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Zack

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Yep. I was thinking retirement.

4 weeks in hospital for mental health. Not many pro sportsmen would come back from that, and that's not taking into account his impending charges. He's done.
There is a reason he's taking the mental health issue path and it has nothing 2 do with mental health unfortunately. Just means a bigger payout.

2 put it into layman's terms I'm often a ******* as seen on this site, jon has me covered as being a ******* on other sites where nudity and sexual acts 2 him is the norm.
 

Strapping Young Lad

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There is a reason he's taking the mental health issue path and it has nothing 2 do with mental health unfortunately. Just means a bigger payout.
Don’t talk rubbish.

Hospitals don’t just admit people and let them stay in there for weeks.
 

HODGEYROAD

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There is a reason he's taking the mental health issue path and it has nothing 2 do with mental health unfortunately. Just means a bigger payout.

2 put it into layman's terms I'm often a ******* as seen on this site, jon has me covered as being a ******* on other sites where nudity and sexual acts 2 him is the norm.
I think this has merit, as soon as all the Patton news broke I predicted it was only a matter of time before he went off with mental health, said it to my mates.
 

Judd2Sewell

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Buddy used the mental health break to cover for some serious stuff. Not suggesting that Patton has done this, just pointing out that it's been used to cover/deflect before.
 

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rogiebear93

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Buddy used the mental health break to cover for some serious stuff. Not suggesting that Patton has done this, just pointing out that it's been used to cover/deflect before.
It has been used before, but I'd say it's the exception not the rule. It's probably also the case that one thing has caused the other and that the sh*t storm around his actions has impacted him mentally - ultimately it's his own fault, but almost everyone deserves a shot at rehabilitation.
 

Mercy Seat

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He needs to talk to investigators now. This is dragging on, and we need to move on. Plus we need to know what we're doing re list spots. Fk him off.
Even if there’s resolution in terms of the investigation, he’ll be on the list this year. We won’t be axing a player months after an alleged suicide attempt (if that’s what it was).
 

Ned Ryerson

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thank god that we as a society are starting to take mental health in young men seriously and bastions such as zack are here to lend their hand
I am genuinely envious of those who’ve never experienced mental illness either themselves or seen someone close to them battle it - must be a really nice headspace to be in outside of the utter ignorance.
 

GerryLewis

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It’s almost as if having a hugely impactful negative story about you in the national media, your career being in jeopardy and possible police investigation/legal charges might push some people to a breaking point.
Spot on Ned. I have bit to do with mental health at work and I can be pretty categorical in saying there is NO WAY a hospital will accept a voluntary patient for a month if it's 'playing the mental health card'. Hope he gets better so he can finally speak to investigators and the process can finally get moving.
 

TylerDurden

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Spot on Ned. I have bit to do with mental health at work and I can be pretty categorical in saying there is NO WAY a hospital will accept a voluntary patient for a month if it's 'playing the mental health card'. Hope he gets better so he can finally speak to investigators and the process can finally get moving.
I'm of the belief that those with minor episodes are discharged within days.
This must be serious.
 

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