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Old 11-15-2012, 05:52 PM   #41
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He needs to be off of our team.


whatever you say, vicar

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:31 PM   #42
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Didnt Donte Stallworth run over a guy?
Didnt Leonard Little kill a guy in a car crash and blow 0.18?
Didnt Nebraska D lineman Christian Peter have a 6 year NFL career after being convicted as a rapist?? http://playerperspective.com/nfc-eas...-owner-robert/

If you can play in the NFL you will stay in the NFL. Get used to it. Many NFL players have.
Well, now that I know where you stand on this-- you should never brag about how classy the Steelers are.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:34 PM   #43
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How arrogant. Who are you to say that a man has a "fatally flawed mind" irredeemable by society?
Productive members of society don't go on drunken rampages through downtown like they are in the latest Bond movie, nearly running people over and resisting arrest. Thugs and lowlifes do.

That is not arrogance-- that is reality.


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Because, you know, people never get help for alcoholism. I mean, my god...
You don't seem to understand. He didn't just make some forgiveable, youthful mistake. What he did puts a LOT more on the table than just garden variety alcoholism. Multiple felonies and evading arrrest?

You have no problem cheering for THAT, as long as he makes a few sacks for us?
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:35 PM   #44
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:36 PM   #45
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whatever you say, vicar

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Nice curvature, but.....off topic.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:41 PM   #46
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Productive members of society don't go on drunken rampages through downtown like they are in the latest Bond movie, nearly running people over and resisting arrest. Thugs and lowlifes do.

That is not arrogance-- that is reality.




You don't seem to understand. He didn't just make some forgiveable, youthful mistake. What he did puts a LOT more on the table than just garden variety alcoholism. Multiple felonies and evading arrrest?

You have no problem cheering for THAT, as long as he makes a few sacks for us?
No offense, but it'd be nice if you could step off of your pedestal during this conversation. Do you judge bands based on the morality of the band members? Do you even know what a "thug" is? You can't isolate one, or even two instances and define a person by them. By all other reports, Ta'amu is a laid-back, soft spoken, friendly, family oriented person, and that is why the team and the organization has effectively stood by him.

Besides, athletes are not paid to be role models.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:59 PM   #47
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Well, now that I know where you stand on this-- you should never brag about how classy the Steelers are.
I rarely brag about anything. I am a realist who can differentiate between sports and life, where many here seemingly cannot.

I am not a hypocrit that chastizes unproven rookies for their indiscretions and in the next breath defends $100million franchise players for theirs.

I advocated drafting Ben Roethlisberger when many here wanted Philip Rivers. I purchased my son a #7 jersey before Ben ever took a snap as a Steeler and think he is a great QB. I can separate that he is not somebody that I would put up as a role model and I think he has made some bad moral decisions in life.

I think if the vast majority of Steeler fans can still hold Ben up as saintly, then they can and should tolerate giving Ta'amu another shot. If not, then they are as hypocritical as the NFL establishment that extended the careers of players like Stallworth, Peter, Little, Philips, etc.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:09 PM   #48
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Productive members of society don't go on drunken rampages through downtown like they are in the latest Bond movie, nearly running people over and resisting arrest. Thugs and lowlifes do.

That is not arrogance-- that is reality.




You don't seem to understand. He didn't just make some forgiveable, youthful mistake. What he did puts a LOT more on the table than just garden variety alcoholism. Multiple felonies and evading arrrest?

You have no problem cheering for THAT, as long as he makes a few sacks for us?
If you're drunk enough, it's hard telling exactly what you'll do. Labeling him, or drunken drivers in general, a lowlife. It doesn't make any sense. Stupid? Sure! Thug? Hell no! He just needs to get back on the right track and away from alcohol. His punishment is soon to come, but I believe the Rooney's did the right thing in allowing him to prove himself worthy of a roster spot (or a Practice Squad spot, in this case. He made a mistake. It IS forgivable if he gets back on track. Don't you dare label me as the guy that ignores player character and pays attention to the play-making either. That's bullshit.
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Nice curvature, but.....off topic.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:41 PM   #50
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it seems like some peoples self identity as a fan and wholesomeness as a person is too wrapped up in the steelers employing choirboys. its as if they brag every day to their brown, bungle and revenfans for rooting for a team w/o thugs, therefore that makes them better.

anyways the patriots had their annual player (rb) suspended for performance enhancing drugs again just last week.

can anyone tell me the last time a steeler was suspended for using 'roids?

sure wes saunders got busted recreationally using some amphetemines (adderol) while partying it up in las vegas, which wasnt exactly cheating, but has been kicked to the curb. he was more productive, and getting more snaps than alameda.

point being, the steelers reserve the right to employ anyone they wish regardless of the moral highground their fans preach from.

feels like people are trying to give the sermon on the mount up in here.
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