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Topic: Former NFL player Terreal Bierria of the Seattle Seahawks booked with murde

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Subject: Former NFL player Terreal Bierria of the Seattle Seahawks booked with murde
Date Posted: 10/22/2009 7:29 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/23/2009 12:07 PM ET
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Good grief.  It seems often that NFL players get arrested for DUI's.  Now they are being arrested for murder.  (Donte Stallworth, etc.)  What is up with this? 

Date Posted: 11/12/2009 1:28 PM ET
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Well, in all fairness Bierria has been out of the league for almost 5 years, so it's not like he was an active player. Tagging him as a 'former NFL player', while accurate, is cheap sensationalism on the part of the media IMO. (Really, if he had been 5 years removed from working for UPS or Wal-Mart would that lead the headline? I don't think so).

And an unfortunate DUI manslaughter situation is not equatable to a first-degree murder charge in my opinion. Hundreds (if not thousands) of people get arrested for DUI everyday in this country. I don't think NFL players get arrested at a higher rate than the average populous as much as it is that they are put under a microscope. Not defending DUI at all, just pointing out it's not like they're doing something 'unique' in that regard.



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