Seahawks Stonergate Continues as Carroll meets the Press….

StonerGate Continues for Seahawks

StonerGate Continues for Seahawks

Well I have to say that despite the smooth press conference that coach Pete Carroll gave today see :http://www.seahawks.com/videos-photos/videos/Pete-Carroll-Week-13-Tuesday-Press-Conference/62794153-fcc7-4423-972a-9e0eb51aef11

I can’t help but get the feeling that this whole suspension of Browner and Thurmond around smoking pot has indeed become a major distraction as we prepare to take on the New Orleans Saints next Monday here in Seattle with the eyes of the Football world focused on us.

The more I hear about second chances, warnings, troubled players etc. the worse feeling I get in my gut that we have fallen into sort of  a collective amnesia about who we are here in Seattle and have fallen for the old “Win at any Costs” mentality that Pete Carroll used down at USC before getting slapped there.

 

The reality is that use of marijuana is not only legal here in Washington state but way less harmful than the legal drug alcohol which doesn’t trigger red flags when NFL players are tested. And just like the rest of society a certain percentage of people don’t have the option of just saying ” No” when it comes to alcohol and drugs and suffer from the disease of addiction. I don’t know if these two players fall into that category but I wouldn’t be surprised given their track record and thus I hope they can get into recovery before they ruin not only their careers but their lives too.

 

Either way this whole thing is making me take a cold hard look at myself and how important Sports really are in the big picture of life. Or maybe I am just from a different era and still believe if you have talent, work hard, keep out of trouble and are a good teammate you can win on the field and in life, let’s hope I am not wrong and that the next generation of athletes get to have some real heroes like Russell Wilson to grow up with. Go Hawks!

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Mike Herko says

    There is a general malaise affecting all sports, in that pro players frequently get to skate on issues like this. From an early age, apparently no one approaches the spoiled athlete to make them aware of certain basic rules. Namely, Don’t embarrass yourself, the coach, your teammates or the Franchise. An individual has to have SOME accountability and at least a half of an ounce of intellect. ( My god, Your team is paying your ridiculously bloated wages)!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jeff says

      Yes I suppose if you are good enough nobody is going to call you on you’re BS which is the fault of the owners, tv shows and everyone else making money off these guys.I just hope this is the last of this for 2103 and that the team takes a different approach with the substance abuse guys next year…Go Hawks!

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