Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
5 Pages«<345
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline nerdmann  
#41 Posted : Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7:28:44 AM(UTC)
Rank: Preferred Member

Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 5,946
Applause Received: 1,339
sschind said: Go to Quoted Post
I'm not sure if you are being sarcastic or not (I know nothing of Randy Moss' youth) but I am sure lots of people have incidences in their youth that if not handled properly can turn them into jerks. They don't all turn into jerks. Being a jerk is as much about choosing to be a jerk as it is about your experiences.

Brief overview here.

Not everyone at Dupont liked the idea of black and white students intermingling. “Red Neck Alley” was a section of the school aptly nicknamed. Lockers were decorated with Confederate flags and Ku Klux Klan symbols. Randy was a primary target for the kids who inhabited that area.

Randy found safe haven on the football field, where he led the Panthers to state football titles as a sophomore and junior, in 1992 and 1993. He and Williams nearly delivered a state hoops crown in 1993-94, when they paced Dupont all the way to the finals. By Randy’s senior year, he was West Virginia’s best schoolboy prospect, earning Player of the Year recognition in both football and basketball. He had given up baseball and track by this point, though he demonstrated all-state ability in both.

Randy was recruited by most of the major college football powerhouses, including Notre Dame and Florida State. The Mountaineers of West Virginia were also in hot pursuit. When Randy opted for the Fighting Irish, fans in his home state weren’t happy.

At Dupont, the kids from Red Neck Alley now had another reason to dislike Randy. They already were incensed by his choice of girlfriends, a white girl name Libby Offutt. (She and Randy already had a child.) In March of 1995, a fight broke out at school, and Randy jumped into the fray. When the police showed up, he was arrested. Since Randy was 18, he was charged as an adult. With public sentiment against him, the teenager felt he had no choice but to plead guilty. Randy was sentenced to 30 days in jail and got expelled from school. Alarmed by the turn of events, the administration at Notre Dame rescinded his scholarship.

Everybody loved Moss. Long as he kept his hands off of white girls and smiled when they hassled him in "Redneck Alley." The way I heard it was, he knocked up the white girl, so some redneck goons attacked her. Randy confronted those guys and messed them up, shut their pie holes for them.

This just happened to be around the time of the OJ Simpson case. So there was alot of negative publicity. Randy went from everybody loving him to him practically being construed as a double murderer. Opened his eyes a little bit, perhaps made him a bit cynical.
Offline OlHoss1884  
#42 Posted : Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:18:50 AM(UTC)
Rank: Member

United States
Joined: 5/8/2013(UTC)
Location: Waukegan, IL
Applause Given: 91
Applause Received: 267
As I recall he repeatedly failed drug tests for pot. Not a big deal as far as drugs go but if it's the rule and you violate it and flaunt it, you are a problem. Warren Sapp was also a pothead but not nearly as badly...I think he got busted at his combine drug test, and that's why HE wasn't at the very top of his draft class.
Offline sschind  
#43 Posted : Wednesday, June 11, 2014 9:18:51 AM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

United States
Joined: 3/5/2013(UTC)
Applause Given: 359
Applause Received: 774
Thanks for the post nerd. It is as shame that some people have to put up with crap like that but many people do and some have to deal with far worse.

Obviously people handle adversity in different ways. Some people can overcome it and others let it control them. However one decides to deal with it it is clear that things like this will have an influence on your character and behavior as an adult.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
5 Pages«<345
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.



Fan Shout
Smokey (4h) : Do you score a Tie in Pickem the same as no pick ?
TheKanataThrilla (6h) : Thanks for the makeshift chat Smokey and Beast
Smokey (6h) : good night all
TheKanataThrilla (6h) : Thanks for way too many beers Arizona...
Smokey (6h) : 6/6 Tie Game
Smokey (6h) : UNBELIEVABLE !
beast (6h) : WOW!!!! Are they kissing sisters tonight?
TheKanataThrilla (6h) : This is crazy..
TheKanataThrilla (6h) : Arians is like McCarthy. Genius who outthinks himself
beast (6h) : Az STs are killing them this season... that has to be driving them and fans nuts
Smokey (6h) : Wow, great footwork !
TheKanataThrilla (6h) : Arizona is gonna blow this
Smokey (6h) : Epic catch
Smokey (6h) : Which team has the better record ?
GoPack1984 (6h) : Tie FTW
TheKanataThrilla (6h) : Cardinals
TheKanataThrilla (6h) : Why didn't we play these
Smokey (6h) : WOW !
TheKanataThrilla (6h) : Penalty sucked there.
beast (6h) : What the hell!
Smokey (6h) : he hit the goal post !!!
TheKanataThrilla (6h) : WTF?
Smokey (6h) : kick wins this game .
TheKanataThrilla (6h) : Get into the middle
Smokey (6h) : time out
TheKanataThrilla (6h) : hold right arm again
Smokey (7h) : Hello Go4
TheKanataThrilla (7h) : Sherman gets no flags
Smokey (7h) : You'll regret it if you leave now KT . lol
GoPack1984 (7h) : This game should end in a tie
TheKanataThrilla (7h) : now 11
TheKanataThrilla (7h) : Hate to stay up late for a tie. On beer 10...
Smokey (7h) : Sudden Death !
TheKanataThrilla (7h) : Arizona is playing prevent
Smokey (7h) : \_/ !
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

Road To Super Bowl LI
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 3:25 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

7h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DakotaT

9h / Around The NFL / Cheesey

10h / Green Bay Packers Talk / TheKanataThrilla

14h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

18h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

20h / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

22-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / luigis

22-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

22-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / DoddPower

22-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / DakotaT

22-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / DarkaneRules

21-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

21-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

21-Oct / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

Packers Headlines