Buccaneers Battle Staph Infection, 'Nuke' Team Facility

Josh ZerkleChief Writer IIIAugust 28, 2013

When an NFL owner says, "Spare no expense," the sense of urgency is clear.

That's the message that Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik received from the ownership after the discovery of staph infections, specifically MRSA. Offensive lineman Carl Nicks and kicker Lawrence Tynes were both diagnosed with MRSA, a pesky little bacteria that can prove resistant to treatment in as little as 72 hours after contact.

Sounds like the plot of a science fiction movie, no? Actually, this is real life, and these are the biological hazards facing professional football in the 21st century.

Join me as I don my proverbial biohazard suit in our latest episode of "Let Me Get This Straight." Enjoy my thoughts in the video above and leave your thoughts in the comments below.

As always, thanks for watching.