Should Sportswriters Be Punished for Making Offensive Comments?
posted at 8/3/2013 8:27 AM EDT
Check out this gem from PFT.com, in which the author criticizes Tim Tebow for not weighing in on the grossly overblown Reilly Cooper matter. But the author, Darin Gantt, takes it even further, by seemingly making fun of Tebow's religious beliefs, and in making comments which are highly likely to offend Christians.
Here is the article. You be the judge:
Tim Tebow has nothing to say about Riley Cooper Posted by Darin Gantt on August 2, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT AP
Tim Tebow’s working out at Gillette Stadium, but he’s apparently living under a rock.
The Patriots quarterback decided to pass when asked for comment on his old college roommate Riley Cooper, who — perhaps you’ve heard — has gotten himself into some hot water this week.
“I haven’t seen everything that’s happened,” Tebow said, via Emily Kaplan of the Boston Globe. “I’ve been pretty busy. I’m going to wait to comment until I hear what happened.”
Um, Tim, here’s the short version.
Cooper got drunk and said something hateful, which offended many of his teammates, and there’s no possible way any person employed in the NFL can be so focused that they haven’t heard about it.
For all his leadership and intangibles, Tebow’s developed a habit of not having much to say when one of his old pals gets in trouble, just as he didn’t comment on Aaron Hernandez.
Or maybe he’s just waiting to deny the Gators three times before the rooster crows and he weeps bitterly.