed to do this to players.

“If I drop a 45-pound plate on my foot while lifting weights in the weight room at the facility, it’s IR. So I just don’t understand how my situation is any different. I went to work, I kicked, I practiced, I cold-tubbed, I hot-tubbed, I showered for all those days there. I come up with MRSA and it’s a non-football injury? They’re basically trying to exonerate themselves of this, and I’m not going to allow it to happen.”

Tynes had surgery last week to scrape out the infection.

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