Okay I’m going to admit beforehand that this is a personal post because I feel like I need to get something straight. Yes I am from New Orleans and we were the “murder capital” for a while for our high crime rate and also yes the New Orleans Saints were involved in a bounty program that paid players for hits on certain players but that does not make “ME” a dangerous person.
Particularly this is directed at this gentleman at the Exxon on Friday when I was getting gas. He happen to notice the New Orleans Saints hat I had on and also on my car’s back window, I have a New Orleans Saints symbol so of course he assumed right that I’m a Saints fan and could possibly be from New Orleans also. So instead of just making a quick comment like most do about the bounty program, he begins to say, “Aw man I know not to mess with you. Yo’ city the murder capital and now y’all players taking people out.” Okay now I will admit the idea of plucking him in his forehead was on my mind or just kind of stick my foot out when he walk past and you know he kind of hits the ground hard, but I refrained from any of those. Instead, I just gave him a nod and ignored him completely and went on with whatever I was going to do.
So this is just a reminder to people that it’s not right for people to stereotype a certain person or a group of people just because of what they represent or where they are from. I’m still the same friendly and cool guy that people know me as and I’ll be like this forever. I know everybody doesn’t think like that particular A-hole(excuse my french) so this is only directed at those with clouded judgment. I am still proud and love my city forever and I will tell anybody where I’m from anytime and anywhere.