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Old 01-10-2013, 05:24 PM   #11
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Confused by OP's dilemma.

As we all know, years back Big Ben was accused of rape and Santonio smoked some weed... only one was traded.

The NFL is a business. That's your answer why some 'pay a price' and some don't.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:29 PM   #12
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Ok, there's is actually a pretty wide moral divide here. We're talking about college aged kids here, not 40yo guys fresh out of a Shaolin temple. Now, any of you ever had too much to drink? If so, were you being 100% rational and logical the whole time? Did you grow up and learn your lesson, and ease up on the dumb kid behavior? That's where Ta'amu stands. Maybe he relapses...then it's time to drop the hammer.

Now, Rainey was at least marginally in control of his senses, and decided this chick's backtalk was unacceptable, and threw down. She tried to run, because she'd just had herself a dose of housewife's helper, and he chased her down and dished out seconds. That's not simply a stupidity issue, it's a violent criminal mindset issue. If he had instead went DUI, and say beat the shit out of a paper towel dispenser instead of another person, some humble and heartfelt apologizes likely would have gotten him off the hook, too.

Honestly, it's not that big a deal. If this Sunday were a Steeler's playoff game, would we even be seeing so many threads over this?
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:29 PM   #13
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cause ta'amu has a legit shot at becoming a starter. rainey is just a gimmick player and proved to be expendable.

sounds like a double standard and probably is, but that's the way stuff works.

Correct, talent or potential counts for more

A big reason why we kept James Harrison but quickly cut Cedric Wilson
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Now, Rainey was at least marginally in control of his senses, and decided this chick's backtalk was unacceptable, and threw down. She tried to run, because she'd just had herself a dose of housewife's helper, and he chased her down and dished out seconds.
ok, it's possible that this is the way it happened, but I haven't read anything that suggests he slapped her because of something she said, or that he chased her down to hit her again.
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ok, it's possible that this is the way it happened, but I haven't read anything that suggests he slapped her because of something she said, or that he chased her down to hit her again.

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According to the police report, witnesses said Rainey went to the passenger door of the car and pulled the woman out of the car, slapping her in the face. They both fell to the ground, then he chased her to try to get the phone back, grabbing her purse and causing both to fall again.
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the Associated Press can't even get his name correct. It's Rainey, not Gainey. Why would I trust them to get anything else correct?
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Getting rid of Rainey was a mistake. I'd rather have him on the team than Batch (Baron...or Charlie for that matter) or Redman. The guy showed a ton of potential in the return game. And if we get rid of Wallace, is Brown going to take over kickoffs again? That's a recipe for disaster. Look out when we have Jerricho Cotchery and Emmanuel Sanders as our #1 and #2 receivers.
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the Associated Press can't even get his name correct. It's Rainey, not Gainey. Why would I trust them to get anything else correct?
Of course people who can't spell names most often can't get any information right.

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Getting rid of Rainey was a mistake. I'd rather have him on the team than Batch (Baron...or Charlie for that matter) or Redman. The guy showed a ton of potential in the return game. And if we get rid of Wallace, is Brown going to take over kickoffs again? That's a recipe for disaster. Look out when we have Jerricho Cotchery and Emmanuel Sanders as our #1 and #2 receivers.
Getting rid of Rainey was a Blessing. A ton of potential? How many times did he make it past the 30?
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rainey fell down after contact, nothing new to see here...
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