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#pounditThursday, November 26, 2020

Randall Cobb says he will never wear on-field microphone again


Aaron Rodgers said recently that he believes Randall Cobb suffered a punctured lung in a playoff game last year because he was wearing a microphone for NFL Films. Cobb agrees, and the Green Bay Packers wide receiver says it is not going to happen again.

“I’ll never be mic’d up again,” Cobb said Thursday, per Rob Demovsky of

Cobb says he was coughing up blood after he fell on the microphone in Green Bay’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The Packers initially said Cobb had a bruised lung, but he later described it as a puncture. Fortunately, he has recovered fully and not missed any practice time.

“This [microphone] theory isn’t anything new,” Cobb said. “It’s something we’ve talked about plenty of times. There’s no way to prove it, but there’s no way to disprove it, either.”

Rodgers had an even stronger opinion about players being mic’d up. You can read what he said about it recently here.

Even if you agree with the concept of players being mic’d up, there needs to be equipment that won’t pose a safety risk. If Cobb’s injury was, in fact, a direct result of the microphone he was wearing, something needs to be done.

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