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Redskins' Sellers apologizes for throwing American flag to turf
CBS Sports.com ^ | 08-29-09 | unknown

Posted on 08/29/2009 1:48:24 PM PDT by OrangeHoof

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins fullback Mike Sellers apologized Saturday for throwing the American flag to the ground during lineup introductions before an exhibition game against the New England Patriots.

"I meant no disrespect," he said.

The Redskins last year began a routine in which the last person introduced before a game runs out of the tunnel hoisting the American flag. Sellers carried the flag to midfield, then flung it down near the 50-yard line before joining his teammates in a midfield huddle. Linebacker Robert Henson removed the flag from the turf.

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TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: apology; flag; oldglory; redskins; sellers
"I made a mistake by setting it down the way I did, and I apologize if I offended anybody out there," Sellers said. "I was asked to bring it out, last minute, didn't know who to give it to. I got hyped up and put the flag down. It was in the heat of the moment."

Without seeing the incident, it is hard to judge but, man, who doesn't know to treat the American flag with more respect than that??

1 posted on 08/29/2009 1:48:25 PM PDT by OrangeHoof
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To: OrangeHoof

Where’s Rick Monday when we need him?


2 posted on 08/29/2009 1:49:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: OrangeHoof

3 posted on 08/29/2009 1:52:36 PM PDT by UncleVanya
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To: OrangeHoof

Idiot. OTOH, I can’t stand Dan Snyder and I’m sure carrying the flag out on the field is just another one of his marketing gimmicks. Go, ‘skins! Kick Dallass!


4 posted on 08/29/2009 1:54:24 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: OrangeHoof

I’ll wager Chad Hennings, Napoleon McCallum, Pat Tillman and Roger the Dodger knew better...

There are more important things than playing a sport well...

Colonel, USAFR


5 posted on 08/29/2009 1:54:28 PM PDT by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: dfwgator

6 posted on 08/29/2009 1:54:46 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: dfwgator
Hero Rick Monday:


7 posted on 08/29/2009 1:55:06 PM PDT by HighWheeler (The higher the concentration of libs, the bigger the tragedy that follows.)
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To: HighWheeler

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrV8QPQAhxo


8 posted on 08/29/2009 1:55:38 PM PDT by HighWheeler (The higher the concentration of libs, the bigger the tragedy that follows.)
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To: OrangeHoof
Robert Henson


9 posted on 08/29/2009 1:59:43 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Bender2
Give me five minutes with this clown...

Figures it was a Deadskin.

10 posted on 08/29/2009 2:00:05 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: rabidralph
Go, 'skins! Kick Dallass!

Ain't gonna happen, baby.

11 posted on 08/29/2009 2:01:31 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Character, Leadership, and Loyalty matter - Be an example, no matter the cost.)
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To: OrangeHoof

I’m just trying to visualize this and I’m guessing he runs out to the middle of the field holding a U.S. flag with the rest of his teammates and, seeing nobody to hand the flag to, simply flings it to the ground so he can run to the sideline with the rest of his teammates. Horrific behavior but could have just been a brain fart and not some political comment.


12 posted on 08/29/2009 2:03:09 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: dfwgator
Right Here!
13 posted on 08/29/2009 2:03:19 PM PDT by Eaker (If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.)
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To: jagusafr
"Chad Hennings"

How he fit into an A-10, must be a feat of incredible physical contortion, not to mention incredible discomfort.

14 posted on 08/29/2009 2:05:43 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Neither is a Dallas playoff victory this or next decade


15 posted on 08/29/2009 2:06:21 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: HighWheeler
Moooslums are EVIL!!!!!

On April 25, 1976 at Dodger Stadium, Rick Monday of the Chicago Cubs, grabbed and secured the American flag from two muslims attempting to burn our flag in the middle of the playing field. It was an outstanding display of American Patriotism.

16 posted on 08/29/2009 2:11:37 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: OrangeHoof
.....and I apologize if I offended anybody out there"

"If" I offended anyone?

Of course you offended people you jackass.

17 posted on 08/29/2009 2:14:22 PM PDT by Joiseydude (I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees. Live free or die.)
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To: OrangeHoof

A player carries out the flag, shouldn’t there be someone else to take it from them and carry it off the field?


18 posted on 08/29/2009 2:19:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Liberalism: The gift that keeps on taking)
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To: OrangeHoof
"I meant no disrespect," he said.

I do not believe him!

19 posted on 08/29/2009 2:23:14 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: GeronL
A player carries out the flag, shouldn’t there be someone else to take it from them and carry it off the field?

I would expect one. And I'd expect somebody should have told Sellers who that was.

20 posted on 08/29/2009 2:28:10 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: OrangeHoof

bad juju in the brewing?

Time for Joe Gibbs to go all racing all the time.. where they know how to handle a flag.


21 posted on 08/29/2009 2:31:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: MadIsh32
Neither is a Dallas playoff victory this or next decade

Right. /s

That prediction's about as likely as Campbell's success ...

Tony Romo, rating: 91.4
Jason Campbell, rating: 84.3

22 posted on 08/29/2009 2:39:11 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Character, Leadership, and Loyalty matter - Be an example, no matter the cost.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Romo is my favorite QB

Wins me so much money in the early part of the season when has success, and even more when he chokes in December and January

I see more of the same from Mr. Romo. 80 percent of his production in the first 2 months of the season, and when the games actually mean something he’ll choke them away again


23 posted on 08/29/2009 2:41:01 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

One thing I love to mention to my Cowgirl fan friends

The last time the ‘Girls won a playoff game was December 28th, 1996

I was in 9th grade

I got my masters in May of 2008 :)


24 posted on 08/29/2009 2:42:17 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; rabidralph

Get ready for wave after wave of G-men stomping Campbell and Tony Homo into the ground. Osi, Tuck, Kiwi, Canty, Stintim, Evans etc...


25 posted on 08/29/2009 3:16:20 PM PDT by MattinNJ (DeMint/Palin 2012)
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To: OrangeHoof

He spiked the flag?!?


26 posted on 08/29/2009 3:51:43 PM PDT by baltoga
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To: baltoga

I think he threw the flag, perhaps revealing his “inner referee”.


27 posted on 08/29/2009 3:58:37 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: OrangeHoof
The proper way to treat the flag.
28 posted on 08/29/2009 4:12:50 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: big'ol_freeper; Allegra
Typical Deadskin play... Photobucket eh?

Obama & Ma Belle will be... so proud!

29 posted on 08/29/2009 6:24:47 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

You can watch it happen twice this fall :-)


30 posted on 08/29/2009 9:45:29 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: jagusafr

Or Rocky Blier..Pittsburgh Steeler and Vietnam war Vet.


31 posted on 08/30/2009 8:41:28 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( If this be treason, then lets make the best of it.)
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To: Carbonsteel

That’s disrespectful as well.

Having said that...

Personally, I don’t believe in holy symbols.

I’m not really bothered by what people do with flags.


32 posted on 08/31/2009 8:06:10 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Carbonsteel

Not.

It should be removed ... immediately.

And, as a US Air Force officer, Sam Carter should know better.

;’}


33 posted on 08/31/2009 8:10:27 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: OrangeHoof

It’s part of The Snyder Curse.


34 posted on 08/31/2009 8:14:57 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: Bender2
Hey, Bender .... what's up with this ...?

Yeah, that's a Niner jersey. Surely not a relative of yours. LOL!

35 posted on 08/31/2009 11:55:47 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper
Re: from http://www.nfl.com/players/jacobbender/profile?id=BEN007006

Jacob Bender | #77 | OT

Height: 6-6 Weight: 315 Age: 24

Born: 4/25/1985 Mayo , MD

College: Nicholls State

Experience: 2nd season

High School: DeMatha HS [Hyattsville, MD]

Gadzooks! This 9er clown is from Mydderland! He must be a cuz of big's... trying to move on up by claim kin to me!

36 posted on 08/31/2009 12:09:33 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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