I’ve been okay living with the label THUG. I have found it amusing that a middle-aged white woman could be called that because of the breed of dog she owns. Well no more.
You see, I believe that the NFL has given THUG a whole new level of meaning. Yes, one of America’s beloved past times has sunk to the level of thuggery. Over the last several years focus has been taken off the field and been put on the player’s behavior. There have been documented cases of domestic abuse, carousing, drunk-driving, oh, and the crown jewel, Michael Vick.
Yesterday, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Mr. Vick on a 1 year contract to play football. This is a team that publicly said they would not sign him because of his involvement in dog fighting.
The NFL has cemented it reputation to be filled with THUGS, abusers and dangerous people. Roger Goodell claims that these men are role models. For who, I ask. The next generation of incarcerents in our penal system? Our young people need role models like Vick, like a hole in the head.
The National Football League is not an organization out to promote a sport, it is a money making machine out to corrupt our youth by building up individuals of no morals and values as role models.
If they want their players to be role models, enforce a code of conduct. Stop paying outrageous contracts that feed the depravity.
I am one person. But I have a voice and I roar my protest against the storm.