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Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

Posted on: September 4, 2009 7:37 am
Edited on: September 4, 2009 11:56 am
 
LeGarrette Blount of Oregon, I mean. He's a young Pacman Jones. Is that a good thing?

Of course it's not a good thing.

He didn't just lose his cool Thursday night when he sucker-punched a Boise State player after the game. He became completely unhinged. He forgot where he was, who he was, and where he wants to go. And if he plays again this season, shame on Oregon coach Chip Kelly.

(Here's the video!)

A season-long suspension is a stiff, stiff penalty to pay for a college football player, especially a senior. But Blount has to go. A player cannot sucker-punch another player after the game, and then make it worse by trying to go all Ron Artest on the crowd. If it weren't for the police who stopped him, Blount would have been in the crowd making (punches) rain.

This might not be a bad guy, but that was a despicable show. And he has to go.

And if Chip Kelly doesn't see that, well, maybe Chip Kelly has to go as well.





Category: NCAAF
Comments

Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: September 5, 2009 2:34 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

Are you a thug also? "Dude"



Since: Sep 27, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 8:23 pm
 

The punishment fit the crime

He (Blount) got exactly what he deserved, suspended for the rest of the season.  I applaud the Oregon coach for making a tough decision but it was the right one.   I watched this unfold and thought his actions were over the top and I immediately said he should be suspended for the rest of the season.  I think the Boise State player should have gotten a one game suspension for instigating the incident, he is not completely faultless in this situation, talking crap to a team you just beat, shows poor character, win with class and he showed 0 class talking smack like he did.



Since: Jun 23, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 5:03 pm
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

If you have ever been to game at Autzen stadium you would know Duck fans getting taunted is only what they have coming to them. Some of the acts I've seen there are disguisting to say the least.



Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 4:42 pm
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

After seeing it several times, I agree with Kangaroo.  Not a sucker punch and clearly provoked.  Should it have happened despite provocation?  Obviously not.  But frankly I found the post-punch tirade against teammates, coaches, security/police, etc., much more troubling.  It's clear that when Blount's "switch flipped", it redlined and he was unable or unwilling to control himself.  Not a good thing when you're representing a university and already have a troubled past with disciplinary issues.



Since: Dec 5, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 4:40 pm
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

blount's comments before the game really aren't that big of a deal.  it's bulletin board material plain and simple. dont make it out to be something worse because he said "ass". some of you guys are making it sound like this is the worst pre game trash talk that has ever occurred and that the talk alone was some serious offense when it reality it was just dumb. i dont think there would have been an altercation had hout just said something to blount, i think it was the physical contact that hout made that provoked blount so i view hout as the one that started it. in no way am i excusing what blount did. he's an embarrassment to his school and i'm sure the oregon athletic department will handle it accordingly.



Since: Sep 3, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 4:30 pm
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

Hurricane Alum,

It does not matter what the Boise player said.  There is no way to justify Blount's actions.  He was wrong and should be suspended.  Anythiing else sends the message to younger players that this kind of action is ok if......  This kind of action is NEVER ok, and that is the message that Oregon and the NCAA needs to send to all the younger players out there.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2009 4:18 pm
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

You must not understand law.
He was videotaped punching someone.
That would be assualt.




Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 4:06 pm
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

Gregg (and others);

I wouldn't defend what this guy did, but out for a year...
C'mon...I live in the Philly area...Michael Vick...NEED I SAY MORE...!!!

Bill



Since: Aug 10, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 4:06 pm
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

Doyel...this was not a sucker punch, this was a response.  A sucker punch is an unprovoked action. I'm not condoning Blount's later actions, but his initial reaction was to an opposing player taunting him.  I have no sympathy for the Boise State player.



Since: Jan 4, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 4:05 pm
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

I agree with almost everything you said but the real problem is the fan.  We, (and I certainly include myself as part of the problem), don't want to watch kids with good grades who are good sports and run a 4.8 40.  We want to see the best of the best and that leads to handing these kids everything at an early age, they know they will always be taken care of because they are someone's meal ticket they know there will be someone there to bend the rules to get them into school.  The way these kids are treated leads to the mentality of "I can do whatever I want" because they have always been allowed to and s, to by them a car, to get a charge dismissed when they punch their girlfriend in the face. Someone else always cleans up the mess. 

The problem for Blount is that he isn't that good so now he is going to have to stand on his own and face the consequences.  But the problem for sports is that we keep watching and demanding bigger stronger and faster no matter what the side effects.  So we cheer when a guy comes back from a steriod suspension.  I honestly don't know what the answer is, I don't want to watch polite slow guys run the weave, I want to watch Kobe Bryant, who paid a girl to drop a rape charge, take off from the free throw line and dunk over a 7 footer.  There I said it, its my fault.


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