Liquor license not renewed for nightc...

Liquor license not renewed for nightclub owned by Packer

There are 20 comments on the Winona Daily News story from Jun 11, 2006, titled Liquor license not renewed for nightclub owned by Packer. In it, Winona Daily News reports that:

The Green Bay Common Council voted early Wednesday not to renew the liquor license of a nightclub owned by Packers' player Nick Barnett.

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Jane Thompson

AOL

#1 Jun 27, 2006
I am from Green Bay and I want to wish you luck in your business. I fine it embarassing the way the city has treated you over this liquor license thing. Please realize the people welcome you and your club. We are not all idiots unfortunately the ones that count are!
ericishere

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#2 Jun 28, 2006
I think that will drive barnett out of time after next year,
kidflash

Oshkosh, WI

#3 Jun 29, 2006
I think the city of Green bay has lost its mind. First the hassle with the liquor license, and now they have given Barnett a warning for J walking. Barnett and a couple of white reporters crossed the street illegally in front of his club, but only barnett got a written warning.
TOMMYBOY

United States

#5 Jun 30, 2006
I say who cares? This is a non-story and has little if anything to do with the Packer organization or the teams quest to win. Barnett should concentrate his efforts on the field... not on a warning for j-walking or a nightclub. If that, according to ericishere, will drive him out of town... then Barnett has some serious problems in his life. I was issued a ticket for j-walking in Milwaukee a few years ago and I have a business that had liquor license problems... welcome to the real fricken world.
kidflash

Oshkosh, WI

#6 Jun 30, 2006
It wasn't the fact that he got a warning, it was the fact that the 2 white reproters didn't. If you don't think that it will affect the Packers, take a look at it from a black free agents point of view. Green bay is already considered a white community, how is it going to look if Nick Barnett leaves because of racism.
ericishere

United States

#7 Jun 30, 2006
TOMMYBOY MY COMMENT ABOUT IT DRIVING HIM OUT OF TOWN WASNT MY IDEA. BARNETT SAID HIM LOSING HIS LIQUOR LICENSE BECAUSE OF RACISM WILL PLAY A BIG PART IN HIS DECISION MAKING WHEN HE BECOMES A FREEAGENT. THE FACT 2 WHITE REPORTERS IDINT GET A THING AND BARNETT GOT A WARNING IS PRETTY DICEY AFTER WHAT WENT DOWN LATELY .
TOMMYBOY

United States

#8 Jul 3, 2006
kidflash wrote:
It wasn't the fact that he got a warning, it was the fact that the 2 white reproters didn't. If you don't think that it will affect the Packers, take a look at it from a black free agents point of view. Green bay is already considered a white community, how is it going to look if Nick Barnett leaves because of racism.
You've lost your mind. Green Bay has been a desired location for black athletes for more than a decade. Good schools, supportive fans, low crime rates... etc. You can't paint the entire picture based on one freak example. Come on. That town loves their team regardless of skin color. The players know as much. You should too.
TOMMYBOY

United States

#9 Jul 3, 2006
ericishere wrote:
TOMMYBOY MY COMMENT ABOUT IT DRIVING HIM OUT OF TOWN WASNT MY IDEA. BARNETT SAID HIM LOSING HIS LIQUOR LICENSE BECAUSE OF RACISM WILL PLAY A BIG PART IN HIS DECISION MAKING WHEN HE BECOMES A FREEAGENT. THE FACT 2 WHITE REPORTERS IDINT GET A THING AND BARNETT GOT A WARNING IS PRETTY DICEY AFTER WHAT WENT DOWN LATELY .
Dicey? I can't believe this. For all I know, the police officer doesn't like wealthy people, or athletes. We're talking about a j-walking warning here. Let's put this into perspective. If Barnett wants to leave because of this kind of nonsense, then that's his decision. Strange how all these issue come up right after the Packers strengthen their linebacking core.
joshfromwisconsi n

Whitehall, WI

#10 Jul 3, 2006
can anyone say abdul hodge? if hodge picks up the defense before the start of the season look for barnett to be on the weak side, second barnett WILL get his liqour license renewed the mayor is even asking for it, anyways i agree with tommyboy, WHO THE HELL CARES, if barnett leaves then well he leaves we got depth at that position now, and if a liqour license makes him go towards free agency, well barnett the you should of opened up the night club without saying it was a resturant, barnett was stupid on how HE HANDLED the situation
kidflash

United States

#11 Jul 3, 2006
TOMMYBOY wrote:
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You've lost your mind. Green Bay has been a desired location for black athletes for more than a decade. Good schools, supportive fans, low crime rates... etc. You can't paint the entire picture based on one freak example. Come on. That town loves their team regardless of skin color. The players know as much. You should too.
If i've lost my mind than so has the local TV stations, papers, and radio stations, because they all have been raising the same question. If you really believe that Greenbay is a desired location for black athletes, then you have lost your mind. Some black athletes do like Greenbay because of the reasons you stated, but most of them are older family men. The single black athlete doesn't want to come to Greenbay, because we have no real night life. I live just outside Greenbay and have read or watched story after story on the subject. When the Packers were winning you didn't hear it as much, but now that they are losing it has become a hot topic again.
ericishere

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#12 Jul 3, 2006
Antonio Freeman said it almost 10 years ago,,for oyung blacks there is nothing until milwaukee,but it is good for older family men to raise their kids and family.
TOMMYBOY

United States

#13 Jul 3, 2006
kidflash wrote:
<quoted text>If i've lost my mind than so has the local TV stations, papers, and radio stations, because they all have been raising the same question. If you really believe that Greenbay is a desired location for black athletes, then you have lost your mind. Some black athletes do like Greenbay because of the reasons you stated, but most of them are older family men. The single black athlete doesn't want to come to Greenbay, because we have no real night life. I live just outside Greenbay and have read or watched story after story on the subject. When the Packers were winning you didn't hear it as much, but now that they are losing it has become a hot topic again.
The Single black athlete doesn’t want to come to Green Bay? Really? Who might that be? I’m curious, who turned down Green Bay because it’s a racist city? We’d all like to know. Seems to me that Green Bay is quite eager and competitive in the market place.

You pay too much attention to the Green Bay news media. This is a group with very little to discuss anyway. Second, why is it that Barnett is the only black player complaining? If this was a ramped problem, why aren’t all the other black players claiming racism and threatening to leave? Green Bay is quite accommodating to their athletes, regardless of color. It’s in their own best interest to be. It would make no sense for the organization, the city, or the fans to be anything but intolerant. Third, racism can be found in every single NFL market place.
kidflash

United States

#14 Jul 4, 2006
TOMMYBOY wrote:
<quoted text>
The Single black athlete doesn’t want to come to Green Bay? Really? Who might that be? I’m curious, who turned down Green Bay because it’s a racist city? We’d all like to know. Seems to me that Green Bay is quite eager and competitive in the market place.
You pay too much attention to the Green Bay news media. This is a group with very little to discuss anyway. Second, why is it that Barnett is the only black player complaining? If this was a ramped problem, why aren’t all the other black players claiming racism and threatening to leave? Green Bay is quite accommodating to their athletes, regardless of color. It’s in their own best interest to be. It would make no sense for the organization, the city, or the fans to be anything but intolerant. Third, racism can be found in every single NFL market place.
Tommyboy I think you are miss reading my posts. I never said Greenbay was a racist town. I said it is already known as a small town which has a mostly white community with no real nightlife. If Barnett leaves complaining of racism (remember I said if) it will affect how other free agent black athletes view Greenbay. I'm surprised that you haven't heard some of the stories your self, because it isn't just the local media that has reported on it. Every year you hear stories from players who either left Greenbay, or didn't get drafted by Greenbay, or chose not to go to Greenbay in free agency. This year a story out of San Fransico said how Vernon Davis was so happy he didn't get picked by the Packers because he didn't want to play hear. Ryan Longwell gave a story to the Minnesota media, complaining about the night life. Last year out of Minnesota, Sharper complained about how some of the black players didn't like driving to Milwaukee just to find some night life. Last year a free agent(sorry I can't remember who) chose not to come to Greenbay because his wife didn't like the fact that there wasn't much of a black population. I'm not saying that no single black athlete will come to Green bay, because the Packers do a nice job of presenting the positives. I'm just trying to make the point that Greenbay already has the knock on it as a small town with no nightlife, we don't need another.
TOMMYBOY

United States

#15 Jul 5, 2006
kidflash wrote:
<quoted text>Every year you hear stories from players who either left Greenbay, or didn't get drafted by Greenbay, or chose not to go to Greenbay in free agency. This year a story out of San Fransico said how Vernon Davis was so happy he didn't get picked by the Packers because he didn't want to play hear. Ryan Longwell gave a story to the Minnesota media, complaining about the night life. Last year out of Minnesota, Sharper complained about how some of the black players didn't like driving to Milwaukee just to find some night life. Last year a free agent(sorry I can't remember who) chose not to come to Greenbay because his wife didn't like the fact that there wasn't much of a black population. I'm not saying that no single black athlete will come to Green bay, because the Packers do a nice job of presenting the positives. I'm just trying to make the point that Greenbay already has the knock on it as a small town with no nightlife, we don't need another.
I just disagree with the premise entirely. Players don't pick places to play based on nightlife, and if they do, you don't want them playing on your team anyway. They need to rent living arrangements for a partial year... most have homes in more exciting places during the off season... in which they can commute back and forth when time permits. Play in GB, live in Miami. Davis was interviewed two months prior to the draft when he stated that he could think of no better place to play than the storied franchise of the Packers. "No better place in the world to have a career."
Norton

Beaver Dam, WI

#16 Jul 5, 2006
Minnesota has a problem with nightlife also. All they do is rent some boats and PARTY.
TOMMYBOY

United States

#17 Jul 5, 2006
Norton wrote:
Minnesota has a problem with nightlife also. All they do is rent some boats and PARTY.
Good point.
kidflash

Oshkosh, WI

#18 Jul 5, 2006
TOMMYBOY wrote:
<quoted text>
I just disagree with the premise entirely. Players don't pick places to play based on nightlife, and if they do, you don't want them playing on your team anyway. They need to rent living arrangements for a partial year... most have homes in more exciting places during the off season... in which they can commute back and forth when time permits. Play in GB, live in Miami. Davis was interviewed two months prior to the draft when he stated that he could think of no better place to play than the storied franchise of the Packers. "No better place in the world to have a career."
Thats what Davis said prior to the draft, not what he said after the draft. Prior to the draft players say what they think you want to hear, not always what they really feel. I actually agree with a lot of what you are saying, but that doesn't take away the fact that several players through the years have publily said that they don't want to play in Greenbay or have left Greenbay, because of the night life,small black population, or limited advertisement opportunities.
TOMMYBOY

United States

#19 Jul 5, 2006
kidflash wrote:
<quoted text>Thats what Davis said prior to the draft, not what he said after the draft. Prior to the draft players say what they think you want to hear, not always what they really feel. I actually agree with a lot of what you are saying, but that doesn't take away the fact that several players through the years have publily said that they don't want to play in Greenbay or have left Greenbay, because of the night life,small black population, or limited advertisement opportunities.
Your point could be true kidflash, all I'm saying is it's much less a deal than be made up in the GB news media. Cash dictates where players go--and if you offer the right financial balance, they'll play in Alaska if you ask them to.
joshfromwisconsi n

Galesville, WI

#20 Jul 5, 2006
TOMMYBOY wrote:
<quoted text>
Your point could be true kidflash, all I'm saying is it's much less a deal than be made up in the GB news media. Cash dictates where players go--and if you offer the right financial balance, they'll play in Alaska if you ask them to.
good point tommyboy, heres another how many days a week do players practice, and travel and do all the football stuff they SHOULD be doing, seems to me that you wouldnt have a night life, except in the offseason and if greenbays night lifes that bad well dont live here they got the money to have a house somewhere else all they need in green bay is an apartment, to crash after PRACTICE
TOMMYBOY

United States

#21 Jul 6, 2006
Let's end this non-story and hype kidflash with a quote from Barnett in this mornings MJS...Barnett said Wednesday he’s hoping to move on after the incidents of the past month. And while the graffiti incident was disturbing, he said it’s not reflective of the city as a whole.

“I’ve never really changed my whole thought about the city of Green Bay,” Barnett said.“Going through this process, I was a little down about it, but I love living here. I love playing here.”

Enough said. Not a guy who's threatening to leave because of one bad situation. Not a place black athletes should stay away from. As I have been saying, this entire situation was blown way out of the water by the media... not Barnett.

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