At least there won’t be insult to injury.
Sean Lee’s out for the season, but the Cowboys won’t be out any money for the demoralizing accident on the first day of OTAs last week.
After a brief investigation into the injury in which Lee’s knee buckled under him before offensive lineman Zack Martin fell on top of the linebacker, the NFL Players Association has decided not to pursue a case. Per the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, OTAs are required to be “non-contact” and it was initially thought that Martin had physically blocked Lee into an injury.
But after interviewing players and watching media footage of the play, the NFLPA decided the injury was unfortunate, but not a byproduct of an illegal, contact drill.
The decision won’t bring Lee back any time sooner, but it does at least close the book on the damages suffered from the play.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.