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Friday, September 04, 2009

Arrest and charge FOOTBALL players for assault? What about those who authorized torture?

look no further for evidence of the essential hypocrisy that runs deep in our national character than the endless bloviating going on today on espn about lagarrette blount of the university of oregon football team who assaulted two opposing team players in a game yesterday against boise state... the following piece summarizes the discussion very succinctly...
It was Boise State 19, Oregon 8. Also, it's so long to Ducks running back LeGarrette Blount, who should be kicked off the team today for what he did on Thursday at Bronco Stadium.

Blount punched Boise State's Byron Hout in the face on the field after the game. Then, Blount put a fist to the helmet of Ducks' teammate Garrett Embry, who was trying to play peacemaker. And what we have here is a low moment that can not be greeted with tolerance.

Blount left the field struggling with two police officers and two stadium security guards, and with Ducks assistant Scott Frost being towed along. There was a hostile brush with a Boise State fan, too. In the end, there was chaos and volatility all around this team, courtesy of Blount.

The Ducks running back should be arrested and charged with assault today for slugging Hout, who wasn't even looking. Also, Blount should be served up by first-year head coach Chip Kelly as a reminder of everything the program should never become.

would that we could champion such accountability among those in our national leadership who sponsored the commission of war crimes and those who carried out the nefarious deeds...

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