There are few success stories in the African-American community. About the only chance a person of color has to escape the endless cycle of poverty,violence, and ignorance is to be athletically gifted and turn to professional sports as a way out. There are many cases of young blacks that sign multi-million dollar contracts to play basketball or football, only to go bankrupt in a few years because they never cared about anything but good times and self-gratification. Here are several examples:
Jason Pierre-Paul, all-pro defensive end for the New York Giants had an $80 million long-term contract on the table and was assured $14.8 million this year when he was given the franchise tag. But as Ron White famously said: ‘you can’t fix stupid.’ He was setting off fireworks on the Fourth and blew off part of his hand.
Accident costs Giants’ DE Jason Pierre-Paul $60M
A source with knowledge of the situation told The Record on Sunday night that Pierre-Paul suffered severe burns and loss of flesh on his palm and fingertips, and there were concerns of nerve damage in at least one of his digits. His fingers remained intact, however, a good sign indicating that his injuries are not career-threatening.
As far as what happens next, there is lingering doubt regarding Pierre-Paul’s contract situation — and with that his immediate availability for what is a crucial season for him and the entire Giants organization.
In 2013, Florida State won the national championship. Their quarterback, James Winston, won the Heisman Trophy. He also was arrested for stealing crab legs from a local food store, stood on a table in the student union and screamed racial epithets, and was accused of raping a girl on campus. The district attorney decided not to file charges citing lack of evidence. He was the first overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in April and signed a deal worth tens of millions.
Now comes DeAndre Johnson, Florida’s Mr. Football, in recognition as the top high school player slated to become the school’s next star quarterback. Like they say, you can’t take the ghetto out of the thug.
De’Andre Johnson was charged June 30 for allegedly punching a woman in the face in a Tallahassee nightclub
Surveillance footage shows a woman and a man purported to be Johnson arguing at a bar — she raises a fist and the man restrains her
After the woman tried throwing a punch with her other fist, the man throws a powerful punch and flees as the woman nearly falls down
Florida State freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson has been charged with punching a woman in the face in a nightclub.
Shocking video taken from inside a Tallahassee bar of the alleged attack emerged Monday and shows a woman taking a particularly nasty blow to the face after an argument escalated to violence.
WHITE GIRL JUST DIDN’T LIKE HOMEBOY GRABBING HER ASS…MUST BE A RACIST.
Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman confirmed the misdemeanor battery charge in an email to The Associated Press. Cappleman declined further comment.
MOST OF THE COMMENTS I’VE SEEN SAY IF THE GIRL TRIES TO HIT A GUY SHE DESERVES TO BE PUNCHED. I WAS ALWAYS TAUGHT YOU NEVER HIT A GIRL… EVER. (UNLESS THEY’RE BEING NAUGHTY AND NEED TO BE SPANKED.)
TO THEIR CREDIT, HE HAS BEEN DISMISSED FROM THE TEAM. GIVEN THE LOW STANDARDS OF MANY SCHOOLS, IT’S A SAFE BET HE’LL END UP AT ANOTHER SCHOOL THAT DOESN’T CARE IF HE ACTES LIKE A BARBARIAN AS LONG AS HE WINS FOOTBALL GAMES.