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And to all the folks saying that no draft prospect has ever been treated like Newton before, I have to ask, are your memories really that short? :sosp:

Dolphins GM asks Dez Bryant if his mother was a prostitute

Dez Bryant was actually suspended for games unlike Newton, even though that question was still uncalled for you can't compare that to Newton who has not been CONVICTED of any thing criminal besides the fact that he BOUGHT a stolen lap top (He did not want to rat out the guy he bought it from which is why many belive he stole it.) On top of that Newton did not have a troubled past or troubled background.

When you are looking to draft a prospect you usually can't go wrong by looking at the players drive, ability, and athleticism. Unfortunatley, NFL scouts and analysis have shied away from this technique.

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Why should I take the quiz? I don't really believe what he said was racist, as much as it was ill informed. Almost every athlete has a fake smile they turn on when the cameras start rolling. Why is there a need to call only a handful out for it?

Saying that he's ill-informed assumes he's wrong. He might be, but he also might not be.

Whether or not you take the quiz, if you read the profiles posted in it you'll find Newton isn't the only person that scouts and personnel people have said bad things about, including stuff on a very personal level.

(one of those guys started at quarterback for us last year)

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And to all the folks saying that no draft prospect has ever been treated like Newton before, I have to ask, are your memories really that short? :sosp:

Dolphins GM asks Dez Bryant if his mother was a prostitute

I would hardly compare an ignorant comment by a GM which was heavily criticized as equivalent to the months of constant critiques and comments made about Newton. You are really stretching to make a point.

Frankly given what we now about Bryant they should have looked a little deeper. Apparently he was buying jewelry on "credit" well before he graduated college. Why didn't any of that come up?? Because people were not looking that deep into his background.

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:lol: It was funny as hell to me... picturing you... ah well. I know you get it.;)I'm not as much of a comedian as you are.

That was probably the biggest fail of a thread I've ever seen. The only response you got was someone telling you how ghey it was.

You can keep trying though. :smilielol5:

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I would hardly compare an ignorant comment by a GM which was heavily criticized as equivalent to the months of constant critiques and comments made about Newton. You are really stretching to make a point.

Frankly given what we now about Bryant they should have looked a little deeper. Apparently he was buying jewelry on "credit" well before he graduated college. Why didn't any of that come up?? Because people were not looking that deep into his background.

Again, this isn't unique or new. It's just new to us because we have the #1 pick this offseason. Next year it'll probably be someone else's turn, and the debate will likely be just as contentious (especially if the top choices are quarterbacks).

As to whether teams should have looked deeper into Bryant, a lot of them did. They're the ones that didn't draft him.

The one that did? Well...are you really surprised?

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But really, why should we care how much money Dez Bryant owes someone, or whether he gets tossed from a mall for violating dress code?

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But really, why should we care how much money Dez Bryant owes someone, or whether he gets tossed from a mall for violating dress code?

That's a whole other debate, honestly.

If I'm his employer, heck yes I care, and I want to know, and I'll put his can in a sling for it too.

Do fans need to know? Probably not, but as long as the press reports it and people take interest, it'll be there.

I personally don't give a rat's ass who designed the dress Angelina Jolie wore to the Oscars, but somebody does :sosp:

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That's a whole other debate, honestly.

If I'm his employer, heck yes I care, and I want to know, and I'll put his can in a sling for it too.

Do fans need to know? Probably not, but as long as the press reports it and people take interest, it'll be there.

I personally don't give a rat's ass who designed the dress Angelina Jolie wore to the Oscars, but somebody does :sosp:

We just need to keep in mind these guys are athletes, not someone in a public office. Give them hell for being late for meetings, absolutely, or anything else that has a direct impact on the team.

But in my mind, if someone is stupid enough to spend themselves into bankruptcy, that is their business. Same on the mall thing, it is juvenile and stupid, but is not a big deal in relation to a team.

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Aquib Talib

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Aquib Talib

Yes, Aqib Talib. That is the kind of behavior that should concern any team.

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can't spell Aqib Talib's name right

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can't spell Aqib Talib's name right

My sincerest apologies to the Talib family and anyone else I offended with my spelling of his name.

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