Ed Reed: $100,000 fine of Jack Del Rio is “not enough”

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Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed doesn’t post frequently on Twitter. He posted something on Saturday that attracted plenty of attention.

Reed, currently the chief of staff for the University of Miami football program, sounded off on the $100,000 fine imposed by Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera against defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, in response to Del Rio’s effort to downplay the January 6 insurrection, both by calling it a “dust up” and be equating it to unrest in 2020 resulting from police violence against minorities.

“Today, I’m sick and tired!” Reed said. “A dust up! 100,000 is not enough, money ain’t nothing to a person who is recycled through coaching. It’s always one, first it was [Nick] Saban now it’s Jack to just remind US what it is! Man if [you’re] coached by him put your pants on! Its simple right and wrong. Wrong.”

It remains to be seen whether the six-figure fine is the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning. It can’t be ruled out that Del Rio, buoyed by support from the likes of Tucker Carlson, will quit before training camp starts. It also can’t be ruled out that the team, influenced by reactions from people like Reed, decides to make a change.

Del Rio surely is upset with the situation, if he still believes he said nothing wrong. The team can’t be happy, either, given that the situation potentially contributed to the tabling of a money-for-nothing stadium bill in Virginia.

No, it won’t be surprise if both sides move on before training camp opens. Maybe, finally, there will be a “mutual parting” that actually fits that definition.

135 responses to “Ed Reed: $100,000 fine of Jack Del Rio is “not enough”

  1. Where was this outrage when Antonio Brown went on a rampage hurling racial slurs at team personnel? None of these guys said one word about that and there was no action from the NFL either.

  2. Ed Reed the great citizen himself. Please stop. Del Rio is entitled to his opinion. BLM riots devastated our nation. Facts are facts

  3. I bet Ed Reed would call the 2 BILLIION in damages to property from “peaceful protests” just a “little dust up”.

  4. Being fined a hundred grand for expressing your opinion seems like more than enough to me. I’d respect Del Rio much more if he told Rivera to shove it and walked away.

  5. Is he saying anything about all these BLM organizers being investigated or charged for all the money they were stealing??

    Or all those people who robbed and destroyed personal property?

    I’m sure those kids they showed on the news walking out of a AT&T store that was vandalized with arms full of IPhones were just doing it in the Name of George Floyd.

    All those people used his name as an excuse to steal and loot.

  6. Think like me – or else.

    Regardless of what side you’re on / this approach is scary, really embarrassing and not American at all.

  7. Believe it or not, it is possible to want BLM rioters who burned down local businesses AND the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol to ALL face legal consequences. When did we become such a whataboutism society?

  8. Really Ed ?? What’s your stance on BLM AND ANTIFA destruction in Seattle and Portland , never mind how much money never make to the communities it was meant for from BLM !!!
    Compared to what went on in those communities Ed, JAN.6 was just a mild dustup !!
    I’d love to hear back from you ed

  9. I disagree with the fine. That being said you cannot equate the BLM marches that some resulted in rioting and property damage with a planned attack on the capital to try and overthrow the government. The BLM rioters deserve to be arrested and charged and as we’ve seen the same with the mob that attacked the capital and now the planners and instigators also need to be charged. But calling these events the same is ludicrous…

  10. But we shouldn’t fine those who destroyed local businesses, homes, property, etc, right? Because they were just “letting their anger out.”

    … please help me understand.

  11. Last 2 lines of Reed’s comment made absolutely no sense. Jack’s right though the media acts like all that BLM rioting was no big deal.

  12. I’m guessing it wasn’t Rivera’s decision to fine him. Overwhelming pressure from the machine hangs over us all. A pretty sad state we find ourselves in these days. I pray that this dark cloud lifts soon – but I’m not too hopeful.

  13. Both the Jan 6th group and the BLM group should be prosecuted to the fullest extend possible! Crime is crime regardless color! But those who say how they feel are free to do so regardless of who’s offended as surely someone will always be. Destruction of property or assault or theft are crimes not free speech.

  14. Jan 6 was horrible, but the summer of rioting and looting and killing was worse.

    But the media only wants you to remember Jan 6

  15. The man should not be fined for saying his opinion. If you disagree fine but why should he be fined for his statements?? Thats what free speech is correct? it wasn’t that long ago we could have a normal discussion without the vitriol

  16. Reed and way too many more need to open their eyes to a unrecognizable country we now live in. The moment I watched jack share “His opinion “, I told my wife he’ll probably be fired for that. Doesn’t this worry anyone else??

  17. Notice the use of the word “riot” tied to BLM in the majority of the objections? Fact, two million plus people freely demonstrated in a thousand places over the illegal death of a man. Fact, more than a hundred cops were injured and five died due to 1/6. Apples and oranges. Let’s skip the whataboutism. Calling out a lie is worth the $100,000.

  18. Then Ed is a worthless authoritarian too, he no longer matters or exists as far as I’m concerned. Polamalu was better anyways.

  19. Why did you all jump to BLM? Reed didn’t say anything about that. Very interesting. He’s black, so he only cares about black issues?

    That “little dust up” was an attempted coup where the head of state encouraged violence against his own country and his second in command. Trump tried to overthrow the government.

    Please pay attention.

  20. Wow, I guess only certain types of people are entitled to freedom of speech. Agree with him or not, he is entitled to say what he wants, I’m pretty sure that’s 1 of the things I bleed and sweat for and friends died for!

    Let’s be serious Jan 6 was stupid, but it was not an attempt to overthrow the government, look at the jokers involved, it was a bad idea gone wrong.

  21. ridiculous, why aren’t y’all calling ouit trump for all the money he stolefrom all of us with his tax fraud? a ton of people here are ridiculously racist, and no it is not okay.if youneed it explained you are too far gone to save

  22. I guess we can all have opinions as long as we remember to kowtow to BLM and kiss the ring? Is that right, Ed?? I wonder how he would feel if those “peaceful demonstrations” were in front of his house.

  23. It must be really difficult to be a fan of a sport where 99% of the players are ideologically opposed to your beliefs.
    I mean, you’ve bought & wore that Ed Reed jersey, now you think he’s a clown because he has different political views than you do.

  24. If I were Jack Del Rio, I’d say to Rivera/Snyder, “I’m not paying the fine. You have a decision to make”. I’d make them fire me. It’s a matter of honor. He said nothing wrong. I wouldn’t give them the satisfaction of quitting, plus it would cost me money. And I’d go to the press.

  25. Reed is a “straight sucka” and a “punk” for having a difference of opinion.
    Sincerely,
    Drew Brees

  26. How could it be an insurrection of capitol guards let people in and they stood in line? CNN said it resulted in 5 dead cops. No. No dead cops. None. The only death was a career military vet womanshot while unarmed that still hasn’t been explained.

  27. Amazing how opinions vary: A Black Lives Matter activist in Chicago called looting; reparations. The activists and organizers in Chicago were not charged with a crime or fined $100k dollars!

  28. January 6 or 2020 are part of the same energy field. They are both actions dedicated to sending a message by those that feel an injustice has been committed. Whether you agree or disagree is one and the same. Because as long as we are pointing the finger at “the other” we are missing the opportunity of evolving together. As infuriating as we may feel about “them” we really can find a way to open our hearts to work together and create a better world. But we do have to first acknowledge the rage and injustice we feel first. Otherwise, we punish it or dismiss it and it will rise again. This conflicting energy will continue to rise and come to a head just before the November elections. Please find it in your heart to be part of the solution.

  29. How dare Del Rio compare the riot at the capitol to the riots for Floyd.

    No liquor store were broken into at the capitol…

  30. According to several people here, minor structural damage in Portland covered by insurance is equivalent to trying to overthrow the government. Let me just reintegrate: Jack Del Rio and everyone on this thread down playing the attempt to overthrow democracy should forever be considered anti American.
    The top patriotic items to do: serve in the forces, career in govt, first responders, and dissent. Last on the list is try to overthrow democracy. You are crazy if you disagree

  31. I’d get fired from my job if I supported treason against the IS Govt.

    Why are the rules different for him?

  32. Let me get this straight, Del Rio seriously downplays people trying overthrow our government and cops dying. In contrast, Kaepernick kneels, but no one dies. Both acts are seen as expressions of oneself and possibly disrespectful to our country. Yet, Del Rio is praised and Kaep was excoriated. Please tell me the difference. No need, I already know.

  33. The 2020 riots saw over 30 people die whereas the Capitol saw only a rioter die and cops later kill themselves for failing to stop what happened on January 6th. Yet only the right wingers were imprisoned the leftists were bailed out by sympathetic attorneys. Ed Reed is a great player but also a fool.

  34. Of course, we all know that if Del Rio had gone the opposite direction, and, say, compared January 6 to 9/11, he wouldn’t have gotten fined.

    He probably would have gotten a bonus.

    This is about Del Rio refusing to parrot the approved party line on a subject that has nothing to do with football.

    It’s a disgrace.

  35. bigjuan says:
    June 11, 2022 at 7:16 pm
    Both the Jan 6th group and the BLM group should be prosecuted to the fullest extend possible

    Agree completely but the difference is that the BLM protests weren’t a threat to overthrow our government. All who looted, burned and stole should be prosecuted and punished accordingly, there is no justification for any of that. January 6th was an attempt to overrule the will of the people and was a treasonous act. Save the stolen election BS too, nobody has been able to provide any real proof. If it was that blatant and obvious it would have been proven long before now.

  36. Y’all got played and reacted exactly how they thought you would… Now It has changed America into something completely different in a bad way… Things are just going to keep compounding until Americans band together (which they are terrified of) or until they win and control the Population just like with food, gas, Utilities, Etc…
    People will soon find out they were manipulated to lose all rights!…

  37. I find it hilarious that people say Jan 6th was to overthrow the government. How can you honestly say that with a straight face? How could a group of people overthrow the government when they weren’t ARMED?!?!? One person was shot and killed that day, an unarmed woman was shot in the neck by Capitol police because she was crawling thru a window.

    Which by the way the left screams that was justified, yet, if someone fights a police officer, grabs his firearm, and eventually gets shot, those same people scream that officer should be arrested for murder. Hahaha you couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried!

  38. The fine was not for saying the BLM protest should be looked into. It was for calling the insurrection a dust up. He can state his own opinion, they aren’t going to let him blatantly lie, like claim no one died during the insurrection (looking at you Carlson)

  39. Let’s soften it up a little and not compare 1/6 to the riots in the streets! Understanding that the streets were filled with multi-racial individuals and shouldn’t be considered a “black” revolt! Can we all agree that 1/6 and additional vandalism is wrong? Take political parties out of it and focus on what is right and wrong! Focus on what is right and ignoring the “squeaky” wheel can allow all of us to focus on the fundamentals of right and wrong! Let’s not make it harder than what it is

  40. While on the subject of social justice, I would like to know where Reed stands on Watson’s situation…

  41. If you don’t like what you hear, quit listening. Let’s keep free speech.

  42. 19 million plus Americans tuned in for the Democrat Impeachment part 3 of Big Bad Orange man.

    Biden with 81+million voters, mean less than 1 in 4 of his voters watched themselves.

    No one cares, Ed.

    But Minneapolis remains a shell of its former self….today.

  43. True republicans in these threads. Never talk about the issue at hand. Always deflection… We mention Jan 6, they bring up BLM and riots. We mention George Flyod, they bring up Chicago. Makes no sense! Rioters are criminals who use peaceful protests to do their evil. Criminals and killers in Chicago are not sworn to protect and serve anything, but policeman are.

  44. Every “liberal” has been rearing their ugly heads these last few years. Ed Reed, just claimed his position as the latest.

  45. I guess for Sunday NFL watching, the pick-up driving, 6 pack of terrible Busch or Miller produced beer drinking, gun toting folks out here that the January 6th attempted overthrow of the government is fine and dandy?

    No wonder that some of you did not make it past high school law and civics…..

  46. Folks missing the point. He’s just made it harder for DC to accomplish it’s season goals. Anything that gets in the way of winning should be jettisoned. It’s called a distraction, people.

  47. Well if you don’t like what he said y’all can stop watching the NFL. It’s a free country. Like any PRIVATE BUSINESS you don’t have to watch. NFL: Love it or leave it.

  48. Black folx don’t owe you or anybody else a “peaceful” protest. They’ve been allowed to vote less than 60 years, assaulted WHEN peaceful protesting, and ridiculed and dismissed when pointing out ACTUAL police brutality. So y’all need to shut up, January 6th involved Z E R O oppressed or marginalized people.

  49. Colin exercised his opinion and we all know what happened. Now Jack does it and there is deflection for Jack. Crazy!

  50. I have no problem with what Del Rio had to say. He has that right, but his employer also has their right to exercise punishment because those views are not consistent with the Commander’s and brings an unfavorable light to the team. No difference with Kaepernick, but obviously, people here judge you by what you say and do, not whether you have the right to express yourself.

  51. Shouldn’t matter if you agree with Del Rio 0.00% or 100.00%, in the country we USED to have he was free to speak his mind without fear of penalty (the extremes such as yelling “fire” in a movie theatre removed) or cancellation. I would prefer he made such comments OFF of company property, but we’ve had hundreds of players in recent years making political statements on property and $0.00 in penalties. Whats happened here to Del Rio is shameful. And the irony of someone like Ed Reed making such a non-free speech, aka a pro-fascist, comment. This is what happens when you have people without the proper education level (a whole other issue) making comments that they think their woke group-think “masters” will approve of. If Mr. Reed truly understood what he was saying (he understand that he thinks he disagrees with Del Rio about what happened on Jan 6th, perhaps misinformed of all the facts (pro and con), but still his right to disagree…but that shouldn’t be the point) about Mr. Del Rio’s right to free speech, the non-enslavement of speech, I truly hope he would never have said what he said.

  52. There’s only 1 way to solve this. Get the tree stump. Have old Jack take some walks while blindfolded. If he hurts himself so be it. It was deserved.

  53. The 1/6 committee has refused to release most of the video of the Capitol that day. I wonder why? What has been revealed by cell phone video is multiple people lined up at the busiest entrance 30 minutes before Trump was even done speaking. Many videos show them removing barricades and signs designed to thwart those who wanted to get close to the building. Why have many of the people on video encouraging the crowd to beach the Capitol not been arrested even though they have been identified? And why did Pelosi turn down Trump’s request for 10,000 national guard which he made days before when it was evident how big the crowd was going to be?

  54. The difference that Trumpites don’t talk about is that while some protests do turn problematic they weren’t led by the PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.ofA!

  55. There’s no way to equate the insurrection where people died to a dust up. The people who believe it was just a dust up need serious medical treatment.

  56. Go Ed Reed! Hate slimy Baltimore, but love Reed.

    Bout time people start calling out the racists, bigots and Fascists like Del Rio and all the others.

  57. The fact this is a “thing” shows how decadent, wasteful and spoiled a society we live in. Amazing. This is how Rome went, you know.

  58. Neither situation was good or justified or right. Del Rio shouldn’t be fined for expressing his own personal opinion, but if we’re playing this game of stupid, then the University of Miami needs to hit their “chief of staff” Ed Reed with a $100,000 fine for running his mouth and making the University look like a bunch of idiots. I know two wrongs don’t make a right, but if we’re going to get stupid, lets get uber stupid.

  59. LMAO – keep voting for dems and repubs America…they’ve led us to such a wonderful society.

  60. touchback6 says:
    June 11, 2022 at 8:59 pm
    Go Ed Reed! Hate slimy Baltimore, but love Reed.

    Bout time people start calling out the racists, bigots and Fascists like Del Rio and all the others.
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    Its about time people called out the cancellers and race baiters. The riots were worse and in several cities. The ‘dust up’ at the Capitol showed the country how their ‘leaders’ couldn’t answer tough questions or the door when angry people come a knocking.

  61. In this new Woke world it’s just as wrong for Reed to speak out against Del Rio as it was for Del Rio to speak out about January 6. Will Miami fine Reed? No.

  62. Ed Reed is exercising his liberal privilege.
    Public opinions are ridiculous.
    Our President is a pawn placeholder.

    So many sheep.

  63. Uhhh he has a right to say what he wants, regardless of whether you are for, or against it. You can always move to another country if you feel freedom of speech is something your mindset should be able to dictate upon all.

    Go Pound Sand Reed

  64. They can’t fire him for saying something that’s obviously very stupid. Why give the moron another platform? He’s killed the team’s chances of getting public money for a new stadium.

  65. Don’t think that Carlson is the only person who is “buoying Del Rio with support”…,most people see the wrong way Del Rio is being treated, even if they do not agree with his statement…and for that matter don’t too much like Tucker Carlson, either.

  66. For the people who do not seem to understand the significance of January 6th (you know, the ‘dust up’), can you explain to me why Trump’s cabinet – the ‘best people’ that HE APPOINTED – were discussing removing him from office (25th Amendment) right after January 6th? Why do you think they did that?????

  67. As I see it, both sides (BLM riots & 01/06 “Insurrectionists”) are wrong. The problem is that the “Insurrectionists” are the only ones being punished. We all know why this is the case, but if you point this out you will likely be vilified, tarred and feathered and transformed into a pariah.

    Remember, wrong is still wrong even if everyone is doing it and right is right even if nobody is doing it.

  68. I think most Ravens fans were calling for Ed Reed to retire towards the end of his career for a lack of production, they weren’t afforded that. You’ll always find people willing to come out of the wood work and kick someone while they’re down. I believe Keyshawn Johnson did the same to Jon Gruden. Everyone piling on Phil Mickelson in golf. I wouldn’t put too much into what one person says. Now if Del Rio would’ve come out and said that everyone who participated in the storming of the capital should be put to death I’m sure no one would’ve batted an eye. Again it all depends on optics and the lense that you see it through. If he would’ve been an employee of Fox News he would be propped up but since a part of a “liberal” thinking organization he’s been punished. Ya gotta know your audience these days. It’s the same way all these comedians are getting throw to the wolves for making trans jokes. If what you say is offensive to even one person you can be raked over the coals.

  69. mrbigass says:
    June 11, 2022 at 7:10 pm
    I disagree with the fine. That being said you cannot equate the BLM marches that some resulted in rioting and property damage with a planned attack on the capital to try and overthrow the government. The BLM rioters deserve to be arrested and charged and as we’ve seen the same with the mob that attacked the capital and now the planners and instigators also need to be charged. But calling these events the same is ludicrous…

    Sure it was planned as a set up from the left, I mean the police were opening the doors and inviting people in. Go watch the videos, not just the bs the news shows you

  70. What I remember about January 6 was that gas was around $2 a gallon. The good old days.

  71. touchback6 says:
    June 11, 2022 at 8:59 pm
    Go Ed Reed! Hate slimy Baltimore, but love Reed.

    Bout time people start calling out the racists, bigots and Fascists like Del Rio and all the others.
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    So where is Ed Reed on calling out people accused of sexual assaults? It has been the bigger headline and for much longer. Crickets.

  72. steelcitywhiner says:
    June 11, 2022 at 8:18 pm
    I guess for Sunday NFL watching, the pick-up driving, 6 pack of terrible Busch or Miller produced beer drinking, gun toting folks out here that the January 6th attempted overthrow of the government is fine and dandy?

    No wonder that some of you did not make it past high school law and civics…..

    …..and who are you?….someone who flings ad hominem attacks at people who he can’t agree with on political issues….by the way, if what alcohol someone drinks is how you place them on the intellectual pecking order, I have just finished my 2nd Heineken and will pour three fingers of Macallan 12 year old to finish my evening out….I hope those brands fall in your window of acceptance on the alcohol/intellect ratio.

  73. First off, there were over 25 people killed in BLM/Antifa riots. The claims for property damage set an insurance record. The 1 person killed at the Capitol was a Trump supporter by a BLM supporting cop who never filed a police report and wasn’t even interviewed.

    An insurrection when almost no one even brought a weapon? It was a cry to audit the election, which now that we have seen 2000 Mules, there is a good chance the election was stolen.

    Regardless, this is a political issue where people have different opinions. Del Rio was right about the media’s double standard and it is absurd that he got fined for this. When will any player on the left ever be fined for saying anything?

  74. NOW I KNOW why cartoons have went away, this stuff cracks me up. The off season is the best!

  75. There is something REALLY wrong with Ed Reed. Del Rio shouldn’t have been fined AT ALL. He spoke his opinion and said something slightly off. No reason to fine that. But that is the world we live in. The one where people want to crush other people to dust over every little thing.

  76. The “dust up” lasted about 4 hours. One person was killed (someone breaking in a window), a few items were looted. The Floyd riots around the country lasted about a month. Dozens and dozens of innocent people were murdered, hundreda injured and robbed. No comparison.

  77. So Ed, you feel like a big man to chime in on a free speech issue,but lack the Balls to call out the murder rate in the city you player your career in? Not to mention most of the murders are black on black. You don’t give a crap about your fellow man, just want to talk to be heard.

  78. Judging by the vote ratio Dems will be in big trouble at the polls… Yikes!

  79. We have a Congressional investigation and countless horror stories in the national media about January 6. We can’t even have a discussion about the riots, damage, destruction and bodily injury caused by the BLM riots. It’s forbidden to even bring it up without being labeled racist. It’s like the election, even utter the phrase election fraud and you’re cancelled. Welcome to America. The land of no bail and the home of the woke.

  80. It used to be that it was important to protect the speech we most disagreed with.

    Now it’s changed. You are only allowed to have the “right opinion”.

    If you don’t believe the “right thing” and say the “right things” you will be bullied, harassed and now apparently fined until you “believe”.

    Indoctrination 101

  81. Where was this energy Ed when they were burning cities down after Trump was elected? Bet silent as a mouse.

  82. Didn’t the BLM/Antifa / George Floyd riots last over two weeks and cause an estimated $2 billion in damages (some estimates are up to $8B), over 4000 businesses damaged or destroyed, over 700 police officers injured, 20 civilians killed.

    The Jan 6th riot at the capitol was a 1/2 day event, 1 govt bldg damaged (did approx $1.5m damages), 114 officers injured, 1 killed.

    I don’t condone either of these protests-turned-riots. It is, however, important to remember the vastly different scale of destruction the Floyd rioting caused.

  83. Del Rio made a mistake.
    But January 6th was an attempted coup.
    I don’t like BLM riots but that is not as serious as January 6th.

  84. People seem to have selective memory. There was plenty of outrage over the riots that took place in 2020. If you are going to contend that attacking law enforcement, destroying property, and causing deaths was wrong during the 2020 riots then it was certainly wrong on Jan 6.

  85. Regardless of this latest distraction, I hope everyone loses their guns on both sides.

  86. Too late for Del Rio. He’ll be labeled as a racist and his coaching career will be over. That’s America 2022.

  87. selective outrage
    .
    perhaps you should be fined for suggesting del rio be fined when it’s none of your business. better yet, perhapsyou should lose your job… that’s truly where these things intend to go, right
    .

  88. The NFL didnt fine players who got carried away and said unreasonable things supporting BLM and adjacent protests which often turned violent and destructive.

    Im no fan of anything that happened on Jan 6th. But I see a double standard.

  89. I think we should fine anyone who wants to cancel someone for their opinion $100,000. That might actually do some good.

  90. It’s not a violation of your free speech if your employer fines you for something you said.

  91. proraven says:
    June 11, 2022 at 7:01 pm
    Believe it or not, it is possible to want BLM rioters who burned down local businesses AND the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol to ALL face legal consequences. When did we become such a whataboutism society

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    Agreed. So why are Congress not doing anything to prosecute the BLM rioters?

  92. I can’t wait till Ed Reed posts his picks for the November election.
    His opinion really matters.

  93. ghjjf says:
    June 12, 2022 at 12:34 am
    People seem to have selective memory. There was plenty of outrage over the riots that took place in 2020. If you are going to contend that attacking law enforcement, destroying property, and causing deaths was wrong during the 2020 riots then it was certainly wrong on Jan 6.

    ———————

    I don’t remember seeing hearings in those riots. You know the ones you mention that occurred more than a year before January 6th….. or did I miss something?

    Didn’t think so.

  94. Oh I get it now, it’s ok and you support Colin Kap for speaking his mind but when coach Del speaks his mind its not ok???
    So many double standards its disgusting

  95. letsgobrandon says:
    June 11, 2022 at 8:13 pm
    If you don’t like what you hear, quit listening. Let’s keep free speech.

    That strategy seems to be working for most MAGA. Especially when it comes to facts.

  96. Ed Reed should worry more about where Ray Lewis hid his white suite than what Jack Del Said.

  97. After over 3 years of Russian collusion and millions of dollars wasted on Mueller’s witch hunt all brought to you by the Clinton campaign, the dem party, Washington deep state and the corrupt media, those same people dismiss out of hand the thought of any impropriety in the 2020 election. You would have to be an idiot to believe them. While the riot (not insurrection) in Washington was terrible, it was more than likely allowed to happen by Pelosi (by not calling on the National Guard – which Trump had already authorized – to proactively protect the Capitol).

  98. The fact that Ed Reed would offer this gives credibility as to why Del Rio is spot on in his comments. Ed Reed is a lowlife of lowlifes.

  99. People seem to have selective memory. There was plenty of outrage over the riots that took place in 2020. If you are going to contend that attacking law enforcement, destroying property, and causing deaths was wrong during the 2020 riots then it was certainly wrong on Jan 6.
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    WRONG. The outrage is blatantly disproportionate and the seriousness of the events in 2020 to January 6 are incomparable.

  100. So no one in the NFL really has an issue with a potential serial predator setting the market and being courted but a clean assistant coach getting upset over biased media coverage is where we draw the line? Man, I really hate what we’ve become.

  101. People equating the BLM protests to a sitting president trying to overturn a valid American election, sponsoring an attack on the US Capital and basically attempting a coup d’etat so he could remain in power are so beyond missing the boat, it’s almost beyond belief.

  102. Sorry Ed love you as player but haven’t you heard of freedom of speech

  103. I live about halfway between Minneapolis and Kenosha, compared to those two events, Jan. 6 WAS a minor dustup.

  104. BLM spent a week trying to burn down the FEDERAL Courthouse building in Portland. A guy in a Buffalo hat strolled into the Capital, a FEDERAL building in DC. The Courthouse had a fence around it, the Capital had employees opening the doors for people on Jan. 6th.
    Del Rio spoke his opinion of what happened. If they want to fine him because political opinions have no place in football, I’d agree. But the man who fined him, Rivera, made a public denouncement of Del Rio’s opinion THEN gave his own political opinion which was the opposite of Del Rio’s. Fine them both for doing the same thing, or don’t fine either. Fair is fair. Well, it should be.

  105. I would say that at least 80% of people that cite Freedom of Speech in their arguments have little or no idea what it actually means.

  106. tedmurph says:
    June 12, 2022 at 8:54 pm
    I would say that at least 80% of people that cite Freedom of Speech in their arguments have little or no idea what it actually means.
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    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

  107. You guys remember when Knowshon Moreno hurdled Ed Reed and Made him look like a clown? My favorite ed reed memory.

  108. spielman54moore84 says:
    June 12, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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    You understand that the First Amendment restrains only the government, right?

  109. flamintables716 says: June 11, 2022 at 10:51 pm I don’t condone either of these protests-turned-riots. It is, however, important to remember the vastly different scale of destruction the Floyd rioting caused. =================== No. You don’t need to remember the vastly different scale of destruction. Respectfully, we’re doing something completely wrong if we’re measuring the level of destruction between violence. Not to mention, there’s an argument to be made you cannot truly measure the intrinsic value the insurrection had on democracy. Both on an economical and social level (more specifically the latter). The only thing gained by comparing destructive value is if the exercise is to justify one over the other.

  110. It’s sad that people think Freedom of Speech is just the 1st Amendment.

    Freedom of speech is the cornerstone of democracy. It’s an idea and a principle not just a legal definition in regard to the US constitution.

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