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01-08-2013, 09:07 AM
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ranold26
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Originally Posted by dafoomie View Post
Other athletes have committed murder, ****, domestic violence, animal cruelty, and are still embraced by fans. What was Tim Thomas's unforgivable sin? Having a different political opinion and choosing family over money.

You know why Visnovsky's situation is different (as if I should even indulge this)? He's walking out on a $3 million dollar contract to make $7 million in Russia. Tim Thomas is staying home and not getting paid anything, not demanding a new contract or extension, not demanding a trade or anything else.
I agree with this. Regardless of how TT's career ended, it doesn't mitigate what he accomplished. I liken it to a good/bad breakup, it doesn't reflect on whether you loved that person etc.
As for other atheletes, I don't get the Ray Lewis love/ballwashfest by the media and fans. The guy is a scum bucket.

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