Saturday, May 24, 2008

Joey Porter Sounds Off on Spygate...News?

Joey Porter thinks the Patriots deserve a bigger penalty. La la la la la. That's just great, coming from such a viable source.

We all know Joey Porter is a soft-spoken guy, who never wears his heart on his sleeve, who never trash talks. When Joey Porter says something, we should listen, because he's such a standup guy.

And yet...this qualifies as a top headline on ESPN. Add Porter to the list of players more popular at ESPN than on his own team. In case you're interested, here's a piece of his words:

"They [the Patriots] cheated, there should be an asterisk. They cheated and they got caught," the All-Pro linebacker, who spent eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers before joining Miami in free agency last season, said in an interview on "NFL Live."

"Why, if you have nothing to hide, would you destroy [the evidence]? That's how I've looked at it from the beginning. Why destroy something that doesn't have to be destroyed? Let everyone know what was on the tapes. Why would you destroy them so fast?"

"They went from zero to 60 overnight and [Belichick] went from a good coach to a great great coach and he got caught cheating," Porter said on "NFL Live."

Well if it was said on NFL Live, then we should all have our ears perked.

In all seriousness, though, I think it's time to put an end to Spygate. Bill Belichick should be suspended for a year (what he should have gotten last year) and we can all move on. The penalty they got truly was a slap on the wrist...there's an easy way to kill the story. Actually apply a real penalty!

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