Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What's the message? 

What can we take away from the non-suspension of Steeler kicker/resident douche Jeff Reed after his run-in with police on Sunday?

In the past year, we've learned that if you are a Steeler who's stopped by a cop, have a joint in your car, point it out to the officer, and cooperate fully, you are benched/suspended.

On the flip side, if you are drunk and disorderly, harass and threaten police officers, and resist arrest, you're good to go.

Are they just sending the same old ridiculous American message that drugs are about the worst thing you can do?

Are Coach Tomlin and the Rooneys playing into the, um, racial "preferences" that Pittsburgh sports fans have sometimes exhibited?

Or is it as simple as the fact that he's a kicker, and therefore it's that much trickier to fit a replacement onto the roster?

I don't really know. But it struck me as a little odd.

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