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Drew Brees Is Upset With New Orleans After Will Smith Murder
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Saints QB Drew Brees was on WWL Radio Monday sharing his thoughts on the death of teammate Will Smith who was shot and killed over the weekend following a minor car accident. Brees is upset with the city of New Orleans and how people are treated...
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“You know, there were so many emotions when I first heard what happened. And I’ll be honest with you, part of my emotions was I was angry. I was sad for New Orleans, and I also was angry at New Orleans. Because I feel like this is a problem that’s been around for a long time. And it’s not just New Orleans, it’s nationwide. It’s worldwide. It’s the way that people treat people. And somehow along the way, we’ve all become desensitized to the fact that this stuff happens every day and it’s OK, or we can kind of just move on from it as if it’s gonna happen and it’s part of the way things are and there’s nothing we can really do about it. And listen, it’s overwhelming.

“And it’s not an easy process and it’s not an overnight fix. But that is something we can all band together and we can find ways to make sure that these young men know that there is hope. They do have opportunity. There are people that care about them. So they don’t have to feel like this is their only option. Because I feel like in a majority of these cases, these acts of violence and gun violence happen because these young men feel like they have no other option, and they don’t have any regard for the life they’re about to take or their own lives, or the consequences of it. I think we all need to take a really hard look at that.”
You can hear the whole interview here.

(Yardbarker)


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I think a lot of people misinterpret what he said. He didn't denounce guns at all, he specifically talked about the opportunities the folks that are doing the shootings have.
Reply80 months
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It's time to give up the guns. I hope Bernie can start instituting some roundup programs when he is elected. frick this shite.
Reply80 months
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Yeah, blame them bad old guns and totally avoid facing up to what the REAL problem(s) is. [rolleyes] As far as Bernie, I'd rather vote in Putin.
80 months
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Yeah because criminals will gladly give up their guns. I mean, they obey the law and all, you know, since they're criminals. All the while, the people who do obey the law are left unarmed. Yeah makes perfect sense to me.
80 months
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@genuineLSUtiger You are a genunineAssHat. "The right to bear arms shall not be infringed" according to the US constitution. Please give up your USA citizenship and go to another country that does not support gun rights.
80 months
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Coming from a man who lives on a private street.....
Reply80 months
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Brees has to live in a private community chief. With the money he has, Every thug in NOLA would be lined up down his street waiting in line at the opportunity to hook wink him when he is taking the trash out.
80 months
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Seriously? If you had his money and status, you're telling me you'd live in the lower ninth? Gimme a break.
80 months
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He doesn't live on a private street. He lives on Audubon St., not Audubon Place.
80 months
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He has the celebrity status and respect to initiate programs or movements to fight this problem. Yes we are all pissed but he could be a leader in an effort to rally a movement to combat the problems of crime in NOLA.
Reply80 months
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Do you know anything about Brees at all? He's very active in the community.
80 months
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Yes I do know what all he does and all the more reason he could be an excellent ambassador to start some type of movement to get the support of all concerned residents of NOLA.
80 months
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Brees has mastered the obvious. I don't see him volunteering to live among the regular folks, though. Easy for him to say there's hope out there. Save your platitudes, Breezy.
Reply80 months
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Gun violence isn't a problem with people as a whole. It's a problem with a certain subset of people with an abundance of melanin.
Reply80 months
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Better than SP's "I hate guns" rant. Drew is a class act & I agree.....we are too accepting of violence now.
Reply80 months
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Well said.
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