Who Knew Steroids Turned Athletes Into Gus Frerotte?
Who can forget Gus Frerotte’s finest moment in the NFL? Scoring a touchdown only to put himself out of the game by headbutting a concrete wall while celebrating. The resulting ridicule was more than one man should bear. He had to ride it out alone unlike Brett Favre who has the never-ending love and support of ESPN. He can finally relax and put this infamous incident behind him thanks to Brian Roberts. Now he can go back to shoeing goats, doing public access TV with Gino Toretta and Robin Byrd or whatever it is that he does now.
Roberts sat out the last six games of the regular season (like there’s any other season for the Orioles) due to a concussion … that he got by hitting himself in the head with a bat.
“I don’t know 100 percent sure, but it was Monday night. In frustration [after a strikeout], I whacked myself on the head with my bat in the ninth. I had my helmet on,” Roberts said. “It’s something I’ve done a million times, but I still can’t tell you for sure if that was it. But that’s the only thing that I can point to because that night and the next morning, I just didn’t feel good. So it’s been going on since then.”
Roberts’ symptoms include lightheadedness, pain, lack of balance and sensitivity to light. He underwent further testing to see whether something else could be causing them. If another cause is found, he can be assured that it won’t be Suck which affects “athletes” like Jake Delhomme and whoever plays quarterback for the Carolina Panthers.
We attempted to speak to Eric Lindros about Roberts’ situation but he was passed out in an ice rink when he went to meet him.
The zamboni driver told us that he gave himself a concussion trying to put on a hockey helmet. “I just drive around him now. He’s a fixture. I find him on the ice, in the parking lot, in the bathroom. It’s stranger for me to see him standing up. Yesterday I found him in his car. Apparently the seat belt got him.”
It’s unclear whether the concussion is affecting Roberts’ speech or whether he’s been taking interviewing lessons from Ray Lewis. “It’s been one for the memory banks, but not for the best memory bank, I guess…”
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