Originally posted by gold49er2183:
Drunk driving is criminal. You cannot downplay that. If there was a kid in his path he coulda been killed that day. Had a cousin killed by a drunk driver. I don't think aldon is a bad dude. Just makes stupid decisions. Glad he's sober. I think a four game suspension is fair. But anything 8 or less wouldn't surprise me. Even though he had paid medical leave when he went to rehab, I think that will be a factor.
Let me try...
Ray McDonald got a DUI.
Jeff Garcia got a DUI.
Marshawn Lynch got a DUI.
Paul Hubbard - And this guy also hit the police officer
Donte Stallworth - He killed someone with his DUI. So the NFL suspended him for it.
The list goes on and on...
That was barely 10% of the list.
Many of those players had MULTIPLE DUI's and/or other arrests
. VERY FEW were ever suspended by the NFL. So yeah, obviously, Aldon Smith is being suspended for his DUI's. Or perhaps...
Aldon is being suspended because the FANS want something bad to happen to the 49ers. Goodell is appealing to those outcries.
It is a classic which hunt, where the town has had a run of bad luck, and that pretty lady on the hill, who everybody else is jealous of in their miserable little existences, are going to burn at the stake simply because they have the slightest excuse they can find.
We were a dynasty for 20+ years. That created a ton of rage and jealousy, now we are back, with one of the best new coaches in a generation, which some of the best young talent in generations, competing again like a dynasty. With a new, once in a generation quarterback who we just signed, who is well-liked by most non-football fans, and is hated to death by everyone who hates the 49ers.
Aldon Smith's MISDEMEANORS are these pathetic louts way of letting out their anger for the fact that we are BACK.
It is truly pathetic.
But perhaps the most sad thing of all, is the fact that many of our own fans, have also been caught up in this popular uprising against their own team. They side against Aldon Smith, because perhaps they are embarrassed on a subconscious level; embarrassed by the riches this team has once again obtained, and deep down, they are willing to let Aldon Smith take 50 lashes if it keeps the rest of the NFL fan base off our backs for a little while.
Aldon Smith's UNPRECEDENTED suspension is one of the most grotesque display's of cowardice and witch hunt politics the NFL has ever endured.
Never cheated the NFL.
Never assaulted a cop.
Never hit a woman.
Never sexually assaulted a woman.
Never took a banned substance.
Never took an illegal substance.
Never on legal or NFL probation.
EVERY OTHER PLAYER who as been suspended by the league for four games or more has committed one or multiple combinations of the above.
Aldon Smith will be the first player to be suspended by the league for four or more games without having committed a single one of the above execrable acts.
(Not directed to the above poster)
So you tell me what this is about? Please! PLEASE. Anybody? Can you?
No. You cannot.
Only the pitchfork wielding mob can. And they're not interested in talking, nor do they want justice. They just want to see the pretty girl burned at the stake.