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Sat Dec 6, 2014, 01:21 AM

Jets' Sheldon Richardson stands by his comment that Ferguson cop Darren Wilson is a 'pig'

FLORHAM PARK -- Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, one of the team's biggest stars, did not back down Thursday from his comment that Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson is a "pig."

Richardson made the remark on his Twitter account Nov. 24, after a grand jury did not indict Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old.

Richardson was further infuriated by another grand jury, on Wednesday, not indicting a New York City police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, for applying a banned chokehold to Eric Garner in Staten Island. Garner, who was also unarmed, died shortly thereafter.

"Don't get the word pig wrong," said Richardson, a second-year pro from St. Louis, which is right next to Ferguson. "I meant that, but don't take away from my message."

What was his message?

"A guy got murdered and guy got off for it," Richardson said. "It's just that simple. It just happened here in New York, too, so it's not just in St. Louis. It's getting where it's pretty bad everywhere now. So much for the justice system."

Richardson clarified that his "pig" comment was not a blanket statement about all cops.

"I've got friends who are cops," he said. "They laughed about it. They said, 'I can't believe you actually said it on your social media.' That's about it. It was referring to one guy. If you want to take it personal or make it personal, you know where I work at."

Richardson said he is not afraid about speaking his mind regarding these cases.

"Why would I be?" he said. "It's just words. The actions are being done by the police officers who I feel like are doing wrong. You're supposed to protect and serve, but you're out killing people."

http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2014/12/jets_sheldon_richardson_stands_by_his_comment_that_ferguson_cop_darren_wilson_is_a_pig.html

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Reply Jets' Sheldon Richardson stands by his comment that Ferguson cop Darren Wilson is a 'pig' (Original post)
damnedifIknow Dec 2014 OP
Arcanetrance Dec 2014 #1
damnedifIknow Dec 2014 #5
daleanime Dec 2014 #8
KingCharlemagne Dec 2014 #2
alcibiades_mystery Dec 2014 #3
Cha Dec 2014 #7
Man from Pickens Dec 2014 #4
brush Dec 2014 #12
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2014 #6
billhicks76 Dec 2014 #9
A Simple Game Dec 2014 #11
KMOD Dec 2014 #10

Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 01:27 AM

1. As a Jets fan I support Richardson and hope he continues to speak out

Screw the people telling him to shut up and play the game

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 01:44 AM

5. Calls it like he sees it

Can't fault him for that at least not to his face. Big dude.

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 02:54 AM

8. Definitely.....

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 01:28 AM

2. Thanks for posting. - nt

 

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 01:29 AM

3. "You know where I work at."

 



A message for the racist shitheads.



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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 02:37 AM

7. That's him? Wow.. wondered what he looked like. DWilson & DPantaleo are Killer Pigs and any

other killer who's a cop.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 01:32 AM

4. stop

 

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Response to Man from Pickens (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 09:30 AM

12. That's funny, but c'mon . . .

This is supposed to be a serious thread.

Stop disrupting it with laughter.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 02:23 AM

6. I remember when cops tried to claim "pig" stood for "Pride Integrty and Guts"....

 

Didn't work....





I'm old enough to remember people slapping "Got Bacon?" stickers on cop cars.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 03:48 AM

9. Shit Is Getting Crazy

 

People are paying attention for once. I guess after so many dead kids even the major media can't suppress what's happening to poor people.

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 04:09 AM

11. Let's hope the pressure keeps up until something is actually done about the problem.

This is what needs to happen, more and more celebrities speaking up and keeping the focus on the problem. That and the protests.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 04:07 AM

10. I love big Shelly!

 

Good on him!

Not much solace as a Jets fan this year, so I'll at least take this.

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