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Thanks for being so forward thinking by leaving out the Redskins name everywhere. You are a true pioneer. So brave.
The lineman for the Colts is Ulrick John NOT John Ulrick...jeez...
Bears have 8th best WR core? Umm... most experts put them top 5. Top 3 is the general consensus. I'm not sure anyone who knew football would put them 8th.
So now your against the Redskins name ? Most Indians I know aren't bothered by the name. Just alot of uptight white people...
Hello my name is Darryl Pegram..FSU/CB Ronald Darby's uncle..Question for you when is it wrong to tell the truth? My nephew told the truth about the Jamies Winston's rape case and was brought up on code of conduct charges from the school, who was pressured by the NCAA! What a "JOKE"!!!! The only thing my nephew did wrong was being there.. I told him he should have left when Jamies hooked up with the young lady. He is by far one of the best CB in the 2015 draft class. He has been cleared of all charges; it would be nice of you to print that information. Thank you Uncle Darryl
Last friday, my friend Steve Brown was diagnosed with Leukemia and just started his treatment this week. Steve is a senior at James Caldwell High School and was set to play football for Lehigh University in the fall. Today, cancer survivor and Giants Linebacker, Mark Herzlich called Steve, to give him some words to help him get through this tough time. Being a cancer survivor himself, Herzlich's words impacted Steve in a tremendous way.
Steve, who has been a longtime Giants fan tweeted this today after his call from Herzlich
RT @steve_brown31: Sucha sick surprise to get a call from Mark Herzlich on my cell.. Someone who continues to thrive after beating cancer #cancerissoft
Herzlich's and Steve's story deserves to be shared and it would also benefit my friend, Steve, if people heard about his story. I can be reached at my email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding this story.
By the way, the first and last paragraph were directed directly to you, not in my actual post about the situation.
I'm going to defend Ray Rice because I still don't know the full details of the situation. I'm going to post exactly what I posted on the BaltimoreRavens.com board, with a few slight add ins, but no deletions.
I still want to see a video of actually went down in that elevator if it truly does exist. It would clear up several questions so fast.
However, if the report I saw was true and he struck her twice after she attacked him, and she knocked her head on the rail, it's not a massive surprise. We don't know what that attack looked like, if she just stopped after he hits her once or if she keeps going, etc. Those are big details right there. What if she attacks him relentlessly and is going below the belt? I mean, you're going to likely try hard to get it stop.
Also, it doesn't sound like he struck her so hard that she was knocked out. She hit a rail. Now, alcohol was likely very heavily involved, and while it's not an excuse for their actions, can you say that alcohol does not significantly affect your stability and balance? What if him "striking" her simply consisted of him lightly pushing her off? That's a big difference. I somehow doubt that he could have hit her that hard because she had no significant or reported injuries. More than likely, he was trying his best to get her off and the intoxication resulted in her loss of balance and she hit her head on the rail, knocking her out, but also not resulting in no significant injury.
Lastly, for all of those getting nasty that he didn't apologize to her, did she apologize to him? She reportedly started the entire incident by attacking him, which kinda brought everything upon them. His reaction of course helped, but this doesn't happen if she doesn't attack. It's a two way street, so don't get upset with him not publicly apologizing because she didn't either. Anyway, I think them getting counseling and marriage is a far greater form of apology than just saying sorry. Remember, actions speak louder than words. He could just say sorry, or he could show he really is, and it sounds like he is. Mr. Palmer forgave Rice, and that's a huge step in the right direction.
*New* Anyway, what does it matter if he apologizes publicly? This was a matter between Rice and his wife. I am not his wife, you are not his wife, only Janay is his wife. Why should he have to apologize publicly to her? I'm sure he did apologize privately to her, so don't act like he didn't. That's just dumb. Either way, he did say he was sorry for everyone affected by the incident, which presumably includes Janay, which is the same as what she said, for what it's worth. Again, either way, it doesn't matter because this was a private matter, and I'm sure he apologized to her privately. I somehow doubt this press conference was to apologize to her, but rather to everyone who got negative media attention, which would be the Ravens organization as a whole. He apologized to the Ravens organization.
Now, he's certainly is taking accountability and responsibility for it. He's gotten married, counseling, and was clearly very sincere from that press conference. Choice of words could have been better, but he still was trying to rectify the situation. *End New*
I would just like to see the video before I make any hasty decisions. I tried to think of it logically above, and not jump to conclusions based solely on hot headed emotions. Now, I could be completely off base here, but we don't know.
At the very least, at least he came out and spoke on the incident. He could have cowered in the shadows and not said anything after he found out he would not face a trial, but he chose to own up to his actions. That's a real man right there. I can't say many people on here are likely to call for their own press conference and say, "I was wrong." That takes some serious guts. I realize you are quick to judge because he didn't say the perfect things, but at least he said anything at all.
It sounded like he was sincere and speaking from the heart. He and Janay seemed truly sincere and just wanted to move on from this. Why is that so hard for fans? Once his suspension is over, hopefully this will be done.
Sure, you in the media can pick him apart all you want, but that doesn't change the fact that he's taking the steps he needs to in order to fix this situation. I don't really care if you reply, but it's something to think on.
Patrick Swilling Jr., Son of All Pro Pat Swilling Jr, is opening eyes training here in Orlando with Tom Shaw, he's a basketball turned football player who is freakishly athletic. At 6'4, 243lbs running a 4.5 forty, with a 38inch vert, 10.3 broad and some of the biggest hands i've seen to date, he is a monster. Smooth, gliding athlete with easy acceleration to speed past defenders in coverage and finish. Agile feet and dangerous after the catch to create with quick cuts to make defenders miss. Quick release off the LOS with route fluidity and natural flexibility. Smooth adjustments to pluck the ball with his hands away from his body, large catching radius. He has fluid hips, he's in and out of his cuts, explosive and is built like a stud. He's garnered praise form Shaw, Ike Taylor, Kelvin Benjamin and Santonio Holmes. He is a mismatch. He's attending Tulsa and will play football for his 5th year. Get this kid on you guys board before he blows!
South Florida Pro Scouting,