Before we get into this, here’s what I found really interesting. Former Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley and his wife Courtney are finished.
I didn’t say surprised. Only interesting. When Finley played for the Packers there were rampant rumors that he stepped out on her… incessantly.
Well, they’re clearly done now. She just mentioned how she’s been left alone to raise their four boys.
How we got to this information is another matter entirely. You won’t be surprised to know it was because Finley opened his mouth.
Earlier this week, Finley went on Twitter and criticized guys who are sitting in protest during the National Anthem, this year. Naturally, that tweet has now been deleted.
I ignored the whole thing because I’m tired of talking about this shit. And by this shit, I mean all of the political bullshit and idiots that perpetrate it daily in this country. But kudos to you Michael Bennett and Marshawn Lynch for making a statement and standing up for what you believe in.
Finley also went on TMZ to defend his stance.
And then Courtney went the hell off!
This serves as a reminder @jermichaelf88 in case you have forgotten; you are black. The athletes (foremost people) you are telling to sit down (or stand) and shut up are the very men that are protesting for your safety and equality in a country that has nearly revoked that right based on your skin color. As a biracial mother of 4 black boys, that have been left to be raised by a single mother, I have deep and desperate gratitude for those that use their platform to fight for our community’s justice, safety, & equality. Your social media comments are absurd & offensive not only to me but to a nation that is crippled with hate. Don’t attempt to silence men that are brave enough to be a voice to those that have had their cries muffled. Don’t be so pathetically thirsty for attention that you choose to devalue another man’s motives. Don’t choose to be so insulting and imply professional athletes have no place in changing the world. Most importantly, don’t forget to look in the mirror and see that you too are black and have an obligation to derail racism as best you can for yourself and others. If you don’t want to be part of the resolution to the racial inequalities in this country that’s on you, but for the sake of our 4 sons, don’t be part of the problem. I pray you will reevaluate your stance.
Notice how she inconspicuously threw in this one?
As a biracial mother of 4 black boys, that have been left to be raised by a single mother…
I sure as hell did. Way to be a man, Big Fin!
As you probably expected, Finley has since backtracked on his comments or something…
I've taken my own advice & reached out to someone, so I can educate myself on how to contribute to solving racial injustices in America.
— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) August 16, 2017
Seems a little contrite to me.
But hey, what would you expect from Jermichael Finley?
Leave bullshit politics out of football. This is the LAST place I need to be reminded that there are idiots running amok in this country – I just want my ball.
Well, Finley was never the sharpest crayon in the box.
It would seem the little woman’s tip broke off, too.
“As a biracial mother of 4 black boys…”
But the kids aren’t biracial?
I wonder who schooled Finley on this great public relations move? Maybe the same person who advised Kaepernick not to completely sit, but to take a knee.
I dgaf what these guys do, what they protest. But why do it at work? That’s the part i can’t reconcile. They are at work, getting paid, representing their team, and the NFL. The owners and GM’s are all being politically correct preaching freedom of individual rights. But the players contract have language written up in their contracts that could curtail this manufactured at work drama.
I listen to 105.7 the fan everyday online, and every fucking day it’s a political conversation, today i just got pissed and shut it off. It turns into a 45 minute political discussion. This is all everyone talks about, and this isn’t detrimental to the league?
What are these guys doing about this on their own time, anything? Who’s protesting the hammerheads who shoot at each other in the streets and bullets fly into houses killing 8 year old girls who were sleeping or watching tv? Who is protesting the shootings at Union Grove Raceway that left 3 dead, shot point blank trying to buy a hamburger. Yes, those 3 were little gang bangers, but don’t their lives matter?
I question the motivation of these guys sitting during the anthem, What were they doing about all these issues before Kaepernick made it “cool” to protest? Were they spending their personal time bringing communities together, were they protesting to law enforcement or any other agency? Were they going to neighborhoods speaking to people, trying to convince them to stop killing each other? Or were they just sitting down for 40 seconds eating a banana, so he can get some media attention and be praised for all his “hard work” trying to make things right for his people?
People like Muhammad Ali, MLK, Walter Bremond are a small sample of men who devoted much. if not all of their lives forging equality and change. Mordecai wants to praise Michael Bennett and Marshawn Lynch for sitting down almost a minute during the National Anthem? Why am i not surprised.
Anyone else getting tired of Finley shooting his mouth off, kinda like Favre?
“And I think obviously Brandon made a point last year, but he carried it forward,” Elway said. “He didn’t just make a stand on the field before the games. He actually went out in the community and did something and talked to different people and went and talked to law enforcement. I was proud of Brandon and the fact that not only did he show his support for what it was last year, but also he went out and did something in the community about it.”
A hell of a lot of players do beyond just ones that kneel, but telling that story diminishes the controversy and controversy sells.
I agree. The ones who impress me most our the ones who do it quietly, do it without needed to alert the media where he will be, what he’s doing, and how great he is. No photo ops needed. Those are the hero’s of the NFL.
Sitting on a bench during a song? Fuck off.
JMike has always been a punk. Always will be. One of my least favorite Packers ever.