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Von Miller says Broncos players fine each other for flatulence ... and he's the most frequent offender
The NFL and its teams are known to be rather strict.
But if Von Miller's claims are true, the players themselves can be downright draconian. Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post describes a fine system devised by the players:
Von Miller said the Broncos have a fine system for, um, flatulence in meetings. Said he thinks he's been fined the most.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) June 3, 2015
Wait, what? Look, it's not great to let it go in confined spaces, but isn't the shame of committing a social faux pas enough?
Since I've received numerous inquires about the Broncos' Fart Tax, I'm gonna let Von explain. NFL dieting ain't easy. pic.twitter.com/OTAAaI8t82— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) June 3, 2015
Miller is right! Although a cursory search turns up no scientific studies on such a thing, physicians from the University of Copenhagen, via the New Zealand Medical Journal, said the following in 2013, according to the University of California, Berkeley's Wellness website:
"Holding in gas can cause bloating, indigestion, heartburn and, sometimes, even pain, they noted. Intestinal distension resulting from trapped gas may also increase blood pressure and heart rate. Then there's the mental stress of trying to keep the gas from escaping. The doctors' advice: Just let it go."
You see that, Broncos players? Your policies are endangering your own health! Add to this the possibility of wrongful accusations, and it's a wonder this team hasn't fallen apart.
H/T Bleacher Report
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