Reports: Teddy Bridgewater tore ACL so he wouldn’t have to stand for national anthem
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater tore his ACL in a non-contact injury on Tuesday during his team’s final day of training camp. But according to reports based on what some people are saying, Bridgewater may have torn the ligament as a way to get out of honoring the United States and its flag.
“All I’m saying is that it seems a little suspicious that a couple days after one black quarterback refuses to stand for the anthem, another one makes it so he can’t stand either,” someone wrote on the Internet. “There’s no way a great athlete suddenly blew his knee out just dropping back to pass. What are we, stupid?”
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Another person was saying that Bridgewater should be criticized for taking “the easy way out” on the issue of the national anthem by shredding his knee.
“It’s time for all quarterbacks to say if they’re for America or against it,” said a guy. “I know where Colin Kaepernick stands. And I know where Drew Brees stands. This Bridgewater is trying to have it both ways. He’s going to say he loves America but can’t stand up for the anthem because he has to keep weight off his leg or whatever. Sorry, I can’t respect that. Have courage in your convictions and don’t use a cast or doctor’s orders to get out of them.”
According to things on the Internet, there are also people saying that Bridgewater’s knee may have been taken out by Rafael Cruz, the father of Senator Ted Cruz and a Dallas Cowboys fan — the team Bridgewater was scheduled to play in Week 13.
“I don’t know. It’s just something people are saying,” said a source. “All I know is that Ted Cruz’s father hasn’t denied it so far.”
Bridgewater’s agent angrily denied the charges that his client tore his ACL and dislocated his knee in order to spit on American troops, which is just what an agent would do when trying to cover for a despicable and indefensible act.