World Series with the 1968 Detroit Tigers. (Oddly, the Wiki says it was burglary.)
little problem in the draft. Of course this guy is a proven player, but my point is that I think Teo will be picked based on his football prowess or potential prowess, as shown in the combines and in his college games, not based on his naivety in some harmless hoax (as opposed to a person doing something that actually sent them to jail for a time.)
he'd have more respect for Te'o if he'd orchestrated the hoax rather than been duped by it. He added (and I'm inclined to believe him) that an NFL defense would have trouble respecting a guy they thought of as a dupe and a chump.
Fair? Good? No. But unfortunately it's reality, and Manti has to deal with it and overcome it.
in the linked article? In that case, you're probably right.
Casual racism? Based on what? Would citing bad actors in salt and pepper pairs make you more comfortable politically? Fine. Ben Rothlisberger is a pasty white German guy who shouldn't have a job in the NFL either. In fact, he's worse than a petty larcenist. A damn German American rapist is what he is. There, happy?
But ... first: he's Swiss (not German); and second: he was never arrested or charged with a crime, and in the Millidgeville incident, was never accused of "rape."
He paid his debt to society, why shouldn't he be allowed to earn a living now?
The Bengals have had plenty of time to evaluate him. They haven't done well in the past, however.
But let him earn it at Papa John's or ditch digging at the local cemetery. There are many, many types of jobs one cannot have if one is a convicted felon.
Something is messed up when a football player has to hide the fact that he's gay for fear of losing his job, but knock off a gas station? Sell and distribute a hay bail of weed? Fight dogs to their death? Knife two kids at a club?
NFL baby. Nooooooo problem. That's messed up.
I've never met a Nazi Hipster before.
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Why should you earn the same as honest men like me?
should be one of those?
Because a professional football player is an employee drawing a direct paycheck and doesn't just represent himself. An employer should have their own set of standards for employees and where those standards are higher than the employees personal standards, the employee needs to conform to the employer's standard or tough shit, no job.
It is also up to the employer to decide whether or not a person with something like this in his past will be able to live up to the standards set forth and be sure those parameters, as well as repercussions, are articulated up front. Having never met the young man, I am not sure we are in the position to make such a call.
It's not like he's going to be a teacher or a doctor for a living, he is doing something where his job is to run fast and smash into people.
Though until you or I own an NFL franchise it doesn't really matter what we think.