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"They're all thugs"

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I dunno this is something different. It takes a different kind of person to kill somebody. And not only kill somebody but drive that person out to secluded place and execute them.  This isn't an nfl player making it and smoking weed, pacman jones slapping a lady because she threw a beer at her, or sexual harrassment.

 

Saying Aaron Hernadez needs to be a prime example of what not do when you "make it" just seams ridiculous to me because I would claim 99.9% of players in the NFL today this kind of behavior wouldn't even cross their minds.

 

Hernandez is something else.

 

He was still hanging with gang members. He was steal totting guns, smoking weed, and the whole nine yards. He had a 8 month old baby, finance, house and 40 million dollars. If he was doing none of that, he would be at home nailing his girl. I do agree with you though that he is a different type of guy. To take somebody out, and execute them is sickening. Its likely he would end up in prison, NFL star or not.

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in b4 roger dorn

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yay this dude is back

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I came in this thread expecting it to be full of sweeping generalizations of NFL players. Thank you for surprising me, couldn't agree more...

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yay this dude is back

NA has made some bad posts before. This is not one of them...

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yay this dude is back

 

Yay please shut up

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Yay please shut up

 

This is perfect. 

NA has made some bad posts before. This is not one of them...

 

 

I didn't say anything about the quality of the thread, I'm just interested to see how this goes over.

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Don't we do the same thing to CEO's of large corporations that give themselves huge bonuses?

 

WE all hate them and make generalizations that all CEO's are the same and are a bunch of old rich guys that only care about their wallets.

 

What about politicians?  Think we do the same thing with them as well.  Lawyers?  Yup.  Homosexuals?  Probably on a daily basis.

 

The problem isn't that people make generalizations, the problem is that people only seem to be offended about certain generalizations.  

 

I agree that its not fair to put all the players in the same boat, but don't try to make it seem like an unfair racial issue.  The public makes idiotic and offensive generalizations about a VARIETY of people and groups.  My point is that we shouldn't act surprised when people make them about athletes who do stupid things.

 

 

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it would take an incredibly ignorant person to truly believe all NFL players are thugs. i think when most people say it, especially on here, they're saying it sarcastically or in hyperbole.

 

could be wrong tho

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The rate is actually only about 5% higher than the general population. Much lower than average for males in their 20's. Of course, few have as much incentive to behave as these guys, but for the most part they are just average people who happen to be good at sports. 

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