Minnesota Vikings' drafting of Mistral Raymond brings joy to a family that knows tragedy

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Mistral Raymond has endured so much tragedy over the past three years, but Saturday's family gathering brought much-needed joy after the Vikings selected the South Florida defensive back in the sixth round of the NFL draft. Full Story
revenge question is silly

Rochester, MN

#1 May 1, 2011
Rick Spielman's wife and kids are slaughtered and the house burned down,,, doesn't revenge cross everyone's mind at that time of intense emotional duress? Time heals and the kid made it through it with flying colors,, hope he makes it here and excels
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 1, 2011
revenge question is silly wrote:
Rick Spielman's wife and kids are slaughtered and the house burned down,,, doesn't revenge cross everyone's mind at that time of intense emotional duress? Time heals and the kid made it through it with flying colors,, hope he makes it here and excels
Go back and read the story. The kid's sister was murdered just three weeks ago, how could he be 'through' anything? The family likely knows who murdered his sister so it was a legutimate question. Why would anyone name their kid Mistrial? Hopeful for his future court appearances maybe?
Hire a GM

Forest Lake, MN

#3 May 1, 2011
The 2nd or 4th round pick should have been used on safety. Rahim Moore was there in the second and Quinton Carter was there in the 4th. Apparently the Vikings already forgot how terrible the safety play has been the last 3 years, too bad for the front seven and the corners who get no help.
Phil Lachio

Merritt Island, FL

#4 May 1, 2011
"Mistral," "Minstral," or "Mistrial??"f
Van Brocklyn

Merritt Island, FL

#5 May 1, 2011
Still need a Substance Abuse Attorney...big time.
Elvis

Saint Paul, MN

#6 May 1, 2011
Hire a GM wrote:
The 2nd or 4th round pick should have been used on safety. Rahim Moore was there in the second and Quinton Carter was there in the 4th. Apparently the Vikings already forgot how terrible the safety play has been the last 3 years, too bad for the front seven and the corners who get no help.
very true, we can only hope they have someone identified in free agency or it will be a very bad year...
ezg357d

Madera, CA

#7 May 1, 2011
Vikes Second round pick wasnt waste of a pick Once everyone see's this guy play he is the Best TE in this draft best hands a Gaint on the field & 4th round pick Ballard for a guy his size This guy can move a speed rusher something the Vikes need. Misral Raymond is as good of a Safty as the Vikes would have got in the fourth round if they didnt pick Ballard. Not a lot of difference in play from who they would have got in the 4th round & him. Go Vikings

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