Making a Mockery

Friday, June 03, 2005

Do you ever wonder what happened to honesty and integrity?

I sure do. I read the papers and see articles documenting the extinction of such values. For I read: "(Terrell) Owens stood by his desire to renegotiate his contract Thursday, telling Comcast SportsNet for a TV interview that he deserved more money." Just to refresh everyone's memory, T.O. signed a year ago a 7 year 50 million dollar contract. Twelve months later he believes he is under paid and is holding out. Aren't most people underpaid? But here is where I think it gets ridiculous. Owens is mad because he believes he is owed more even though he signed a contract. A contract is a deal or a promise. Mr. Owens is teaching young people today that a contract or a promise doesn't need to be adhered to. Owens is displaying a shining example of how if you decide you don't want to keep your word you don't have to. Where is T.O.'s integrity and honesty?

Here are just a few quotes from T.O. on this subject:
"Like I always said, if I'm one of the top players in the game, pay me like I'm one of the top players in the game," Owens told the station. "That's not being selfish. That's not being greedy. Right is right and wrong is wrong."

"It doesn't matter what people say about me, whether it's in Philly, or in San Francisco, all across the world," he said. "They can believe what they want to believe, but I know in my heart what I'm doing is right. "

"I don't have to play football. I don't have to play for the Eagles. It doesn't matter what any of my teammates have said about me. That doesn't matter to me. All that matters to me right now is my family."

"Right is right and wrong is wrong." So is adhering to a contract you signed is wrong? In my opinion the Eagles should fire you just as if you were a normal employee and not some over paid athlete.

One More Letter from Henri V

Bonjour Robert
How are you ?
I read some of the page of the web site of your son about to give organs.
Perhaps you know one of my grandsons has been operated to his kidneys just
at his birth; I am aware he could need to have another organ a day in his
life, and even that it is something that can happen to everybody at all
moment of the life.
I did not look at all, because I do not really appreciate the style of this
web site to talk about that, because of my own sensitivity, it is not a
critic perhaps the others people appreciate it very well, just something is
not well for me in the atmosphere of the pages. I saw your photos the 23 or
13 september and I have some things to comment, to express, but only to you,
in front of you.
And I didn't find words about the stem cells researches that is interesting
ways to explore to make progress to help to rebuilt organs by themselves. It
is a long subject of conversation to develop and I would prefer to talk
about that to you near you if you are interested to speak with me about
See you soon.
Henri V

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