LS2throwed wrote:lets not forget how the NFL did him before this all happened, originally said he could be in the league then changed their minds...that was completely wrong how they did him...
That wasn't Clarett. It was the USC WR (what's his name - the fat one in Detroit now?). And it wasn't the NFL, it was his handlers who said he would be allowed because they thought Clarett was going to win his lawsuit aginst the NFL (I love how they are supposedly responsible for keeping Clarett out of trouble when his only contribution to the league was lawyers' fees). Clarett didn't win, but the USC WR had already given up his eligability, so he had to sit out a year too.
moochman wrote:Do you guys understand that there was a real possibility that Clarett wouldn't have turned into a felon if he would have been able to do the one thing he could do well that was legal: Play football.
Going from that premise he may have matured in his time in football and been a productive member of society. So paying for his crime is a mute point, since there would have been no felony to pay for.
He had every oportunity to play football. He screwed them all up. No one is responsible for paying that punk a bunch of money to play a game so that he won't become a felon. Do you realize how absurd your argument is?
And don't forget that Clarett commited insurance fraud before he was kicked off the team. Playing football sure didn't keep him out of trouble there.