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Old 03-18-2008, 05:02 PM   #1
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Rev. Sharpton wants NFL to cancel Canton's NFL Hall of Fame football game

CANTON -- The Cleveland office of the National Action Network will ask NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to cancel the Aug. 3 NFL Hall of of Fame game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Redskins.
NAN President, the Rev. Al Sharpton, said the cancellation request is in response to a lack of response from Canton Mayor William J. Healy II regarding NAN's previous allegations of police misconduct in the Canton police department.

NAN's Cleveland chapter office is located in Solon and the chapter president is Richard Jones.

"Over the last few years, the National Action Network has received numerous complaints regarding police misconduct in the Canton Police Department. Despite the intervention of (the) Reverend Al Sharpton and a host of broken promises by the city leaders, the situation has not improved," Jones wrote in a letter faxed to the media Tuesday.

Adam Herman, Healy's communications director, said the NAN request for the NFL cancellation comes as "quite a surprise."

"We have a meeting scheduled for Thursday morning with Richard Jones and (Canton) Police Chief Dean McKimm here," Herman said.

Herman said arrangements for Thursday's meeting were made Monday.

Also puzzling, Herman said, was the fact that a meeting with Jones and the Canton safety director was already set up in February "but Jones cancelled it."

"We want to address these alleged situations and we hope that Jones will not cancel Thursday's meeting," Herman said.

Also in his letter, Jones cited the Canton police department's lack of action and/or discipline regarding a December incident involving Canton Patrolman Richard Hart.

Jones stated that NAN will "publish the contact information for Roger Goodell, Gene Upshaw, Troy Vincent and every African-American player in the NFL and ask that our brothers and sisters around the world call, fax and bombard these men with the simple request that the NFL hold the city of Canton to the same standard that it held Adam 'Pacman' Jones, Chris Henry Terry 'Tank' Johnson and Michael Vick too."

Upshaw and Vincent are on the NFL PLayers Association executive committee. Jones states that the NFL is 75 percent African-American.
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Al Sharpton Wants HOF Game Canceled

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CANTON -- The Cleveland office of the National Action Network will ask NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to cancel the Aug. 3 NFL Hall of of Fame game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Redskins.
NAN President, the Rev. Al Sharpton, said the cancellation request is in response to a lack of response from Canton Mayor William J. Healy II regarding NAN's previous allegations of police misconduct in the Canton police department.


Honestly, I'd be fine with it. That extra preseason game, coupled with the Skins' injury history? Count me out.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:10 PM   #3
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Re: Al Sharpton Wants HOF Game Canceled

Looks like I posted this at the EXACT same time someone else did. Please merge/delete.
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**** al sharton, he aint shit.. all he does is bitch, never had a real job, and he leaches off bad press. He's the LOWEST scum on this earth.. THis is rediculous, if he has enough ower to sto that game, im never watching another NFL game again. bank on it
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if he wants to go on about shit like this... what about that oor little white girl in Raleigh, N.C that was studying to be a doctor, she was shot and killed by a black man, and no one BATTED A FREAKIN eye... WHERE is the racism at on toics like this? if that was a white man that had killed that girl that was studying to be a MD, white peole would be lynched and it would be a HUGE race issue, that the white man couldnt stand seeing a little black girl make something of herself.

I cant stand this coutnry and its bullshit.. I'm not responsible for what y great,great grandparents did and I cant change it, all i can do is be a good person myself. I'm not racist, Im not prejudice, im friendly, and kind.. but give me a freakin break.

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are so full of shit, its not even funny.
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Re: Rev. Sharpton wants NFL to cancel Canton's NFL Hall of Fame football game

This is a REDSKINS fan site, don't bring race issues on here.
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Re: Rev. Sharpton wants NFL to cancel Canton's NFL Hall of Fame football game

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This is a REDSKINS fan site, don't bring race issues on here.
This has to do with the REDSKINS, and obviously, its a big deal to some people that feel they arent being treated "fair"... give me a break..
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:18 PM   #8
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Re: Rev. Sharpton wants NFL to cancel Canton's NFL Hall of Fame football game

I think most educated people (no matter the race) don't take much stock into what Al Sharpton has to say. He seems more concerned with making sure people remember him, than affecting (effecting?) any real long-term change. He may have a legitimate beef here but because he's the one who brought up I'm paying it no mind.

With that said, before this gets out of hand...thread locked.
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