Donte Whitner Is Not The Problem

By NFLSportChannel
for NFLSportChannel.com

Published: April 14, 2009

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... the life of a member of our family, is being legitimately threatened?

“My cousin’s out there, and they’ve got guns." 

That's what the police report states Donte Whitner said to a police officer before he was handcuffed, tasered, and arrested outside the House of Blues in Cleveland.  

We know that Whitner is 23 years old and, like all NFL stars, has been catered to his entire life. He lives in the world of the NFL, not in Regular Peopleville. When he was drafted, character and leadership were the qualities that Bills brass said made him their choice.  

You see, fans are regular people, and the character and leadership it takes to be a leader among laypeople is not the same as that necessary in an NFL locker room. Here, empathy is important, while sympathy is not.  

It may be depressing, but NFL players get arrested at 3 a.m. outside of clubs, and they make decisions and take actions ...

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