Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Shame on Karl Malone

I don't have much to say about this story out of Buffalo, but I didn't want it to slip through the cracks.

A young man by the name of Demetrius Bell was drafted out of Northwestern State by the Buffalo Bills in the 7th round to potentially play tackle for them.

Bell's father is NBA Legend Karl Malone, yet they barely know each other. What's worse is that Bell's mother was allegedly only 13 when Malone impregnated her as a sophomore in college.

I'll let you read the story for more details. I just want to say how sorry a guy like Karl Malone is to not take care of his kids. I also wanted to bring this story to light because it's not just the "hip-hop" influenced athletes who are terrible fathers, Karl Malone is one of the biggest rednecks in sports.

Yet, he's always had issues with taking care of his children. If this was Travis Henry (someone I've picked on throughout the years), this story would be on's front page. Since its Malone, the story is invisible.

This, along with the Roger Clemens fiasco, would have people outraged if the offenders fit the profile of the typical black athlete. Since Malone and Clemens clearly aren't, the mainstream media gatekeepers are pushing these stories to the backburners. Shame on them too.

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