Your Mama is a HO
Is your mother a prostitute? That is the question.
If you follow sports at all I'm sure you've heard about this issue by now. Apparently Jeff Ireland, General Manager of the Miami Dolphins, asked Dez Bryant whether or not his mother was a prostitute during an interview with the much troubled WR out of Oklahoma St.
Here is the article that was first reported by Yahoo sports yesterday.
Now I'm certainly one who thinks that this country has been pussified and that nobody can say what they feel anymore less it be deemed insensitive and that it may hurt somebody's feelings. Now I can see where in certain instances perhaps sensitivity is the appropriate course of action, or maybe the better course is to not say anything period, and I can see where this might be a major fuck up in some sort of corporate environment, or work related function, but when it comes down to either the entertainment industry or professional sports, sensitivity does not apply.
Was the question in poor interest? Probably? Should the whole country be up in arms because of this? I think not.
This is the National Football League. This is a team doing it's research to draft a player directly from college and they are going to give him $30 million of guaranteed money. The chance this kid succeeds and the team gets its return on investment is maybe 50% at best, I think the team has a right to pry and research and investigate the potential player in any way they see fit.
And the bottom line is that Dez Bryant's mom bore him at fifteen years old, she has admitted to being a crack addict on and off for the past twenty years, she has spent time in prison for drug related offenses, she did abandon Dez multiple times as a child, yet Ireland is not allowed to ask Bryant any questions about his upbringing including whether or not his mom was a HO?
This should be a non-issue. I'm going to pay you $30Million than I can ask you any question I want. You don't like it tough shit. You can't handle a General Manager asking you questions like this, what are you going to do on Sunday when the opposing teams starting CB is standing across the line of scrimmage screaming that your mama is a Ho?
Now Ireland came out with the tough question but apparently 27 other teams agreed because Bryant, a top five rated player, fell all the way to #27 where he was picked up by the renegade Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys. You want to be in the big boy league, in the big boy city, you better be ready for the big boy tough questions.
Miss you and thinking about you baby.