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Packers linebacker Barnett arrested

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Zero2Cool, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. Arles

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    It's been a banner offseason for the Pack.
     
  2. vikefan

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    Please post this the next time you're talking about a Viking being arrested, as most Pack fans certainly will.
     
  3. Green_Bay_Packers

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    its different though when a Viking gets arrested.
     
  4. vikefan

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    Yeah, I know........he's a Viking.

    If and when K-Rob gets nailed for another DUI, or God forbid, kills or injures someone, it won't be as bad because he's a Packer. :rubeyes:
     
  5. cheesey

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    Actually, we will just blame it on the fact that at one time he was a Viking, and that messed him up for life. :thumbsup:
     
  6. vikefan

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    How ya doing, Cheesey?!

    I just like to give a little purple-nurple once in awhile to the self-rightgeous Pucker fans now and then. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Green_Bay_Packers

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    exactly if it was a viking.
     
  8. cheesey

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    I know Vikefan........I was just giving it back! :rotflmao: :thumbsup:
    I'm doing so so.........not been feeling too well. But I'm still here! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Lare

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    Can't say as I agree.

    Although we do need to be sensitive to the fact that Green Bay is a small market, Barnett just signed a $35 million contract extension, which is probably not something most "normal 20 somethings do". He is a professional athlete and as such is getting paid enough money to expect to be held to a different standard than most people his age. If he doesn't like it, he can quit football, go get a job at McDonalds and get into all the barfights he wants.


    This is Barnett's second physical altercation in a bar in less than a year and a half. IMO, he needs to learn how to keep his nose out of trouble, or the league is going to do it for him.
     
  10. DoddPower

    DoddPower Nick Perry is watching you, NFL QB's!

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    Exactly. We don't need the leader or our defense (essentially) out drawing national attention to negative aspects such as being arrested. When I saw the news on sports center I was honestly embarrassed. A lot of responsibility has been placed on this man and he certainly needs to be responsible and keep his head out of trouble . . . . or him and K-Rob can sit around together and talk about how much they miss football.

    I don't know, guess I'm just bitter. It'd be nice to see a little positive media attention for the packers every once and awhile. As you can probably tell from my avatar, Barnett is one of my favs . . . and it's just frustrating for him to be drawing such attention for this and possibly worrying about being suspended. Gaaah!! :soapbox:
     
  11. cheesey

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    Great points Lare. These guys can afford to throw lavish parties at their own place, where they can have who they KNOW won't cause trouble there. They don't "need" to go out to party. Especially since some people see them as a mark, and try to pick fights with them to show off to their friends or girlfriends.
    Look at the guy from Denver that got murdered. This crap happens all around the US.
    If you choose to be a high profile pro sports person, you have to take the good with the bad. You get millions of dollars, and you have to keep yourself out of trouble as a pay off. If that means staying home and having your own private party, i don't see that as having to give up too much considering what you get in return.
     
  12. packedhouse01

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    the point of my post is that part of growing up is understanding that when you're a celebrity you have to be more careful than a regular Joe Blow. I didn't hear the circumstances of the fight, but it's not the first time that Barnett has been in trouble and unless he changes his ways it won't be the last time either

    As for getting free agents in Green Bay, let me say this, if we've got a team that's capable of winning, quality free agents will come. it won't have anything to do with players not being able to go out.
     
  13. PackFanInSC

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    With 3 police calls in just over 1 hour 15 minutes, why did the police not shut the bar down for the night?

    And from back in January ....


    Why do these players feel the need to choke the people they are fighting with? At their size, you would think that they could handle themselves without choking them.
     
  14. PackFanInSC

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    I don't know -- Willis Magahee said that he wanted out of Buffalo because the city shut down at dark and there was nothing to do.

    I lived in and around Wisconsin for 16 years and, if you do not drink (which I do not), you had better have a snowmobile, a compound bow or a bowling ball to have something to do during the winter.
     
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    Living in Green Bay I can say Barnett is know stranger to the bar scene. He has a lot of good things going for him but I believe he needs to mature off the field before he truly reaches the level of say Brian Urlacher and with te contract he signed I think the Packers feel that's the level he can reach one day.
     
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    He's clearly the type that finishes them though. Arrested for battery and he looks pretty untouched in that picture. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Lare

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    Barnett was arrested for battery on a woman. Unless she's built like my mother-in-law, that's a fight he generally should come through untouched.
     
  18. cheesey

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    I heard on TV last night that he is accused of pushing a woman.
     
  19. MassPackersFan

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    OH really? Nevermind.
     
  20. Zero2Cool

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    and that is the SAME EXACT thing as fighting as you will see inked up on him by "real" journalists.


    edit, i dont condone the physical altercation with a woman on any level, fight, push, etc ... jus get annoyed by media types who take something and make it much worse an more dramatic than it is.
     
  21. Packnic

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    exactly, zero.

    my point is, he didnt do much it seems. you guys make it seem like he went out without his shirt on lookin to start a fight.
    He, like every damn mid 20 year old person does, went out to a bar. He drank alchohol, like every damn 20 year old would at a bar. Some douche bag comes up tryin to act all billy bad ***, and Nick gets into it with him --- like every damn 20 something year old would. You dont take a normal 20 something, train him to fight, maim and destroy his opponent and then freak out when he defends himself in a bar.

    he didnt kill anyone, and from the sounds of it, didnt even punch anyone.
    he probally got arrested soley because he was a football player.

    its all blown out of porportion becuase hes a football player.. let it go. and call me the next time he actually does something thats illegal.
     
  22. vegOmatic

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    A bar fight is practically like jaywalking.

    If firearms, drugs, or underage women are involved, wake me up, otherwise you cackling old hens are disturbing my sleep. :p
     
  23. MassPackersFan

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    There's a law in Massachusetts called "shod foot" that makes it a felony to attack someone if you have footwear on. That's when bar fights become more than jaywalking. I s'pose you could always remove your shoes and then kick some butt though.
     
  24. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    If true.. Nick should have just left or got a bouncer to remove the lady... extremely drunk? Don't say..

    Here is the latest in the Nick Barnett situation. According to a Green Bay Radio station (WSSP), the woman that Nick Barnett knew the woman that he pushed. Supposedly the woman was bugging Nick Barnett the entire night and he kept telling her to leave him alone. She wouldn’t leave him alone though. When he told her to leave again she supposedly threw a glass at him. She still wouldn’t leave him a lone so he shoved her so she would get away from him. Apparently both parties were extremely drunk. Supposedly the only reason it was made to be a big deal was because Nick Barnett was involved. If this report is true Nick Barnett really didn’t do anything wrong. (I can’t verify that this is true at this point though). The woman wouldn’t leave Nick alone and even threw a glass at him. If this was the case, why wasn’t the woman arrested instead. I think throwing a glass at someone is worse than shoving someone. The woman started the argument as well. If this is true Nick Barnett better not be charged with anything and he better not face any penalties, either by suspension or fine by the NFL.

    *Edit... forgot the ever important "link" http://www.mytvisonfire.com/packersnation/?p=2106
     
  25. cheesey

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    I can see a guy having to do that to get the drunken woman away from him. She probably egged him on so that he would have to get physical to get her away from him. Then she can yell and scream to the Police and get him in trouble. Why wasn't SHE held accountable for her actions?
    Barnett should have just left the bar to get away from her.
    (jmo of course)
     

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