Originally posted by NinerTy:
C'mon guys. Really? This cat has SERIOUS demons! A four, six, full season suspension ain't gonna help this dude! This is REAL LIFE n***as! And you are concerned about winning a GAME! Now, yes, I want the Niners to beat the crap out of every team that lines up across from them. But, when a dude is in life crisis, my God says to pray for them and NOT revel in their calamity. Get your priorities in order. Maybe then you will live your BEST life!
I dont know this guy. Nor do I know Titus Young. Or Rolando McLain. These guys are world class athletes. They get paid to play a game. I'm sure anyone on these boards would gladly trade places with them. They have had their chance, if they blow it, why would I really care? Oh, a life crisis, oh, a mental issue, oh, I hope he gets help. Why? I'll never meet these people. How they conduct their personal lives means nothing to me. Would you be wishing the best and pray for a stockbroker that sucked up too much coke and got fired, lost his family? No. Because you dont know them and it has no bearing on you.
The only reason fans "care" about players well being is because we see their names all the time, talk about them on boards and get to watch them work a few times a year. Lynch had his chance, got busted, and now should suffer the consequences of his actions. If he gets his life in order or not, doesnt really matter to me. I'm not a hawk fan.
If you truely care about players getting their lives on track, then the league should drop the hammer on him. Set an example that even if you are a superstar player, you screw up off the field, you dont get on the field. Send a message to everyone else in the league.