Montez Sweat Has Pre-Existing Heart Condition

Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat — who is widely viewed as a potential top-15 selection in the 2019 draft — was diagnosed with a pre-existing heart condition at the scouting combine, according to Ian Rapoport of

Per Rapoport, doctors gave Sweat a “thorough” evaluation at the combine because of the condition. However, Sweat was still cleared to participate in all combine activities, so it’s unclear how serious of a condition Sweat is working through. Medical professionals deemed Sweat’s issue “low-risk” and didn’t exclude him from the combine, something doctors have done before (including once in 2019, per RapSheet).

“Because of privacy issues we are not allowed to comment specifically,” said Sweat’s agents. “But I will tell you that this is not news. Montez is the same person that was medically cleared to play and dominate the SEC, the Senior Bowl, and the NFL combine. No change in health and no change in domination!”

Sweat, who stands 6’6″, 245 pounds, was a terror for the Bulldogs over the past two seasons, compiling 22.5 sacks and 30 tackles for loss over that span. Following that performance, he proceeded to light up the combine, posting a 4.41-second 40-yard dash, an all-time record speed for a defensive lineman.

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11 comments on “Montez Sweat Has Pre-Existing Heart Condition

  1. BoSoxWin

    I hope this doesn’t end up costing him millions! He’s a great player and is a sure fire 1st round pick.

  2. j27roenick

    Hopefully he is denied health insurance from his future employer because of this, as the Founding Fathers intended.

    • DarkSide830

      i dont think universal health care was ever on the mind of the founding fathers, nor anything of the sort.

      • Steven Juris

        Certainly the founding fathers wanted the rich to have everything while the poor fed them with their taxes.

        • Dodgethis

          News is read a history book. The founding fathers hated government. They hated being told what to do. They went to war with a super power over being taxed. The founding fathers immortalized their beliefs in a couple of documents that changed life on this planet and ultimately allow you to post nonsense on an open communications network. In no way shape or form was government control of anything what the founding fathers wanted. They even tried to limit the army and allow citizens to arm themselves with weaponry equal to the army, to keep the government in check. I know its a sports site, but seriously this is basic stuff.

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