SYRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 1747 times:
Here we go again, typical Jesse Jackson waiting in the wings until something happens to a black sports figure, celebrity or whatever. He doesnt give a damn how severe the crime/wrongdoing is, its always a race issue with him.
He makes me sick. I wish this lunatic would get a clue.
AGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 1696 times:
TO has been nothing but a problem, off and on the field for a long time. This was the straw that broke the camel's back.
I'd have more respect for Jesse Jackson if he stated the punishment for the two Carolina Panther cheerleaders was too severe. Now that was going too far. Ray Lewis can kill somebody, and the NFL doesn't care. Two cheerleaders dike it out and get canned...
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DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11443 posts, RR: 78 Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 1682 times:
Quoting NWA742 (Thread starter): The civil rights activist said the level of punishment could have been warranted if Owens had been caught shaving points, selling drugs, carrying a gun or fighting fans without sufficient restraint.
The offences he mentions would be enough to get TO arrested. not to mention fired and banned for life from the league.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 20509 posts, RR: 56 Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1571 times:
Quoting David b. (Reply 1): He said that the Eagles showed a lack of class. For this he was given the boot for a whole year?
That, and the fact that he refused to apologize for it, got in a fight with a former team member in the locker room, insulted the quarterback of the team unfairly, and a bunch of other stuff.
This isn't the first time that Terrell Owens (why the hell do we have to grant him superstar status by giving him his own name?) has acted like an idiot. In fact, he has a history of it. The suspension may be an instance of making an example of someone (and all the more power to the Eagles for doing it - maybe it'll make all the prima donnas in sports think twice about spouting their mouths off), but it's hardly unjustified.
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Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1561 times:
The guy gets paid X million dollars per year for 6 months of work (or play), and he goes around insulting his employer and his collegues, and all in public to boot. That fits my definition of an absolute moron.
If I had that job, I would shut up and do whatever I can to keep that revenue for a few years and retire by the age of 30. After retirement, then you can write your scandalous memoirs.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39437 posts, RR: 76 Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1544 times:
Quoting Cfalk (Reply 18): If I had that job, I would shut up and do whatever I can to keep that revenue for a few years and retire by the age of 30. After retirement, then you can write your scandalous memoirs.
I agree but that requires a certain amount of intelligence.
This is a man who has been praised all his life for being a great athlete and probably never had to work hard at anything off the football field. I am sure he was spoiled by coaches throughout high school, college and even in the NFL. He's had money and pu$$y given to him just for being a great athlete.
People need to stop having such high-expectations of these spoiled brats and look at them as nothing more than entertainers. Sure there are some smart guys that pass through the NFL and NBA but intelligence isn't a requirement to be successful in this arena.
It really disappoints me that Jessie Jackson would even waste any of his time talking about some damn athlete.
DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11443 posts, RR: 78 Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1486 times:
Well, if we're going to talk about Owens then I'll say this. He's a man of contradictions. He can't talk about his grandmother, who raised him, without some tears. He works very hard at his job. He is good to his employees and friends (a friend of mine here in ATL occasionally works as a bodyguard for him) and he's a genuinely talented guy.
He's also got a severe case of diahrrea of the mouth, and can't seem to grasp the concept of loyalty or honoring a contract. He believes that he should not be held to account for his own actions, and proves it with every new situation he generates. Oh, and he's fairly self-indulgently racist.
I think he needs to get fired and the league needs to understand that he's a problem child and let him sit out a season before someone hires him again. Perhaps that'll show him that he's not indispensible.