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Everybody needs to watch their language

Posted on: March 21, 2011 11:15 pm
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Duerson Posted by Mike Freeman

In a briefing of NFL reporters at the owner's meetings in New Orleans on Monday a league official described the union's decertfication as a sham calling it a "fake suicide."

"The fake suicide was a fake," said the official.

The official wasn't trying to be offensive but he forgot a few things in making such an insensitive remark.

The official forgot that in February former Chicago player Dave Duerson committed suicide with a gunshot to the chest.

The official forgot that police suspect former Denver player Kenny McKinley of committing suicide.

He forgot about the suicide of Andre Waters, a former Philadelphia Eagles player.

Or how Hall of Fame center Mike Webster tried several times to kill himself before falling to a heart attack.

The official wasn't trying to be insensitive but it's another sign of how ugly the impasse is getting between players and owners. I heard a tape of the conversation and almost fell out of my chair.

Maybe we should all watch our language as this battle moves forward.

This post was cross-posted from Mike Freeman's Freestyle blog. For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 1:21 pm
 

Everybody needs to watch their language

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 2:46 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:15 pm
 

Everybody needs to watch their language

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Posted on: March 22, 2011 12:02 pm
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Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: March 22, 2011 11:39 am
 

Everybody needs to watch their language

"The fake suicide was a fake," said the official.
Hmmm...double negative type thing there.  If the 'fake suicide' is 'fake', then did they actually commit suicide or just failed to fake their 'fake' suicide or nothing happened?  Still trying to figure out what this guy means...



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: March 22, 2011 1:32 am
 

Everybody needs to watch their language

this whole thing is getting bad.as of wright now i don t think we will have a season.both side have to work together,it think their is enough money to go around for everyone.this just kills the sport.very sad on both sides.but i do think the owners want to much.the players go out each week and could get really hurt ,they need protection.please lets try to work things out.


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