It's an imperfect world, so here's two imperfect articles:
Seems like cops and football players have a lot in common!
Yes, it's a free country... and the flag represents the sacrifice of others for that freedom to even exist for the people who disrespect it, which is why it's an exercise in futility trying to convince people to champion your cause while telling them they're racist for not supporting you disrespecting it...Go for it. Free country.
Politicians?Stop corrupting sports you ****ing ******* politicians
Last Friday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his team broke with the pack to hold practice as nine other NFL teams canceled theirs in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. They put Blake’s name in big black letters across the front of their helmets in what Sporstcasting.com writer Stephen Sheehan called “a powerful visual signal.”
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton explained after practice that, “The idea of putting his name on everyone’s helmet was something we felt would be appropriate and they were for it.”
If Blake were an innocent family man who just happened to twitch during a tense encounter with police, this would all seem perfectly appropriate. There’s just one problem: not only was Blake aggressively resisting arrest in the incident that’s left him paralyzed, but he also had a warrant out for his arrest due to a charge of sexual assault.
According to research by The New York Post, Blake was forbidden from being at the Kenosha home where he was shot because of an incident at the same residence on May 3, for which there was an open warrant for his arrest. Based on police records, The New York Post describes the alleged assault:
The victim, who is only identified by her initials in the paperwork, told police she was asleep in bed with one of her children when Blake came into the room around 6 a.m. and allegedly said ‘I want my sh-t,’ the record states.
She told cops Blake then used his finger to sexually assault her, sniffed it and said, ‘Smells like you’ve been with other men,’ the criminal complaint alleges.
According to the complaint, Blake then stole the keys from the woman’s purse and took her car, at which point she called 911. According to her report, about twice a year when he had been drinking heavily, Blake would come around and physically assault her.
Now, it could be that Brees and his teammates hadn’t seen this story break when they headed out for practice, as the New York Post published this information that same day. Yet it’s been five days now, and Brees has still not apologized for lionizing a man who, by the same standard corporate media has applied to other individuals, Blake is a credibly accused sexual assailant, trespasser, and car thief.
As a lifelong rabid Saints fan I agree. I lost all respect for him. Him and his wife are both boot lickersAte lunch with an amigo last week and we talked about Brees. He had the same opinion of him i did, he was 100% my favorite qb. He grew up right up the road, won a state tittle for West Lake. I watched him in the state championship and I watched the quarterfinals game in person with the guy I was eating with, we were sophomores. He really won me over in the quarterfinals game, something like 3 4th quarter tds and won in the final seconds.
Too short, only major college to recruit was Purdue. I followed him all through college, destroyed big 10 records. Followed him from San Diego to NO.
Always respected his work ethic, on the field leadership, and that he would profess his faith and beliefs.
Seeing him roll over and put that scum bags name on his helmet, pretty much ruined the pro game for me.
Straight up coward.
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