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Shawne Merriman

I Lost 'Ninja Warrior'

'Cause I'm Too Damn Heavy

7/31/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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There's a GOOD REASON you've never seen a 260-pound "Ninja Warrior," 'cause they suck on trampolines ... so says ex-NFL star Shawne Merriman.

Shawne knows from experience -- the former San Diego Chargers linebacker recently appeared on the show ... and started off strong ... only to crash hard when it came time to negotiate the trampoline obstacle.

"260 don't work on trampolines," Merriman says ... "My weight made the trampoline touch the ground."

Gotta give the guy credit -- he actually put together a pretty solid run before bailing on the jump. But SM says if he's invited back next year, he GUARANTEES he'll finish the course.

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1.

Metta Worldhate    

He's lying or mistaken. He didn't hit the ground with the tramp. Look at the video. He also got plenty of air. He just didn't grab the net. His hands failed him, nit the jumping part.

388 days ago
2.

What!     

Nice bod...

388 days ago
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Jomica Man    

The past and or present roids have made him delusional. To date, not one former NFL player has completed the course. If any, it will be a defensive back or wide receiver with a lean build and upper body strength with stamina. Shawne is lights out in his mind and does not even know it.

388 days ago
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Barry Soetoro    

He's also a known alcoholic.

388 days ago
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WME2KS    

He should be able to do it. I have faith in him get it done bro. Weight makes a lot of difference in those courses they should have different competitions for different weight classes.

388 days ago
6.

CHartsy    

Damn he is gorgeous!

388 days ago
7.

pj    

FINE AS HELL !

388 days ago
8.

AllMe    

gorgeous!

387 days ago
9.

shawne    

wash out merriman

386 days ago

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