Last season when Cleveland Browns’ Right Tackle Tony Pashos played with a ruptured peroneus longus tendon in his left foot he thought that he was watching out for his beloved team’s back. But today the 31 year old has gotten a taste of business and disloyalty in a world of “what have you done for me lately?” Pashos’ agent Rick Smith told the press today that the right tackle is upset about learning that the browns will release him next Tuesday. Now this is a man who is not necessarily the best out there since most can argue about his performance, but talk about adding insult to injury.
On the business side, releasing Pashos gives the browns an opportunity to use someone who is healthier and ready to hit the ground running for the up-coming season. Pashos could have opted to have his surgery right after the injury and would have been side-lined for about 9 – 10 months in rehab but he chose to put off surgery and keep playing on a busted foot because he wanted to help his team. It was very obvious that he would be disabled for a lengthy period but he made a poor decision in that aspect because his performance was not quite stellar in the final preseason game. Performing at 100% is key to athleticism but many players show loyalty and heart by making poor judgment and hopefully this is not a career impeding one for Pashos.