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Sunday, May 12, 2013

It Must Have Been A Case of Profiling


In 2011, a young football player from Boise State was selected in the second round of the NFL draft. By 2013, he is out of the league and in jail...some might say unfairly. some might say that his fame as a professional football player made him a target of profiling for police departments. Still others claim he's an idiot who probably should be tested. You decide.
Drafted in 2011 in the second round and given a lot of money to play, this player lasted almost two years with the same team, despite being suspended by said team three times during that time for simple things like punching a teammate and purposely lining up in the wrong spot. He defiantly challenged his team to trade him or cut him this year, claiming that he would put up "Hall of Fame" numbers elsewhere. He got cut but was picked up quickly by another team...and subsequently cut 10 days later. All of this happened in the last couple of months.
Fast forward to last week.
On Friday, he was arrested by police not once, but twice! The first time, he was stopped for making an illegal left turn as suspicion of driving under the influence. He was quickly out on bail but arrested later in the day when he climbed the fence at the impound yard in an attempt to get his car out...though I'm not sure how he figured to get OUT of a locked yard when he could get in only by climbing over the fence. (head scratching).
Yesterday, he was arrested yet again for attempted burglary for breaking into a house...followed by the obligatory footrace...resisting arrest...and assaulting a police officer. It was a busy weekend for the young man.
I'm not even going to try to figure out what he was thinking through ALL of this, but it is a lesson to all of us that we should stop buying lottery tickets because big money must do SOMETHING to our brains!
Somehow, though, it's certain to be  the policemen's fault, or the team's fault, or the media's fault.
Can't a guy catch a break?


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