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Old 09-04-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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Have you read my opinion regarding players who have been arrested for drugs or DUI on C-D or anywhere else for that matter?

But be that as it may, there are degrees of egregious behavior, there are degrees of such behavior as they reflect on a school or organization. For example, if you were to punch someone in your home, would I argue that your employer should fire you, no I don't think so. If you punched someone while on the job, should you be subject to dismissal, without a doubt.

Blount's blind sided hit on the opposing player was egregious but might have been excused to some degree due to the provocation and the heat of the moment, but the inability of Blount to control his temper even when being restrained by his fellow players, coaches and the police was beyond the point of any possible excuse. His actions, on national television brought disrepute upon his team and the institution for which he played. To me that justifies fully my opinion that he should receive the harshest penalties the school could mete out.

You can say that we should have read your views on the subject, but thats just it, those are YOUR VIEWS. Those are not the standards in currently in place for college football. For them to kick him off the team when I know for a fact there will be players who have been arrested for DUI will be playing this season is hypocritical.
Since you were responding to my opinion what other hypocrisy did you wish me to address, other than that which you accused me of hypocrisy?
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:37 PM
 
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Since you were responding to my opinion what other hypocrisy did you wish me to address, other than that which you accused me of hypocrisy?

Does anyone READ because clearly you don't.

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You can say that we should have read your views on the subject, but thats just it, those are YOUR VIEWS. Those are not the standards in currently in place for college football. For them to kick him off the team when I know for a fact there will be players who have been arrested for DUI will be playing this season is hypocritical.
If you had READ the post I was calling the Pac-10 and University of Oregon the hypocrites, thats why I said THEM, not YOU.
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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Bye,bye, LeGarrette Blount.

By the end of the season people will be saying "LeGarette who? "

He had his " 15 minutes of fame " and as the season progresses he will drift into obscurity.

A shame cuz unlike a season ending injury, he did it to himself.
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Bye,bye, LeGarrette Blount.

By the end of the season people will be saying "LeGarette who? "

He had his " 15 minutes of fame " and as the season progresses he will drift into obscurity.

A shame cuz unlike a season ending injury, he did it to himself.
Yup, and his NFL Draft stock just took a huge hit, probaly even gone? Do you think teams will still look at him even though he woudn't of played in a long time? Yeah he can still practice and do activities but you can't simulate a real game.
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:44 PM
 
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I support Legarrette 100%. The player had the audacity to taunt a player after just beating him and didnt expect to have that grin wiped off his face?

The fan that hurled the racial epithet should have been beaten by Blount too(but they had restrained him at that point)
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:45 PM
 
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That's a lot harsher punishment than I expected. It's a classless act and it definitely deserves a suspension, but a whole year for one punch is a bit much.

That said, I'm surprised at how many people are defending him. So what if the Boise State player was talking trash? You get in the guy's face and talk trash back. You don't wait a couple of seconds till he turns away and then sucker punch him, knowing he's not going to have a chance to hit back. It was a weak move and he deserved anything the fans said to him afterwards.
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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I support Legarrette 100%. The player had the audacity to taunt a player after just beating him and didnt expect to have that grin wiped off his face?
The fan that hurled the racial epithet should have been beaten by Blount too(but they had restrained him at that point)
So what? Blount had been running his mouth all week before the game. He just couldn't handle losing.
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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So what? Blount had been running his mouth all week before the game. He just couldn't handle losing.
He seemed to have handled losing just fine until that dude came up to him(with a smile) and hit his pads while apparently talking trash...you dont do that and you especially dont do that to a kid who has shown signs in the past of being UNSTABLE
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:49 PM
 
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The punishment does NOT fit the crime going of of past offenses and suspension the University of Oregon and Pac 10 has handed down.

When has this ever happened before? It hasn't. There is no precedent. Kicking him off of the team is the right thing to do for sure.

The UM FIU brawl led to season long suspensions.

OU kicked a kid off the team last year for making a freakin you tube video.

I'm sorry but if you act like this while in uniform on the playing field, your gone and deserve to be gone.
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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He seemed to have handled losing just fine until that dude came up to him(with a smile) and hit his pads while apparently talking trash...you dont do that and you especially dont do that to a kid who has shown signs in the past of being UNSTABLE
You don't run your mouth so much like that either all week. It shouldn't matter if he has shown signs of being unstable in the past. Thats his problem, he should handle it. You can bet if Oregon won, he'd do exactly the same thing.

EDIT: And just because hes shown signs of being unstable in the past, you expect everyone to leave him alone, while he can run his mouth during the week and everyone just sit back because he has been unstable in the past. Please.

What goes around, comes around.
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