Jeremy Shockey Found Passed Out At Hard Rock Hotel, Taken Out On Stretcher, Was Dehydrated

Jeremy Shockey's Priorities Appear To Be A Bit Out Of Whack

5/25/09 in NFL   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Jeremy Shockey has had a bit of a star crossed career so far. He's made some Pro Bowls, but at the same time, most people think it was his injury that propelled the Giants to their Super Bowl victory over the Patriots 2 years ago - since Eli Manning didn't have to listen to Shockey yapping his mouth anymore. It didn't help that Shockey was shipped out of town almost immediately after that season ended too.

Anyway, looks like Shockey is likely in a bit of trouble again. See, Shockey told the Saints he was going to miss OTAs for "personal reasons." But unless "personal reasons" entails "getting drunk and passing out at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas" then I think the Saints may be a bit pissed off.

Sunday afternoon Shockey was found unconscious at about 2pm at Rehab - the name of the Sunday pool party at the Hard Rock. Shockey wound up being taken out via stretcher. There were several other NFL players present at the party.

After being treated, Shockey was discharged from the hospital, and word is he was dehydrated - which is fancy speak for he was drunk and out in the sun too long.

Now, I don't know why Shockey was specifically at the Hard Rock, and maybe he really did have some personal reasons for being there, like a friend's wedding or something, but right now, it looks like he's getting drunk while his teammates are busting their asses on the football field.

Should be a fun time when he gets back to camp......if he isn't traded before then.

Jeremy Shockey treated, released from hospital [
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6/6/09   |   jokool13

WhoDat12 wrote:
We will see about that December 19th in the 'Dome my friend!

Yes we shall............

5/27/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

For the record, he wasn't the only person taken off on a stretcher that day, just the wealthiest/most notable. 

And as far as personal reasons go, that is a pretty darn fun experience, I recommend those of you who can, try it out, but in moderation of course :)

5/27/09   |   YankeeDudeL   |   15 respect

Being an emergency service provider in a resort town, I can probably guess what happened.  Was probably drinking all night the day before.  Then was lying in the sun the majority of the next day, plus whatever alcohol he was drinking (and I'm sure it was liquor).  It happens all the time here. 

He was never at OTAs w/ the Giants, either.  He and Plax always worked out in Miami.  Neither would show up until it was mandatory.  And between all their shared injuries, they didn't practice much at all.  Their talent has gotten them as far as they've been, but their work ethic is what will keep them from getting any farther. 

5/27/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

jokool13 wrote:
As a Cowboys fan, I understand your pain. I like the Saints a lot. Sean Payton has done a wonderful job, barring Shockey. I was surprised they picked him up. Actually, I was disappointed. As far as I'm concerned, he's another TO. You don't need a guy like that on your team. Competitive, sure, but what's the point of competing against your own team? He doesn't want to block, always looking for that hit that makes him lose the ball or get hurt. He needs to get his stuff together or he will end up being a third rate TE instead of the great TE he thinks he is. Ship him to Miami or New England or San Francisco, those teams wont tolerate that. Not that I think Payton will. But maybe you can find someone who is focused on football and willing to do what it takes to be a championship team. I totally respect the Saints and all they have done for New Orleans, they just don't need a guy like that. And I hope to see you in the playoffs against my Boys (where you'll lose, of course ). Good luck. I hope it has a descent ending.

We will see about that December 19th in the 'Dome my friend!

5/26/09   |   SaintDrew   |   31 respect

Yeah Billy Miller completely owned Shockey last season. Shockey is unreliable and fragile and he better get on the field and produce this year or his career will be in doubt.

5/26/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

wrote:
 It was 2 PM  ....  Sunday afternoon

 exactly. ;)

5/26/09   |   jokool13

WhoDat12 wrote:
Jeremy Shockey is not misunderstood at all I understand him perfectly well. I understand that he is prone to injury. I understand that he is not focused on football. I understand that he had a pitiful debut season with the Saints. I understand that Billy Miller got more playing time than him because he couldn't run a decent route or catch a pass. I understand he had zero touchdowns last year and the Saints gave up a second round pick for him. I understand that this trade is now approaching Ricky Williams territory in terms of horribleness for the franchise.  All this understanding of Jeremy Shockey is coming from the #5 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS FAN ON FANIQ.

As a Cowboys fan, I understand your pain. I like the Saints a lot. Sean Payton has done a wonderful job, barring Shockey. I was surprised they picked him up. Actually, I was disappointed. As far as I'm concerned, he's another TO. You don't need a guy like that on your team. Competitive, sure, but what's the point of competing against your own team? He doesn't want to block, always looking for that hit that makes him lose the ball or get hurt. He needs to get his stuff together or he will end up being a third rate TE instead of the great TE he thinks he is. Ship him to Miami or New England or San Francisco, those teams wont tolerate that. Not that I think Payton will. But maybe you can find someone who is focused on football and willing to do what it takes to be a championship team. I totally respect the Saints and all they have done for New Orleans, they just don't need a guy like that. And I hope to see you in the playoffs against my Boys (where you'll lose, of course ). Good luck. I hope it has a descent ending.

5/25/09   |   HouTxFan   |   5177 respect

wrote:
 It was 2 PM  ....  Sunday afternoon

Q:  passing out at 2 a.m. isn't normal? Shoot.

A:  It was 2 PM  ....  Sunday afternoon

Q: So was he 12 hours ahead on Sunday's TODAY'S TO DOs list, or 12 hours behind on Saturday's?

5/25/09   |   Wolfie75   |   68 respect

I am a Giants fan he is injury prone and they did not win the Superbowl cause of him. Every year there is an injury with him.  And he gotten a Superbowl ring really the easiest way possible.  By sitting by himself. 

5/25/09   |   seanrrpsnm   |   11 respect

 some people will never change

5/25/09   |   Murph   |   4 respect

lol Well atleast it's the off season and not week 11 or something.

5/25/09   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25335 respect

Alcoholic! clap clap clap clap clap... Where are the cell phone pics of Shockey getting hauled out on the stretcher?  I bet if he was coherent that would have been embarassing

5/25/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

I remember during the Giants/Pats Super Bowl when Shockey was getting hammered in the Press Box instead of being on the sideline with his teammates.  What a guy.

5/25/09   |   cyzygy11   |   2 respect

Well, this goes to show how physically demanding it is for NFL players on Sundays. They leave it all on the field of play; they sacrifice their personal safety so that we can live vicariously through them.  The alcohol, the sun, the bacchanalia....he is doing this for us, and I thank him for his effort.

5/25/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

 passing out at 2 a.m. isn't normal? Shoot.

5/25/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

jokool13 wrote:
Can't stand this idiot either. Oh, but he's just misunderstood. But why does 'misunderstood' always mean ass? Grow up already.

Jeremy Shockey is not misunderstood at all I understand him perfectly well. I understand that he is prone to injury. I understand that he is not focused on football. I understand that he had a pitiful debut season with the Saints. I understand that Billy Miller got more playing time than him because he couldn't run a decent route or catch a pass. I understand he had zero touchdowns last year and the Saints gave up a second round pick for him. I understand that this trade is now approaching Ricky Williams territory in terms of horribleness for the franchise.  All this understanding of Jeremy Shockey is coming from the #5 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS FAN ON FANIQ.

5/25/09   |   jokool13

Can't stand this idiot either. Oh, but he's just misunderstood. But why does 'misunderstood' always mean ass? Grow up already.