Whoa. Goes to show that yes, it is a sport, and yes it makes a lot of these men wealthy, but the truth is these players are all human, and suffer from emotions, obstacles and issues in their own lives just as many others not playing sports do. I suppose what I am saying is, it's a game these guys play, but they're human too.
Rick DiPietro talks about wanting to commit suicide then says he was joking...
I was reading on TSN earlier about how Rick DiPietro's downfall has made him contemplate suicide. Then later this afternoon I just read about how it was just a "joke".
What a complete *******, he gets a 15 year contract which was based on him performing to his potential which he has never came close to and has been injured and has 8 years left on the deal and he "jokes" about suicide.
Maybe this is inappropriate, but if something were to happen to him, I wouldn't shed a tear.
Last edited by Hammer Slammer: 02-28-2013 at 03:29 PM.
Uhm I think we took different things away from the article.
The POINT of the article and a major issue in society is how people feel they can direct anything at professional athletes ( or anyone with out any consequences). I think a lot of things have been taken out of context. I don't think he meant a "hahaha" joke, rather it was a comment to show how hurt full comments could be, though he personally never felt that way.
Anyways, I don't think his contract enters into the fact that its not okay to direct the type of vitriol at him that he's been subject to.
It's your prerogative if you wouldn't be upset by something happening to him. But a lot of people were wishing negative things upon him.
Joking about suicide or misleading people into thinking that is absolutely pathetic.
It's a real slap in the face to anyone who has truly contemplated it, or someone who has lost a loved one to suicide.
Switching gears to a happier thing: Carolina and TB losing! The Jets have traditionally failed to seize the day when being given these types of opportunities. I sure hope they flip the script tonight.
This is a tough one. Before I condem Rick or the reporter it would be good to really understand the situation. if this was knowingly a cheap rating pop by the reporter seizing something that was clearly not meant to taken literally then Shame on him. however, if Rick meant it at the time and is scrambling now to do some damage control then maybe this story is a good thing and his friends, teammates, and loved ones can reach out.
Aparently it was meant to emphasize how supportive his wife has been during the last few years. Not meant as a joke or to be taken literal (that he contemplated suicide).
They showed the clip on tsn. He said he thought of driving into a tree or off a bridge but he had a great support system especially his wife. Katie strang was interviewed on that's hockey and said when the news came out she kinda figured he wasn't serious cause she knows his personality and he has dark self-depreciating way about him.