St. Louis police group criticizes Rams players
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Police Officers Association has called on the NFL to publicly apologize and discipline the five Rams players who stood with their hands raised before Sunday’s game. SOURCE
Generally I tend to agree with most of the various Police Associations I follow, and I do agree with this; the NFL needs to publicly apologize and discipline these jackasses for such a show of disrespect, but you have to remember, and consider this; these clowns are nothing more than trained animals that have a talent for catching, throwing or stopping a football, nothing more.
Many of them went to college simply because they have a *talent* and many of them were able to graduate college. Sadly, some of them can’t sign their own name and a great many of them will end up broke, bankrupted due to having NO money sense what so ever or they may well end up broke and in prison.
Maybe the *hands up* is an inbred response, one ingrained from years of ghetto life and then living the *high life* that comes with money and fame if you make it to the NFL and you have no idea how to control your temper and animalistic impulses.
The following is a list of names of NFL players and crimes they committed by NFL in recent months, and if this list is any indication, the*hands up* position might be the best thing these people can come up with.
• Ray McDonald (San Francisco 49ers) was arrested in August on suspicion of felony domestic violence after a house party in San Jose. He played in Week 1.
• Alan Branch (Buffalo Bills) was arrested and charged with DWI in Cheektowaga, New York in August. His team cut him a day later.
• Le’Veon Bell (Pittsburgh Steelers) was charged with marijuana possession and driving under the influence of pot near Pittsburgh before a preseason game in August.
• LeGarrette Blount (Pittsburgh Steelers), who was in the car with Bell, was charged with marijuana possession.
• Justin Blackmon (Jacksonville Jaguars) was charged with marijuana possession in Edmond, Oklahoma in July. He is already on indefinite suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
• Jo-Lonn Dunbar (St. Louis Rams) was charged with misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct after an alleged fight outside a Miami nightclub in July. Charges were later dropped.
• Keelan Johnson (Philadelphia Eagles) was charged with assaulting a police officer after allegedly shoving a cop in Arizona in July. He was later cut from the Eagles to reduce the team to its 53-member limit.
• Jimmy Smith (Baltimore Ravens) was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct after allegedly arguing with a police officer outside a bar in suburban Baltimore in July.
• Josh Gordon (Cleveland Browns) was charged with DWI in North Carolina in July. He also got a speeding ticket in May, and a passenger in his car was charged with marijuana possession. He is serving a one-year suspension for testing positive for marijuana.
• John Abraham (Arizona Cardinals) was charged with DUI in suburban Atlanta in June.
• Cornelius Washington (Chicago Bears) was charged with speeding and driving on a suspended license in Georgia in June.
• Sean Smith (Kansas City Chiefs) was cited for DUI after allegedly crashing his car into a pole in Kansas City in June.
• Marcell Dareus (Buffalo Bills) was charged with reckless driving after an alleged street racing accident in upstate New York. He was also arrested in Alabama on felony drug possession charges in May. He was accepted into a pretrial intervention program, and the drug charges will be dropped and his record will be expunged.
• Lorenzo Taliaferro (Baltimore Ravens) was charged with destruction of property and being drunk in public in Virginia in May. The charges will be dropped in a year as long as he pays for the damage and doesn’t get arrested again.
• T.J. Ward (Denver Broncos) was charged with assault and disturbing the peace after allegedly throwing a glass at a bartender at a strip club in Denver in May. The charges were dropped after he agreed to four hours of community service.
• Greg Hardy (Carolina Panthers) was found guilty of assault on a female and communicating threats for assaulting his ex-girlfriend in his apartment in May. He was given 18 months probation. He played in Week 1.
• Josh Morgan (Chicago Bears) was charged with misdemeanor simple assault after allegedly punching a valet at a Washington D.C. nightclub in April. His charges were dropped after he agreed to community service.
• Tandon Doss (Jacksonville Jaguars) was arrested for alleged disorderly conduct in Indianapolis in April, but charges were never filed.
• Aldon Smith (San Francisco 49ers) was charged with falsely reporting a bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport in April. Charges were later dropped. He was suspended from nine games by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse and personal conduct policies.
• Orson Charles (Cincinnati Bengals) was charged with wanton endangerment in an alleged road rage incident on a Kentucky highway April.
• Greg Reid (St. Louis Rams) was charged with violating the terms of his probation in Georgia in March. He was eventually cut by the team.
• Chris Culliver (San Francisco 49ers) was charged with hit-and-run and possession of brass knuckles after allegedly hitting a cyclist with his car in San Jose in March. He pleaded not guilty.
• Adewale Ojomo (Tennessee Titans) was charged with soliciting a prostitute in Miami in March. He was cut by the team.
• Jah Reid (Baltimore Ravens) was charged with misdemeanor battery after an altercation at a Key West strip club in March. The charges will be dropped when he completes a pretrial diversionary program.
• Deonte Thompson (Baltimore Ravens) was charged with marijuana possession in Florida in March. The charges were dropped.
• Fred Davis (Washington Redskins) was charged with DWI in Virginia in February. The charges were later dismissed.
• Roddy White (Atlanta Falcons) was charged with failing to make a February court appearance in Georgia stemming from an earlier window tint charge.
• Ray Rice (Baltimore Ravens) was indicted on aggravated assault charges after hitting his fiancée in an Atlantic City casino in February. He was accepted into a pretrial diversionary program, and the charges will be cleared from his record. He was cut and suspended indefinitely after TMZ published video of the punch. SOURCE
Many in the Black community harp on the idea that being a Police Officer doesn’t give you any special privilege, and they are correct, but being a trained animal playing in a nationally televised sports venue doesn’t give you any special privilege either.
Money can’t buy *class* and for those that live the *thug life*, well, it’s all they know, their claim to fame now is how fast they can make bail.