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Miami Heat players: Arrest in Trayvon Martin case brings some closure [Remember John Rocker?]
Miami Herald ^ | 4/12/12 | Joseph Goodman

Posted on 04/14/2012 6:28:55 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Heat players were part of the movement three weeks ago to shed light on the circumstances involving the death of Trayvon Martin. On Thursday, they hoped the recent development in the case helped bring closure to the family.

Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman, was charged with second-degree murder Wednesday. Martin, who was killed by Zimmerman in a gated community in Sanford while wearing a hooded sweatshirt, was a fan of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and the Heat.

Heat players, who later posed for a team photograph in hooded Heat sweatshirts as a show of support for Martin’s family, said Martin’s death affected them because many of the players have sons.

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: basketball; miamheat; race; sports; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
I remember a few years ago when John Rocker made some sociopolitical observations and he was drummed out of the game. These geniuses can wear hoodies and support the race card players and they're treated like heroes.
1 posted on 04/14/2012 6:29:06 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

John Rocker pitched didn’t he?


2 posted on 04/14/2012 6:34:32 AM PDT by angcat (PLEASE GOD SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Maybe they are just trying to calm things down by declaring closure. I think we are a long way from closure, though. What they need to do is work on a plea of some kind that the family will be satisfied with. I doubt they are going to be able to get unanimous agreement from a jury, if it comes to that.


3 posted on 04/14/2012 6:35:21 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Wade, a long time advocate against gun violence.”
Is there anyone who is an advocate for gun violence?


4 posted on 04/14/2012 6:37:39 AM PDT by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wikipedia:

For a story published in the January 2000 issue of Sports Illustrated, Rocker made a number of allegations stemming from his experiences in New York City and answering a question about whether he would ever play for the New York Yankees or the New York Mets. Rocker’s response was considered racist, homophobic, and sexist:
“ I’d retire first. It’s the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the 7 Train to the ballpark looking like you’re riding through Beirut next to some kid with purple hair, next to some queer with AIDS, right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time, right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It’s depressing... The biggest thing I don’t like about New York are the foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country? [3] ”

During the interview, he also spoke of his opinion of the New York Mets and their fans:
“ Nowhere else in the country do people spit at you, throw bottles at you, throw quarters at you, throw batteries at you and say, ‘Hey, I did your mother last night — she’s a whore.’ I talked about what degenerates they were and they proved me right.


5 posted on 04/14/2012 6:37:47 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just another reason to care less about basketball.


6 posted on 04/14/2012 6:42:57 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SoFloFreeper

Message to the Miami Heat players: STFU and play basketball!
We don’t need people with barely a college degree, some of which barely have a high school degree, commenting about legal matters they have no knowledge of!


7 posted on 04/14/2012 6:49:54 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Martin’s death affected them because many of the players have sons.

I wonder if the sons have married moms or are just some more feral spawn of the thugball players.

8 posted on 04/14/2012 7:03:39 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: NotSoFreeStater
“Wade, a long time advocate against gun violence.”

Wade was raised on the South Side of Chicago, by his sister after his father dumped the family.

He never "saw, heard or participated in" any kind of gun violence and has always advocated against it.

obama never heard the rev wright say any of those anit-American slurs in 20 years in his church.

9 posted on 04/14/2012 7:03:59 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Racists still wearing hoods and still democrats


10 posted on 04/14/2012 7:04:59 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: angcat
John Rocker pitched didn’t he?

I thought he was a VJ on MTV.

11 posted on 04/14/2012 7:05:20 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Dear Miami Heat....Who cares what you pampered dimwits have to say.


12 posted on 04/14/2012 7:11:57 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: darkwing104
Their probation officers made them say it.
13 posted on 04/14/2012 7:23:34 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Shut up and play basketball. Its what we pay you for.....


14 posted on 04/14/2012 7:27:22 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
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15 posted on 04/14/2012 7:31:14 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: SoFloFreeper

I suppose it provides some measure of revenge for the Martin family, but it provides nothing but heartbreak for the family of an innocent man who shot to save his own life.


16 posted on 04/14/2012 7:31:36 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SoFloFreeper

When Miami loses in the playoffs, that will bring closure, as well.


17 posted on 04/14/2012 7:33:20 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I remember a few years ago when John Rocker made some sociopolitical observations and he was drummed out of the game.

He said, "Imagine having to take the [Number] 7 train to the ballpark, looking like you're [riding through] Beirut next to some kid with purple hair next to some queer with AIDS right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It's depressing."

...and as one who rode the 7 Line daily for more than 30 years, encompassing the time Rocker was talking about, he was 100% CORRECT!

18 posted on 04/14/2012 7:38:17 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: NotSoFreeStater
Is there anyone who is an advocate for gun violence?

Yep, most every rapper or hip hopper. It's a 'cultural' thing. You wouldn't understand. /s

19 posted on 04/14/2012 7:40:10 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Did any of these dim bulbs have anything so say about Ozzie Guillen, the manager of the Miami baseball team, the Marlins horrible comments in support of Fidel Castro?

Guillen said, “I respect Fidel Castro. You know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for the last 60 years, but that [expletive] is still here.”


20 posted on 04/14/2012 8:32:29 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: NotSoFreeStater

Oh, heck yes! Gun violence can be a very, very good thing, when it is used to stop violent criminals from harming innocent people!

Every criminal whose life is ended early by gun violence, instead of being arrested, tried, and imprisoned, saves the taxpayer on average some 2 MILLION dollars. And if they are not arrested, it can save the lives and fortunes of many innocent people who would have been victimized.


21 posted on 04/14/2012 8:35:56 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is why I pay absolutely no attention to the National Thug Association. I could care less if the play or not. It means nothing to me. We’ve got “Los Suns” pushing for amnesty for illegal aliens here. Idiots.


22 posted on 04/14/2012 8:41:25 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is like a stool sample. You have to pass it to find out what's in it.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Isn’t it Lebron who’s refusing to play for the American olympic team without being paid?

Or do I have him mixed up with another Heat player.

Heat have more thugs in their roster than any other team (I think).

Root for the Mavericks — the nice guy team.


23 posted on 04/14/2012 8:48:46 AM PDT by altura
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is too rich! Now that the “heroes” have declared the matter closed how do Sharpton and Jackson gin up anger among Blacks? Nice news indeed,
24 posted on 04/14/2012 8:50:41 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Batman11

You feel the same about Tebow? Or just people with whom you disagree?


25 posted on 04/14/2012 9:25:03 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I found this to be interesting. Its going around at the moment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LONUecnsMb8&feature=player_embedded


26 posted on 04/14/2012 9:36:53 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: DallasSun

“You feel the same about Tebow? Or just people with whom you disagree?”

I have no problem with Tebow, or anyone else, talking about their life, or their personal religious beliefs. I do have a problem with Tebow, or anyone else, injecting themselves into an ongoing criminal investigation that they have no direct knowledge of. Tebow has consistently been out there speaking about his Christian faith and being a living example of that. I don’t recall him getting involved in any controversial legal cases that are none of his business. People are killed every day in this country. There is black on black, white on black, white on white, black and white crime. Why all of a sudden are we hearing from the Miami Heat on this case? Don’t tell me it’s because it happened in Florida. These guys, the media, the POTUS etc, need to stay out of it and let law enforcement do their job.


27 posted on 04/14/2012 10:27:17 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Batman11

Their comments were made because Trayvon was a fan of theirs. Simple. Granted, you are correct inasmuch as they probably know little to nothing about the case. There is much we do not know. But to acknowledge that they lost a fan is fine. Having said that LeBron is an idiot. Sorry. I do not approve of name calling but....still. Geeze...he is so full of himself. And I do not follow basketball. But....I know. I need to practice what I preach. Sorry.


28 posted on 04/14/2012 10:54:34 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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