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Re: What's Wrong Wit Athletes!
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2017, 10:48:50 AM »
What's wrong with -some- athletes?

Same thing that's wrong with some construction workers, mechanics, stock brokers, doctors, gas station attendants, salesmen, farmers, politicians, priests, neighbors, earthlings, extraterrestrials and so on.

They make foolish choices and mistakes.

Take a gander the docket at any court house,any where, at any time.

People just don't pay attention to nobodies.

 :sorry: But! .....
I'm only allowed 25 letters on a post title. Therefore the word SOME couldn't Fit in!
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Re: What's Wrong Wit Athletes!
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2017, 10:20:49 AM »
Ex-NFL WR Young sentenced to 4 years in prison :bonk:
 

The tragic tale of Titus Young entered another chapter when the former Detroit Lions receiver was sentenced to four years in prison.
This sentence, reported by TMZ Sports, stems from a 2016 incident in which the young man left a court-ordered mental health facility and promptly got involved in a vicious street fight with his neighbor.

“According to court records, Young recently pled no contest to 1 count of felony battery causing serious bodily injury … and was sentenced to four years in state prison.”

 :popcorn: .. training-087 :taz:
 This follows a long line of outrageous off-field incidents that ended Young’s NFL career early (after just two seasons with the Lions). He has been arrested multiple times in the past, has been hospitalized for mental health issues and avoided a prison sentence back in 2015 after being charged with felony assault, receiving five years of probation instead .

At this point, we sincerely hope Young gets the help he needs. Once a promising young up-and-coming receiver, he still has the rest of his life to live at the age of 27.
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Re: What's Wrong Wit Athletes!
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2017, 04:24:40 PM »
Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell.

 :popcorn: ....
BOSTON (AP) -- Hours before his former New England Patriots teammates were due to visit the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, prison officials say, Aaron Hernandez tied one end of his bedsheet to a window and the other around his neck and hanged himself.


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In a maximum-security prison outside Boston, about an hour from the stadium where he played alongside stars like Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowsi, Hernandez jammed the door to his one-man cell lest guards try to stop him, and put an early end to the life-without-parole sentence he received for a 2013 murder.

He was 27.

It was the last act in the downfall of an athlete who once seemed to have everything -- including a five-year $40 million contract extension -- and threw it all away.

The former NFL star's death left friends, family and his legal team shocked and in disbelief, searching for an explanation. Just last Friday, Hernandez was acquitted in a separate murder case.

"There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible," said his attorney, Jose Baez.

"Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence. Those who love and care about him are heartbroken and determined to find the truth surrounding his untimely death."



Guards found Hernandez shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday at the state prison in Shirley, Correction Department spokesman Christopher Fallon said. The former tight end was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead about an hour later.

Fallon said he was not aware of any suicide note and officials had no reason to believe Hernandez was suicidal. Otherwise, he would have been transferred to a mental health unit, Fallon said.

The Worcester County district attorney's office and the Correction Department are investigating.

The Patriots had no immediate comment. At the White House event in the afternoon, President Donald Trump congratulated the Super Bowl champions but made no mention of Hernandez.

A star tight end for the University of Florida when it won the 2008 national championship, Hernandez dropped to the fourth round of the NFL draft because of trouble in college that included a failed drug test and a bar fight. His name had also come up in an investigation into a shooting.

Still, he was a productive tight end for the Patriots for three seasons. After catching 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns in his second year to help the team reach the Super Bowl.

But the Patriots released him in 2013, shortly after he was arrested in the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Last week, Hernandez was acquitted in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men in Boston. As the jury was deliberating, cameras spied Hernandez blowing kisses to the young daughter he fathered with fianc?e Shayanna Jenkins.

Prosecutors said he gunned the two men down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him in a nightclub. Hernandez then got a tattoo of a handgun and the words "God Forgives" to commemorate the crime, according to prosecutors.

Investigators suggested Hernandez shot Lloyd to keep him quiet about the two earlier killings.

In the Dorchester neighborhood where Lloyd grew up, a family friend of the victim wondered if Hernandez could no longer bear the weight of his crime and his squandered potential.

"I just think it got to him -- the guilt," Mixson Philip said. "Each man has to live with himself. You can put on an act like nothing happened, but you've got a soul. You've got a heart. You can't say you don't think about these things. There's no going around that."

Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey said on Instagram that he spoke with his former college teammate a day earlier.

"Today my heart hurts as I got the worse news I could have imagined," he said. "I will forever miss you and love you bro."

Friends were also grieving in Connecticut, where Hernandez was raised.

"Especially after him getting acquitted of the double murder. That was a positive thing in our minds," said Alex Cugno, who grew up with Hernandez in Bristol.

"I don't believe that he would have killed himself. It just doesn't add up. It's fishy. It makes you wonder what really went on behind those walls in prison."

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Re: What's Wrong Wit Athletes!
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2017, 09:48:30 PM »
The gene pool was just cleaned up a bit in my opinion.......no sympathy from me.
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Re: What's Wrong Wit Athletes!
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2017, 07:43:10 AM »
The gene pool was just cleaned up a bit in my opinion.......no sympathy from me.

Spoken like a true gentleman!  :happy1:
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Re: What's Wrong Wit Athletes!
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2017, 10:19:37 AM »
What Auggie said...

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Re: What's Wrong Wit Athletes!
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2017, 04:57:55 PM »
yep same here!!!!!!!
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Re: What's Wrong Wit Athletes!
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2017, 02:44:23 PM »
  Ex-Cowboy Randle found guilty in aggravated battery training-087 case.

4/21/17

 
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Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was found guilty of two counts of aggravated battery, criminal threat, aggravated burglary, and possession of marijuana on Friday, according to TMZ Sports.
It was alleged that Randle backed his car into three people while leaving a party back in February 2016. Randle was also alleged to have got into a violent altercation training-087 at the party prior to leaving, as well as running from police when officers later attempted to serve him with a warrant for the incident.

Akeam Ashford of KWCH recounted the strange events that took place after the 25-year-old was found guilty, with the ex-running back apparently confused by the proceedings:



Judge O'Conner asks Randle if he has any questions about what happened. Randle replied, "I don't understand what just happened." :scratch: :bonk:
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Re: What's Wrong Wit Athletes!
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2017, 05:55:04 AM »
NFL player charged in connection with New Jersey shooting.

 :doah: .. Here we go again! :banghead:

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© AP Photo/File Khaseem Greene ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) -- A linebacker in the NFL who starred at Rutgers University was charged by a grand jury on Tuesday in connection with a shooting in New Jersey and was put on waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs.


more: "bad boys....bad boys" :taz:
Khaseem Greene was charged with unlawful weapon possession in a Dec. 3, 2016, shooting in Elizabeth, where he is from.

Greene originally was charged in the case on Jan. 4 and then signed with the Chiefs on Jan. 21. A spokesman for the Chiefs did not immediately reply to an email to answer whether the team knew of the original charges when he first signed.

Greene and his lawyer did not immediately reply to phone messages seeking comment.

NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/2q4jdTW ) a criminal complaint says Greene was seen on camera handing a gun to another man who fired into a crowd. His co-defendant was charged with aggravated assault, but the extent of the victim's injuries was not known.

Greene last played a game in 2014 for the Chicago Bears, who drafted him in the fourth round of the 2013 draft.

He appeared in 25 games with six starts over two seasons for Chicago. He had 60 1/2 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble to go with seven special-teams stops.

Greene wore No. 52 for the Bears to pay tribute to his friend and former Rutgers teammate Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed while playing for Rutgers in 2010.

Greene was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012.



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Re: What's Wrong Wit Athletes!
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2017, 08:59:16 PM »
 confused-3316.gif EX-NFL LB McClain arrested on marijuana, firearm charges :bonk: ......."same-O-same-O"  :doah:

5/12/17

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Former NFL linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested in Alabama and charged with numerous offenses, including weapons and drug charges, according to Morgan County, Alabama Sheriff's Department.
According to the Decatur Daily, McClain was part of a traffic stop in which officers pulled over a vehicle for a window tint violation

Officers smelled marijuana upon approaching the vehicle and conducted a search.

McClain was found with marijuana and he also had a firearm without a permit.

He subsequently charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, carrying a firearm without a permit and a misdemeanor equipment and was being held in the Morgan County jail on a $2,000 bail.

The 27-year-old was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders and also signed with the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys.

The NFL suspended McClain indefinitely in December for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, which was his third suspension since the end of the 2014 season.

Poor guys just not being treated fairly!....... :banghead: Just axe him and he'll tell ya! :moon:
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Re: What's Wrong Wit Athletes!
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2017, 07:42:36 AM »
Report: Gordon in ‘desperate financial situation,' hopes for reinstatement

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended since before the start of the 2016 NFL season, and he’s reportedly hurting financially.
According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, things are so bad right now that sources close to Gordon say he’s in a “desperate financial situation.”

Who's sorry now! ......  :cry:
After bei :cry:ng denied reinstatement this spring, Gordon now has to wait until September to apply again. Cole notes that Gordon is looking for a new agent (after his old agent dumped him) that can hopefully help him financially in the meantime. Though after what’s transpired the past couple of years that might be a bit too optimistic.

 tut_tut-3315.gif .....
The Browns have been very noncommittal about Gordon’s status with the franchise, should he be reinstated by the NFL. It’s hardly surprising, given his multiple suspensions.

Ain't dat a shame :embarrassed: ....
That said, it’s clear the former All-Pro receiver would be able to help the offense if he were able to stay on the field. After all, back in 2013 he caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in just 14 games.



more...... :doah:

The NFL has reportedly denied the reinstatement application of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon after the former Pro Bowler was forced to sit out each of the past two seasons.

Gordon has been suspended a total of four times for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Though, the league’s decision on Thursday should raise some eyebrows. Most figured Gordon’s application for reinstatement from his most-recent suspension would be approved.

That’s obviously not the case! :happy1:



© Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The maligned wide receiver reportedly has some money troubles.  :bonk:
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Re: What's Wrong Wit Athletes!
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2017, 07:50:15 AM »
Talk about some stupid people.  AND that Bad Boys music just makes them look cool so I didn't even watch the video with the music. 

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« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2017, 10:57:15 AM »
Cry me a river. I hope they never let him back in :violin: :violin: :violin:
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Re: What's Wrong Wit Athletes!
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2017, 03:12:06 PM »
I've heard people talking about Gordon and will he get another chance....  I didn't realize he  was such a loser till I read this.  So this is educational..

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Re: What's Wrong Wit Athletes!
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2017, 08:28:25 AM »
In 2012 Josh Gordon signed a $5.3 million contract with $3.8 million guaranteed.  I don't know whats worse: that he can't stay off the dope or blew all of his money.  I guess they go hand in hand.