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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
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Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2009 12:05 pm
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

Give this punk the ultimate punishment... Make him earn a legimate degree from Oregon!!  That would be a challenge he would never accomplish.  By the way Blount, you still have one supporter left... join the Maurice Clarett blog.  You two can exchange stories about bullsh!t entitlement.



Since: Aug 24, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2009 12:05 pm
 

You do realize that blount

was talking trash to the media prior to the game promising an "ass whooping"right?



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2009 11:57 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

I don't know where the guy from Boise played football before but you never take your helmet off (especially when you go shake hands).  On top of that it looked like he taunted him.  Not too smart when your helmet is off and you're within punching distance.  As for the RB that knocked him out, its too bad he let his emotions get the best of him.  I feel a like a game suspension is in order for the RB and hopefully a lesson learned for the lineman.     



Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 11:48 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

I am reading and hearing all these comparisons of ths college kid to Pacman Jones, Ron Artest...and the like. I am no way excusing Blount for what he did. I am an educator and I in no way excuse him for his actions, and he should be punished. But let us all not forget that these are kids out here playing this game. All the comparisons I have heard were of GROWN MEN. These are 19, 20, 21 year old kids, who do KID things, and sometimes stupid things. This is where the teaching comes in from the coaching staff, and the faculty. I would suspend him and make him learn from his mistakes, but not for the entire season. That would be just punishing him with no lesson. We look at college football and college basketball and assume that these atheletes will do the right thing all the time, but we fail to remember that they are kids going to school, and are still in the learning process. All the name calling and character bashing- you are doing it to someones child! If that was your child who made that stupid mistake, would you want him/her villified in the press?



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2009 11:47 am
 

Suspend them Both

Definitely suspend Blount for a long time, he is an idiot and way overreacted.

1.  Hout IS NOT INNOCENT.  He got in his face and MADE THE INITIAL CONTACT by giving him a little shove.  Suspend Hout as well (not nearly as long as Blount, but he should get something).

2.  It wasn't a cheap shot.  Less than 2 seconds after he got in his face he got smacked.  That isn't a cheap shot.  It is wrong to punch him, but not a cheap shot.  Waiting a minute and sneaking up behind him is a cheap shot.

3.  You can talk criminal charges, but that wouldn't go anywhere.  Hout gives him a shove and gets in his face and then Blount throws one punch?  That isn't going to get prosecuted.




Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 11:39 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

You know what's really sad here is that some other young athlete who maybe wasn't quite as talented, didn't run the 40 fast enough who wanted to go to Oregon didn't because this guy went...on a SCHOLARSHIP.  That's the state of things today.  I doubt you see much of this on the DIV III level.



Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2009 11:38 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

That's just a retarded take.  This isn't the lawless Wild West.  You can't go around assaulting people for saying something to you that you might not like.  Pacman Blount is representing a university with a lot of sponsorship money on the line and a reputation to maintain. 

Think about this.  Imagine if a customer came into your work and told you that the fries you made him are the worst he's ever had.  If you wheel around and lay the guy out, what do you think McDonalds is going to do?  Certainly you aren't going to be around very long.

Maybe that street mentality plays in the ghetto, but certainly it shouldn't be allowed to play on the college level. 



Since: Dec 5, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 11:38 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

terrible sportsmanship by blount and a hefty suspension is in line but for the people that our saying hout should press assault charges...he wont do it and if he did it then blount has every right to press assault charges on hout as well. the slap on the shoulder obviously wasnt much but people have gotten into trouble for less.

both guys deserve to be suspended. i would say give blount half the season off. remember he's a senior and if you take him out the whole year you ruin almost any shot he has at the nfl and based on the behavior he exhibited last night i would say his best hope for a good future is through the nfl and i wouldnt want to take that opportunity away from him completely if i'm the ncaa, pac10, or oregon.

hout deserves one game, especially with this incident coming after the ncaa started their whole sportsmanship/handshake thing. and if the ncaa or wac doesnt act, peterson seems like the type of guy that would. besides it's not like they need him for the next game.



Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 11:26 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

cvgbhr--That is a thug way to look at. Sorry, but our society does not allow you to respond in this way and should't. 



Since: Dec 18, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 11:07 am
 

Awww -- he's like a young Pacman Jones

I don't blame their Coaches.....I blame their Parents.....seems more logical to me.



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