Fever Player Released After Secretly Giving Opposing Team Game Plan
KENNEWICK, Wash. - Defensive Back Muhammad Shamsid-Deen has been kicked off the Tri-Cities Fever after deliberately trying to make them lose this past Sunday against Rapid City.
The first-year player out of Eastern Washington was angry about his playing time and other issues, so he decided to meet with the opposing team prior to the game, and gave the Flying Aces the Fever's defensive game plan. He thought nobody would find out, but his coaches and teammates did find out. When Shamsid-Deen showed up for the game Sunday, he was confronted and then escorted out of the building. He was also formally released. The Fever went on to lose the game 38-33. Coach Dan Whitsett says he does not plan on filing a protest with the league.
Statement from Coach Dan Whitsett:
"Muhammad Shamsid-Deen is no longer associated with this organization as a player or in any other aspect. We have a "Code of Conduct" in place and he violated this code in a flagrant manner. Our expectations and standards are high, and we expect our players to be loyal to the organization that gives them so many opportunities to enhance themselves as a professional football player. Muhammad Shamsid-Deen displayed actions that are unacceptable to me, this ownership group and our football team."