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August 19, 2010
Time to fire Oregon’s chief bully – LeGarrette Blount
This week my 13-year old confessed to me how scared she is walking down the halls of her school. She said she lives in fear of making a mistake least the bullies notice. It breaks my heart on how bullies have victimized entire grade levels of kids and have so ruined the childhood school experience. That was yesterday and now today I read the front page of The Oregonian with the headline “Blount hits another player”. The story is about former Oregon Duck player LeGarrette Blount getting upset and hitting fellow teammate while practicing for his new teams the Titans. Another player? Another headline? The video has been on TV and now You Tube.
LeGarrette Blount has become Oregon’s most famous bully.
He hits other people and even hits his own teammates he doesn’t like. It all plays out on television complete with everyone coming to the defense of Blount. At the much celebrated Civil War game last year Blount was cheered while announcers discussed his previous punches helping to communicate to my family that bullies can be celebrities.
Everyone says they care about bullying. Why not start right here with Blount. Stop cheering, stop defending this man. We clearly see a pattern of violence that is only going to get worse. I know he is not in Oregon anymore, but his ties will always be with us. Remove him. Bullies like LeGarrette Blount and the media attention are only empowering the next generation of unruly kids who are making life difficult for our young students.
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