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tduecen
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Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
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Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva chose to cover the name of police shooting victim Antwon Rose Jr. on the back of his helmet during Pittsburgh's game against the Giants on Monday. Villanueva chose instead to write the name Alwyn Cashe, a veteran who died during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2005.

As the NFL has allowed players to wear helmet decals honoring the victims of systemic racism, the Steelers decided as a team to honor Rose -- a Black teenager shot in the back by a white police officer in Pittsburgh in 2018 after he ran from a vehicle that was pulled over -- for the entirety of the season. The now-former East Pittsburgh officer was charged with murder, but a jury found him not guilty in March 2019.

Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan, decided to break from the team and replace Rose's name with Cashe's, a Sgt. 1st Class who died after trying to rescue soldiers from a burning vehicle in Iraq. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he approved of his player's decision.




lsufball19
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
The dude is a West Point grad and served 3 tours. It won't go well for anyone that calls him out for honoring a fallen soldier


TheeRealCarolina
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
That man is a national treasure. Got a good looking wife and (had) a cute baby.


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Olric
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
He must be trying to get away from the Steelers...this is the second time he's broken off from the team to do something like this and its awesome


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LooseCannon22282
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
Good for him.

anyone who has a problem with this is a true piece of shite.


sms151t
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
This one I don’t have any issue with like the Anthem thing.


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Fun Bunch
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
So what’s the real story on this good boy Antwone Rose? Why wasn’t the officer convicted?


FoodExit
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
I wish I could give this 100 up votes!


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A Menace to Sobriety
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
Great gesture by a great guy.

Only bad thing here is he'll probably be cancelled anyway.


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OleWar
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
Needs to made Commissioner of the NFL.


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CaptainBrannigan
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
Steelers should cut him. He is selfish, not a team guy.


Ed Osteen
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
Nobody is going to call him out and rightfully so


boXerrumble
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he approved of his player's decision.


Thats my head coach


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CobraCommander83
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
Hell yeah. He didn’t bend the knee like that guy in New Orleans did.


SoDakHawk
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
This is what real heroes look like. Props to him. Need more like him.


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indytiger
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
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Nobody is going to call him out and rightfully so


I'd love for one of his teammates to try. He's a 6'9 320 lb Ranger who deployed 3 times.

A year ago when the whole team decided to boycott the anthem, he was the only one who came out on the field. A true American.


htran90
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
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Nobody is going to call him out and rightfully so



LINK /

mother of Antwon Rose did


lsufball19
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re: Steelers Offensive Lineman Alejandro Villanueva decides to honor military vet on helmet
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A year ago when the whole team decided to boycott the anthem, he was the only one who came out on the field. A true American.


Sort of. He did come out but stayed in the tunnel because he didn't want to appear as if he was trying to show up the team. Of course, the cameras panned to him and then he later apologized because he said he was trying to not be seen. The plan was and he thought he would be standing with the captains (so as not to draw attention to himself) who were also in the tunnel but found himself out in front of them, appearing alone.

Appears to be an awesome guy. Glad we had guys like him serving our country and leading our troops.

LINK


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CGSC Lobotomy
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I have nothing against vets, but frick you combat veteran for honoring a Soldier you lost in battle over my son. REEEEEEEEE


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lsufanva
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mother of Antwon Rose


Woe is fricking me. No one cares about you lady.


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