Another Viking Disgrace

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Looks like pregame media is pointing the finger at Mike Tice as predicted. As much as I would love to see Tice fired he was not on the love boat. Not one players name has been mentioned on the pregame show. What about the team offensive leader - Duante Culpepper? Not one mention of his presence on the love boat.
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Rumors are cirulating that Daunte Culpepper, OT Bryant Mckinney and CB Fred Smoot were the most deviant personal on the love boat escapade. It also appears theprostitutes on the cruise were flown in from Atlanta. Prostitution across state lines becomes a felony and would involve the FBI. This could be interesting. I think one of the friends of the players will end up taking the fall for this. On another note the vikings shopped RB Michael Bennet around and nobody was interested. It has been confirmed that Bennet was not on the cruise, however he showed up at the dock late and missed the boat. I think that OT Bryant Mckinney is as good as gone, I predict the vikings will launch a "trial balloon" by getting rid of him to see if this satisfies the fans.
 

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I'm hearing a lot more about this. There is said to be a lot of pictures and video taken. If the police get it then it goes down a black hole (hehheh). But if it hits the internet then look out. I have also heard that the party moved to someones house afterwards and thats when the sh*t really got crazy.
 

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The really sad part is all of the kids that idolize these guys.They will now think that if they do it,why shouldn't we?Whether these guys know it or not,they are role models.Keep that b.s. behind closed doors if you want to try and act like a drugy/drunk/pornstar!These guys make me sick.
 
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Their record right now is what 1-4??? They are going to have to shop guys around to rebuild regardless of the massive PR hit they have taken.

Not only is their behavior horrible, but the team is horrible as well!

These guys could have kept their antics behind closed doors at a hotel, I am no puritan and can understand partaking in a small amount of vice, but these fools are getting close to being COMPLETE screw-ups (video of the party? LOL!)
 
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Most NFL and NBA players never learned or obeyed norms of behavior growing up, and have even less need to as profesional athletes. The Caste System is not only about recruiting and glorifying ghetto athletes as college "students" and then as pros, it's about pandering to them and their dysfunctional lifestyles. With all the money they're paid, they feel entitled to whatever they want.

For every "party" such as this one that comes unglued due to the disgust of the cruise employees there are undoubtedly many similar escapades that take place. The Vikings players are probably shocked that this has become a public issue.
 

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Well well well.. the names of the perps have finally been released. Not a single white amongst them. Here it is:

Daunte Culpepper - Negro
Bryant McKinnie - Negro
Fred Smoot - Negro
Mewelde Moore - Negro (only one to admit being on board, but denied seeing any sex acts)
Kevin Williams - Negro
Jermaine Wiggins - Negro
Moe Williams - Negro
Nate Burleson - Negro (apparently healthy enough for criminal behavior but unable to play for his check)
Troy Williamson - Negro
Travis Taylor - Negro
Koren Robinson - Negro (signed by the team out of a rehab center... gee seems like he learned his lessons)
Ralph Brown - Negro
Darren Sharper - Negro
Lance Johnstone - Negro
Willie Offord - Negro (Again too injured to play football but healthy enough for this)
Ken Irvin - Negro

Why am I not suprised by this?
 
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We should blame Rosseu for this, he started it with his "Noble Savage" nonsense. We literally have placed blacks as a god figure in our society at least metaphorically (reality means roll up the windows and hit the gas), and these fine examples from the Vikings are but the extreme tip of that line of thought. But not all is bad in this situation because the lack of coverage in comparison to what a white athlete's transgression would bring down is an indicator to what is really thought of blacks. The luster is coming off the idol and soon blacks as a whole will be publicly looked upon as pathetic at best.
 

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The Vikings play the Packers next month on Monday Night Footbal. Wouldn't it be cool to lead off the show with Jack Jones singing -The Love Boat?


" Love..exciting and new...step on board...Daunte welcomes you..."Edited by: Bart
 

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Hey I am not gonna knock people for having a good time, sounds like my kind of party. But for the love of God did they really need to get prostitutes? Don't athletes have women throw themselves at them?
 

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Not only prostitutes, but prostitutes from out of state??? Prostitution across state lines is a federal offense. It will be very interesting to see if those charges are pursued.

And none of these multi-millionaires owns a damn yacht or what? No place to go where the hired help would have to witness their debauchery? Its not like they couldn't have rented a private hotel suite or something.
 

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JoeV said:
Hey I am not gonna knock people for having a good time, sounds like my kind of party.


I don't think the crew and other passengers would agree with you.
 

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All pro center Matt Birk told a reporter that the vikings know how to put the "fun" in disfunctional. Shortly after he was approached by Daunte Culpepper and told to mind his own business. I think Birk should call Bill Romanowski for some advice.
 

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And still NOBODY has been fired, suspended, or even benched for this incident and nobody probably will be, but that is typical of offensive acts by black athletes. They all get swept under the rug.
 

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The vikings have begun the crackdown. Here is an exerpt from todays minneapolis star and tribune. WTF?


Tightening up


Visible signs of the Vikings' new security program began appearing Wednesday around Winter Park.


Two employees of a private security firm were stationed at the afternoon practice, one on the hill next to the field and another in the parking lot. Also, each player received a memo from Dag Sohlberg, the new director of security, outlining procedures for using the tight confines of the players' parking lot.


The memo said players will be ticketed for parking in areas designated for use by emergency vehicles. Players also will be penalized for double-parking, which means some players will have to begin parking in auxiliary parking on the other side of the practice field.
 

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Wow! That'll show them, nothing like a parking ticket to tell a millionaire he better shape up!
 

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This is way too funny! "Vikings organize T.V Boycott"



<DIV =firstP>EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings players have encouraged teammates to boycott a local TV station in response to a report Thursday night related to the infamous boat party.





At least 10 signs - reading "Boycott Channel 5" above a red circle/slash through the KSTP-TV logo - were posted in the locker room Friday.


After getting a tip that offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie and running back Mewelde Moore were seen dumping garbage at a construction site near their Eden Prairie homes, KSTP reporter Kristin Stinar rummaged through the dumpster and discovered trash belonging to McKinnie.


Remnants of a party were found, including a list of several female names and incoming flight times handwritten on Vikings stationery. But McKinnie said the garbage was a result of a gathering he had at his home two weeks before the infamous cruise. Moore said he ran out of room for his trash in his own bin.


"It was just a lame way of getting viewers to watch the show," McKinnie said.


The Vikings were angry about an invasion of privacy. McKinnie was interviewed at his front door, and Stinar approached Moore in his garage.


"We don't condone boycotting any media outlet," vice president for public affairs Lester Bagley said, "but we understand the players are upset.


"This organization, from ownership on down, was upset with the tactics of KSTP. ... Digging through someone's garbage and ambushing them at their door is harassment. It's not journalism."


KSTP news director Chris Berg stood by the story.


"It was fair, accurate and balanced," he said.


KSTP, an ABC affiliate, has an hourlong pregame feature program on Sunday mornings during the season, and coach Mike Tice has an exclusive contract to appear on a half-hour wrapup show each week after the games.


"We're disappointed ... but we will continue to treat the Minnesota Vikings organization and players fairly, the way we have always done," Berg said.


The investigation into allegations that several players were involved in sexual misconduct has been going on for nearly a month.


Moore is the only player who has publicly acknowledged being on the boat, but he has denied that there was any wrongdoing. The crew's lawyer has said some players apologized for behavior, which allegedly included visible sexual activity. Owner Zygi Wilf has vowed to hand out appropriate punishments.
 

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I heard that Zygi has banned the viking players involved in the "Love Boat" from playing in any playoff games this year. In addition, he has benched the teams starting QB, Duante Culpepper, for his involvement in the scandal for the remainder of the season!!!
 

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The Vikings have come up with a "77-page player code of conduct." The reality is that they can come up with a million page code of conduct, but it doesn't mean a thing as long as the NFL is dominated by employees with criminal backgrounds and tendencies.


http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2230341
 

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The purge is almost complete in Minnesota. Today MIke Tice announced that Marcus Johnson and Anthony Herrera will be starting on the offensive line. That means they will be joining left tackle Bryant Mckinnie, center Melvin Fowler and tight end Jermain Wiggins. That leaves right guard Adam Goldberg and QB Brad Johnson as the only white starters on the team including the defense. If I was Adam Goldberg I would startsending out my resume. I can already hear the NFL play by play announcers catch wood once they find out this milestone is attained "First ever allAfrican-American team to start an NFL game on offense and defense!!!"
 

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"First ever all African-American team to start an NFL game on offense and defense!!!"

Well, there wouldn't be many teams to root for ,but there would be at least one to root against.
 

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Man the media would just love that an all black starting line up. ESPN would feature it as its lead game on sportscenter. As soon as Danute comes back and they draft some black guard the transition will be complete.
 

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They do have an All-Pro center in Matt Birk, who is injured this year. Tice will be gone after this season and they have a new owner, so maybe they'll start to move away from being Africa's Team.
 
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