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    After the Donald Sterling/Ray Rice incidents, I finally decided to find out what TMZ was. So I googled it, and found the website.
    Man, was I disappointed...
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    Re: 2014 NFL Thread

    L Jon asks, "If there was a Greg Hardy video, would Greg Hardy be playing this Sunday?"

    http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/09/12/gre...domestic-abuse
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose View Post
    L Jon asks, "If there was a Greg Hardy video, would Greg Hardy be playing this Sunday?"

    http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/09/12/gre...domestic-abuse
    Thank you!

    There's another player who was either convicted of, or confessed to, domestic violence and hasn't missed a game.

    It's only domestic violence if there's video?
    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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    Re: 2014 NFL Thread

    And then there's this... Adrian Peterson of the Vikings is facing charges of child abuse. His lawyer says his client was only disciplining his child the way that he was disciplined as a child--with a switch and/or a belt.

    TMZ has pictures. These beatings will leave at least some life-long scars.

    Peterson's son is 4 years old.

    http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/12/adrian...r-child-abuse/

    Sidebar: Is it a coincidence that all of these reports focus on athletes who are Black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dryrunguy View Post
    And then there's this... Adrian Peterson of the Vikings is facing charges of child abuse. His lawyer says his client was only disciplining his child the way that he was disciplined as a child--with a switch and/or a belt.

    TMZ has pictures. These beatings will leave at least some life-long scars.

    Peterson's son is 4 years old.

    http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/12/adrian...r-child-abuse/

    Sidebar: Is it a coincidence that all of these reports focus on athletes who are Black?
    I would think so. How high is the percentage of athletes in football/basketball/baseball who are African American? I would think that might account for the reason that the majority of these issues involve African Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dryrunguy View Post
    And then there's this... Adrian Peterson of the Vikings is facing charges of child abuse. His lawyer says his client was only disciplining his child the way that he was disciplined as a child--with a switch and/or a belt.

    TMZ has pictures. These beatings will leave at least some life-long scars.

    Peterson's son is 4 years old.

    http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/12/adrian...r-child-abuse/

    Sidebar: Is it a coincidence that all of these reports focus on athletes who are Black?
    I've seen reports about this and was ready to defend Peterson. I'm in the camp that doesn't think a good swat on the butt is necessarily a bad thing. (I'm also not a fan of giving every team in the children's soccer league a trophy regardless of how well they did - but that's a different subject.) I was ready to defend him until I saw the photos. That's child abuse, imo.

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    It's not related to violence, but there's this story that broke today:
    Chris Davis banned 25 games
    By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

    Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles has been suspended 25 games without pay after testing positive for amphetamines in violation of Major League Baseball's drug program, the commissioner's office announced Friday.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/11...d-25-games-mlb
    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkus View Post
    I've seen reports about this and was ready to defend Peterson. I'm in the camp that doesn't think a good swat on the butt is necessarily a bad thing. (I'm also not a fan of giving every team in the children's soccer league a trophy regardless of how well they did - but that's a different subject.) I was ready to defend him until I saw the photos. That's child abuse, imo.

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    It's not related to violence, but there's this story that broke today:
    MLB suspending someone for amphetamine use? I guess the green pill days of baseball are officially over.
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    How James Brown Saved CBS’s Pre-Game-Show-From-Hell
    Dave Zirin on September 12, 2014 - 10:40 AM ET

    The pregame program of the profoundly awkward Thursday night CBS game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens was on a toboggan ride toward collective mortification. An NFL reeling from the revealed reality that it cares nothing about domestic violence—or women at all beyond their capacity to buy its crap—was in a drowning death grip with a CBS network that had spent billions on its new Thursday night NFL package. On the day of the broadcast, CBS realized that having a pregame video of Rihanna, who before this week could safely be called the most well-known domestic violence survivor on the planet, did not seem like the best of ideas. The network also belatedly came to understand that it could not just light some fireworks and pretend this was business as usual, not when Jon Stewart, gesturing for so many of us, took time Wednesday night to give the league a one-finger salute. Not when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was continuing in real time to drown in lies about what he knew and when he knew it.

    So CBS responded to the mushrooming scandal by putting on its “Bizarro Olivia Pope” hat and revamped the entire operation. Struck from the set was the Rihanna opener. Smashed to smithereens was the pomp and fireworks. Instead, CBS presented an awkward, hybrid news/sports/entertainment set featuring respected members of its news division alongside the CBS and NFL Network jockocracy. “Norah O’Donnell and Deion Sanders break down domestic violence, only on CBS!” Clearly the golden goose had to be saved. All hands were on deck, and any pretense of a separation between CBS’ news and entertainment wings, or between CBS and the NFL, were out the window.

    Instead, we had Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti speaking about this being “a seminal moment for domestic violence” and a series of pregame news reports about the “sobriety” of this moment. The method was obvious: if CBS and the NFL—together!—could show that they take domestic violence seriously, then fans could exhale and, having its guilt at watching Goodell’s league expiated, sit back to enjoy the commodified violence on the field of play. It was just “Are you ready for some football?” except instead of Hank Williams Jr., Scott Pelley was on hand to get us in the mood. The entire operation felt about as sincere as Roger Goodell’s “independent” investigation into whether the NFL had seen the tape of Ray Rice removing his then-fiancée Janay from consciousness.

    Then James Brown, the longtime anchor of CBS NFL coverage, actually brought something of profound value to the proceedings. Speaking directly to the camera, Brown said the following.

    Two years ago I challenged the NFL community and all men to seriously confront the problem of domestic violence, especially coming on the heels of the murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins. Yet, here we are again dealing with the same issue of violence against women.

    Now let’s be clear, this problem is bigger than football. There has been, appropriately so, intense and widespread outrage following the release of the video showing what happened inside the elevator at the casino. But wouldn’t it be productive if this collective outrage, as my colleagues have said, could be channeled to truly hear and address the long-suffering cries for help by so many women? And as they said, do something about it? Like an ongoing education of men about what healthy, respectful manhood is all about.

    And it starts with how we view women. Our language is important. For instance, when a guy says, ‘You throw the ball like a girl’ or ‘You’re a little sissy,’ it reflects an attitude that devalues women and attitudes will eventually manifest in some fashion. Women have been at the forefront in the domestic violence awareness and prevention arena. And whether Janay Rice considers herself a victim or not, millions of women in this country are.

    Consider this: according to domestic violence experts, more than three women per day lose their lives at the hands of their partners. That means that since the night February 15th in Atlantic City [when the elevator incident occurred], more than 600 women have died.

    So this is yet another call to men to stand up and take responsibility for their thoughts, their words, their deeds and as Deion [Sanders] says to give help or to get help, because our silence is deafening and deadly.
    Damn. Thank you, James Brown. Thank you for speaking up and speaking out. Thank you for using your platform for some good. The historian Howard Zinn famously once said, “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” There is also no “internal investigation” deep enough, no pregame show somber enough, no press conference emotional enough, to cover the shame of how the the culture of the NFL has enabled violence against women both inside and outside the league. There are many roads that lead toward ending domestic violence: fighting poverty, creating more resources for survivors and building a less degrading society are all imperatives. But in addition to that, domestic violence will never end until men see it as both a political principle and a moral imperative to stand up and say, “No more.” In front of an audience of millions, James Brown has officially launched that conversation.

    http://www.thenation.com/blog/181593...ull-transcript
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose View Post
    L Jon asks, "If there was a Greg Hardy video, would Greg Hardy be playing this Sunday?"

    http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/09/12/gre...domestic-abuse
    Wait he got pissed at his girlfriend because the DJ played a recording by her ex boyfriend?! And this incident took place with other people in the house?! And it took someone who wasn't under the thrall of Hady to call 911?

    I can't.
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    I didn't know if this should be posted here or in the "Are You F-ing Kidding Me?" thread.

    Don't really need the article, the headline is enough...


    Chris Brown Advises Ray Rice ...
    Control Yourself and Don't F-Up


    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/12/chris-...#ixzz3DGm1LvGA
    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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    After giving Kirk's last post about Chris "Fist" Brown giving Ray Rice advice on controlling his anger, I decided that this is the only correct response:
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




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    "Dear Charles Manson:
    Why are you so mad? Why can't you control your urges? Give me a call. We can chat.
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    Jack the Ripper"

    Kind of that.

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    Yikes. Ouch.


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    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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    Oh wow Dry!
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




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