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Old 09-21-2010, 03:03 AM   #16
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Yeah it's kinda appalling to hear jokes about a guy who took his own life, especially on the day he was found dead. I'd hope we'd have more respect than that around here. What if it was your family member who just committed suicide, and one of us came on here and made a joke about it.

Have some respect for the dead. Hopefully Kenny McKinley is in a better place now. R.I.P.
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:24 AM   #17
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I have been around this action and seen it destroy families and become contagious to a group of friends. 3 of them did it.

I ended up dating a girl for 7 years whose fiance had hung himself. When I broke up with her, she tried to kill herself in our aprtment when I was asleep. Horrible memories. I know I need to work on being sensitive to the situation, but having been close to it and close to finding someone I loved very much dead, I still don't have sympathy for the ones doing it. I do for the families and friends left behind, but not for the individual....

I am sorry if I offended anyone.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:47 AM   #18
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Re: Broncos WR Kenny McKinley found dead

When I was reading some of the comments I was kind of shocked. I could not agree any more with you or mooby.

Folks have an ounce of pride and respect. I know thats a lot to ask from some.

Anyway, RIP. Good luck to the family.


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Stay classy folks.

How would you all have reacted to these kinds of jokes right after the death of Sean Taylor?

Obviously, he was a troubled soul. May he now rest in peace.

And may his family members find their own peace...
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:46 AM   #19
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Sad story, really sad. RIP.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:28 AM   #20
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T- I would think that a man his age, with his opportunity, and talent level that this was some kind of personal relationship breakdown. There is a chance of a mental disorder but you would think someone wheather it be a college coach or medical staff or the NFL would have found something to that affect.
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That's just it people this troubled hide it.This young man had issues that he thought nobody could help him with.Think about it ...he was so troubled he thought this was the only way to deal with it.Suicide is thought about more then people will admit as a Professor of mine once said ..."everyone" will think about commiting suicide at least one time durnig their life,maybe when they were young or in Mid life or in Old age ,maybe it's only for a split second but the thought accrues to all of us at one time or another.
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:24 PM   #21
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so sad to hear this
Me too. That team and town just have had devastating losses. Goodell should make some sort addition to the rookie symposium or have more IDK to prevent or counsel these young men. I hope their families find peace.


Just any death in the NFL takes me back to Sean.
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Me too. That team and town just have had devastating losses. Goodell should make some sort addition to the rookie symposium or have more IDK to prevent or counsel these young men. I hope their families find peace.


Just any death in the NFL takes me back to Sean.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:18 PM   #23
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Sad, the circumstances of his passing make it even sadder. My prayers go out to the McKinley family and friends. May his soul RIP.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:42 PM   #24
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When a person comes to a crossroads where the choice is suicide or life, to view that as cowardly would be an inhumane statement. If you had a loved one that was so depressed that the only alternative they could see is suicide, would you not have some compassion? Sure you would.

There is nothing cowardly about suicide or the depression associated with it, far from it. Itís from a sense of hopelessness that people consider suicide. Those that act upon it have not perpetrated a cowardly act, they are acting on emotions out of control.

23, just really beginning to start life. RIP McKinley. Condolences to the family and friends.
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So sad. During my freshman year of college one of my close childhood friends took his own life. It was so gut-wrenching and terribly difficult to deal with. Suicide is a baffling and tragic act.

As an SEC guy, my Gators had to face Kenny McKinley every year when he was at South Carolina. Heck of a football player.

This is horrible tragedy. I hope his family and friends find some peace. RIP Kenny.
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Stay classy folks.

How would you all have reacted to these kinds of jokes right after the death of Sean Taylor?

Obviously, he was a troubled soul. May he now rest in peace.

And may his family members find their own peace...
Yes we definitly need to stay classy, but my joke about being "dead on" was a joke in reference to what appeared to be a pun from the person I quoted. It was not slamming the player.

In regards to Sean Taylor.... I really didn't care that people made jokes. What bothered me more was the fact that other players as well as fans attacked Tayler's character after he was dead and called him a thug.

Again I didn't feel I attacked this player personally or his character for which he is not around in order to defend himself. Clearly he was troubled and we might not ever know why.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:23 PM   #27
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When a person comes to a crossroads where the choice is suicide or life, to view that as cowardly would be an inhumane statement. If you had a loved one that was so depressed that the only alternative they could see is suicide, would you not have some compassion? Sure you would.

There is nothing cowardly about suicide or the depression associated with it, far from it. Itís from a sense of hopelessness that people consider suicide. Those that act upon it have not perpetrated a cowardly act, they are acting on emotions out of control.

23, just really beginning to start life. RIP McKinley. Condolences to the family and friends.
For those who are contemplating or have attempted in the past I have an over abundance of compassion for. I'll do almost anything neccessary to help the individual in order to keep them from doing it.

However, thats where my compassion stops. I feel everyone is on earth to learn a lesson to improve themselves.... kinda like school. Every year you go to school -the more you learn, to decide your going to commit suicide is like quiting on school or giving up. bailing out. I don't feel compassion for someone who has committed suicide just like I don't feel compassion for someone who decided to quit school after 8th grade. God had a plan and they bailed.

I do have compassion for the families though. No one should have to go through having a family member do that.
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[QUOTE=artmonkforhallofamein07;736793]That is crazy, and such a waste of a life. I do not understand suicide. Never have, and I really think it is the most cowardly thing you could do.[/QUOTE]


Agree, my heart goes out to his family.
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:19 PM   #29
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My comment about "lights out" was a wrong use of words. I in no mean ment it as a pun. It was a statement of fact as to how he played at South Carolina. I chose a poor word choice.
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That is crazy, and such a waste of a life. I do not understand suicide. Never have, and I really think it is the most cowardly thing you could do.[/QUOTE]


Agree, my heart goes out to his family.

....don't mistake cowardly for distressed.......they are two completely different things.
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