Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Football players out themselves as rapists

It happens all the time. It's just that this time they were dumb enough to film it.

Yes, Minnesota's own perpetual cellar-dwelling NCAA football team, the Minnesota Golden Gophers, have gotten themselves on to the front pages of plenty of newspapers with the revelation that one of their own got an 18-year-old girl drunk with eight consecutive shots of vodka so she would pass out and repeatedly raped the now-unconscious girl.

One football player from the University of Minnesota (the now-out-on-bail Dominic Jones) and a couple of his obviously mouth-breating neanderthal buddies (fellow Gopher teammates) proceeded to rape this unconscious girl and had the foresight to film the entire series of acts from start to finish on a cell phone video camera.

Yes, these are the pieces of crap that we, the taxpayers of Minnesota, are building a stadium for. Sure, I know that not every athlete is a brain-dead rapist but the old adage goes that one bad apple spoils the whole bunch and it's the pathetic behavior like this that soured me on sports about a decade ago. If the college athletes are pulling crap like this, it makes one wonder what goes on behind the closed doors of athletes in the professional ranks. Just imagine, they have plenty of money, as witnessed in the Kobe Bryant rape case a few years back, to shut anyone up for the right price.

What really ticks me off and caused me to veer in to serious subject matter today is that there are people out there apologizing for this behavior. The rubes among us are saying "boys will be boys" and "they were just having fun". Hell no! These spoiled, arrogant, jock sniffers are the very ones who have taken what was a game for the enjoyment of children and those who are children at heart and spoiled it; making sports a business for people to gamble on and a play pen for those with deep pockets who are willing to fall in step with what is nothing more than a good ole' boys club for those lacking intellect to worship and obsess over.

Yet enough citizens value teams with members who act like this to continue throwing their tax money at under the always-present threat of losing their precious team to another city who is stupid enough to bankroll the billionaire owners and players and build a giant playground (stadium) for them to strut their stuff.

12 comments:

Diesel said...

You should lobby to have the name of the team changed to the University of Minnesota Rapists. At this point, it's probably more politically correct than "Indians."

JR's Thumbprints said...

Let me just say, our prisons have plenty a athletes. These idiots will fit right in. Also, just because they were in college, doesn't mean they can't brush up on a little Basic Adult Education.

Aaron said...

I don't know what to do, other than to just shake my head.

buffalodickdy said...

There are assholes and rapists in all segments of our society. Famous people tend to think they are above the law, and our worship of sports makes people who score an 11 on the Wunderlich test(Vince Young) overpaid undeserving heroes...

Balou said...

I hope the Hennepin County Attorney's office throws the book at these guys. If they are all did this crime, in my book the ones that watched and did nothing to stop it are just as guilty as Jones. My heart goes out to the poor girl that was violated. What a horrible thing to live with the rest of her life. Time to start chopping things off if convicted - the Muslims might have one up on us in the punishment of crimes department.

Dirk_Star said...

Well, on the positive side he can now go to work for Michael Vick as a dog trainer...

He seems to have just the sort of character and moral fiber Mr. Vick looks for in his associates.

Jason h said...

Hey! i'm going to cali this sunday.. gonna be there for a week, this is the site i was talking about where i made the extra cash. later!

Beth said...

Anyone whose response is, "boys will be boys" or "they were just having fun," is sick. Not quite as sick as those who did it, but getting there...

moderate said...

an excellent post...throw in the Vikings and the T-Wolves as well...I'll keep my money, thanks

Hammer said...

Well said. Time to reign in these thugs and rapists. They are being treated like royalty for playing a damn game for chissakes!

Blondie said...

I don't pay much attention to the realm of sports... though I guess I really don't have to to agree whole-heartedly with your post.

Jackasses, all of 'em. They TAPED it? I mean, really now. Senseless.

Anonymous said...

So answer me this: where is Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton now?

Why is this virtually ignored compared to the media ruining those kids at Duke?