Is South Beach too hot for athletes? -- South Florida Sun-Senti...

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The South Beach wine-and-dine is a standard recruiting tool for South Florida teams trying to woo players.
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OhBrother

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Jul 15, 2007
 
Tell them to become Gators. You will not find a more boring place than Gainesville, the Capital of Nose Picker Nation where drinking Buds in the parking lot of a &-11 is considered an exciting night out!
curt somers

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Jul 15, 2007
 
The athletics have to grow up.If you really think it over,their not our true hero's.Our soilders fighting that war overseas,firefighters,police,t eachers,emts,nurces,Dr's,ect. That's, what a real hero is.Not a guy that can dunk a basketball,or do a dance in an endzone,when you down 21 points.Wake up America.
UM Maniac

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Jul 15, 2007
 
curt somers wrote:
The athletics have to grow up.If you really think it over,their not our true hero's.Our soilders fighting that war overseas,firefighters,police,t eachers,emts,nurces,Dr's,ect. That's, what a real hero is.Not a guy that can dunk a basketball,or do a dance in an endzone,when you down 21 points.Wake up America.
Most of America is awake, Curt, and know what's going on. Its just that the one's who aren't get media attention.
Boca Bill

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Jul 15, 2007
 
Guess if South Beach is such a hot spot for pro players to get in trouble, the various leagues should be like the miliary and declare South Beach Off Limits. But than, where will these pro players get all the attention from their groupies??
Miami Beach

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Jul 15, 2007
 
The Funny thing is I read about athletes getting arrested all the time. Probable they are used to getting breaks because of who they are. I'm pretty sure police don't target them or even know who they are. The first thing that comes out of these "athletes" mouths is probable I'm am So-So, then expect a break. I can still remember a big fight at a basketball game in Detroit between the Pacers and Pistons. Why didn't anybody get arrested ?? Because they are athletes? If that happen on Miami Beach and they were all arrested would they say it's because were are athletes ? Then have some hack so call 1st Amendment lawyer talking about the athletes rights, but say nothing about there responsibilities...
Dishonest FLPD IA et al

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Jul 15, 2007
 
It's just class envy by LEO's of wealthy gifted athletes. Your average LEO lives from paycheck to paycheck and has the little man syndrome (AKA Barney Fife syndrome) which always needs to be nurtured by his fellow LEO's with all the atta boys as they drink swill in their cop bars bragging "Oh I arrested so and so, ha ha ha ha , yea I'm such a tough guy." then drive home drunk and beat their wives.
GFK

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Jul 15, 2007
 
come on, we all know that cops Drink and Drive and get pulled over,smoke pot, except they get out of it by identifying themselves as cops.
NYR

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Jul 15, 2007
 
Oh, I see it's South Beach's fault. How about a little self control? How about the realization that you are in the public eye?
Morons.
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#10
Jul 15, 2007
 
Some of these so called athletes have elevated themselves to Godlike status so they think they do not have to answer to anybody other than their coach. What ? arrest me ? Don't you know who I am ? When in reality they get the runny sh its like everyone else.
Mario

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Jul 15, 2007
 
I have been all around the country, and, by far, the South Beach Police are the most arrogant, condescending, disrespecting, confrontational and heavy handed police I have ever confronted. Maybe if people stop coming (because we read about athletes but it happens to everyone) maybe the SBPD will start to feel the pinch because of falling property tax income (due to falling value), tourism and therefore money culled from arresting people. Lets be real, the SBPD makes money arresting people. Maybe if they did not see a direct windfall from their fascist bully tactics they would not engage in them. Just in case you are wondering, I have never been arrested, but I have had my confrontations. The SBPD are a bunch of a**holes with badges at best, criminals with badges at worst.

Proselytize if you must about self control, remember these charges are subjective, and cannot be contradicted. You can look at a cop wrong and they can arrest you for failing to obey instruction in a timely manner. In addition, Fernandez had better stop trying to sell that residential B.S. Most hot spots (N.Y., San Fran. etc., have tons of residents. Noise and crowd intrusion is the price you pay to live in S.Beach. You don't like it, make bank on your real estate and move.
nnn

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Jul 15, 2007
 
if public figures such as athletes are getting "mistreated and mishandled", then how bad is it for us regular folks? That's one of the main reasons why a lot of people do not go to Miami Beach and Miami Dade to party and are sticking to Broward...on the other side of the spectrum, at least some athletes and public figures are getting the message that they cannot always do whatever they want and get away with it, like I said, it is the regular folks who we should be more worried about.
Jimmy D

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Jul 15, 2007
 
Professional sports players have a propensity for violence and generally getting in trouble. Many of them slid through college with basket-weaving courses, being said, that group is not actually educated, basically just high school kids with millions of dollars. Fame and adulation often breed contempt, as the players feel they are above the laws & rules of conduct within our society. As far as location, an athelete can get in trouble anywhere, every big city has more than enough hot spots. And remember, its a small minorty of the players getting in trouble, it's just bad things make the headlines, don't they?
Jenne Parrish Love Child

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Jul 15, 2007
 
That's why the restaurant is called "Crime 112" by those who know.
LEO

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Jul 15, 2007
 
Dishonest FLPD IA et al wrote:
It's just class envy by LEO's of wealthy gifted athletes. Your average LEO lives from paycheck to paycheck and has the little man syndrome (AKA Barney Fife syndrome) which always needs to be nurtured by his fellow LEO's with all the atta boys as they drink swill in their cop bars bragging "Oh I arrested so and so, ha ha ha ha , yea I'm such a tough guy." then drive home drunk and beat their wives.
Your writing is amusing, keep it up. I see that you are still upset that you couldn't pass the written test to become a LEO.
David

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#16
Jul 15, 2007
 
media is to blame too, hanging the pros in public court without getting all the facts
MARK

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Jul 15, 2007
 
MIAMI POLICEMEN ARE THE BEST. NOT THE PLACE FOR OUT OF CONTRAL HOTSHOTS.
MARK

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#18
Jul 15, 2007
 
MARIO NEEDS A VICTIM OF A MUGGING TO CHANGE HIS LIBERAL VIEWS.
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#19
Jul 15, 2007
 
We are all crimmals in the cops narrow minds, look at hernandez statement; we (cops) will win that night, you might even win a lawsuit later, but we win tonight.. Sounds more and more like Nazi Germany!!! Minus the lawsuit, and the supreme court will take care of that soon... Don't use your 1st amendment rights either, cause they will taser you!!!!
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#21
Jul 15, 2007
 
Miami Beach cops are noted by the criminal justice community in Dade for punking people.

There is a whole thing to it.
right wing

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#22
Jul 15, 2007
 
lets stop blaming the police for athletes forgetting how to act in the public eye. south beach is so overrated. any section of nyc makes south beach look like china beach. just alot of thugs and decadent drunks

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