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Donte Whitner is a bad guy

Posted on: August 5, 2011 11:49 am
Donte Whitner is a liar and a fraud, and the Bengals have had plenty of those over the years. Good riddance to you, Whitner. Didn't want you in Cincinnati anyway.

But the way he went about his business, choosing the 49ers over the Bengals ...

Disgraceful. Just awful. Donte Whitner had come to terms with the Bengals -- agreed on a contract and everything -- and then pulled a Carlos Boozer and took more money from someone else.

On the intellectual side, I get it. X dollars from one team, or X-plus-Y dollars from another? You choose X-plus-Y ...

... unless you've already given your word to the team offering X. And then you stick by your word, because that's what an honorable person does.

Whitner isn't honorable. He's a clown. And then, after Tweeting that he had would play for the Bengals, he had the gall to Tweet that he would play for the 49ers instead and credited God for the change of plans.

As if God would approve of the way Donte Whitner went about this whole thing.

Stupid. Appalling. Self-centered.

Given all that, Whitner would have been the perfect Bengal. But we're getting rid of clowns like that in Cincinnati, so it's for the best that this one didn't come here after all.

Category: NFL

Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 10:59 pm

Donte Whitner is a bad guy

Seriously, the NFL and college football are the last places I expect to find honor and integrity, in any facet of the operation!  If the owners don't honor contracts how could you really expect the players to. 

Since: May 8, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 10:10 am

Donte Whitner is a bad guy

After reading this I want to ask you whats your ownership stake in cinci?

I wont call Whitner a bad guy at all. Many of your perpetual dreamers act as if these athletes should be treated like slaves who's only purpose is to serve your sports needs.

If you wanted to continue to write for the next 20 years you can comfortably do that. You get to travel when you want to, sit at home or wherever in the AC if you want and if not it was your choice to not stay cool in the heat. The same thing can be said about the winter and the coldness. You are not in harms way at all. Your body is not being torn apart for someone elses enjoyment.

These athletes have a right to milk every dime they possibly can from the teams and leagues they play for. The players put their lives on the line every second they're on the field and even training off the field...and for what? For people who dont have the hardes of jobs in the world to criticize them on each and every move they make. People take out their inner unhappiness on these athletes and you're one of them.

 Our soldiers face similar circumstances but i will not call these glorified entertainers any thing close to a soldier doing it for his they just think they are heroes. In reality Football is the American version of the Roman Coluseams. Guys fighting often without moral but by a code fighting to be the best, te champs, for the fame, fortune, and female attention...The fans go crazy over the gore the more the better, while talking ill of those who surrender defeated.

If you were in whitners shoes you would have taken the money....YOU KNOW YOU WOULD HAVE!  Imagine you're on the top of the world, you have everything you want and that money can buy and then you wake up one day in pain, body hits you! You're unemployed and the government won't even let you look for a need the money...besides you're not old you're still young in life but your body is letting you know you're not as young as you used to be...You realize you dont have anything saved for retirement you spent it all...Somebody offers you a job you take but after the interview and before you're !st day another job called and is offering more money...You're still not gainfully employed not earning income for over 6months... you have a family what do you do?

Now you might not have kicked cinci in the butt like he did as you might have just let cinci know there was more money on the table. Besides they just told you they love you so you know they'll match the offer from the 9ers meaning you keep your honor and your money... But wait wouldn't that turn into a bidding war over you between the two teams netting you more money...but wait now fans from both markets will call you a jerk... Thats is worse treatment in my book

or maybe you tell cinci there was another offer and they decide not to match it... now that hurts you...You feel betrayed, cinci's fans hate you, you learn the team ddnt value you as one in the same and they save money   forcing you to play elsewhere... 

So quit crying, man up and be glad you have a real job with real income and you wont have a mid life finacial crisis in which you realize you're nobody's hero instead you're now a zzero, with no income and no knowledge of how to go about bringing in income 

Since: Jun 23, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:42 am

Donte Whitner is a bad guy

Why is everybody focusing on Donte Whitner in this ordeal?  Why aren't people mad at the 49ers for swooping in at the last minute with an offer of more money and more years? 

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 10:28 am

Donte Whitner is a bad guy

Two scenarios - one guy, involved in contract negotiations with multiple teams, "tweets" that he's going to go to Team A.  However, he signs a legally binding contract with Team B.

the other guy, using his position as "National Columnist", completely disregards the accepted ethics of his profession, throws any consideration of fair and neutral out the window, and intentionally writes a damaging headline and irresponsible article for the sole purpose of bad-mouthing a player who opted not to sign with "his team" after saying he would.

Who's the bad guy?  In my opinion, it's the writer with no moral compass.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 10:14 am

Donte Whitner is a bad guy

lets see san fran warm weather
Um, you're an idiot if you think San Francisco is warm.  That's why the writer penned "the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco".  You go to Stinson beach or Pac Bell, you wear pants, a sweatshirt, and bring blankets to stay warm.  The only positive thing SF weather offers is milder winters than Cincinnati.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 10:10 am

Donte Whitner is a bad guy

 Donte Whitner, reportedly. committed a dishonest act. Reading the message board to many this is ok because he got more money to do so. Reading Doyel it is appalling. Which is right?
Ever order that #3 at McDonald's and decide you wanted the #2?  Ask the guy to change it?  What a dishonest act!  You publicly stated you wanted the #3 but CHANGED YOUR MIND. 

That's all this is.  The guy has a right to change his mind until a contract is signed.  It's not "dishonest" to change your mind, is it?

Historically, if a man broke his word he was finished in that society
Seriously, you need to get a grip if you think this is remotely true.  That's some serious fantasy ride you're on.  Just think about divorces - didn't a man "historically" promise to stay married until they were parted by death?  Seriously dishonest!  What a liar!  What a joke.....

But, thank you.  That is one seriously over-the-top, complete-loss-of-perspective, post.  Fun reading, even if only because it gives some scary humorous insight into the poster.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 9:58 am

Donte Whitner is a bad guy

How can you say: look what they are given Carson Palmer?  Palmer signed a contract and chose not to honor it. 
By retiring?  Wow.  Every year players under contract retire, and it's usually best for all parties.  I can't help but think of all those guys who re-sign with their original team just so they can retire in that uniform.  But they're not honoring their contract either.  Guys who are just tired of the pain and decide in the offseason to retire aren't honoring their contracts either.  But no one complains about that.  Pretty sure Marshall Faulk was under contract after he sat out the injury season, realized he really liked sitting in the booth, and retired. 

If Palmer chooses to retire, he has that right.  The fact that he simply doesn't want to play for the cesspool that is the Cincinnati Bengals is irrelevant as long as he stays out of the game.

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2011 9:30 pm

Donte Whitner is a bad guy


Don't even remotely agree with this one. It's not a contract until it's signed. The teams are totally cutthroat about the business side of things with players; why shouldn't the players be cutthroat too? It's not like he's violating a contract or anything here.

Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 5:59 pm

Donte Whitner is a bad guy

more important, Donte Whitner is a bad player. So who cares?

Since: Aug 8, 2011
Posted on: August 8, 2011 2:51 pm

Donte Whitner is a bad guy

nobody wants to live or play anywhere near Cincinnati or Ohio.

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