Skip to comments.Giants safety Antrel Rolle compares booing NFL players to booing soldiers coming home from Iraq
Posted on 12/02/2010 3:45:31 PM PST by dynachrome
"They want to make it that guys paid this much money for a ticket, yeah, I understand that, I understand completely. We risk ourselves out there on the field each and every day also. When soldiers come home from Iraq you don't boo them. I look at it the same way. I take my job seriously," Rolle said.
"I appreciate my fans, I appreciate them to the fullest, I am gonna continue to play for them as I always have. I am going to continue to be the best guy I could be for them. Nothing's gonna change," Rolle continued. There's not a real big deal. They asked a question. I gave them an answer."
Still, he says he is unapologetic about being a "bigmouth," and his willingness to say whatever is on his mind.
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Read the story, freep the poll!
“Big Mouth Athletes?
Do athletes talk too much?
Yes. They should speak with their actions on the field or court. And nowhere else.
No. They are celebrities with a public forum, and they have a right to say whatever they like. We needn’t listen.
I apologize to all who have served to provide the blanket of freedom under which this moron sleeps every night.
YOU ARE CHITTING ME, RIGHT??
Maybe the NFL should pass out weapons to fans and when a player screws up a play, they open fire on him.
Might give these pampered and overpaid primadonnas an appreciation for what some grunt hauling 100# of battle rattle in a 120 degree desert and making 17K a year is experiencing in the Middle East.
Play poorly and you get booed. That’s life in the big leagues. $37 million to whine.
Shoulda heard the Bronco faithful booing the Denver Donkeys this week. Getting close to bag over the head time.
This guy won’t be in NY next year.
How embarrassing. Ugh.
Sort of reminds me of when Joe Montana, quite a while ago, made a similar comment comparing football injuries to injuries sustained by police and firefighters in the line of duty.
If you screw up on the baseball field, you get an error and become the butt of jokes on late night TV.
If you screw up on the battle field, you or one of your buddies comes home in a box or on a strecher.
What an ignorant, self-important ingrate.
Antrel, you have no idea how good you have it in this wonderful country, and you have no concept of what was sacrificed in order for you to speak so foolishly.
"Booo" doesn't cover my contempt for you.
Athletes who make it to the pros are never forced to give up the adolescence they started out with. Imagine if u were still doing the same thing YOU did in High School. Some grow up but many never do. IMHO...
Only in this case, Mr. Rolle...
When’s the next time NY plays in Philly? He’s going to have fun.
I'm embarrassed to be a Giants Fan.
I "risk" myself "out there" too, but don't whine about it.
No apologies necessary.
We’re used to it.
Seen it done for decades.
Still proud to have served.
Someday he will learn the ultimate truth.
Rolle is a boy.
This was flying around the Internet for a while:
Colorado Judge gives 7 year old right to decide custody
A seven year old boy was at the center of a county courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him. The boy had a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with child custody law and regulation requiring that family unity be maintained to the highest degree possible.
The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried and said that they also beat him.
After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him.
After two recesses to check legal references and confer with the child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the Denver Broncos, whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.
Yup. I got that one after the 59-14 buttwhoopin’