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Old 01-11-2013, 06:37 PM   #41
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I remember years ago a Raven (I forgot his name) was arrested, charged, and sentenced for selling drugs. The judge actually intentionally sentenced him as to not interfere with his NFL season.

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Old 01-11-2013, 06:38 PM   #42
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^ Now that Rainey is on the path to exhoneration the carefully aimed moral outrage has been scoped in on Ta'amu.

Rather than admit you judged Rainey unfairly you will go on to condemn the next man, and since Ta'amu was actually caught red-handed he makes a perfect target.

I stopped pretending the Steelers had the moral high ground I am sure you all can do the same.
I think some ppl have been saying all along that what Ta'amu did was far worse and that he didn't deserve to still be on the team.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:43 PM   #43
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I think some ppl have been saying all along that what Ta'amu did was far worse and that he didn't deserve to still be on the team.
Rainey (allegedly) hit a woman with his hand.

Ta'amu hit a woman with his car.

I'm no scientist... but...
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:52 PM   #44
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I think some ppl have been saying all along that what Ta'amu did was far worse and that he didn't deserve to still be on the team.
What Ta'amu did was far worse and he shouldn't be on the team. He has a serious alcohol problem and he can not be relied on. My point was the conversation immediately switched from vilifying Rainey, he was called a "thug" or a "gangster rapper" among other things, to demonizing Ta'amu for his behaviour.

As soon as it turns out Rainey didn't actually strike his girlfriend no one says a word. No one says "I guess I was wrong and shouldn't have rushed to judgement." Instead, people say "Yeah well forget about Rainey- look at Ta'amu there's a bad guy."
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What Ta'amu did was far worse and he shouldn't be on the team. He has a serious alcohol problem and he can not be relied on. My point was the conversation immediately switched from vilifying Rainey, he was called a "thug" or a "gangster rapper" among other things, to demonizing Ta'amu for his behaviour.

As soon as it turns out Rainey didn't actually strike his girlfriend no one says a word. No one says "I guess I was wrong and shouldn't have rushed to judgement." Instead, people say "Yeah well forget about Rainey- look at Ta'amu there's a bad guy."
As soon as she said he didn't despite the others who say it. And you immediately called her a bitch. You jumped one way on this. Why?
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^ Now that Rainey is on the path to exhoneration the carefully aimed moral outrage has been scoped in on Ta'amu.

Rather than admit you judged Rainey unfairly you will go on to condemn the next man, and since Ta'amu was actually caught red-handed he makes a perfect target.

I stopped pretending the Steelers had the moral high ground I am sure you all can do the same.



i agree. i no longer can say that the steelers are any different than any other team in the nfl when it comes to stuff like this and as far as i am concerned, they might as well go after the best college kids regardless of criminal history.
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You know, the worst thing is the wasted draft pick. Steelers already had Mendenhall, Batch, Redman and Dwyer as backs. Sanders and Brown as return guys.

Could have drafted Safety George Iloka, WR Juron Criner, WR Marvin McNutt, Billy Wynn DE instead of Rainey. All good prospects that might still be on the Roster.
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You know, the worst thing is the wasted draft pick. Steelers already had Mendenhall, Batch, Redman and Dwyer as backs. Sanders and Brown as return guys.

Could have drafted Safety George Iloka, WR Juron Criner, WR Marvin McNutt, Billy Wynn DE instead of Rainey. All good prospects that might still be on the Roster.
Ta'amu's pick, as well.

If nothing else, those two picks could have been packaged, to trade up for Cordy Glenn or Bobby Wagner.

Alas...
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Hindsight is 20/20 guys. If you go back and look at who we could have had, you'll drink yourself into a depression. Trust me, we've missed on some guys in the later rounds. Don't go look, though. It's just upsetting.
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