Originally Posted by Texn4life
You know what GP, that sounds all well and good but you know what that's giving him? A never-ending excuse. This is a common problem in the black community and I really can't stand it. He'll always be able to say, "Well you know I grew up hard and my parents weren't in my life. I don't know how to deal with it."
Like I said before, he can become another statistic who allowed his upbringing to be his downfall like many thousands of others in the black community, or he can use his experiences to provide strength to him in life and overcome those things. Only he can control this because a live in babysitter won't be on the sideline when he's being disruptive with teammates. A live in babysitter won't stop him from getting into fights in the club. I wish the best for the guy, but these excuses will stick with him and he'll continue to use them as long as people keep allowing him to.
I only said what I said because a team invested millions of dollars into the guy. Dez himself is also needing to do what's best for Dez.
If he could swallow his pride and admit he needs help, he could become a better person AND the player the Cowboys want him to be.
I'm not saying it's right. I'm only saying it makes financial sense for both Dez and the Cowboys to find a solution to the never-ending drama. They drafted him, he's their headache, I just think there's room to at least try something innovative like hiring a full-time mentor for him.
Again: In real life, I agree with you. But this isn't real life. This is NFL. It's huge money. Why wouldn't all parties to the problem sit down and find a way to make the best of it? I would.