Re: Patriot Hating Media Jerks at it Again!
posted at 7/14/2013 9:11 AM EDT
In response to NYC's comment:
The information about AH just became available to the public at large but was available to the NFL via his coach at U Florida, Urban Meyer back in 2010 previous to his draft. I have to assume that Meyer shared the details of the double shooting AH was involved with back in 2007. If not, he should have.
RESPONSE: So..."you have to assume", do you? Why? You have no idea what the Patriots knew about AH when they spent a mid-4th round pick to take him. Furthermore, you have no idea what the facts were in that Florida shooting, which allegedly involved AH. What we do know is that AH was not charged, criminally. That there was a civil lawsuit filed by the alleged shooting victim...that was initially dropped, and has since has been reinstated. You have no idea as to what actually happened in that case, who was the aggressor(s), or what kind of a person the alleged victim in that case is.
The truth of the matter is that you are grossly engaging in speculation here on what should have been known, and what should have been done.
The point is there needs to be some accountability here.
RESPONSE: There will be accountability, when AH is tried by a jury. But, blaming the Patriots for his unbelievable, unforseeable acts of murder is nothing more than a ridiculous exercise of hindsight. Where does your quest for "accountability" end? Should we also blame AH's elementary school teachers, for failing to teach AH moral and ethical values? Should we hold AH's high school coach accountable, for failing to act while AH presumably (now I'm sounding like you) was running wild? Should we blame local law enforcement for failing to be more vigilant? Should we blame AH's neighbors for not reporting AH to the police? Should we blame AH's guidance counsellor for not recommending riddelin? RIDICULOUS!!!
Certainly, by Urban Meyer and UF and consequently by the Pats. Whitewashing the charges against him did not serve him or society. We can't hide from this stuff just because we are Pats fans. Saying we didn't know is not enough. We should have known more based on his history of violence. We can't worry what the media will think, we need to be honest and humble going forward.
RESPONSE: Again, you're engaging in gross speculation. You have no idea of what really happened. Even if AH was given preferrential treatment, who could have forseen that it would lead to murder?
I am quite sure going forward the Pats, the NFL and hopefully the NCAA is going to have tighter proceedures regarding moral, ethical and legal requirements of its players. Allowing thugs to participate helps no one.
RESPONSE: What "tighter procedures" do you recommend? Do you really think that AH is the only "thug" type playing in the NFL? The league is, and has always been littered with them...from league poster boy Ray Lewis, to Bernard Pollard, to Ben Roethlisberger, to Antonio Cromartie, to AH, to PacMan Jones...to the great Michael Irvin, and the greater Lawrence Taylor. Chess advocates and those studying for the priesthood are not found in NFL locker rooms.