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Jared Allen goes off

2837.jpgWe’ve taken very seriously the debate that emerged last week regarding whether it was appropriate for someone to tape the candid remarks of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and then upload them to the Internet.  Though some made good points in support of a decision not to post the video (or, once posted, to publicize it), we continue to believe that, in this age of information, public figures in inherently public settings speak and/or act at their own peril.

In 1984, George Orwell envisioned a future in which Big Brother would be monitoring our every move.  Little did he know that Big Brother would not be the government, but a populace armed individually with a device for instantaneously recording video and audio.  Folks who “get it” factor this reality into everything they say and do.

So even though Jones wasn’t speaking at a press conference or in an “on-the-record” interview, he had left the privacy of his home and/or place of business, and he was speaking to strangers.  Whether they had repeated what he said or obtained more reliable evidence of it, we think that, in this day and age, it’s fair game.

Applying that same standard, it’s also fair game to point out that TMZ has video evidence of Vikings defensive end Jared Allen going bonkos at a Scottsdale, Arizona bar.  “I’ll break your f–king neck, pretty boy,” Allen says, “and then I’ll write a f–king check to your name, too.”

Apparently, the man to whom Allen’s venom was directed had had hurled an offensive four-letter word at Allen’s girlfriend. 

Allen’s representative at EAG Sports Management reportedly said in the aftermath of the incident, “No matter what, Jared will always protect and defend his family.”

That’s fine, but in this era of heightened sensitivity to the stuff that happens in public (including but not limited to the Rex Ryan middle finger fiasco from late January), guys who may have short fuses need to be even more careful when out in public.

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11 Responses to “Jared Allen goes off”
  1. Big Stretch says: Apr 20, 2010 9:18 AM

    Suspend him now !!!!!!!
    Right? Isn’t this what the NFL should do? He is an an asshole so that should be enough?
    F__K Goodell

  2. FireJerryJones says: Apr 20, 2010 9:18 AM

    Doesn’t he have alcohol related issues in his past? Isn’t that why KC dumped his ass?

  3. The Real Shuxion says: Apr 20, 2010 9:19 AM

    Apparently, the man to whom Allen’s venom was directed had had hurled an offensive four-letter word at Allen’s girlfriend.
    I think Allen was justified, if that happened to my girlfriend I would do the same thing…..then probably be on the ground bleeding about 10 seconds later >_

  4. Kaz says: Apr 20, 2010 9:20 AM

    What is Allen doing at a bar? I thought he was sober?

  5. hnirobert says: Apr 20, 2010 9:22 AM

    Did he fluff up and shake that marvelous mullet in the air?

  6. irishgary says: Apr 20, 2010 9:23 AM

    Allen is a retard. One step closer to a long suspension

  7. Matt Schauf says: Apr 20, 2010 9:23 AM

    Let’s not forget it’s also the era of goading rich public figures so that you can post their reactions online. Unless Allen followed through on his promise, I have no problem with letting a jackass know what could happen.

  8. Flipadelphia says: Apr 20, 2010 9:23 AM

    Roid Rage

  9. se18a29 says: Apr 20, 2010 9:24 AM

    Yeah, baby. Jared put the bitch punk in his place.

  10. RIP__21 says: Apr 20, 2010 9:24 AM

    Can’t wait for the day this maniac bites off more than he can chew and gets his ass handed to him.
    What a crazy idiot, whens the last time he was tested for roids?

  11. Maddog says: Apr 20, 2010 9:24 AM

    What exactly did he do wrong here?

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