why has no one stood up for AJ

why has no one stood up for AJ

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fan

Abingdon, VA

#1 Nov 12, 2012
Why has no one stood up for AJ??
Henry McCarty

Cedar Bluff, VA

#2 Nov 12, 2012
well if he wasn't such a dumbass no one would have to stand up for him... he is a trouble maker...
Bill

Princeton, WV

#3 Nov 12, 2012
What is there to stand for? He made his bed, now he must lie in it. He hurt his team with his selfish actions.
josie

Washington, DC

#4 Nov 12, 2012
Okay, I know everyone says the "right" thing to do is to turn away and ignore and in most circumstances yes that is the right move...but every circumstance is different and for a young teenager its hard to do that sometimes, especially when some people are yelling really bad, bad things at them and holding a poster which he thought was funny but still its wrong to have something like that being taunted at a kid that's not only bullying but provoking and just plain wrong! So he blew a kiss wow! A kiss not the middle finger. Just blew a kiss maybe he was blowing a kiss to the sky lol but the referee decided to throw a flag OMG. Instead of fighting them or fliiping them off he blew a kiss, yeah in this situation I think it was extreme punishment.
yep

Richlands, VA

#6 Nov 13, 2012
He won't do that again, i believe. Everything you do in life has consequences. He probably learned his lesson.
FB fan

Richlands, VA

#8 Nov 13, 2012
He will only get to be a spectator like the rest of us against CS. Unfortunately he may never get to play another down if the Blues can't win Friday night. AJ has really improved his play this year but can't seem to just play the game. He has great ability and makes some plays that others could not dream of making but he just can't keep his mouth and behavior in check. I really hate it for him but it is what he needs so he can learn from it for his future. Hope the Blues win this week, hope AJ learns from his mistakes, and we see the team in the Regional Championship next week.
fan

Abingdon, VA

#9 Nov 13, 2012
what is a shame is that if was some doctors kid, they would pounce on it
Henry McCarty

Cedar Bluff, VA

#10 Nov 13, 2012
fan wrote:
what is a shame is that if was some doctors kid, they would pounce on it
you need a doctor stuck up your ass... is that all you can say.. AJ needs to grow the hell up and think of something other than himself.. guess it was ok by you that he grabbed some girl by the ass a few weeks ago.. that is why he got to sit-out the game a few weeks back.. now he pulls this stunt.. give me a break.. he needs to be more like his brothers.. if any colleges were watching he is screwed.. they don't want trouble makers abound their programs
really

Derwood, MD

#11 Nov 13, 2012
Henry McCarty wrote:
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you need a doctor stuck up your ass... is that all you can say.. AJ needs to grow the hell up and think of something other than himself.. guess it was ok by you that he grabbed some girl by the ass a few weeks ago.. that is why he got to sit-out the game a few weeks back.. now he pulls this stunt.. give me a break.. he needs to be more like his brothers.. if any colleges were watching he is screwed.. they don't want trouble makers abound their programs
. Well who died and left you the judge of all! You have definitely made the point that you don't like aj, and as far as grabbing that young lady yes I agree he was wrong and was punished, but don't let that situation bleed over to this situation, these are two totally different situations and as far as blowing a kiss my goodness! He did atleast try to have a step up and blow a kiss instead of, fighting or shaking his privates or flipping the whole crowd off but no he tried something different and just blew a kiss! I am sure he could and other kids will think well it don't matter if you try to handle a situation different, he just might as well of threw a punch like the tazewell player did to horton and did not get ejected if you don't believe that rick salyers sells tapes of the ballgames and you can see it for yourself but its pathetic how grown adults treated, provoked and made fun of a kid keep that in mind these are just kids! And they all make mistakes and its called being human but I guess it must be nice to sit in judgement and the attitude that you might not always be right, but your never wrong!
He Knew

Salem, VA

#12 Nov 13, 2012
yep wrote:
He won't do that again, i believe. Everything you do in life has consequences. He probably learned his lesson.
I will disagree I don't think AJ will ever learn a lesson. I do agree that everything you do in life has consequences and sometimes not learning a lesson has consequences.
Really

Richlands, VA

#13 Nov 13, 2012
It's called being human they all make mistakes, adults too!!! That door swings both ways!!!!
Look its no secret he talks trash and likes to draw attention to himself, sad thing is he let his team, school and community down. Life is not fair and now is a good time to figure that out. His actions on the sideline after being tossed from the game speaks volumes about his character.....throwing his helment, gloves, pushing teammates and pounding the bench. Nice display for all the children in the Richlands stands to see. Play the game as a team and respect your opponent. If not.....talk trash, draw attention to yourself, have fans taunt you for all of this, make poor decisions and find yourself sitting out of games. We need to stop blaming others such as Tazewell, we can't control them or their behavior. We should hold ourselves to a higher standard and move forward with our heads held high!!!!!
just saying

AOL

#14 Nov 13, 2012
Really wrote:
It's called being human they all make mistakes, adults too!!! That door swings both ways!!!!
Look its no secret he talks trash and likes to draw attention to himself, sad thing is he let his team, school and community down. Life is not fair and now is a good time to figure that out. His actions on the sideline after being tossed from the game speaks volumes about his character.....throwing his helment, gloves, pushing teammates and pounding the bench. Nice display for all the children in the Richlands stands to see. Play the game as a team and respect your opponent. If not.....talk trash, draw attention to yourself, have fans taunt you for all of this, make poor decisions and find yourself sitting out of games. We need to stop blaming others such as Tazewell, we can't control them or their behavior. We should hold ourselves to a higher standard and move forward with our heads held high!!!!!
I am sure you have never cussed or threw a fit, road rage or anything at all like that hmm... I was at the game and I didnt see him do any of those things, so for one, you exaggerate alot. What is such a nice display is a poster for all these little children to see and ask why is people doing that??? You say we need to stop blaming others like tazewell, well they were the ones with a disrectful poster which is totally wrong! and just to who's standard are we the community and public to hold to? yours? that is in your own little world made up by, of course, YOUR rules and standards and everyone would be wrong in theirs hmm just like it was said so "you might not always be right, but never wrong" ethics you can keep! cause I am in no way embarrassed or ashamed of aj in THIS situation, as one person put it the kiss blown around the world! and the punishment is extreme for that situation! and as far as YOUR head held high just keep them in the clouds is my best advice, and life is not fair I guess aj really knows that now dont ya think? maybe he should of just went and beat the crap out of them the punishment would have been the same anyway right? and most importantly their isnt an "I" in TEAM, and he doesnt make the whole team, just one person of it! I for one in this community dont agree with the extreme punishment but i have my right to my opinion and you have your right to yours
really seriously

Derwood, MD

#15 Nov 13, 2012
Really wrote:
It's called being human they all make mistakes, adults too!!! That door swings both ways!!!!
Look its no secret he talks trash and likes to draw attention to himself, sad thing is he let his team, school and community down. Life is not fair and now is a good time to figure that out. His actions on the sideline after being tossed from the game speaks volumes about his character.....throwing his helment, gloves, pushing teammates and pounding the bench. Nice display for all the children in the Richlands stands to see. Play the game as a team and respect your opponent. If not.....talk trash, draw attention to yourself, have fans taunt you for all of this, make poor decisions and find yourself sitting out of games. We need to stop blaming others such as Tazewell, we can't control them or their behavior. We should hold ourselves to a higher standard and move forward with our heads held high!!!!!
. I bet if you had been in aj's shoes and people hollering the things that was said and the poster should speak for its self but you are trying to say you wouldn't of done a thing.... bull! And you will NEVER. Convince me otherwise! Your seem like a bigot! Narrow-minded, you can sit on your throne and look down at everyone in the community and elsewhere and judge well I hope it doesn't rain cause you would drown with your nose so stuck up in the air
yep

Richlands, VA

#16 Nov 13, 2012
Really wrote:
It's called being human they all make mistakes, adults too!!! That door swings both ways!!!!
Look its no secret he talks trash and likes to draw attention to himself, sad thing is he let his team, school and community down. Life is not fair and now is a good time to figure that out. His actions on the sideline after being tossed from the game speaks volumes about his character.....throwing his helment, gloves, pushing teammates and pounding the bench. Nice display for all the children in the Richlands stands to see. Play the game as a team and respect your opponent. If not.....talk trash, draw attention to yourself, have fans taunt you for all of this, make poor decisions and find yourself sitting out of games. We need to stop blaming others such as Tazewell, we can't control them or their behavior. We should hold ourselves to a higher standard and move forward with our heads held high!!!!!
I could not agree more. It is what it is.
And you all are right as well, we all have made mistakes and make mistakes, I have not met one person yet that is perfect, but like I said before, everything in life has consequences. Sometimes you screw up and don't get caught, but most of the time it will catch up with you. I am pretty sure Michael Vick didn't think he was gonna get caught. AJ has a bunch of talent, he could go far, but he has to work on his attitude. No college is gonna recruit a trouble maker. Not after Marcus Vick, or "Honey badger". Little kids are looking up to the players, and I sure would not want my kids to look up to someone who is dishonest, disrespectful or can't obey the law. And as I am not referring to AJ being all that. Growing up is not easy, everybody makes mistakes, but you got to learn from your mistakes and be able to admit when you've done wrong.
Really

Richlands, VA

#17 Nov 13, 2012
Oh those actions on the sideline did occur!!!! And no I did not have on his shoes!!!! But, if I did I would have conducted myself in a more respectful way. I would have given more respect to the ones that have given me the opportunity to better myself. And for the poster, it would have never been there if his actions before and during the game had been a tad bit more classy. Whats done is done and obviously the verdict is being carried out. Its hard to go to bat for someone with that history of behavior. I will leave you to your crusade!!!!
First off

Richlands, VA

#18 Nov 13, 2012
I go to school with Aj. He does make mistakes, but who doesn't? I know I do. Every day. I'm not saying what he did was right, but do you mind me asking what would YOU do if you looked up, seen a huge poster board of a dinosaur body cut out, with your face plastered on the front? Then ontop of that, having harsh, ignorant words thrown at you? Yeah he goes over board on the field. But he didn't flip the crowd off. He didn't scream cuss words, like they were at him. Instead, he did something to make them feel stupid. They were feeding him attention, the wrong attention of course, so he blew kisses. Sportsman like conduct? Nah. But was one words said to those fans doing that to him? Nope. So if he's wrong for doing that, why weren't they? Mance tried to appeal it. We all stood up for him, and the fact it wasn't necisarilly the wrong, or right thing to do. It swings either way. But Ringstaff refused to appeal it. Why? Because she has a thing out for the football players, and the cheerleaders. I sit back an watch. You learn a lot. This school, is messed up. Why take away his senior year, last game? If we don't beat cave springs this Friday. He was merely standing up for himself, in an respective way. Like I said he could've flipped the bird, but he didn't. So think about it for a second. Look from his view, too. What would you do if all of that was going on, to you?
really seriously

Derwood, MD

#19 Nov 13, 2012
Really wrote:
Oh those actions on the sideline did occur!!!! And no I did not have on his shoes!!!! But, if I did I would have conducted myself in a more respectful way. I would have given more respect to the ones that have given me the opportunity to better myself. And for the poster, it would have never been there if his actions before and during the game had been a tad bit more classy. Whats done is done and obviously the verdict is being carried out. Its hard to go to bat for someone with that history of behavior. I will leave you to your crusade!!!!
. Bahahaha sheww you are funny but as for your words and a kid's past well I would rather see the present and future especially since you don't have a past! And NEVER done anything wrong and I am far from being on a crusade... really that's all you have a crusade whatever... the truth will stand when the world's on fire! And by the way videos don't lie now do they way?:) way to blow things so out of the way it really is and it started by a guy named malik on facebook and not right before the game this started by malik on fb and even then he (aj) laughed cause this was another teenager. AT THE BALLGAME IT WAS ADULTS so continue with your exaggerated crusade
yup

Abingdon, VA

#20 Nov 13, 2012
once a coon always a coon
omg

Derwood, MD

#21 Nov 13, 2012
yup wrote:
once a coon always a coon
. I guess you FINALLY went and looked in the mirror!
yep

Richlands, VA

#22 Nov 14, 2012
I still believe that AJ learned his lesson. I like to believe in the good of people. I wish you all the best AJ.

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