Why Jeff Ireland’s “Due Dillgience” on Dez Bryant Is Indefensible

April 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One of the more disturbing things about our contemporary culture is the lengths that we will go to defend the indefensible.
Jeff Ireland's question to Dez Bryant concerning his mother was indefensible. Yet a significant portion of fans, media people, and current and former NFL people are defending it!
The typical excuse is "if you are considering investing millions of dollars into a player with a questionable background then you need to take every precaution." That is an inherently immoral position, one that presumes that it is perfectly fine to demean someone just because you are paying them a lot of money.
Under that logic, it is just fine to be a prostitute so long as you get $1 million per encounter, right? How many of you would want your sons, daughters, husbands, wives etc. getting in that line of work if the price were right?
It's amazing how we don't want the people that we know and care about to be demeaned, but we think that it is fine for others to be, ju...

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