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Aardvark
April 5th, 2007, 03:31 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/nfl/03/30/gates.ap/index.html


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Buccaneers running back Lionel Gates was arrested and charged with hitting a pregnant woman in the face and pushing her into a wall during an argument.

The 25-year-old player was being held Friday with no bond, jail records said.

Gates kicked in the front door of Peggie Lavender's apartment Thursday night, destroyed two televisions and two doors, put a hole in the bedroom wall and assaulted her, a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office report said. He was arrested later at his apartment in the same complex. Gates was charged with burglary of a dwelling, aggravated battery of a pregnant woman and criminal mischief.

At 6 foot, 233 pounds this guy is a powerful man. Just how much of a psychopath is someone who decides to beat on a pregnant women and trash her apartment?

I wonder how many times this miserable excuse for a human was guilty of other assaults against women (or men for that matter) while in college or high-school?

As if the NFL doesn't have enough problems with player behaviour...Pacman Jones, a dozen of the Cincinnati Bengals, Tank Williams and so on and on and on...you can add this pos to the near endless parade of pro football players whose selfish and thuggish actions tarnish the many efforts of class acts like Walter Payton, John Lynch and Tony Dungy...guys who, over the years, have brought grace, dignity and compassion to both the game and their respective charitable efforts.

Give this punk a broom and put his sorry ass to work for a few years in a prison kitchen...after his victim's brothers and uncles give him a lesson in the art of obsession.



Cheers,
Aardvark

jerryskid
April 5th, 2007, 05:49 PM
a dozen of the Cincinnati Bengals


That's the reason Cincinnati runs the no huddle offense....they're not allowed to conjegate with known felons.........



:grin:

leester
April 5th, 2007, 09:37 PM
That's the reason Cincinnati runs the no huddle offense....they're not allowed to conjegate with known felons.........



:grin:

HAA! I frikkin' live here and I haven't heard that one yet.

'bout the truth tho

McAllister
April 6th, 2007, 02:30 PM
...conjegate?

Fulcrum
April 6th, 2007, 03:38 PM
...conjegate?

Yeah, isn't that something you do to a verb?

I think he meant congregate... in a Norm Crosby way of course.

archtop
April 6th, 2007, 04:26 PM
He meant conjugal

archtop
April 6th, 2007, 04:27 PM
He meant the past tense of conjugal

J.G.
April 6th, 2007, 04:42 PM
"Patayter/Patahhter"...

; J

emtou2u
April 7th, 2007, 04:16 AM
"Patayter/Patahhter"...

; J

"tuhmayder/tahmahtur"



- why can't we just say anyone convicted of a felony after becoming a member of a team can't play professional ball? is that a baaaaad idea?

Tim Halligan
April 7th, 2007, 04:32 AM
Way back in the day, professional athletes used to have day-jobs. This kept them in touch with the real world.

Now you have young, wealthy athletes...with a fair amount of spare time...who live in a pressure cooker environment away from the real world. They are then spoon-fed confidence-boosting psycho-babble: You're the best...no-one can touch you...you can do anything...etc.

This invariably leads to trouble off-field...drink, drugs, violence against women etc.

Sadly, the business of professional sports has overshadowed the sportsmen. We seem to be keen to forgive these "heroes" for any misdeeds they commit as individuals in an effort to keep the business winning.

Sack these sad excuses for human beings, and make them get jobs.


Cheers,
Tim