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Who? Koren Robinson and Troy Lee Gentry in unrelated incidents. The following is from the St. Paul Pioneer Press and it is worth some time to check the reader comments.


Koren Robinson, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver, first:

Koren Robinson was charged with one count of felony fleeing police, two counts of fourth-degree driving while impaired, and one count each of reckless driving, careless driving and driving with a suspended license, according to a formal complaint filed today in Nicollet County District Court.


The complaint said the Vikings wide receiver was clocked driving 104 mph in a 55-mph zone in St. Peter, Minn., Tuesday night. The preliminary breath test indicated that his blood-alcohol level was .11, but a later test, at 12:18 a.m., showed his blood-alcohol was at .09. The state limit is .08.

Just the other night the fellas on ESPN were saying such nice things about Robinson and how he has changed his life around. 24 hours later, it turned again. On a personal level, it seemed like he had it back together. All of the interviews he had done and comments from his teammates were very positive. On a professional level, if found guilty, he faces a one year suspension from the NFL as this is his second violation.


Now country singer Troy Lee Gentry of Montgomery Gentry:

Gentry appeared Tuesday in federal court in connection with the killing of a tame black bear that federal officials say he bought, shot in an enclosed pen with a bow and arrow, and then tagged as if it had been killed in the wild.


The government alleged that Gentry and Greenly tagged a captive-raised bear named "Cubby," killed on Greenly's property in October 2004, with a Minnesota hunting license and registered the animal with the state Department of Natural Resources as if it had been killed from the wild population. The false tagging would be a violation of the federal Lacey Act.


Gentry allegedly bought the bear from Greenly for about $4,650. The bear's death was videotaped, and the tape later edited so Gentry appeared to shoot the bear with a bow and arrow in a "fair chase"-hunting situation. The pair then shipped the bear's hide to a Kentucky taxidermist, the indictment said.

I am not pro/anti hunting but this act is just plain wrong. I was looking for a way to say what I am thinking and then came across this comment:

Lock the dolt up in a cage and give him a taste of his own medicine.

Well said.


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