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Leonard Little leans toward playing in 2010

ced9551a-aba2-11de-94d2-001cc4c03286.image.jpgDefensive end Leonard Little spent his entire career with the Rams, joining the franchise as a third-round pick in 1998.

He became an unrestricted free agent earlier this year, and he paid a visit to the Saints.  But he didn’t sign with the Super Bowl champs, and otherwise has disappeared from view.

Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com reports that Little had considered retirement, and that he has “all but decided to play” this year. 

Little has 87.5 sacks in 12 NFL seasons, and he was a member of the Super Bowl XLIV championship team. 

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34 Responses to “Leonard Little leans toward playing in 2010”
  1. PurpleNGold says: Jun 25, 2010 10:33 PM

    as he nails the correct target

  2. Slow Joe says: Jun 25, 2010 10:34 PM

    Yes, members of PFT Planet, we know he killed someone by drinking and driving. But I suppose you’ll all bring it again, right?

  3. dietrich43 says: Jun 25, 2010 10:53 PM

    Drivers in 31 cities, beware!

  4. tommiesacaride says: Jun 25, 2010 11:01 PM

    OUTSTANDING!!! I love when when a high character individual can get another shot to revive his NFL career! Oh wait no, I don’t. Whatever city he goes, bar owners rejoice and drivers beware.

  5. tommiesacaride says: Jun 25, 2010 11:04 PM

    He did kill someone drinking and driving, and then got picked up again for another DUI. That is what makes him great.

  6. Opie says: Jun 25, 2010 11:08 PM

    Thanks for clearing that up, Florio, on exactly “who is” Leonard Little.
    And thanks Slow Joe for pointing out more of the same….

  7. swervinmervin says: Jun 25, 2010 11:09 PM

    With all of the anger about Vick and his dog killing – its good to hear Little’s name in the news again. This guy killed an actual human, not dogs. And you hardly ever hear a peep from people complaining that he is still in the league. Doesnt seem right.

  8. stiller43 says: Jun 25, 2010 11:25 PM

    # swervinmervin says: June 25, 2010 11:09 PM
    With all of the anger about Vick and his dog killing – its good to hear Little’s name in the news again. This guy killed an actual human, not dogs. And you hardly ever hear a peep from people complaining that he is still in the league. Doesnt seem right.
    ___________________________________
    Well it depends on your perception on issues here.
    First issue being whether people care not nor whether he is still playing after all that. I would first say that many people (at least PFT planet wise) don’t care for him because of that whole issue.
    Second would be which is worse: Making one mistake and accidentally doing something terrible (ending another’s life), or going out of your way to purposely torture and kill upwards of a hundred lives for no other reason than for your own enjoyment.
    Idk about you, but one seems worse to me.
    I would wager about 65%+ of the PFT planet could be charged with DUI on any given weekend night, only difference is his night ended with a tragedy on top of the charges. It takes a different kind of person to torture and kill other living beings for essentially no reason.

  9. Meat Tuperello says: Jun 25, 2010 11:26 PM

    Little/Stallworth made horrible mistakes/choices.
    Vick did exactly what he wanted to do concerning the dogs outside of getting busted. The intent is the main difference, even though Little/Stallworth committed horrible crimes. They made a mistake. Vick didn’t. His intent was malicious, while you cannot say the same about Little or Stallworth.
    Vuck Fick and anyone who supports him.

  10. dbartdog says: Jun 25, 2010 11:28 PM

    OK, let me get this straight…Vick has a party…someone gets shot…Leonard will find another team…yep Goodell doing a good job! NFL will eventually drown in their scum bucket!

  11. brownsfn says: Jun 25, 2010 11:28 PM

    MURDERER..

  12. PurpleNGold says: Jun 25, 2010 11:32 PM

    @ swervinmervin
    What he did was terrible, but Leonard wasn’t trying to kill.

  13. Mean and Nasty says: Jun 25, 2010 11:43 PM

    He could be forgiven for the 1st DWI and the manslaughter. People drink and drive, it happens. And obviously killing someone is the ultimate tragedy. But to get ANOTHER DUI after that incident is just ridiculous and a complete insult to the victim’s family. I hope he gets buried alive!

  14. Mrsteve says: Jun 25, 2010 11:49 PM

    Little & Stallworth take shifts as Ray Ray’s personal driver.
    Turds.

  15. dhawaldk says: Jun 25, 2010 11:50 PM

    I believe you meant that he was a member of the Super Bowl 34 championship team, not the Super 44 team.

  16. Byrd Is The Word says: Jun 26, 2010 12:08 AM

    dbartdog says:
    June 25, 2010 11:28 PM
    OK, let me get this straight…Vick has a party…someone gets shot…Leonard will find another team…yep Goodell doing a good job! NFL will eventually drown in their scum bucket!
    ———————————————
    For every NFL player that is a scum bag, there are dozens who are good guys who are role models in their communities, and do a lot of charity work. A few bad apples aren’t going to ruin the bushel.

  17. swervinmervin says: Jun 26, 2010 12:17 AM

    Stiller43 says:
    Well it depends on your perception on issues here.
    First issue being whether people care not nor whether he is still playing after all that. I would first say that many people (at least PFT planet wise) don’t care for him because of that whole issue.
    Second would be which is worse: Making one mistake and accidentally doing something terrible (ending another’s life), or going out of your way to purposely torture and kill upwards of a hundred lives for no other reason than for your own enjoyment.
    Idk about you, but one seems worse to me.
    I would wager about 65%+ of the PFT planet could be charged with DUI on any given weekend night, only difference is his night ended with a tragedy on top of the charges. It takes a different kind of person to torture and kill other living beings for essentially no reason
    ———————————————–
    Hang on there, chief. Sure, many people might have a drink or two and drive. That is a BIG difference from being completely shyt canned and getting on the road. Which is what Little did. I know I dont do that. I have a family and a life.
    Anybody who drinks that much and then drives doesnt give a crap about other people because it is common sense that if you get obliterated and then try and drive – a fatal accident very well may be in your future. For you to so simple say that the only difference is his night ended with tradjedy is a bit of an understatement?! Gee you think so?! Only difference??? That’s a pretty big difference.
    Youre making it sound like he tripped on a bananna peel and accidentally killed someone. The dude got out of his mind drunk, and then got in the car to drive and killed a mother of 3 children. And we’re talking about a rich dude that didnt have to drive. HE couldve ordered a damn taxi or limo, like us normal people do when we get that drunk. Sorry, no remorse there. That’s worse than premeditated killing of dogs any day. Sorry, bro.

  18. PersonalFoul says: Jun 26, 2010 12:55 AM

    Instead of focusing on the stigma Little carries everyday due to his manslaughter conviction I will focus on his professional athlete attributes.
    There isnt much to focus on as he is washed up like a laundry load.
    If someone is going to give him a check knowing that his contribution will more than likely be as a mentor, that statement could be the subject of serious sarcasm, then he should sign a contract because that kind of money wont be easily earned after retirement.

  19. jibfest says: Jun 26, 2010 1:02 AM

    When Leonard Little leans, get out of the way. Be it decision making or operating a motor vehicle.

  20. stiller43 says: Jun 26, 2010 1:06 AM

    swervinmervin,
    Again, as I said in my first post, all up to your personal interpretation of things.
    However, just wondering, how do you know he was “completely shyt canned” and/or “obliterated?”
    I didn’t say people that have one drink and drive are demons, I said he likely made a mistake that so many of the very commenters on these such articles are also guilty of, with less tragic results…drinking too much and driving. He was a 25 year old rich kid that made a very tragic mistake. IMO, that’s not as bad as torturing and killing upwards of 100 living beings for your own enjoyment, but hey, everyone has their own system of beliefs.
    I appreciate that you don’t let yourself fall into similar situations (driving that drunk). However, I work at a restaurant and trust me, the same can not be said for many people, of whom I’m referring more to in the aforementioned statements about having a tragic accident being the slight difference between maybe driving when you shouldn’t be and kids growing up without a parent.

  21. DarthPirate says: Jun 26, 2010 1:08 AM

    Vroom VROOOOOOOM!
    Scumbag.

  22. RedLeg15 says: Jun 26, 2010 1:24 AM

    @swervinmervin how do you know what drunk is? after offering a coworker a ride home who was absolutely FUBAR I followed him home… who got pulled over less than a mile from home? I did. I thought I was good to go. It had been a couple of hours since my last drink. I was wrong. In 2002 the legal limit in Colorado was .10 . I blew a . 110. After many our at a Pub after a Memorial Service….. still over the limit but was Ireally gone?

  23. RedLeg15 says: Jun 26, 2010 1:34 AM

    Who Cares if Little had never played a down in the NFL he would have been in found guilty for vehiclular manslaughter in any state other than Missouri. Because he was a Ram, and in the area he got off.

  24. larazaboycottazgoahead says: Jun 26, 2010 1:54 AM

    flo…….let me remind you there junior, your boy killed a woman…..that is what he will be remembered for, as much as you seem to want to sweep it under the rug…..you ought to be ashamed of yourself florio

  25. ItalianArmyGuy says: Jun 26, 2010 7:06 AM

    Ravens??
    I’m just sayin….

  26. SteelHammer92 says: Jun 26, 2010 7:21 AM

    The guy got a second DUI after killing someone previously from driving drunk. He’s a garbage human being. Him and Vick are both garbage. It sucks to have to see these assholes play football on TV every week.

  27. NationalFelonLeague.com © says: Jun 26, 2010 8:28 AM

    Currently there is a only handful of convicted felons playing in the NFL.
    These individuals cannot vote, own a firearm, serve on a jury, obtain a CDL or work in a majority of businesses, but the NFL is willing to employ them and let them parade around on national TV. Commissioner Goodell has increased punishment and has added a Personal Conduct Policy, but this does not go far enough.
    During the 2009 NFL season, an incredible 21 percent of the players had arrest records, although only a few were repeat offenders.
    Contact the NFL and tell them to implement a permanent ban for anyone convicted of a felony and strengthen punishment for repeat offenders, up to a permanent ban.
    Google “Pacman Jones” if you would like an example of a “repeat offender”.
    The crime rate in the NFL has dropped under the new Personal Conduct Policy. By threatening the possibility of a permanent ban for convicted felons or repeat offenders the NFL will send a clear message that they do hold a higher standard.
    Commisioner Goodell said:
    “It’s my responsibility to protect our reputation and our integrity. That’s what the personal conduct policy is; we all have to be held to a higher standard.
    “First, as a league, we rely on our credibility for acceptance with our public,” Goodell said. “The integrity of the game and people participating in it is a critical element.
    “Second, protection of our brand. It reflects poorly on our brand.
    “That’s why everyone came together to strengthen our policy years ago to make certain we keep that high standard.”
    Why does the NFL claim a higher standard while letting convicted felons hide behind the NFL shield?
    It is time to stop allowing Felons to rehab their image in the NFL. Institute a lifetime ban from the NFL for anyone who is convicted of a felony. Repeat criminal offenders also need to be considered for a lifetime ban.
    Email the NFL PR department with this message and tell them enough is enough.
    Simply copy emails below and message above, it will only take a moment.
    Roger.Goodell@nfl.com, Brian.Mccarthy@nfl.com, Eric.Grubman@nfl.com,
    Joe.Browne@nfl.com, Ray.Anderson@nfl.com, Greg.Aiello@nfl.com, Joanna.Hunter@nfl.com,
    Dan.Masonson@nfl.com, David.Krichavsky@nfl.com, Clare.Graff@nfl.com, Anna.Isaacson@nfl.com,
    Alicia.Rankin@nfl.com, Michael.Signora@nfl.com, Corry.Rush@nfl.com, Randall.Liu@nfl.com
    Contact your local representatives with this message and ask them to apply pressure and force the NFL to clean up its act. They waste their time on plenty of other issues, might as well get them involved with this.
    You can do that here: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

  28. heartstl says: Jun 26, 2010 9:34 AM

    This is the NFL, not national security. Who cares if there are felons? I don’t think all NFL players need to be the type you can bring home to mom.
    Little will probably be back with the Rams in a reduced role.

  29. kingmj4891 says: Jun 26, 2010 10:13 AM

    @NationalFelonLeague
    Just so you know most felons in this country can get there voting rights reestablished once they are out and off parole. Felons should have a fair second chance they did serve time in prison as punishment right? Otherwise we should just lock every felon up for life by your thinking. People do change not all but a lot do. But we as society make it harder on these people by saying you committed a crime over 10,15,20,25 years ago served your time and all but we still need to punish you for it by restricting your rights and keeping you down from having a fair second chance at life.

  30. Turd_Spelunker says: Jun 26, 2010 11:34 AM

    I see reports of a .19 BAC for Mr. Little. It got me thinking, how is Barret Robbins doing.

  31. funi says: Jun 26, 2010 3:01 PM

    Let me have a few beers, so drink and drive, kill anothe rperson, face NO SUSPENSION since there is a double standart by the commish, then decided to play for a playoff contenter.

  32. Bious says: Jun 26, 2010 3:48 PM

    Well, at least we know which city will have to be careful about driving at night….if he is on the road….chances are good that he is drunk and swerving all over the place

  33. Satanic Hell Creature says: Jun 26, 2010 5:27 PM

    I love the pic in the post. Just more proof that the Packers can’t keep Rodgers’ jersey clean without cheating.

  34. LL91fan says: Jun 30, 2010 12:01 PM

    You know this whole post discussion is so redundant!!!! Leonard Little made a mistake, and yes it was a fatal mistake!!! You all that degrade him have no idea what Leonard foes through everyday!!! LEOANRD is a very good person! The second alchol related pick up never warranted any persecution because he had a glass of wine with his dinner!!! Big deal everyone on here does the same!!! Leonard you are and always will be a wonderful person and tremendous football player!!!!! keep up the good work and always remeber “GOUGAR PRIDE”, Asheville NC still supports you bro!!!

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