LeGarrette Blount’s Punishment and Our Society

Well the college football season started not with a whimper but with a sucker punch.  A sucker punch received by one knuckle head who kept talking junk and delivered by an even bigger knuckle head who lost his head.

Oregon’s star running back LeGarrette Blount delivered a shot to the face of Boise State’s Byron Hout after the Broncos defeated Blount’s Ducks last night.

Here’s a vid of the incident in all it’s vainglory:

While some are asking what Blount’s punishment should be, others are calling for his expulsion from the team.

For sure, Mr. Blount will be penalized in some form, though I’m not at the present concerned with the nature of said penalty.

What does interest me a great deal is the potential claim by New York congressman Charles Rangel (below) that the inevitable punishment leveled at Blount is driven by “bias” and “prejudice”.

Rangel
“It’s outrageous, egregious, preposterous.”

Sound loony?  Well it might not be as far-fetched as one might think:
Rangel Plays Race Card, Says Obamacare The Victim

UPDATE: BLOUNT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON. Your move Charlie… Here is some speculation you can work with:

Twitter tweets claim Boise State’s Hout did use N-word to Oregon’s Blount

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3 Responses to LeGarrette Blount’s Punishment and Our Society

  1. So heres the deal – noone needs to talk about how the BSU player touched Blount – the fact is slapping pads and giving a smart ass comment after the game is encouraged and is commonplace – just as talking about how your you or your team is gonna put a hurting on the opposing team in the week(s) or months prior. Oregon officials gave the smallest punishment they could with a season suspension so they wouldnt look like fools but the fact is they are a school full of no class administrators who feel a sense of entitlement because they are given hundreds of millions of dollars from an equally morally corrupt company and owner.

    Blount should have his scholarship revoked and kicked off the team for good and put the the colleges review board for conduct unbecoming of a student…the same thing that would happen if you or me punched a feelow student at say a pep ralley or during class since regardless of the game clock he was still on a school sponsored trip. He clearly should not be charged with assult because you waive that right the second you put on a jersey or in the case of the securtiy officer (who looks like a cop – hmmm maybe a little bit of PR…hahaha) the second you start shoving off his teammates who just want to help get their friend under control and out of the limelight where he makes them all look like idiots.

    If i could speak to blount and give him a bit of advice it would be…”welcome to the real world Blount, start applying for loans and start looking for a career in somehting other than sports like the rest of us and pray it wasnt just just the sports that got you into college because your free ride is gone”

    -Matt
    http://www.academicsthruathletics.com

  2. Luke says:

    As a life-long Duck fan and UO Alum, I have to say I support the University’s decision. Even with video evidence emerging that Blount was indeed punched and threatened with a chair by the BSU fans, his actions are inexcusable. That being said, Boise State should’ve done the right thing and suspended the clown that started this whole thing by taunting and hitting Blount on his shoulderpads. Just a game or two, but enough to demonstrate that it takes two..

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