The Cleveland Cavaliers Aired A Hysterical Ad During Halftime Of Wednesdays Game Depicting Domestic Violence
Cleveland just can’t do anything right. First, they misspell the name of their draft pick in this year’s NFL draft, and now that the Cavs made it to the second round of the playoffs, they decided they should create a video centered around a male Cavs fan purposely hurting a female Bulls fan. Domestic violence isn’t funny. That’s not a situational thing, either. It’s not like it’s funny in certain situations but awful in other situations. It’s always awful. But apparently the Cavs think it’s a great way to get a message across about how much they want their fans to cheer their team and boo the Bulls. Bravo, Cleveland sports. You are once again the dumbest of the dumb.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. showed compassion to Donald Sterling after the former L.A. Clippers owner made racist comments to a former gal pal that were leaked in a recording.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Mayweather, who fights a rematch against Marcos Maidana on Saturday in Las Vegas, is coming to Ray Rice’s defense, saying the NFL reacted excessively by changing its two-game suspension to an indefinite suspension after a video emerged of Rice leveling his then-fiancee in a casino elevator.
“They had said that they had suspended him for two games,” Mayweather told a small group of reporters on Tuesday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “Whether they saw the tape or not, I truly believe a person should stick to their word. If you tell me you’re going to do something, do what you say you’re going to do. But once again, I’m not in the NFL, so I can’t really speak about the situation.”
Somehow, Mayweather, who has his own history with domestic violence, seemed to play down the ferocity of the tape that showed Rice knocking Janay Palmer unconscious and then dragging her limp body out of the elevator.
“I think there’s a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households, also,” Mayweather said after admitting he saw the alarming video of Rice. “It’s just not caught on video, if that’s safe to say. You know I wish Ray Rice nothing but the best,” he went on. “He’s probably going through a lot right now because football is his love. It’s no different with me being in the fight game if they told me, ‘You know Floyd, the signed the biggest deal in sports history and a couple months later the deal is taken away from you’- it’s like ‘Oh man.’ It’s not really the money. It’s the love of the sport.”
Mayweather (46-0) was walking on thin ice with those comments.
Mayweather served two months in jail in 2012 after pleading guilty to reduced domestic abuse charges arising from an altercation he had with his former girlfriend while their children were in the room.
Wait, what? Nothing like a woman beater having another woman beater’s back. Just really warms the heart. Glad Floyd is more worried about the NFL sticking to their word than the overall safety of women, though. NEED to stick to your word. Even if your word is so absurd that the majority of the human race is calling for you to resign. Also, what worse things are going on in households? Murder? Punching your wife in the face is a pretty serious thing to happen. Personally, I think Floyd should stick to reading lessons and leave the domestic violence talk to people who don’t beat up women. Just a thought.
Greg Oden Joins the “All Asshole” Team
Ohio – NBA player Greg Oden was arrested in Lawrence, Ind. this morning, accused of punching his ex-girlfriend.
The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 7200 block of Maple Bluff Place, according to a Lawrence Police Department report.
Officers arrived at the home to find the victim crying and lying across a bed holding her face, police said. A woman described as the victim’s best friend first told officers what happened, police said.
“He punched her in the face,” the witness said, according to the report.
The victim initially was “uncooperative,” police said.
The victim’s best friend, police said, told the woman, “There isn’t that much love in the world. You need to tell that he punched you in the face.”
Police “observed blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area of the victim’s face,” according to the report. They also “observed blood on the sofa and floor in the sitting area. (They) observed (blood) on the living room carpet (and) dirt from a flower pot that was knocked over.”
Talk about a real winner, right ladies? Not only is Greg Oden a failure on the basketball court, but apparently he’s a failure as a human being too. There goes any “injury sympathy” anyone ever had for Greg Oden. Personally I never felt bad for him. Oh you got paid money to sit on the bench and watch basketball? Boo hoo. Take better care of your body and maybe it wouldn’t break down like you were an old man with osteoporosis. Or chalk it up as a loss and do something productive with your life. If you keep breaking your hand, foot and leg chances are they’re going to keep breaking. Maybe start looking at a different career path. And no, beating up your ex-girlfriend is not a career.
We kind of always knew a lot of athletes were assholes, but the recent string of domestic violence incidents is frightening. The NBA can’t really do anything to Oden because he doesn’t play anymore anyway. But Goodell and the NFL set such a horrible standard for domestic violence punishment that I’m scared to see what the future holds. These athletes really need to clean up their acts, and not because their role models. If you’re a grown man or women and one of these guys are your role model that says a lot more about you than it does them. But for the sake of human decency, I hope we don’t hear any more of these reports.