Originally Posted by SkinsandTerps
Being a knucklehead and being a thug are not even close to the same thing. Not to mention I have a feeling that you don't even know that mafia gangsters are called thugs...he was very far from that lifestyle.
Should I go on ? You are far off base here. Hate the Redskins all you want. That has nothing to do with this situation...and no...Dexter Manley was not a thug either. He was an idiot and a drug addict.
Your premise of his previous life and fiancee are off also. Geez.
Being a skins fan, I don't expect you to agree and I couldn't care less that you don't. To me, it was clear that he was living a thug lifestyle for a few years. There were pictures and stories of it everywhere. It may have been a front as he was trying to create a image that he thought would somehow benefit his career but it was out there. A short while before his death, there was a story out there that he and his boys chased down some guys they thought stole his ATVs and Taylor put a gun in one of their faces while the others were threatened with baseball bats. To me, thats being a thug and thats surrounding yourself with thugs. Maybe that story wasn't true but thats the kind of stuff that was out there on him. As the post above points out, the guys that killed him were actually friends of his cousin. I would say they were thugs and they were invited to his party. That just further makes my point about who he was surrounding himself with.
I stated that it seemed he had turned his life around in those final months and he was lighting it up on the field. It sucks what happened and he didn't deserve it, but I live in the real world. Whats true is true and I don't sugarcoat it because a tragedy happened.