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Colts Player Arrested (Gun Charges like Hernandez)

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    Re: Colts Player Arrested (Gun Charges like Hernandez)

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    What iam not getting is why is everyone from his agent to whomever is to blame for not knowing about AH past expect Kraft to BB in the eyes of rusty?

     

    Why are you committed to deflecting AH's transgressions to what other clubs' issues. This is not the first time you've done this. Try staying in your own back yard and accept that all teams have personnel issues including the Pats and move on. That issue is already accepted and fans are ready to move ahead. I see what you are trying to do. Babe is right about you.

     

     




    Belichick drafted Hernandez.  Rusty can't stand the fact that he blew it and embarrassed the orgainization...again.

     

     

     




    There are a host of choices BB made on draft day that can be criticized. The drafting of  AH in itself during the 4th round is one of the least eligible for that. Now, giving him the huge contract could be criticized on a number of aspects and perhaps the morals factor is one of them.

     

     




     
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    Re: Colts Player Arrested (Gun Charges like Hernandez)

    There's been a lot of press about the 27 arrests of NFL players since the Super Bowl, but most of those are DUI or possession of marijuana charges.  The more serious crimes tend to be assaults or domestic violence (usually with alcohol involved).  I don't want to downplay the seriousness of driving drunk or hitting someone while drunk, but what NFL players seem most guilty of is drinking too much.  This isn't an uncommon problem among 20 something year old men . . . 

     
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    Re: Colts Player Arrested (Gun Charges like Hernandez)

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    There are bad eggs in the NFL, but really if you were to randomly pull together 2,000 young men from diverse backgrounds would you expect a different distribution of good guys and thugs?  I think the fact that every transgression by a professional athlete gets publicized makes things seem worse than they really are.  



    Well, if they want to call themselves "professional" athletes then they should act professional. When you are making millions of dollars you shouldn't need to bring a gun to a club. Just because there are some bad eggs in the world doesn't mean that they should get a pat on the back and be told, "It's ok, we know you were raised in a tough area. Just try not to do it again, ok? Pretty please?"

    No, these guys need to miss some serious time. Most places would get rid of a "bad egg" in a heartbeat. The NFL shoud do the same.

     
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    There are bad eggs in the NFL, but really if you were to randomly pull together 2,000 young men from diverse backgrounds would you expect a different distribution of good guys and thugs?  I think the fact that every transgression by a professional athlete gets publicized makes things seem worse than they really are.  

     



    Well, if they want to call themselves "professional" athletes then they should act professional. When you are making millions of dollars you shouldn't need to bring a gun to a club. Just because there are some bad eggs in the world doesn't mean that they should get a pat on the back and be told, "It's ok, we know you were raised in a tough area. Just try not to do it again, ok? Pretty please?"

     

    No, these guys need to miss some serious time. Most places would get rid of a "bad egg" in a heartbeat. The NFL shoud do the same.



    No one's saying they shouldn't pay the price for their transgressions.  All I'm saying is that I think  there are a relatively small number of guys getting into trouble when you look at the total population of NFL players. 

    When bad eggs have rare and valuable talent, employers don't get rid of them as quickly as they do your average Joe.  Life's not fair that way, but that's just the way things work.

     

     
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