Here is the sad thing about these “slavery” comments, it takes the attention away from the valid comments these NFL players are making.
Take a look at what Eagles fullback Leonard Weaver had to say about the NFL Lockout.
“We as players want to make a statement that you know what, we love playing for you all, we love your owners, you know?” Weaver told Derrick Gunn of CSNPhilly.com. “We love you guys very much, but at the same time we need to see some equal opportunity here and stop treating us basically like Adrian Peterson said, like slaves. . . .
“We as players, we are an important part of this agreement here and an important part of this league. We care about our benefits and who we are. It’s not just about money, but it’s about our livelihood after the game of football.
“I want people to understand that we as players are gonna stand strong in our opinion and we’re gonna really fight this thing until it gets solved.”
I want you to go back and read that statement and take out the word “slaves” and input the word “employees”.
What he is saying makes perfect sense, but because of the insistance of using a term like slave, the message is lost. You would think after awhile they would understood how stupid this is making them look, but maybe I am giving them too much credit.
Use your brain, it is a tool.