Players on the St. Louis Rams came out in the hands up don’t shoot position during their last game. Someone should be telling them “Hands up … catch the ball.” We need to tell the NFL to deal with their dog fighting, wife abuse, child abuse, drugs, and other problems and not to promote the rumor that Michael Brown had his hands up (which the autopsy shows wasn’t true.)
Being a Vikings fan, I closely watched the Adrian Peterson saga play out. The Vikings lousy response to it put them under vicious scrutiny, and it should have. Eventually, Peterson sat out while the legal system took its course. It did, and Adrian Peterson plead no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault.
Adrian Peterson assaulted his son. The justice system worked and the NFL let it. It was the right course to take.
Now, on to another case. One that a grand jury said there was not even probable cause to indict a police man. A grand jury determined that there was no crime. Evidence clearly showed that Michael Brown was not shot with his hands up. That idea came from testimony and rumors on the street. The grand jury, the only people to look at all of the evidence, determined that was not true. It was a lie. Yet we see NFL players on the field promoting this.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 1, 2014
The NFL needs to have a strict policy of letting the justice system work, like they did with Adrian Peterson. These players didn’t review the evidence. They didn’t hear the testimony.
Rather than seeking justice, they are promoting rumors that were determined to be untrue. The question comes down to this: Did Michael Brown get shot in his back with his hands up. The grand jury said without a question; NO.
These players should be punished by the NFL. Promoting rumors over law is not productive for anyone, especially the people they think they are helping.
Demand the NFL apologize to the St. Louis Police Force, who did nothing wrong, and suspend these players for inappropriate behavior. That is one thing the NFL really does have a problem with.