Monday, July 05, 2010

Life imitates Art? JaMarcus Russell Arrest vs South Park

Watch this, and then tell me what you think (with the usual South Park language warning):

The Miami Herald - "(JaMarcus Russell), former LSU star and the No. 1 draft choice in 2007 was arrested as part of an undercover narcotics investigation, said Mobile County Sheriff's spokeswoman Lori Myles. She would not say what led to his arrest. She said he did not have a prescription for the codeine.

Russell, who graduated from high school in Mobile, was booked into the city jail and released soon afterward on $2,500 bond, online records show."
I get as sick of false charges of racism as the next white guy, but seriously; a drug arrest for codeine in the syrup form? I think that's just very powerful (but prescription) cough medicine.

Couple that with what I thought was a bizarrely out of proportion pursuit of Michael Vick, and it's starting to look like Life imitating Art (which of course was imitating past life we thought was dying).

Are these guys only guilty of being Black Quarterbacks who are hated by racist whites who see NFL quarterbacking as the last refuge of Jack London's "Great White Hope?" Vick is back in trouble and about to be dumped by the Eagles. I like neither man as people, and consider them sorta "uppity" in a completely detached from their being black sort of way, but this is really starting to bother me.

Who is following around successfully semi to mildly guilty black men, and trying to frame them?

Inquiring fans want to know.

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1 comment:

mrscottyl said...

I offer this, as a Dallas Cowboys fan, only as an side note to what you just said: Quincy Carter.