Marcellus Wiley Tells Shawne Merriman, "Please Don't Play!"

Sean BesserContributor ISeptember 5, 2008

In an open memo, 10-year NFL veteran Marcellus Wiley tells Shawne Merriman why he shouldn't play through his injury.

Wiley explains how he played through an injury under eerily similar circumstances, and shares his deep regret for doing so in an insightful post:

“Production inevitably dropped, crashing like the waves at La Jolla beach, and I was sent packing from the beaches of San Diego, a former shell of my once dominating self...Summed up, those two years of 'tough guy' largely contributed to why I’m currently on NFL Live instead of in your front seven still sacking quarterbacks.”

Great stuff from a vet with chops!