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Posted on: December 31, 2008 5:40 pm

Charles Barkley was arrested on suspicion of DUI and there is lots of glee, it seems, on message boards and across cyberspace.

If you are happy about this, it actually says more about you as a person, than it does Barkley.

If he did this, he should be put in jail. Drunk drivers are a plague.

However, what's equally troublesome is the reaction of people. There are many, it seems, who want Barkley to greatly suffer and their desire for these things has nothing to do with his alleged act. They want him to burn for his views and are utilizing this arrest as a window to attack him.

These people have brought race into this conversation where it didn't exist and that tells you a lot.

So when you're posting about Barkley don't hide your disgust behind fake outrage. Just say you're happy he was arrested because you don't like him or his views.

Category: NBA

Since: Dec 31, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2008 10:10 pm


Yeah,I hate when people bring race into something when its not,that why I can't stand Freeman stuff.Most of the time I don't read,but when I do most of the time its about race and the crap he writes.Maybe people are happy about this because it takes a drunk driver off the road.Who cares about why people are happy,but to write that it shows more about person, then Barkley is bull.What now people can't have a opinion about things?

Since: Jun 2, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2008 9:53 pm



"These people have brought race into this conversation where it didn't exist and that tells you a lot."

see all the message board posters on the original story

Since: Jun 2, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2008 9:50 pm


MORONS cant you read? Not once did freeman mention anything about race.


Since: Dec 31, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2008 7:31 pm


Who exactly is making racist comments against Barkley in the media???   I have yet to witness that but if you show me those comments then I will look at the situation differently.  It seems to me the racism comes from the article of automatically calling raciscm.  Nobody is happy about this and if they are then they should look in the mirror.  Its a plague and the fact that you would come out and throw a post out crying racism is amazing.   Are you saying a bunch of people on the internet posting comments is racists?   Seriously dude, Obama got elected, Oprah is the highest paid entertainer and Will Smith is the highest paid actor.  How racist are we again???

Quit pulling the poor Charles/black guy  card.  He isnt racist he is human and I love that guy.  Calls it like it is and I bet he will handle this the same way.  As he did his gambling debt once it became public. 

Im going to say everyone is racist towards Lenny Dykstra.  There we are even.

Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2008 7:26 pm


"Drunk drivers are a plague." Yes they are, and people are happy that this drunk driver was arrested for his contribution to the sometimes lethal plague.

 I did not see many mentions of race aside from the occasional musing that he was arrested because he was black, and not because he ran a stop-sign. If race was not a topic of discussion it is now - you opened the can of worms.

While it is true many people despise Charles Barkley, your assumption that they dislike him because he is black is totally incorrect. Some of the reasons that they may dislike Barkley are the facts that he gambles in excess, drives drunk, and "jokes" about beating his wife.

Go ahead and defend this man, I however, will not.

Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: December 31, 2008 7:10 pm


The posters on here are not the racists my friend, Sir Charles is the one who is the racist. Let's get that straight!!

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