One of our favorite football players, uber-sexy Laveranues Coles, is a free man. The New York Jets restructured the contract of their veteran wide receiver, allowing the player to become an unrestricted free agent when the signing period begins at midnight. The Jets are off the hook for the guaranteed $6 million Coles was due this upcoming season.
"I'm leaving $6 million on the table," Coles tells the Daily News. "It's a roll of the dice, but I thought it would be in my best interest to try free agency."
In late 2005, Laveranues Coles went public with his story of childhood sexual abuse to help others who may have been similarly traumatized. For three years in middle school, Coles says his stepfather molested him at gunpoint. The reaction has been mostly positive, "but every so often somebody will say something that causes Coles" to isolate and return to his shell, Coles tells the New York Times. Coles says after the Jets’ 2005 finale against Buffalo, "a Bills player, whom he would not identify, approached him and made a coarse homophobic comment."
Congratulations and best of luck to Laveranues Coles. Oh and here is to the tenth straight year without a playoff appearance for the Buffalo Bills.
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