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Leonard Weaver sorry for agreeing with Peterson

Posted on: March 23, 2011 6:50 pm
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Posted by Andy BenoitL. Weaver (US Presswire)

One of the perks of being a decent NFL player but not a household name is that when you find yourself apologizing for something you said, chances are good that most people hearing the apology will not be familiar with your gaffe in the first place.

Did you know Leonard Weaver spoke out in agreement to Adrian Peterson’s slavery comment? Tuesday night, in rhapsodizing about the labor situation, the Eagles fullback said to on CSN Philly, “We as players want to make a statement that you know what, we love playing for you all, we love your owners, you know? We love you guys very much, but at the same time we need to see some equal opportunity here and stop treating us basically like Adrian Peterson said, like slaves. . . .

“We as players, we are an important part of this agreement here and an important part of this league.  We care about our benefits and who we are.  It’s not just about money, but it’s about our livelihood after the game of football.

“I want people to understand that we as players are gonna stand strong in our opinion and we’re gonna really fight this thing until it gets solved.”

On Wednesday, Weaver apparently felt pangs of regret. He tweeted, “Now, that I have seen it, I will say that it was hard for me to watch and after thinking about it, I’ve come to the conclusion that I represented my family, friends and organization the wrong way. I’m sorry for those words I used and if I offend anyone, please forgive me. To all my fans whom I’ve disappointed I’m sorry.”

No harm, no foul.

While we’re thinking of it, isn’t it odd that we haven’t heard anything from Peterson since his slavery comment?

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 12:38 pm
 

Leonard Weaver sorry for agreeing with Peterson

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 9:26 am
 

Leonard Weaver sorry for agreeing with Peterson

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Since: Apr 13, 2010
Posted on: March 24, 2011 9:08 pm
 

Leonard Weaver sorry for agreeing with Peterson

This is completely hypocrosy you make millions a year and your a slave. I will work the rest of my life and be lucky if i make a millions. Their egos are just huge the nfl players are making me sick to my stomach. they need to act like proffesional wrestlers who appreciate the oppurtunity to be one of the elite athletes. have a little dignity and realize the fans are the only reason your were you are you conceited piece of crap.



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: March 24, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Leonard Weaver sorry for agreeing with Peterson

Of course he changes his mind... Agreeing with an ignorant fool like peterson is not a very good thing to do. If peterson is so unhappy with being a "modern day slave", then he can do something that slaves were unable to do....QUIT. Or maybe Minnesota, and the NFL should do that moron a favor, and release him.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: March 24, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Leonard Weaver sorry for agreeing with Peterson

I agree with Blitzyl.  Stupid comment and he fessed up.
Anybody in any job capacity can start to feel indentured to say the least.  I don't care how much money you make.  I will say this about the whole strike.  It's a little different when you are talking millionaires arguing with millionaires.  Careers that last 5 years.  Not everyone strikes gold.  However these players don't have any idea where the owners came from to get to the point where they are now.  Why they think they have the RIGHT to look at the books?  The RIGHT to split revenue.  EVERY business is nothing without the workers.  However nobody is indispensable.  I love all pro sports.  It would suck if there was no NFL.  However they would resurface.  Replenish with college stock and you get my point.  Frankly I tend to side with the owners.  Professional sports is different I know.  However I want to see most of these guys try to run a business, let alone 3 or 4 of them, and then have the employees tell them they want a split of the profits AFTER it is a profitable endeavour. I know my job I can leave whenever I want.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: March 24, 2011 2:13 pm
 

Leonard Weaver sorry for agreeing with Peterson

Class act this guy is.  Knew he messed up and said something stupid, but fessed up to it, and whole-heartedly too.  He can't work with an Eagles PR, because of the lockout.  Nice to see a real apology and someone manned-up without having someone behind him telling him what to say. 

The man said something stupid, and he knew it.  We've all done it at some point in our lives.  Unfortunately for him, what he said is obviously under national attention, because he's an NFL player. 




Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: March 24, 2011 10:29 am
 

Leonard Weaver sorry for agreeing with Peterson

These players are morons! Comparing themselves to slaves is ubsurd and disrespectful. These spoiled brats are complaining about making millions of dollars a year to play a sport. Even the players making the league minimum are making ten times what the national average of income a year is. They all seem to forget how lucky they are to be playing a sport as a profession or how how lucky they are are even have a job right now. There are litarally millions of athletes that will trade places with these pre-madonnas. At what point did they forget how lucky they are! And this is why these guys should stay and school and finish there degrees so that they night read a book and understand what slavery was really like...



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: March 24, 2011 6:35 am
 

Leonard Weaver sorry for agreeing with Peterson

Why would any fan side with the players?  If player salaries keep going up, all the fans will get in return are higher ticket prices, higher priced merchandise and increased fees from the cable and satalite companies
That's going to happen anyway. You think the owners are going to pass on any savings? Really? All they want to do is cut down the players' percentage of the pie - they don't want the pie to shrink. I can almost guarantee that teams which sell out will still see ticket price rises, merchandise will cost more and that TV companies will still charge ridiculous amounts.

I don't really support anyone in this but don't ask me to believe that an old billionaire has the interests of fans at heart.


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