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Sorensen says we should sign Reid, and he's right.

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Can you handle the truth? If you can't, then hit your back button.

Charlotte Observer's Tom Sorensen rightly says that the Panthers need to sign Eric Reid. He keeps it :100_Emoji_42x42:, and I appreciate it!

 

"The knee is not an affront to servicemen or police officers. There is fake news, and there are fake arguments. That’s a fake argument. Taking a knee is a quiet and nonviolent way to draw attention to racial injustice."

 

Preach, Sorensen!  Get right down to the nitty gritty. I have said the same thing on this very forum, and will break it down again if need be (if anyone wants to keep disingenuously clinging to a false narrative). 

America and NFL ownership is filled with hypocrites, and the Panthers' current owner has been among them. Do the right thing Jerry Richardson! Tell Hurney to bring Reid in and get a deal done. This would go a long way towards repairing your broken reputation in respect to using racist epithets on the down low, and it would finally show Panthers fans that you actually put this organization above the league and its greedy good ol' boy mentality. Frankly, it's time!  You can seize the moment and do the right thing, or continue to be enveloped by old school notions of the perverse status quo and what I'll refer to as patronizing paternalism.

Sorensen's political correctness may be more palatable, and he is absolutely right about why we should sign Reid.

 

"The Panthers shouldn’t avoid Reid because he takes a knee. They shouldn’t pursue him because he takes a knee. They should pursue him because they need a safety, and because the man can play."

 

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/tom-sorensen-blog/article206150269.html

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Spare me your political bullshit. Sign the guy because we need a safety. He shouldn’t have kneeled, but he doesn’t deserve to be blackballed

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This kneeling thing works both ways--some people want him just because he kneeled, some would blackball him based on that.  But there are other factors here.  Reid has had a few concussions and knee issues.  The 49ers aren't trying to re-sign him, which is bizarre if he's as talented as all his supporters say.

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Just now, Swaggasaurus said:

Spare me your political bullshit. Sign the guy because we need a safety. He shouldn’t have kneeled, but he doesn’t deserve to be blackballed

Either you believe in racism or you don't. Either you believe in free speech or you don't. Pretty simple for me.

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you said there was going to be truth and then it didn't happen

 

leaving disappointed tbh

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1 minute ago, top dawg said:

Either you believe in racism or you don't. Either you believe in free speech or you don't. Pretty simple for me.

What does free speech have to do with the way a business runs their company and the employees under their ownership

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He's had 3 concussions, and in the last two seasons a bicep and PCL surgery. The 49ers aren't signing him with all their cap space because they know he can't stay healthy. Why in the world would anyone pay this guy $8M? 

Kneeling stories drive conversations though I guess....

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would rather go Vaccaro anyways.

He's just as much of an attention whore and doesn't have quite the extensive injury history

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5 minutes ago, Swaggasaurus said:

Spare me your political bullshit. Sign the guy because we need a safety. He shouldn’t have kneeled, but he doesn’t deserve to be blackballed

I served in the USMC from 2003-2007 -- there is absolutely nothing wrong with him taking a knee. It's not a sign of disrespect, it's a gesture that would be respectful enough to garner attention. 

We take a knee for injured players, and fallen brothers, and that is the PERFECT way to one, not only pay respects to the black people that LOST THEIR LIVES UNJUSTLY AT THE HANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, but to also generate the attention the matter itself needed. 

If you can't support that, then you my friend I hope never have a cause that you'd be willing to sacrifice your lively-hood for and to also not be heard. 

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6 minutes ago, top dawg said:

Either you believe in racism or you don't. Either you believe in free speech or you don't. Pretty simple for me.

Either you believe in peoples right to call you a moron and avoid you or you don't.  Pretty simple for the rest of us.

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Just now, Growl said:

What does free speech have to do with the way a business runs their company and the employees under their ownership

This is America, so free speech kinda plays a part in everything that we do.  I mean, what are you trying to intimate, that a person has a right to discriminate and blackball based on race? You may be technically right, but ethically you're wrong. If you support institutional racism by what you do or what you don't do, then admit it.

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3 minutes ago, tondi said:

Either you believe in peoples right to call you a moron and avoid you or you don't.  Pretty simple for the rest of us.

I've been called worse. I expect it, but I know what "moron" in this context really stands for.

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