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Old 11-15-2012, 12:44 PM   #36
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Default Re: Steelers release NT Alameda Ta'amu

Originally Posted by Dodens Grav View Post
People who have multiple accusations of rape are not "character" people. This whole whitewashing of team history to assure that only the finest and classiest of personnel decisions are recalled crap will never die, will it? Granted, perhaps the Steelers organization is guided more by a 'moral compass' or whatnot than most, but at the end of the day they're still the same as any other business owner.
It is all about TENDENCIES. The Steelers have a tendency to look for class act players, but there are always exceptions.

I am sorry-- but I have problems holding any of those accusations against Ben's character, considering the circumstances and questionable actions of both accusers. There is a reason why no charges were filed, and he has a dafamation suit against the first accuser.

Originally Posted by Dodens Grav View Post
Ta'amu made a really bad fucking mistake and he'll make good of it. That the team seemingly has the intention to allow him to do this with them says more about their class than dumping the boy out on his ass to push the problem onto somebody else.
Playing in the NFL is a prviliege. Clearly, when someone goes ona drunken rampage/street chase through crowded downtown with the cops, they just treated that priviliege the way a dog treats food when he isn't hungry-- he pisses on it so another dog can't eat it.

Ta'amu screwed over his employer, his teammates, the city of Pittsburgh, his parents, and most importantly, himself. He didn't just make some innocent, youthful mistake that he "can make good on", he committed a length list of serious crimes that will no doubt help to paint an unfavorable image of NFL players among the populace.

He needs to be off of our team.
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