Chad "Ochocinco" John reportedly trying out for the BC Lions

No. Montreal released Phillips when he was accused of roughing up his GF in Montreal and picked up by Barker. His violence problems became a problem after Montreal signed him.

Surprise surprise, we have a difference of opinion.

Of the teams in the CFL, it seems like the most likely landing spot for a former NFLer is Toronto or Montreal. Look at guys Popp has brought in to camp in the past - Dominic Rhodes, Ahman Green, Phillips, and Jerry Porter. So it's not surprising he'd have interest in another former big name NFL guy. But those other names are proof that a big name former NFLer that Popp brings in faces long odds to make the team. If Popp is serious about bringing him in for a look and if Johnson has learned from his spousal assault charge, gotten his head straight and smartened up, he could still be a valuable addition. A lot of ifs to first overcome though.

Wrong. He was suspended at Nebraska in 1995 for assaulting a woman on the basketball team. In 1996 with St. Louis he spent 23 days in jail. Again in 1999 when he was with the Dolphins more assault charges.

His violence problems were well documented before Popp brought him to Montreal.

Because you can't take off your privilege goggles and understand that hating someone based on their sexual orientation exists on the same continuum as violence towards that same person. They aren't the same, but they are related, and mutually informative. That "difference of opinion" has devastating consequences for LGBT folk every day. But hey, I guess in your world of heterosexual, probably white male privilege, everything can be just a difference of opinion, right? Not like people's lives are actually affected... :lol: :roll:

Get out there and see the world that exists. Talk to someone who's been the victim of anti-gay violence and tell me that someone isn't going to make a connection between homophobic comments online and the culture of hate that surrounds him/her. I challenge you: take off those privilege goggles, push yourself as a person. Have the courage to grow.

There's a difference between hate and assault.

Hate can last a lifetime.

Assault ... well in the case of this potential first rd NFL draft pick just charged with 1 count aggravated assault and 2 counts assault and battery -

If found guilty, he could face up to 93 days in jail or a fine of up to $500.

Racism and stereotypical comments are allowed if directed towards whites? if that, or any other comment of a similar nature were directed towards blacks, Asian or whatever, you'd be banned.

I hope a banning comes your way soon, racist.

The direction this conversation is going couldn't help but remind me of this. (the violence references this reporter makes really does resonate unfortunately)

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I know football can be a violent game, it's too bad it does seem to be home to so many violent individuals though.

Just heard on TSN that Johnson is now on the Als' neg list.

But ya doesn't have to call me Johnson :roll: :cowboy:

Is the Circus coming to Montreal????? :roll: :roll: :stuck_out_tongue: :roll: :roll: Quarte vingt cing !!!!! :lol:

Classic! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

....Well you can call me Johnny...or you can call me Sonny...but ya doesn't has to call me Johnson.... :lol: wow are we digging in the past.. :lol: Hard to believe,this was from 1978...a mere 36 yrs ago!!!! :) Well you can call me Ray or you can call me Jay or you can call me.... :lol:
papazoola wrote: wow are we digging in the past.. :lol:
yes, we are creeping up on old now... :|

"Now you can call me Ray, or you can call me J, or you can call me Johnny, or you can call me Sonny, or you can call me Junie, or you can call me Junior; now you can call me Ray J, or you can call me RJ, or you can call me RJJ, or you can call me RJJ Jr, but you doesn't hasta call me Johnson!"