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Richard Seymour pays for Raiders 'minicamp'

Posted on: May 18, 2011 10:27 pm
Edited on: May 19, 2011 4:44 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Previously in this entry, an unfortunate attempt at humor was made. It has been removed, and we apologize for and regret any offense that it caused.

Drew Brees is not the only NFL star paying for his teammates to work out this offseason. Richard Seymour recently sent an email to all Raiders that, according to ESPN’s Bill Williamson, began with the line, “Men, I hope everyone is well and is staying in shape because we are going to out-work everyone we face this season, and it starts right now in the offseason.”

Seymour is footing the bill for four days of a Raiders passing camp starting next Tuesday in Duluth, GA. (Reason an Oakland-based team is working out in Atlanta is because most of the Raiders’ players are stationed in the east and south.)

Seymour will lead the defense while Jason Campbell leads the offense. Drills will include weight lifting, nutritional counseling and swimming.

The camp figures to be professionally supervised.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:18 pm
 

Richard Seymour pays for Raiders 'minicamp'

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 11:38 am
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Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: May 20, 2011 9:09 am
 

Richard Seymour pays for Raiders 'minicamp'

Really?  You guys are that worked up over a comment that was made in bad taste?  First off, how many of you have NEVER made a distasteful comment before?  Secondly, its words!  Get mad at world hunger, or the war in the middle east, or the genocide taking place in Africa!  In two weeks no one will care about this insignificant article.



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Richard Seymour pays for Raiders 'minicamp'

That is more than fair 06, I was not trying to attack you or anything like that.  I think that you give good points and God Bless you for still believing in the good of people, I think that is something that we all could try to do a better job of these days. 



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Richard Seymour pays for Raiders 'minicamp'

After re-reading this I am almost positive it was intentional. I believe the last line, "The camp figures to be professionally supervised", is a direct reference to the lack of boating experience involved in the tragedy. The media stated over and over thatthe men were amature boaters and should have had professional supervision. This is an outrage!



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Richard Seymour pays for Raiders 'minicamp'

Whether it was an honest mistake or a truly disgraceful allusion to a tragedy, a public apology should be forthcoming. I also must add that this new batch of cbssports writers have degraded the profession with their snide remarks about teams with losing records. We don't need jokes, we need quality reporting (something this site is experiencing a dearth of).



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Richard Seymour pays for Raiders 'minicamp'

Whether it was an honest mistake or a truly disgraceful allusion to a tragedy, a public apology should be forthcoming. I also must add that this new batch of cbssports writers have degraded the profession with their snide remarks about teams with losing records. We don't need jokes, we need quality reporting (something this site is experiencing a dearth of).



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Richard Seymour pays for Raiders 'minicamp'

I don't know the journalist from Adam, I couldn't tell you if he is white, black, catholic or Jewish. Nor does that change my feelings towards this article. I believe he is at most a poor Jounalist or at least in this case. I"m just not ready to hang him for a mistake he made in what I feel was a very poor choice for a metaphor in this situation due to the sensitive nature of the Deaths of 3 football players. I don't believe it to be intentional thus it is a mistake that I agree should have some follow up apoligy for. But for some to come on here acting like they should shoot him for it like they never made a mistake is what got me to play devils advocate for a moment. Relax is all I am saying it was a poor use of wording but I feel it was not done intentionally.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Richard Seymour pays for Raiders 'minicamp'

I don't know if Mr Benoit intended his comment to refer to the deaths of NFL players Marquis Cooper, Corey Smith and their friend William Bleakley - but that is certainly how it will be interpretted by the masses, and with this comment he will have very quickly upset those of us in the crowd who follow Oakland, Detroit or Tampa Bay or knew any of these men.

Fundamentally, poking fun at the death of three people is extremely crass, unfunny and deserves a strongly worded apology. That said, everyone makes mistakes and should be given the opportunity to make ammends. That said, if Mr Benoit choses not to issue an appology or try to make amends in some other way I would strongly support any sanctions his employers or the community are able to issue against him.



Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: May 19, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Richard Seymour pays for Raiders 'minicamp'

This clown should lose his job. Imagine if you were Marquis Cooper's family and you read this. This is the depths to which CBSSportline has fallen?


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