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Good news!! Tre Mason is BACK!

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I have not heard this widely reported, so thought I would share.

After a season out of football filled with off-the-field issues, former Auburn standout Tre Mason is working toward a comeback this year, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Ricardo Lewis said.

"Right now, he's waiting for the draft to come," Louis told TMZ Sports , "and then after the draft, he's going to pick a team to go play for, because obviously he's not with the Rams anymore. But he's been working, so he may get on a team and pick up right where he left off, you know? So basically, we're just working. That's it. That's the moral to the story: We're working."

Louis and Mason were teammates at Auburn for two seasons, including 2013, when Mason was the SEC Offensive Player of the Year and a Heisman Trophy finalist as the Tigers won the league championship and played in the BCS national-championship game.

Louis said he and Mason had been training together during this offseason.

"We just work hard," Louis said. "When me and him get together, that's all we do. We've been doing this since we were at Auburn. Before we had that magical season, we were working hard. The situation he's going through right now, we're still getting it in, we're still going through the process we went through before that magical season we had. And every year that we've been off, we've been working."

"I don't have no doubt in my mind," Louis said when asked if Mason would be back in the NFL in 2017. "The work he's put in, the mindset he has, the track he's on right now is all leading towards him getting another chance and playing and picking up right where he left off."

Source: http://amp.al.com/v1/articles/20476002/tre_mason_working_toward_nfl_c.amp

 

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2 hours ago, passthebiscuits said:

I'm not gonna say "no chance..." but

 

no chance you say?! 

 

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good news that he's able to train, but if the cause of his issues was brain injuries from football as some sources speculated, I'm not sure he should play anymore.  Then again, I'm no doctor.  I hope regardless of what was wrong that he's able to overcome it and accomplish his goals.  Tre' is my fav. Tiger of all time, so I wish nothing but the best for him.

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2 hours ago, FistyMcBeefpunch said:

good news that he's able to train, but if the cause of his issues was brain injuries from football as some sources speculated, I'm not sure he should play anymore.  Then again, I'm no doctor.  I hope regardless of what was wrong that he's able to overcome it and accomplish his goals.  Tre' is my fav. Tiger of all time, so I wish nothing but the best for him.

It is funny to me that everyone goes to brain injurys fist these days. I would bet most of these guys are on illegal drugs when they do stupid stuff, but it probably a brain injurys fault.

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30 minutes ago, wildlife alumni said:

It is funny to me that everyone goes to brain injurys fist these days. I would bet most of these guys are on illegal drugs when they do stupid stuff, but it probably a brain injurys fault.

No idea what Tre's issues really are, but spice and these other "synthetic" drugs floating around can definitely make people do some downright crazy things. See it every day. I actually would rather Tre's issues be something like this because it's something he can get past, whereas a brain injury...not so much. The fact that he's trying to make a return makes me doubt there's a brain injury but that's just a hunch based on nothing else. Either way he has a long road convincing a team that he is "stable".

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1 hour ago, boisnumber1 said:

No idea what Tre's issues really are, but spice and these other "synthetic" drugs floating around can definitely make people do some downright crazy things. See it every day. I actually would rather Tre's issues be something like this because it's something he can get past, whereas a brain injury...not so much. The fact that he's trying to make a return makes me doubt there's a brain injury but that's just a hunch based on nothing else. Either way he has a long road convincing a team that he is "stable".

If it's a brain injury I can't imagine anyone in the NFL taking a risk with him.   They are fine with about any human frailty that can be cured or controlled....but knowingly taking a guy with a brain related injury is just asking for big legal problems down the road.  

Hoping it's something he can overcome and someone will be there with him to keep him pointed in the right direction....like Ricardo for example....

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This is really hard for me to believe. He wasn't just being an a**hole. Something was really wrong with him. But like bois#1 said, I hope it was drug related. I suspect the nfl will evaluate the hell out of him. 

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I have my doubts also. His mother has more information than any of us, and she blamed it on head injuries. I wish him the best but football may not be in his best interests.

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4 minutes ago, Tigerbelle said:

I have my doubts also. His mother has more information than any of us, and she blamed it on head injuries. I wish him the best but football may not be in his best interests.

My experience is that mothers know (or will believe) less about their children than about anyone else.    Hoping he can make it back but even in good health, he was a marginal NFL player and probably is not the RB he was when he left AU.  Sure was fun to watch him in 2013 and that drive against FSU...

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I wish nothing but the best for Tre and his future.  If he currently has or had a brain injury related to football, there won't be an NFL team that will touch him - too much liability.

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there is another aspect of this story not being discussed ...

how about ricardo louis spending time with his Auburn friend and helping him get on the right track through leadership, empathy and a common interest (sports)!  this is the type of player we should all be proud that once represented our university.

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22 hours ago, Tigerbelle said:

I have my doubts also. His mother has more information than any of us, and she blamed it on head injuries. I wish him the best but football may not be in his best interests.

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if he was diagnosed as bi-polar or with some other mental issue that can be managed with medication. If he has a brain injury, or that level of drug problems, I can't imagine him even trying to come back since convincing an NFL team to take that risk seems highly unlikely.

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My own opinion was that Tre got hooked on painkillers. I know what those can do when abused and Tre seemed to show signs of that. Whatever it is though, I want nothing but the best for him, his health, his family, etc. If he can get back on track, I'll be rooting for him the whole way. I don't like seeing any of our guys struggle!

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I hope this means that people have intervened in his life and helped him get back to his self.  I am glad that he was not abandoned by his Auburn teammate and I am proud of Ricardo for standing with him and being a true friend. Hopefully, he can find something positive to do with his life, if he can't make it in the NFL.

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10 hours ago, mustache eagle said:

there is another aspect of this story not being discussed ...

how about ricardo louis spending time with his Auburn friend and helping him get on the right track through leadership, empathy and a common interest (sports)!  this is the type of player we should all be proud that once represented our university.

good point.  that's true class right there.  I'm sure a lot of people abandoned Tre, and he may have pushed some away, but they're both part of the family and stuck together.

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On 4/17/2017 at 10:54 AM, mustache eagle said:

there is another aspect of this story not being discussed ...

how about ricardo louis spending time with his Auburn friend and helping him get on the right track through leadership, empathy and a common interest (sports)!  this is the type of player we should all be proud that once represented our university.

War Damn Ricardo!

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On 4/17/2017 at 10:19 PM, FistyMcBeefpunch said:

good point.  that's true class right there.  I'm sure a lot of people abandoned Tre, and he may have pushed some away, but they're both part of the family and stuck together.

That's actually what I thought might have been the reason he took off. In a lot of the low-res crappy interviews I watched of him... he seemed like a wide eyed kid in a lot of them. It can hit people like that hard when they get a payday and suddenly find out that to his "friends" he was simply a horse they could attach their wagon to in hopes of a payout. It can really shake people to their core when that happens.

Think Ricky Williams had said that he had a similar situation, he wanted to run away from it all, but turned to drugs (green) instead to cope. Something about a guy he thought of as a close friend cussing him out because he wouldn't buy him a house. You start having numerous situations like that, I could see how it'd skew your views of people and your life.

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