I know its been a long time. Sorry about that. This have probably been the most difficult season I have had in the NFL. Dealing with the injuries all year and the lack of production, which is something that is sometimes out of my control, and most importantly losing all these darn games have made this season up to this point not a rememberable one.
As you may already know, I am trying to recover from a neck injury that has been nagging me since the Arizona game. I think this may be the most games I have missed in a season. Certainly the most in the last 7 years.
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Unless you've been under a rock for the last week you had to hear about all things going on with Tiger. So what do you have to say about it. Here's what I got to say about. First of all, I dont want or need to know all of Tiger's personal business. For that matter is it anybody's business. Being an athlete myself I sympathize with him because its really not fair that when we as athletes get in trouble every Tom, Dick, and Harry have something to say. Just because athletes make a lot of money and we are in the public eye for what we do for a living dont give everyone the right to feel like they are obligated to know our personal life. I always say that if Joe Blow gets a DUI he gets his ticket, court date, jail time, or whatever his consequences for his mishaps and go on with his life. As an athlete we have to deal with the same as Joe Blow but then we have to deal with everyone want to know all the personal details behind the facts. It will be ok with me if the facts were giving and thats it. Instead, we have to deal with the speculation and the idiots that want to spread the gossip. Question? If Adrian Peterson gets a speeding ticket is that news worthy? Yes, because it was news this morning. If my brother Paul Clark get a ticket for speeding, why is that not news?
I know what you are saying, Dez you guys are athletes and it comes with the territory. My answer to you is, I know. The question still remains is it fair or right. I'm not dumb enough to think that its going to change. It's just the world we live in. Another question, why do we put athletes on such a high pedestal? By the way, do you expect more in terms of morality and character from athletes? Why? Are we not just like you?
Before you get the wrong idea, Im not in any way shape or form trying to defend what Tiger has done. I'm only saying let's look at him as a man not superman. On the golf course looking at him as superman is acceptable. As men we all fall short of the glory. It just burns me up when I have to see athletes go through unnecessary scrutiny because they excel athletically at a sport. Like I said before knowing the facts of a story is one thing, trying to dig up things from someone's personal life, if they did not commit a societal type crime, is not justified for any person. Did we really believe that Tiger was perfect? No. You knew he used profane language. Every man has his flaws, just so happen that this flaw got out to the public. What's done in the dark will come to light. Lets just hope that the star craved media and all the people that follow try to help get a man back on the right track instead of using all of its influences to tear someone down. We would be better for it if we do this for not only athletes but everyone.