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Sports Medley: First Nominations for The Cris Carter Scumbag of the Year
Award 9 Nov 15
by Tony Medley
This award, whose namesake encouraged NFL rookies at the 2014 NFL Rookie
Symposium to “get a fall guy” to take responsibility for all the
reprehensible acts they would commit during their time in the NFL, got some
impressive nominees last weekend:
6-4, 278 lb. Dallas Defensive end who attacked and beat his
girlfriend, 110 lb. Nicole Holder, unmercifully in 2014, threatening her with
death and beating her and throwing her on a futon full of weapons.
Hardy was first convicted but when he appealed the case was thrown
out when Holder failed to appear to testify, probably out of fear of
what Hardy would have done to her. Now the shocking pictures of the
abuse he inflicted on Holder have come out showing what a heartless
brute this creature is.
Dallas Cowboys President who hired Hardy to play for Dallas when
nobody else would touch him with a ten foot pole. All Jones cares
about is winning and he’ll do it with players who beat their women
senseless if they are not yet incarcerated.
St. Louis Rams defensive back who illegally attacked Minnesota
quarterback Terry Bridgewater as Bridgewater was well into his
slide, which makes him untouchable. Undaunted, Joyner hit him so
hard and brutally that Bridgewater was knocked unconscious with a
concussion. The Rams’ defensive coordinator is Greg Williams who is
infamous for being the mastermind behind the Bountygate Scandal when
he was with New Orleans that paid players who knocked rivals out of
the game. Rams’ coach Jeff Fisher was unimpressed with the
seriousness of Bridgewater’s injury, saying that he’s not the first
quarterback to be hit going into a slide and won’t be the last,
pretty much confirming that the hit was intentional and that there
will be more like it in future Rams games.
Denver Broncos cornerback who blindsided Indianapolis tight end
Dwayne Allen while Allen was dealing with a different Broncos player
sticking his finger through Allen’s mask straight into his eye. What
kind of lowlife attacks someone out of the blue by
trying to blind him? Talib then compounded the felony by lying about
it, claiming he was just trying to push him in the helmut, a claim
refuted by the replay that shows him attacking Allen with his two
fingers extended aiming for his eye. If I were District Attorney in
Indianapolis, I’d indict him for felonious assault with intent to
cause great bodily harm. But at the least Talib should be suspended
for a year if not for life (I’d kick him out for life; I don’t want
someone like this playing in my league). But the NFL only suspended
him for one game. Next to Hardy, this guy is the leading contender
for the Carter Award at this stage of the game. But the NFL season
is still young, and the league is teeming with callous thugs who are
highly qualified to contend for the award.