I was reading today about Riley Cooper, who during practice said a word so vile Profootballtalk.com can’t even write what it was. Pathetic.
Holy smokes, this guy dropped the N-bomb during a concert. Now the team, the league and of course douchebag media unleashes everything they can on the guy. For those of you viewing on a link from profootballtalk.com, here’s a brief bit of what exactly Cooper said:
Yeah, it’s bad. Yeah, he’s going to probably get cut at some point. Yeah, the team and the league had to step in and do something. But the guy’s entire life is going to be ruined. I think that’s enough payback.
But it will never be enough for the media.
I recall somewhere, sometime in this country, you could say what you wanted to say under your First Amendment rights as long as it didn’t cause physical harm. That seems to be the case with players like Chris Kluwe, who could say whatever he wanted in this letter to a Maryland state legislator. I guess “holy fucking shitballs” and “lustful cockmonster” are nice terms to use. But Kluwe’s is a popular cause. I thought freedom of speech applied to even things that were not popular. In fact, its more important when people use speech for things that aren’t popular. It wasn’t long ago Kluwe’s cause wasn’t very popular.
Cooper didn’t kill anyone, he didn’t slaughter dogs and break federal gambling laws, he didn’t break into your dorm room and steal your laptop and he didn’t break any laws that I know of. All I know is, he’s going to get flogged in public for using a word a hell of a lot of people…including Paula Deen…have used.