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Whitlock's Safety Tips For Pro Athletes

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    In today's Fox Sports column Whitlock as public service provides some safety tips for today's pro athletes. Its a pretty complete list but I figured as a group we could add some more:

    Here is Whitlocks list:

    9. Removing Sean Taylor from the equation, I'd like to address the growing sentiment among black professional athletes that they are targets of criminals.

    People with lots of material possessions — regardless of their color and occupation — are targets of criminals.

    If an athlete feels particularly vulnerable, there are precautions he can take that are far more effective than carrying a semi-automatic weapon and travelling with a large posse:

    Put your money in the bank. Do not walk around with large sums of cash. Never stuff thousands of dollar bills in a trash bag and head to a strip club.

    Do not invest in large platinum or gold chains that draw attention to you. Diamond-studded watches are not a good idea, either. And neither are gold fronts. If you are headed to a nightclub in a neighborhood with $80,000 homes and you're wearing $100,000 in jewelry, turn around, go home and make it a Blockbuster night.

    When you are out in public, tell your friends to keep your name out of their mouths. More fights could be prevented if this phrase was outlawed at all clubs: "Do you know who that is?"

    If you insist on "tricking out" every car you own, don't ride through poor, working-class neighborhoods flossing your new 22s.

    In conclusion, don't paint a bull's-eye on your back. It's disrespectful to flash your wealth and privilege in front of people who have neither. Try to blend into the crowd rather than make yourself the focus of attention
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    - If you have to be with a ho wear a jimmy cap

    - never put 22's on a Taurus

  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Boomer, I'm all for you rattling the cage, but do we have to give this clown any more attention than he deserves?

    Anything he gets is more than he deserves.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    BYH my good friend we don't differ on much but in this case we do. I happen to enjoy Whitlock's work.
  5. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    I ask only because I'm old, I'm white and I live in Indiana:

    Does this really happen?
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Try typing Pacman Jones into teh google...
  7. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    He put the money in a goddamn trash bag?
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

  9. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Stellar. You can take the man out of West Virginia ...
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Pretty much.
  11. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    Those crunk habits were developed in Atlanta
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

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