Saints QB Drew Brees
Somehow, Drew Brees is in the news and it has nothing to do with his contract situation. The New Orleans Saints QB took to Twitter to express his feelings about the ongoing bounty investigation and the suspended Saints players appeal process. Brees tweeted the following statement.
"If NFL fans were told there were "weapons of mass destruction" enough times, they'd believe it. But what happens when you don't find any????"
The fact that Drew Brees is standing up for his Saints teammates is not a surprise. Brees is a high ranking member of the NFLPA and would probably stand up for any Saints players in a disagreement with the league. Drew Brees is drawing criticism for comparing the NFL dispute with the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Our sensitive society
For being a nation that prides itself on the freedom of speech, it sure is easy for people to get in trouble for straying off the straight and narrow when they speak their minds. Anyone who knows Drew Brees even remotely well knows he would never willfully disrespect the men and women of the United States military.
I'm not sure how we went from being the United States of America to the United States of Political Correctness but way too many people have become way too sensitive. For people to get worked up about Drew Brees comparing the Saints' situation to a 10-year-old foreign policy decision shows that PC is out of control.
Twitter has indirectly contributed to the PC frenzy in our society. In the past, a player like Drew Brees would have to seek out a reporter or call a press conference to make a public statement. Meanwhile, agents and lawyers would preen over his statement. The final result would be about as interesting as a can of red beans without seasoning.
No one in their right mind should assume that Drew Brees thinks the plight of the New Orleans Saints in the bounty scandal bears any similarity to what service men and women have faced in the Middle East.
Instead of the PC that we're inundated with every day, America could use a dose a CS (common sense).
Patrick Michael lives in New Orleans and has always been a big fan of the New Orleans Saints. Patrick's favorite Saints season was 2009 when New Orleans won Super Bowl 44. Follow Patrick Michael on Twitter at patmichael84.
Doug Farrar, "Drew Brees compares Saints bounty investigation to the WMD fiasco," yahoo.com
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