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Mr. Scot

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  1. Three is enough to make it scary. The ultimate decision on all of this can only be left up to Luke and his doctors, of course. But yeah, the phrase "third concussion" is enough to make anybody stop and say "whoa"
  2. The last thing anybody wanted to see was Luke go down the same path as Dan Morgan. I didn't think it would happen but now...
  3. That's your opinion. Like it or not, there are loads of reporters, sportscasters, analysts and activists who will have a different opinion, plus a large platform on which to express it and a lot of angry motivation. If she gets fired because of this, those folks will likely go after Newton with guns blazing. That's reality. Whether you think it's fair or not doesn't really do anything to prevent it from happening. Do you really think the media would just let this go?
  4. Related note: There was already a narrative that the team is more careful and protective of Kuechly than Newton. Fair? Don't know, but it won't shock me if this brings that topic up again.
  5. Does that matter? The thing about PR, good or bad, is it's less about what's true and more about what people will believe. And the people doing most of the writing about the story will be reporters...like her, including female reporters. That's a s--tstorm waiting to happen. To anybody right now saying "I hope she loses her job", I say if you think Newton is under attack now, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
  6. It'd be a shame. She's good at what she does. Something to consider though: If she gets fired or taken off the Panther beat, then the narrative becomes that Newton bullied her out of her job. I don't really think we wanna see that.
  7. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    I'm pretty sure you'd find the percentages are far apart either way. Looking at the NFL alone, there are 1696 players on active roster in any given year. That's not even counting guys that are on the practice squad, injured reserve, etc. What percentage of them were murdered last year?
  8. I'm not really convinced that this game is as easy a win as some folks think it might be. I could be wrong about that. We'll see.
  9. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    Care to check the ratio of millionaire athletes murdered versus average citizens? I mean, I'm sure it won't be too big a difference, right?
  10. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    Death threats against anybody are moronic, asinine and frankly psychotic. Now, the only place where money plays a role is in how much someone has the ability to protect themselves. I'll put it to you in the form of a question: Does someone who has a lot of money have more resources to protect themselves then someone who doesn't? You tell me.
  11. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    No, it's not his fault. There are, however, things he could do about it. Likewise, there are things the team could do about it. But nobody's doing anything.
  12. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    Here's my summary of the entire situation: Newton is not sexist, but he said something stupid that could be interpreted that way. Rodrigue is not racist, but she said some dumb things in college that are coming back to haunt her now. Their responses to their respective misdeeds have been very different. Rodrigue is doing everything possible to apologize for her past. She's made no excuses and has taken full responsibility. Newton started off by making excuses. After that he apologized via an impersonal recorded video. He then turned around and muted the impact of that video by acting childish. Meanwhile, the team sits back and does nothing to help the situation. And to top it all off, a bunch of morons are sending her death threats. Is the general reaction overblown? Probably, but the reality is that this whole mess could very easily have been avoided. At this point, it's just ridiculous.
  13. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    That's pretty much every post of his these days. He's been called out on it several times, even by people who might agree with him.
  14. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    So what I get from this is that it's okay for people to defend Newton, but someone defending her is being a "white knight". Likewise, we should decry any negative consequences that happened to Newton, but if she gets death threats that's something we shouldn't talk about. Got it.
  15. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    Why? Because that's what you think? And we'll, if an apology isn't enough, then why is it okay that Newton apologize and nothing else happen? And if we want to go on the track that everyone who's said or done something stupid in their history, then I guess we'll just have to cut Newton too. There's only one person on this site that o know of who actually knows Jourdan Rodrigue in real life. Do me a favor and ask @Jeremy Igowhat he thinks of your opinions.
  16. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    She went into the locker room and apologized face-to-face to pretty much every player. Igo and others can verify this. While she was trying to do that, Newton sat over to the side and played really loud music, something which generally isn't done or allowed in the locker room. Too bad none of them took the opportunity to punch her in the face, right?
  17. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    I don't think either should be. And I've never criticized Newton about the laptop. The only comment I ever made about it was that it was a "dumb college kid" thing. It in my household I now have two "dumb college kids" so I get to see it firsthand. Bottom Line: Newton hasn't handled this well at all. The team is arguably even more to blame because they're taking entirely the wrong approach (something which probably shouldn't surprise anybody). What's saddest is that this was pretty much dead and buried. It's being revived is Newton's own fault.
  18. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    A camp report I wrote some years back showed up on another board, posted without attribution by a poster named Rico6. But hey, I'm sure it was just a coincidence, right?
  19. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    That may be the most ignorant thing that's been said in this entire discussion.
  20. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    Never have been. My father was a rabid racist. I'm not for three reasons 1) My mom wasn't 2) one of my first football teammates was black, and we shared rides to and from practice and games, and 3) my dad and I didn't get along anyway, but that particular part of his behavior really turned me off. Rodrigue said and did dumb things in the past that she's now apologizing for; and personally, not in a pre-recorded video. If you want to hold that against her, then should we also go back to the topic of a stolen laptop?
  21. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    Yeah, someone else who just happened to go by the same screen name and quoted me verbatim. Sure.
  22. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    I can't tell you whether she meant hers or not. I can tell you that her way of apologizing (in person, one on one, face to face, and acknowledging who she was talking to) was far better than Newton's choice of just recording a video and not using her name. If you look back, you'll find I accepted Newton's apology at the time and praised it. His actions now, unfortunately, undermine that apology.
  23. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    It's funny, because you didn't question my camp reports when you plagiarized them on another message board. No, I don't believe in a "know your place" idea. I do, however, believe in a "do the right thing" idea.
  24. REPORT NFL to look into why no Cam presser today

    I've been here since the beginning of this board in 2003. Been a Panthers fan since 1995. And yes, I had a higher opinion of Richardson when he backed off, just as I've said. When he reversed course and went back to the old way, all that was out the window.
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