http://www.deadspin.com/sports/nfl/to-tried-to-kill-himself-203550.php . How would you feel if an entire city hated you? Can you imagine that? This guy has been getting a totall bum rap by us here in Philly and I could cry when I think about how he might feel. Here is a guy who is all about playing football and he does it incredibly well.. but he isn’t great at dealing with the media.
First of all, think about what happened. We all say he was pigheaded to ask for a raise. Was he? Have you ever asked your boss for a raise? He had a contract? How many NFL contracts are fair to the player and the team? Most of them allow the team to fire you at will.. so you can’t ask for a raise? The Eagles should ahve given it to him. He certainly deserved it.. look at his play in the superbowl! A game that they would not have been in w/o him. Some say a raise would have made other players want one. How hard would it be to tell Rod Hood “yea.. play like T.O. and then come back and we’ll talk”? T.O. was a superstar and within the team he should have been treated like one.
And the TO/Donovan deal.. that stuff 10 years ago was always settled in the locker room and kept there. It was Donavan and the teams fault that it all got out into the media.
Fact is, this guy is an amazing football player and we should jude him on that and that alone.