... lying Rodgers, unsportsmanlike Brady cast disrepute & shame on NFL, league remains silent, why?
E LaMont Gregory MSc Oxon
... Rodgers & Brady are out of the running, and should be out of the league
Rodgers and Brady apologists work overtime to downplay their abhorrent behaviour
And now, Brady says he's coming back, because he has unfinished business.
Well, Mr Brady, the league can do without more segregated locker rooms and slurs hurled at members of racialized communities.
And consider the league's reaction to another quarterback, who knelt to protest influences like Brady in the league, and the insults hurdled by a WNBA league owner, and the shame brought to the USA by a NFL owner doing the private financial bidding of the white-nationalist-in chief, while serving as a representative of the United States.
Remember, Putin, foolishly thought the people of the Ukraine, would greet his invading army with flowers, and hail him as a savior.
Brady can come back, and just maybe the billionaire American oligarch owners can fill their stadiums with Trump sign, confederate flag & swastika waving fans, to cheer him on.
And, the league remains silent, why?
A few weeks ago, when the news first broke that Aaron Rodgers, quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, had lied about being vaccinated, his apologists within sports media launched a campaign, which after all else was said and done amounted to, 'Yeah, that's Rodgers'.
'Yes, we all know, Aaron Rodgers, and that just sounds like something, 'good ol' boy Rodgers, would do and say.
It's no big deal that youth and adults all over the country and beyond, look to Rodgers as an example of fair play and integrity, as an example to emulate.
Well, that's just water over the dam, and after all, Rodgers is not responsible for the way people look at him, but the league is.'
The league is responsible for the integrity of their multi-billion dollar brand, which is now tarnished.
The fact that his behaviour brought the NFL into disrepute, hardly gets a mention, and the silence of the league is as deafening, as it is repugnant ethically.
Most will remember that Jim Jordan, for years, when various students and staff would approach him about the highly inappropriate sexual abuse activities associated with the team doctor, of which Jordan was an assistant coach, is quoted as remarking, "Yeah, that's Strauss".
... the Clint Eastwood moral abyss
For decades, beginning during the era of the 'Dirty Harry' films, Eastwood was made aware, and asked to comment on the fact that police forces across the US were having their officers watch Eastwood's films 'to psych themselves up' before going on duty to police student and racialized community protests, that is, getting ready to 'bust some heads', as it were.
There will come a time when the industry and academy are going to want to heap awards on Eastwood for his great achievements, and his children will be on hand to receive the accolades, but such occasions are going to be highly controversial, because a reckoning is nigh, Clint.
And so it is for Rodgers and Brady.
Brady, quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has been here before, because of what is believed to be a racial slur hurled at a fellow NFL player.
The jury on this current incident is still out, pending independent expert forensic linguistic lip-reading analysis of the video evidence by some of the best forensic lip-readers on this planet.
But it does not help Brady's case, and he does have a case to answer, when one of the first things he mentions in a press interview, is the race of the player who, unable to stop in mid-air, had minor contact with him. In addition, close examination of the video evidence by skilled personal injury and accident investigators, reveals that Brady bit his own lip. Where was his teeth guard?
Evidence will show conclusively that Brady, in a years-long bullying and intimidation campaign directed at referees and other players alike, believed through his sheer arrogance that no one was ever going to touch him, and he could play the game without ever wearing even a teeth guard.
The truth will be known.
And this nonsense, which states that the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty was assessed because of some previous comments by Brady about getting away with the things he regularly says to referees, is a non-starter.
Brady's rant was nothing less than abhorrent, vulgar, and clearly unbecoming of a professional athlete, in the NFL.