So people need to allow positive remarks and opinions about Newton, but no one is allowed to speak against him? Seems a bit hypocritical.
Petty? Newton's character concerns are on everyone's radar, his background will be checked very thoroughly- it's a concern for everyone, that's why it's constantly brought up and not just by me.
There's nothing pety about his pattern of behavior. If it was one incident that would be petty, but he showing a penchant for making bad decisions off the field.
I didn't bait KT, didn't need to. He's always ready to travel that road and the pavement came out from under him.
if the only issues are 12 speeding tickets in 2 years (3 years ago), 3 years ago buying a laptop that happened to be stolen (did he know before hand? if not, then a non-issue), and 3 years ago taking an unethical shortcut writing papers (just means he wasn't a great or commited student, has no bearing at all on his ability to play the game), and some allegations of getting paid to play that were never proved to be true, then there is no reason to not draft him.
anyone who makes a big deal about them is being petty if there has been no oether instances of him getting in trouble and there is nothing to be proven about the paid to play allegations (if there were something to it, they would have found it by now as heavily investigated as it was). those who use that as the main reason for not drafting him (or wanting him drafted) are just looking for a reason to not draft him and they are grasping at straws.
the team that selects him in spite of his youthful indiscretions (which really aren't that big a deal), but who thinks that his talent and skill set are worth picking will be benefiting in a huge way... much in the same way the eagles did with vick, only with a much bigger long term payout.