Monday, May 2, 2011

Charlie Bell Had A Rough Weekend

Former Michigan State player and current Golden State Warrior, Charlie Bell had a rough weekend. His estranged wife Kenya Bell was charged with assaulting him with a box cutter at his home in Grand Blanc Township home.

There aren't too many details about the case, except that their two children were present at the time of attack. The Genesee County prosecutor says Kenya Bell was released from jail Monday, one day after her arrest in Grand Blanc Township.

Charlie referred to it as "the longest day of his life". He suffered minor injuries in the attack. 

Kenya Bell, 35, faces charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence.

Renaldo Woolridge aka "Swiperboy" Releases Song Praising Troops

Tennessee Volunteers basketball player, Renaldo Woolridge aka "Swiperboy", is an aspiring rap artist. With the turn of events surrounding the death of Osama Bin Laden, Woolridge released a song praising our American military.

Pretty good song. I can't even say anything cynical or critical about it. Good job Renaldo.

Chris Douglas-Roberts Has A Different Perspective About Bin Laden's Death

When the death of Osama Bin Laden was announced plenty of Americans took to the streets in celebration. It was for good reason, as our military finally took down the 9/11 mastermind. Milwaukee Bucks forward Chris Douglas-Roberts wasn't one that was celebrating.

CDR took to Twitter to voice his opinion and it wasn't well received to say the least.

Is this a celebration?? Is this the beginning of a huge religious war? I hope not. (shaking my head)

It took 919,967 deaths to kill that one guy.It took 10 years & 2 Wars to kill that...guy. It cost us (USA) roughly $1,188,263,000,000 to kill that...........guy. But we #winning though. Haaaa. (Sarcasm)

Since Douglas-Roberts is a basketball player a lot of people think he's just a dumb jock. And others let him know it. . He was called "stupid", a "moron" and told to "shut your dumb [expletive] mouth" because he is "not intelligent enough to speak on the subject." Actually that's how some people look at it. I'm not taking sides, I'm just going on what I've heard from the average American citizen.

Douglas-Roberts went on to clarify his statements.

What I'm sayin has nothing to do with 9/11 or that guy. I still feel bad for the 9/11 families but I feel EQUALLY bad for the war families. Whatever happened to our freedom of speech? That's the problem. We don't want to hear anything that isn't our perspective. People are telling me to get out of America now b/c I'm against MORE INNOCENT people dying everyday? B/c I'm against a 10 year WAR? Same people going nuts on me are the same people saying "bring the troops home". Right? Right?!

Reading yall's tweet AT me (pun intended) & shaking my head. This is what I get for not wanting innocent people to die daily. Shame on me. What I've learned tonight, athletes shouldn't have perspectives. But I don't care. We feel certain ways about things TOO. #FirstAmendment To everybody supporting me, I'm fine. I have very thick skin. How I feel hasn't changed the least bit.

Anyway, "God bless America"

I can see both points of view here, but CDR does make a lot of sense. It shouldnt've taken millions of dollars and thousands of American lives to catch one man. And if you think they've only been trying to nail Bin Laden, they've been after him since Bill Clinton was in office. It's just that the government ratcheted up their efforts in the past 10 plus years. I'm celebrating, but in my cynical world I look at this a lot differently than some.