Monday, December 31, 2007

I'm Just Saying



I was talking to a friend recently and he brought up a good point. Why is it that both Marquise Hill and Sean Taylor tragically passed away this year but it seems that Hill is all but an after thought but every time I turn on TV there is some type of tribute to Sean Taylor?

For all intents and purposes Hill was a much nicer guy. He spent a ton of time and a good chunk of his paycheck to help rebuild New Orleans after Katrina. After being drafted in 2004 Hill spent the bulk of his time in the off-season at his alma mater, LSU, where he trained and mentored current LSU players. If you do any type of research you’ll be hard up to find anyone say anything negative about him.

Taylor, on the other hand, had his bouts with good decision making. I won’t get into all the dumb sh*t he did at University of Miami in light of keeping this post brief. But during his rookie season (among other things) Taylor was fined $25,000 for walking out on a mandatory rookie symposium. He was fined 7 times that year for late hits, uniform violations and unsportsman-like penalties culminating in a $17,000 fine for spitting in the face of TJ Houshmandzadeh. Evidently 17k ‘aint no thang’ to Taylor because this retard did the same thing the following year when he was ejected from a game for spitting at Michael Pittman (of which he was fined 17k……again).

Other than the fact that Taylor’s fines were financing the NFL’s operation budget in 2005 Taylor was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and a felony and misdemeanor battery charge. All this was because of a dispute over two ATVs. For real.

So after looking at both resumes I’m surprised the NFL hasn’t at least memorialized both players equally instead of saying absolutely NOTHING about Hill. Don’t get me wrong, I think what happened to Sean Taylor is a tragedy and he should be remembered for the good things he brought into this world but it seems to me that the NFL would want to highlight a player like Hill. He’s stand-up guy, gave back to his community and helped out younger players as they aspired to be in the NFL. Is it because Goodell simply doesn’t like Belichick and the Pats? Is it only because Hill died before the season started?
Even the Patriots have been slacking. There was some mention of Hill early in the season but since then I haven’t heard one player utter his name. You’d think Jarvis Green and Randall Gay would step up and say something seeing as how all three came from LSU and Gay was Hill’s roommate for 2 years. For a team that has prided themselves on being a team and playing as a unit they sure seemed to drop the ball with remembering a fallen teammate. I’m just saying….
Orlando

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Guess you don't read much.....

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2007/11/10/green_needed_fill_in/


that was in November.

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