By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
A Class In Not Being ‘Stoopid’ Seems To Be In Order These Days
When looking at what Chris Wilcox did over the weekend in Columbia, Maryland area. Why did Wilcox have a .357 revolver in a car with no registration permit showing that it was his? Add to this situation the fact that Wilcox and his passenger were probably drinking prior to the police pulling the vehicle over. The fact that Wilcox said yes to a search without a warrant brings back shades of Bryan “Bam” Morris in 1995 when he let the police search his vehicle and found a bag full of marijuana in a Pittsburgh Steelers training bag no doubt. Yet Wilcox’s incident isn’t that serious but it is still serious enough. A loaded weapon, live ammunition and spent casings send off all kinds of bells and whistles to snifer pooches. But not even the waywardness of a Los Angeles Clippers’ player is enough to really send me to the opine table. The story that truly sent me in search of something to write about comes from one Sean Taylor and his incident with an ATV that was allegedly stolen from his residence. The incident escalates when Taylor brings a firearm into the fray. Talk about having a bad case of the stuppids.
Maybe what Taylor doesn’t understand is that at 22 years old, he isn’t old enough or smart enough to try and let money dictate what he will or will not get out of. According to various news counts, this single charge that he is currently fighting has him facing a three-year prison sentence. More importantly don’t be surprised when the Washington Redskins tell the union, “Look we can’t afford to keep him on the roster. We have our prospects to worry about and development. If Sean comes through this okay, right now the taste has worn out”. Don’t think for one moment that Joe Gibbs isn’t entertaining ideas so that he can get rid of this problem child who is so spoiled rotten that the only lesson he can learn is one from incarceration. Yeah my words are a little harsh in Taylor’s regards but let’s be realistic about why the Redskins want to send this guy packing; he’s an embarrassment to the Redskins organization.
A LITTLE COMMON SENSE GOES A LONG WAY
Common sense has got to prevail somewhere for all of these athletes. I know the rookie seminars aren’t all that they rough they would be. Somewhere in the inner circles of these athletes, somebody has got to say, “Dude that is going to mistake we don’t need to make.”
Maybe what is needed above anything else is the passion and desire to go out and be the best that all the stations could get used. Meantime class is in session if anyone I wants to brush up on their dos and don’ts they could ‘poney white’ at ponies asked themŠthen you have to watch this nut or setting everything to the valet attendants. I’ll need to make sure I don’t trip over the ‘board’ section. So while the disc is burning and music is being listed too. I don’t know but I’m sure body in tech support can walk an internal drive by installation manuals and they are in a box.
Gregory Moore is the Managing Editor of the San Antonio Informer, a weekly African American newspaper located in San Antonio, Texas. He has been heard nationally on various programs for Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio and ESPN radio affiliates where he has talked about many of the sports issues that relate to African American life and has been covering the NBA for twelve seasons.