NY Giants WR Victor Cruz Signs $43 Million Contract then Tweets Threat … “Zimmerman Doesn’t Last Year Before the Hood Catches Up To Him” … Then Apologizes and Deletes Tweet
Former NBA star Charles Barkley was right, athletes should not role models.
So what do NFL athletes do after they sign a 5 year, $43 million contract? They go on Twitter and tweet irresponsible, inflammatory and vigilante comments. Such was the case following the George Zimmerman verdict when a jury of six woman determined that Zimmerman was “not guilty” of murder or manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin. The New York Giants recent $43 million man, Victor Cruz, decided to ignorantly fan the flames of vigilantism and interject himself into a racially heated subject of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. Following the verdict, Victor Cruz tweeted, “… Zimmerman doesn’t last a year before the hood catches up to him.” Are you kidding me? Just what the NFL needs, another player acting all gangsta. You think that the NFL has had a black enough eye from the murder charges against former New England Patriot TE Aaron Hernandez. Should those in the NFL really be criticizing anyone with the arrest record of their players since last years Super Bowl? Individuals like Cruz et all need to shut up and play.
A note to Victor Cruz, it’s not just blacks who by your jersey.
But then as reported by the NY Post, the brave, brash and scholar of the George Zimmerman murder trial deleted his tweet. Cruz stated that he realized his tweet was wrong and has apologized. Actually, he most lokely got a text from his agent or Giant management that said, WTF … delete the tweet, or we will delete your $43 million contract.
Upon further view, Victor Cruz shouldn’t have predicted a vigilante death for George Zimmerman.
The Giants popular and squeaky clean wide receiver apologized this afternoon for an unfortunate tweet he wrote last night, moments after the neighborhood watch volunteer was cleared on all charges.
“My tweet last night was my initial interpretation of the reaction I was reading on twitter. I immediately realized my tweet was a mistake and I apologize, that’s why I deleted it,” Cruz said a Twitter statement today. “I believe conversation not confrontation leads to change and progress.”
Here are a bunch of many more irresponsible tweets from athletes who most likely did not watch any of the George Zimmerman trial or even understand Florida’s self defense laws.
UPDATE I: Hollywood liberal celebrities react to George Zimmerman verdict. I wonder if the roles were reversed and Trayvon had killed Zimmerman if all of these tweets would be the same? Oh the hypocrisy. Hmm, wasn’t it the Hollywood LEFT who backed cop killer, Mumia Abu-Jamal?
Another Day, Another NFL Arrest … Indianapolis Colts Safety Joe Lefeged Arrested on Multiple Gun Charges in Washington, DC
Another black eye for the NFL …
According to NFL.com, Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested early Saturday morning in Washington, DC, on multiple gun charges. Lefeged was in white Camaro with two other men when police attempted to stop it for driving erratically. After attempting to flee from police, Lefeged and another passenger, Timothy Wilson, were arrested. Lefeged and Timothy Wilson be charged with carrying a firearm without license, unregistered firearm, unregistered ammunition, presence of a firearm in a motor vehicle and possession of an open container of alcohol. Lefeged is being held without bail pending a preliminary hearing Tuesday.
Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested early Saturday morning in Washington, D.C., on multiple gun-related charges after fleeing from authorities, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Araz Alali told NFL.com and NFL Network.
The 25-year-old Lefeged was traveling in a vehicle around 12:05 a.m. ET, with Aaron Timothy Wilson, 23, when police attempted to stop them. Following a chase, both men were arrested, Alali confirmed. The gun was a .40 caliber, accoding to a police report obtained by NFL.com.
Lefeged and Wilson will face arraignment Saturday afternoon on charges that include carrying a firearm without a license, unregistered firearm, unregistered ammunition, presence of a firearm in a motor vehicle and possession of an open container of alcohol, Alali said. Lefeged is from Germantown, Md., a town located about 30 miles from D.C.
As if the NFL needed another arrest after the first degree murder charges that were brought this past week against former New England Patriot’s TE Aaron Hernandez.
NFL Sacks Obamacare … NFL Says It Has No Plans to Help Promote the Unpopular and Lie Called Obamacare
The NFL has sacked Obamacare …
As reported at the Washington Examiner, the NFL says no to President Barack Obama, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Obamacare. The NFL has opted to do the right thing and “Just Say No” to promoting Obamacare. Earlier, the NFL and other sports organizations were being pressured by HHS Secretary Sebelius to act as a propaganda wing of the White House and promote Obama’s healthcare law. A law that is so unpopular with the American people that only 37% of Americans according to recent polls actually support it. However, the marketing savvy NFL decided to want no part of being put in the middle of an unpopular health care law that would alienate a majority of its fans. Compare Obama’s popularity to that of the NFL that is at an all-time high. What many, especially government and Obama do not understand is that sports is the ultimate environment that brings people together of all backgrounds. When a sports fan is at a stadium, bar or party no one cares about ethnicity, religion or political affiliation. It is a group of people with the common goal of a love of the sport and their favorite team. Why would anyone in their right might who runs a sports league or a team want to destroy that which makes sports great? Who would want a divided fan base that would boycott your product or worse, turn their allegiance elsewhere to another sport? But for Obama, the Divider in Chief, the community agitator, he knows nothing else but to divide people against one another to get his way.
Obamacare sacked by the NFL … go elsewhere for your propaganda
UPDATE: NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy emails:
We have responded to the letters we received from members of Congress to inform them we currently have no plans to engage in this area and have had no substantive contact with the administration about PPACA’s implementation.
(Read the letter that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, sent the NFL in the embedded viewer below this story.)
Under pressure to promote President Obama’s health care law, the administration is in talks with the National Football League to form a marketing partnership during the upcoming season. The Department of Health and Human Services has reached out to the NFL – along with the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball – in hopes of reaching a key demographic of younger Americans. It would be a big mistake for any sports league to inject itself into the contentious political battle over Obamacare, but I’d like to just focus on the NFL for now.
According to polls, Obamacare is extremely unpopular and getting worse as Americans continue to learn what was shoved down their throats by partisan Democrat vote. A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 43% of Americans have an unfavorable view of Obamacare compared with just 35% who have a favorable view. Those poll numbers are probably even more amplified by those who are fans of the NFL.
As Weasel Zippers states, the 12 liberals who watch football are inconsolable, HA!
However, the main issue here is that PR is not the answer to Obamacare. President Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats who passed this law against the will of the American people have had more than enough time to present this boondoggle to the American public. The problem is, it is a terrible law that was a lie. Obamacare does not lower costs, its raises premiums. Obamacare does not cover all people without insurance. Obamacare does not let you keep your doctor either. Thus, in the end, Obamacare is and always has been a lie. As The Weekly Standard opines, all the lipsticking of this pig” is not going to change the fact that Obamacare is bad for Americans and bad for America.
Hmm, so is the NFL now considered racist because they would not support Obama’s agenda?
Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez Charged with First Degree Murder of 27 Year Old Odin Lloyd
Former New England Patriot TE Aaron Hernandez was arraigned this afternoon in Attenborough District court and was charged with the first degree murder of 27 year old Odin Lloyd. First degree murder, not second? Wow, the prosecutors must believe they can prove that Odin Lloyd’s killing was planned and deliberate. Hernandez was charged with one count of first degree murder and also faces one charge of firearm possession without a license and two charges each of possession of a large capacity firearm and firearm possession without an ID card. Aaron Hernandez is being held without bail. From a brand new $40 million five year contract with the New England Patriots, to arrested, cut by the Patriots, and charged with murder … what a complete waste.
Aaron Hernandez has been charged with murdering his friend after the two had a dispute during a trip to a nightclub.
Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and charged with the first-degree murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semipro football player whose body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the former New England Patriots tight end’s home.
More from USA Today and the first degree murder charges.
The criminal complaint against Hernandez, 23, states that “On 6/17/13, [he] did assault and beat Odin Lloyd with intent to murder such person, and by such assault and beating, did kill and murder such person.”
Bristol County first assistant attorney William McCauley presented his initial findings to Judge Daniel J. O’Shea, saying that Hernandez “orchestrated the execution” of Lloyd. At no point did McCauley claim that it was Hernandez himself who pulled the trigger.
Hernandez’s attorney Michael Fee called the prosecution’s argument “a circumstantial case, not a strong case.”
The charged atmosphere in the standing room only courtroom grew when McCauley began describing the alleged timeline of events in the early hours of June 17. McCauley described how Hernandez’s movements were pieced together with cell phone tower tracking, text messages and surveillance cameras.
Prosecutors allege that Hernandez picked up Lloyd around 2:30 a.m. on June 17th and that they drove through Boston before heading back to North Attleborough. McCauley claimed that Hernandez was unhappy that Lloyd had spoken with people that he didn’t like at Boston nightclub several nights earlier. The prosecutor alleges that several people heard multiple gun shots near an industrial park close to Hernandez’s home around 3:23 a.m. and says that home surveillance cameras captured Hernandez carrying a semiautomatic firearm as he and two other men returned to his home at 3:30 a.m.
Breaking News North Attleborough, MA: New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez Taken into Custody Away from His home in Handcuffs by State Police (Update: Patriots Cut Hernandez and Release Him from Team)
Breaking news out of North Attleboro, Massachusetts in the murder investigation of Odin L. Lloyd that has implicated New England Patriot’s TE Aaron Hernandez … ARREST FINALLY MADE.
According to the Boston Globe, Aaron Hernandez has been taken into custody from his home this morning by Massachusetts State Police in Hand cuffs. It is not yet known what Hernandez has been charged with, obstruction of justice or possibly murder? Aaron Hernandez has been at the forefront of the murder investigation into the death of 27 year old Odin L. Lloyd. The body of Lloyd, a semipro football player, was found on June 17 in an industrial park by a nighttime jogger, about a half-mile from Hernandez’s home. As previously reported, Aaron Hernandez’s home security system, cell phone destroyed and house was scrubbed.
CNN VIDEO - Patriots’ Hernandez arrested amid investigation of man’s death
New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was led out of his house this morning in handcuffs facing undisclosed charges.
Hernandez has been under investigation in connection with the murder of his acquaintance, Odin L. Lloyd, 27, whose body was found June 17 at an industrial park near Hernandez’s home.
It was not immediately known what charges Hernandez is facing.
More at CBS-Boston.
UPDATE I: 8:46am Aaron Hernandez was walked out of his house in handcuffs, placed in the back of a police car and taken away.
UPDATE II: From ESPN:
Interestingly enough, that Hernandez did not volunteer himself to police with his lawyers in a quiet, subdued manner but instead was arrested by the police at his home.
Hernandez, wearing a white V-neck T-shirt, long red athletic shorts and black sneakers, was led around 9 a.m. ET from the front door of his mansion with his hands in handcuffs behind his back inside the shirt and placed into a police cruiser, which quickly drove away.
He casually spit into some bushes on his way to the car.
UPDATE III: Will be arraigned in Attleborough District Court alter today.
Aaron Hernandez was arrested this morning and is scheduled to be arraigned in Attleboro District Court some time today, leading the New England Patriots to cut one-time star tight end from the team about two hours later.
Bristol District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter, in a statement, confirmed Hernandez’s arrest, but did not say what crime the professional football player is accused of committing.
UPDATE IV: Patriots did not wait to dismiss him from the team …
Hernandez will be arraigned later Wednesday, but the Patriots did not wait to dismiss him from the team.
“Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation,” the team said in a statement.
New England Pats Cut Aaron Hernandez. One might be innocent until proven guilty, but not with the New England Patriots. It looks like they have seen and heard enough,]. Shortly after Aaron Hernandez was arrested by police this morning at his home, the Patriots cut Hernandez and released him from the team.
The New England Patriots have released Hernandez following his arrest.
The team said in a statement: “A young man was murdered last week and we extend our sympathies to the family and friends who mourn his loss. Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation. We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their efforts and respect the process. At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do.”
Just my opinion, but with the actions by the New England Patriots this morning, it is highly likely that Aaron Hernandez is going to be charged with murder later today in court, not just obstruction of justice.
White House and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in talks with NFL on Promoting ObamaCare … Now the NFL is a Propaganda Shill for Obama?
A note to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell … DON’T DO IT, DON’T RUIN YOUR BRAND … SHUT UP AND PLAY FOOTBALL!
Is the NFL trying to lose viewership? According to a report from The Hill, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that she was in talks with the NFL to help promote Obamacare. Can these people leave nothing alone that is an enjoyable diversion from the hell that has been the Obama administration? The NFL is a sport, not about politics. It is supposed to be about the great teams of the past like the 1960′s Green Bay Packers, the 1970′s Pittsburgh Steelers, the 1980′s San Francisco 49′ers, the 1990′s Dallas Cowboys and the 2000′s New England Patriots. Its about the who’s who of great players like Johnny Unitas, Walter Payton, Dick Butkis and Jim Brown who have laced up the cleats and put on the helmets that are enshrined in the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. It is about legendary coaches like Paul Brown, Bill Walsh, Don Shula, George Halas, Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi. It is about the fans and their love of the game. The NFL is not about, nor should it ever be about Obamacare. Dear NFL, are you trying to piss off your fans, in being a tool of Barack Obama. Are you intentionally trying to ruin the sport? Obamacare is unraveling and the NFL looks to be a useful idiot in promoting a very unpopular lie to We the People. BRILLIANT!
Really NFL, this is the guy who you want to hitch your wagon to? A Prez who couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn with a football?
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday she is in talks with the NFL to help promote new insurance options under ObamaCare.
Sebelius said the football league has been “very actively and enthusiastically engaged” in discussions about a partnership to encourage people to enroll in newly available insurance plans.
“We’re having active discussions right now with a variety of sports affiliates” about both paid advertising and partnerships to encourage enrollment, Sebelius told reporters.
It is simply amazing that a sport that has passed baseball for America’s favorite past time would ruin its image with its fans over something as unpopular as Obamacare. As stated at Professor Bainbridge, “Memo to Roger Goodell: I’ll take my NFL football without Obamacare propaganda.” Obamacare is unpopular not because people do not know or understand what’s in it, Americans are upset with Obamacare because they are learning every day what lies were told to them by Barack Obama and his minion Democrats with regards to the government take over of healthcare. There is a reason why Obamacare continues to be unpopular with more than half of America. It’s not because of a lack of marketing. After all this time, Obama still has not been able to sell the failure called Obamacare, go figure.
I have to agree 100% with Weasel Zippers sentiments, do they have to ruin everything for us?
Isn’t it quite ironic that the NFL would even think of engaging in talks to promote this boondoggle known as Obamacare, the very league who was AWOL on concussions and providing proper healthcare for its former past great players? Keep it up NFL, Obamacare is extremely unpopular. According to a recent new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, just 37 percent say the plan is a good idea.
The Obama WH is also targeting the NBA. The Daily Caller has a chart that shows what the highest paid NBA players would pay with the Obamacare tax.
Pittsburgh Steelers’ OT Mike Adams Stabbed During Robbery Attempt of his Truck at his Home … Expected to Make Full Recovery
NFL.com is reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive tackle, Mike Adams, has been stabbed during an attempted robbery of his truck at his home. Adams was stabbed after confronting three assailants who allegedly tried to steal his truck. According to reports, Adams was stabbed in the stomach; however, is expected to make a full recovery. According to the Steelers, the second year tackle, who was the team’s rookie of the year in 2012, was recovering but remained hospitalized. As reported at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, one of the robbers dropped a cell phone, which police had recovered.
NFL.com’s Aditi Kinkhabwala spoke with Adams’ agent, Eric Metz, who said three assailants allegedly tried to steal Mike Adams’ truck from in front of his home. Metz said Adams told him he gave chase even after being stabbed. Adams had just left some friends a few minutes before and was alone.
No vital organs were affected, but the stomach injury did necessitate surgery. Adams will be sidelined six to eight weeks, but Metz says Adams definitely will be ready for training camp.
Pittsburgh police did not immediately respond to a request for more information by NFL.com. Metz said told the Post-Gazette that one of the robbers dropped a cell phone, which police had recovered. UPMC Mercy, where Adams was reportedly treated, would not comment on his status.
Mike Adams posted this on his Twitter account at 11:28 AM: ”I have an angel lookin’ out for me! I’ll be ok. Just gotta fight to get back harder than ever.”
Legendary Sportscaster Al Michaels Arrested and Charged with Suspicion of DUI in Southern California
Do you believe in
Miracles DUI, YES!
Emmy award winning legendary sports broadcaster, NBC Sunday Night Football play-by-play announcer Al Michaels and the individual most known for his 1980 Winter Olympics USA hockey team Miracle on Ice call … “Do you believe in miracles” was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI in Southern California on Friday night. The 68 year old Michaels was charged with misdemeanor DUI and spent approximately five hours in the Santa Monica City Jail. He was released early Saturday morning on his own recognizance. Michael’s is scheduled to appear at Los Angeles Municipal Court at 8:30 a.m. on June 26.
Sgt. Ryan Gradle said Michaels, the current play-by-play announcer for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” was extremely cooperative and was released on his own recognizance Saturday morning.
Michaels was arrested shortly before 10 p.m., then spent a little more than five hours in the Santa Monica City Jail, the Los Angeles Inmate Information Center said.
According to CBS Sports, Michaels was evaluated for suspicion of DUI, brought to the station for a Breathalyzer test, and it came out .08, which was at the legal limit. Hmm, so how are they going to get this to stick? It would appear that 4 to 5 hours transpired between the time of the arrest and the time in which the Breathalyzer test took place.
Sorry, the VIDEO below has nothing to do with Al Michaels’ DUI, but any time I can show or reference ‘Miracle on Ice,’ the greatest US sporting moment in history and the greatest upset of all time, I take the opportunity to do so.
Did Baltimore Raven LB Ray Lewis Get Illegal Banned Substances (Deer-Antler Apray with IGF-1) from S.W.A.T.S to Speed Up his Triceps Recovery?
PED … Oh that dreaded deer antler spray …
With the Super Bowl XLVII only days away along comes the following story to bring some life to media day … Did Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis use a banned substance from S.W.A.T.S to speed up his recovery from his triceps injury? According to a Sports Illustrated story, he did. According to the report, Lewis used a deer-antler spray that contained IGF-1, which is on the NFL’s list of banned substances. With so many athletes using PED, it is almost like it is a story and news alert when we learn of one who isn’t using. Defiant denials of the use of PED from athletes mean little today. We have been down that path before.
Sports Illustrated has published an in-depth examination of a company called Sports with Alternatives to Steroids (S.W.A.T.S.) and its relationship with high-profile athletes, including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
S.W.A.T.S. is an edgy sports science company run by a gym owner/former stripper. The company specializes in holographic stickers, deer-antler pills, and other, um, progressive means of enhancing a player’s performance.
David Epstein and George Dohrmann write that S.W.A.T.S. owner Mitch Ross recorded a phone conversation with Lewis after the linebacker’s injury in October.
As reported at ESPN, Ray Lewis is denying reports that he used PED, performance enhancing drugs. However, in this day and age of sports, one has to wonder who isn’t using them. Although it has been stated that Lewis has never tested positive for a banned substance, one has to ask when was the last time he was tested. One thing is for certain, its a good thing that Ray Lewis is retiring from the NFL. The legs of this story most likely will go away when Lewis does. Although, it will depend on whether he wants to get a TV gig after his career, then the legs of the PED will be back.
Ray Lewis was given a product to help heal his torn triceps that contains a banned substance, according to a Sports Illustrated report that will appear on newsstands Monday. The Baltimore Ravens linebacker has not tested positive and denies using it, a team official told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio.
The Ravens had a meeting with Lewis on Tuesday morning to discuss the article.
“He denied using the substance discussed in the article, and we believe him,” Byrne told ESPN.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he has not talked to Lewis about the report.
“Ray has worked incredibly hard to get back. I would hate to see anything diminish that,” he said. “My understanding is that he’s passed every random substance test that he’s taken throughout his career.”
When asked by SI whether he had talked to Ross, Lewis replied, “I told him to send me some more of the regular stuff, the SWATS, the stickers or whatever.” Asked by the magazine whether what he was sent helped, Lewis replied, “I think a lot of things helped me.”
Barack Obama Says He Would Think Hard before Letting his Son Who Would Look Like Trayvon Martin Play Football
LOST IN SMALLNESS YET AGAIN … Don’t look now, President Barack Obama and Democrats might look to ban “assault” football …
Once again Barack Obama is giving his two cents and making comments where he is not wanted. With all due respect Mr. President, SHUT UP AND CREATE JOBS AND BALANCE THE BUDGET!!! President Barack Obama stated in an interview that he would have to think hard before he would have let his son Trayvon Martin play football because of the violence of the sport. Before any libs go mental over the Trayvon Martin reference, it was Barack Obama who said (VIDEO) that “if he had a son he would look like Trayvon Martin.” These are big words from the Food Stamp president. I word of warning, don’t let this meddlesome lib get his hands on football, he will be changing it to look something that resembles to physicality of checkers. Once again, the big government, Nanny state president wants to rid violence from the world. Let’s get one thing straight, Barack Obama’s only experience with football is his constant spiking of the Bin Laden football.
How else can I divert the public’s attention as I ruin America?
President Obama said he would have concerns as a parent allowing a son to play football because of the threat of brain injuries.
“I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football,” said Obama in an interview with The New Republic published Sunday.
The president said, over time, he expected the sport to “gradually” change to “try to reduce some of the violence.”
“In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won’t have to examine our consciences quite as much,” he added.
I am a huge football fan and have personally played football on every level from Pee-Wee, Pop Warner, high school and college, all except the NFL, and my conscience is fine. Do I think that there are things that can be done to help players deal with this issue and are concussions an issue, yes. Do I believe there is better technology that can be used with helmets, yes. Do I think that there should be better healthcare provided to those former pro-players who paved the way more the million dollar players of today, yes. That being said, let’s get one thing straight, football is a violent game. Those who play the sport know that. Its only those liberals and folks like you Mr. President who could never play the sport because you are not tough enough to think that you can legislate violence. This is much like your ridiculous liberal approach on gun violence thinking that banning guns some how would take them out of the hands of the criminals.
It is not Obama’s job, nor is it his place to mouth off about his hypothetical son on whether he would or would not allow him to play football. Not unless Obama has some news to tell us and he is like former North Carolina Senator John Edwards and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and has a love child son that we are unaware of. FOOTBALL IS VIOLENT. FOOTBALL IS NOT T-BALL. If Obama had his way he would attempt to take all hitting out of the sport that would reduce it to the popularity and viewership of MSNBC.
Barack Obama is concerned about the violence of football and the small segment of individuals who would actually be affected. Really Mr. President, how about your disastrous economic policies that have had millions of Americans and their families (including children) being forced on to unemployment? What about the one’s who leave the work force all together? How about the children that are harmed by the record number of people in the United States on food stamps? What about the record federal debt Obama has placed around the necks of children, grand children and great grandchildren? This president has done more to harm children in the past 4 years that the NFL has to all players combined from its inception.