Tuesday, April 03, 2016

I like pro football, you know. I hope you do also.

The draft, this year, I didn’t watch. The primaries, and the votes and all that sort of stuff. Got in the way. There is NASCAR too. Anyway, I did catch some news of the draft and the folks were speculating about a player losing seven million for past indiscretions. Seemed fair, I suppose, considering the amount of money involved and the chance they were taking putting that person on to the Dolphins.

This morning, voting day in IN. I naturally let slip the blog to the back burner. So while I was wading through the tales I might tell, and the news I might bring, an article caught me by surprise.

The Kansas City Chiefs. Yeah, they haven’t dropped out of the league yet. Mores the pity. They took their turn at the draft.

One of their picks:

WICHITA, Kan — The sports world is still buzzing about the Kansas City Chief’s controversial draft pick Tyreek Hill.

He is still on probation for a domestic violence incident involving his pregnant girlfriend.

Tyreek Hill is an amazing receiver as well as punt and kick returner. He played for two years at Garden City Community College before going to Oklahoma State. But he was kicked off the team there for a domestic violence arrest.

While Tyreek Hill was playing for Oklahoma State Stillwater Police report he was arrested for punching his then girlfriend in the face and the stomach. The woman was two months pregnant with Hill’s child. Police also say he choked her.

Hill pleaded guilty last August, paid a fine was given three year’s probation.

The writer makes hash of the article. It seems simple enough, but the writer makes it seem the man had forty-eleven charges brought against him. Love children and shotguns go together very well, and the thing called child support and the window dressing called alimony.

And young men are always surprised that kids follow you all life long. Dreadful. A very confusing time of life, that time of opportunity.  Short lived, mores the pity.

Enough to make a fellow cry.


From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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