Gosh darn! Why can’t the NFL leave the Seahawk’s Marshawn Lynch alone???
Yeah! I get he’s suppose to honor his contract about talking with the media like his fellow NFL football players. No matter the circumstances, however…bullying is bullying! Plain and simple.
The message sent to our children is that…it’s okay for adults to bully one another, especially when millions of $$$ are at stake.
As often happens with adults, we like to think we’re above the lessons learned as children. “Been there. Done that. Now I’m all grown up so I don’t have to do that no more.”
Better we try to teach the next generations to…think outside the box when circumstances call for it.
Can we finally dump leftover Victorian Era stupidity which…hammered round pegs into square holes…and…square pegs into round holes?
Haven’t we yet learned in 2015 that no two human beings are alike?
So if Marshawn Lynch can’t make small talk…which some of us can garner Oscars for…then let the man do something else which might satisfy the contract. For goodness sake’s! Even his teammates are willing to cut the guy some slack.
So it’s not like Lynch is going to commit suicide over something stupid like this, but can we recognize why teens pushed far enough end up taking their own lives?
This is no different.
Although the NFL, and those of the same mindset, will undoubtedly hem and haw…and hide behind their standard speak…”Well, if we make an exception for one, then we’re setting a precedent, and then the whole thing starts falling apart.”
As far as I’m concerned that’s just lazy talk.
It’s too much trouble and too much money to “think outside the box.”
The NFL and its rules are set in concrete.
So if Marshawn Lynch can’t keep his mind on the game…and his eye on the ball…it may be due in part to his being bullied.
Something to remember the next time the NFL and the media get up on their soap boxes denouncing bullying by their players.
And something we adults need to reflect upon when…
…another kid commits suicide.
My son didn’t care for rough sports. He was in the band. I was glad as I had a cousin who suffered injury in high school playing football. One of my classmates in high school won a scholarship playing basketball. He was injured his 1st year of college and there went his scholarship. I hate to see young people get injured, but it happens in those sports. The higher up they get, the rougher it gets. Big money gets involved.
Big money, as you say, can kill…if one allows it.
I think the entire sport needs scrutiny from little kids to the pros.
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I agree! The fan base drives the mega bucks which blinds the NFL to the need for change. And parents hoping to cash in on their sons’ talents for college and beyond seem to ignore the flipside…including bad behavior…not to mention brain damage. As long as fans pay exorbitant prices, there’ll be no reigning in football…pro or non-pro.
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