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LeGarrette Blount: an entire season?

Posted on: September 4, 2009 6:45 pm
Edited on: September 4, 2009 7:45 pm
 
This is one thing we can all agree on: Don King needs to sign LeGarrette Blount.

His boxing name can be LeGarrette "Ducker Punch" Blount.

Where many of us will disagree is the length of the suspension.

A year? A full season? Really?

Not four games or six games but a year?

What Blount did was awful and maybe he's lucky not to be facing assault charges but this continues an argument I've been making recently which is sports leagues and teams are acting with complete impunity when it comes to discipline issues. They're doing what they want with little resistance.

The NFL suspends at will, the NBA does the same, and now college football has joined along.

We've entered a period in sports history where the athletes have almost no rights and there's a mob mentality about disciplining players.

It's the Wild West in sports now when it comes to punishment.

This is no excuse for Ducker Punch Blount. Let's be clear on that aspect.

He's probably going to pay for this mistake much, if not all, of his life.

Blount just became the 21st century Kermit Washington or Marty McSorely. Washington's life was never the same after he sucker punched Rudy Tomjanovich.

In many ways that's going to be punishment enough for Blount.



Category: NCAAF
Tags: Ducks
 
Comments

Since: Jul 16, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2009 10:47 pm
 

LeGarrette Blount: an entire season?

Biff, you are an absolute moron.  Do you seriously believe that overt violence "pales in comparison" to being a bad football executive?  Perhaps you should be sucker-punched, then you let us know which "pales in comparison" to which... My guess is you'd quickly change your tune.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2009 10:43 pm
 

LeGarrette Blount: an entire season?

gtrdlph, where in the world are the Lions going to win 2 games?  Seriously?



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2009 10:42 pm
 

LeGarrette Blount: an entire season?

Did we forget about "The U" vs Florida International brawl?

Football is a sport where you hit people.  The guy that Blount hit looked like he was physically ok after the hit.  To suspend him for an entire year is ridiculous.  Did he lose his head afterwards too?  Yes, but again, nobody was hurt.  So according to everyone here that sees this suspension as just, every college hockey player that gets into a regular fisticuffs fight should be suspended for a year. 

Two game suspension in my mind.



Since: Apr 15, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2009 9:17 pm
 

LeGarrette Blount: an entire season?

The fact that Freeman can continue to draw a check from anyone on this earth for writing is the real issue at hand here.....if anyone here wants to rant about injustices and unfairness in life, let's start with that one first!



Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2009 9:10 pm
 

LeGarrette Blount: an entire season?

 We've entered a period in sports history where the athletes have almost no rights and there's a mob mentality about disciplining players.

No.  Your way off base.  What is happening now is Sports leagues are finally beginning to eliminate the acknowledged double standards that exist for physically gifted athlets and the rest of society.  

If I decked an opposing player in my recreational softball league, you can bet your ass I would be arrested and at the very least be fined and given parole.  It may not be a felony since it would be my first offense, but that depends on the judge I got....  Since my rec league is also my work league. *poof* No Job.

If I ran a dog fighting ring and spent two years in jail for it, you can bet your ass that when I got out of jail I would be UNABLE to find a job in corporate America that pays me anywhere near what I make today.  Let alone 2 million.....


Basically a felony for normal society = enforced poverty/unemployment.
A felony for an athlete?  A suspension for a few games here and there.....

 



Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 9:00 pm
 

Student code of conduct....

Freeman.....you are a complete idiot.....

Oregon like most colleges and universities have a student code of conduct. The student has to abide by that code or pay the consequences of their actions. It is called accountability or honor. The problem with the world today is there is little honor left. There was no honor in Blount's actions after the game.  Someone should be held respondsible for their conduct and actions. I for one have no problem with a league (employer) or university dispensing punishement they deem appropriate. Players have no universal right to idiotic behavior. The should take a moment and ask themselves if it is worth it.  If I sucker punch a co-worker I deserved to get fired for my actions. I appauld the Oregon for their handeling of this action. It sends a clear message that acting like an idiot has dire consequences. He is lucky not to face assault charges in Boise....



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2009 8:53 pm
 

I got a question Mike...

What would happen if you punched say....Chris Berman or Stuart Scott (besides getting your butt kicked)? Maybe they took a jab at you decided to react like Blount. Just curious as to how CBS would take it. I know college athletics aren't on the exact same parallel as corporate America, but why on earth should physical violence result in a slap on the wrist?



Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2009 8:50 pm
 

LeGarrette Blount: an entire season?

Matt Millen sucked, but your comment is irrelevant.  Save it for the, "why the lions are going 2-14" board. 



Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 8:34 pm
 

Seriously?

I've never taken the time to post anything...but this article did it for me.  This clown gets to keep his scholarship, which means his education is, at least in part, paid for.  Blount has already been disciplined by the team previously (Feb 2009).  I'd like to see what would happen if this journalist sucker punched one of his co-workers who had been taunting him...on National televsion.  The Ducks can do what they like with this guy, and they've decided to do him a big favor and honor the scholarship. 



Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2009 8:17 pm
 

LeGarrette Blount: an entire season?

This is the most pointless blog written in the history of the Internet.  What an embarrassment to CBS Sports and the author.   Really just astonishingly stupid. 


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