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Posted at 3:02 PM ET, 02/13/2011

Brandon Banks expected to be released from hospital tonight

By Mike Jones

The agent for Washington Redskins kick/punt returner Brandon Banks said this afternoon that his client continues to progress in his recovery from superficial knife wounds suffered during a Saturday morning attack outside a D.C. nightclub, and he expects the football player to be released from the hospital some time this evening or tonight.

"He's recovering well, there's no damage and no residual effects, so it looks like he's going to make a full recovery and be just fine," the agent, James Gould, said in a phone interview. "Brandon's friend also is recovering. He was talking today, and also is expected to make a full recovery."

Banks, who just completed his first NFL season, and boyhood friend Christopher Nixon were both stabbed by Lanham resident Jason D. Shorter around 3 a.m. Saturday after they got into an altercation outside The Park at Fourteenth in Northwest, D.C. police said.

Banks turned around when he heard Nixon and Shorter arguing, and when they began fighting, the Redskins player and a bouncer tried to jump in to break up the fight. Shorter opened a folding knife and began slashing at Nixon and Banks.

The 5-foot-7, 151-pound Banks suffered a wound to the upper left abdomen and Nixon was stabbed in the face and body multiple times. Banks was taken to the hospital in stable condition, but Nixon underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition Saturday.

Shorter was arrested and initially charged by D.C. police with assault with the intent to kill, but the U.S. Attorney's office charged him with a lesser crime of assault with a dangerous weapon.

"Their attacker will be charged for what he has done, and Brandon is very relieved," Gould said. "He and his family are very thankful that it looks like everybody will be okay."

The Redskins on Saturday evening released a statement that was issued by Gould, and the agent said team officials continue to offer their support. Teammates also have reached out to Banks, who in his first year out of Kansas State established himself as a dangerous kick and punt returner.

"The Redskins have been phenomenal in their support," Gould said. "I can't say enough about them and everything they have done."

Banks's father, Daryle McNair said his son was doing well but declined to speak further on the matter when reached by telephone.

By Mike Jones  | February 13, 2011; 3:02 PM ET
 
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Comments

Banks did the right thing.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | February 13, 2011 3:21 PM | Report abuse

"Shorter was arrested and initially charged by D.C. police with assault with the intent to kill, but the U.S. Attorney's office charged him with a lesser crime of assault with a dangerous weapon."


This crap pisses me off. Dude will get a slap on the wrist and back on the streets in no time. Remember the name: Jason D. Shorter.

This fool will be charged with another violent crime, probably murder, within two years.

Book it.


Posted by: Alan4 | February 13, 2011 4:18 PM | Report abuse


Had this been Plaxico, it wouldn't have gone down like this. He'd have pulled out his piece and shot himself in the thigh right away.

Posted by: TheCork | February 13, 2011 4:29 PM | Report abuse

It seems as though these guys raised in poverty do not understand how to play it smart. You are with an NFL player, a rich man, a star athlete. Why are you arguing with some low-life outside a nightclub? Now your NFL friend gets involved and gets himself injured, and you are in critical condition. I put this on Nixon as much as the low-life scum Shorter. Nixon should have known better. He is a ghetto boy who couldn't walk away, and Banks needs to find new friends.

Posted by: NumeroUnoHombre | February 13, 2011 5:09 PM | Report abuse

It seems as though these guys raised in poverty do not understand how to play it smart.


You're right.

Not a one is as thoughtful as the well-heeled, well-raised boarding school Ivy Leaguers who ripped off the mortgage industry and stock market during 2003-2008.

Where would we be without them?

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 13, 2011 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Had this been Plaxico

Plax has been declared healthy, humble and ready to play football.

Plus, he's had the chance to wacth how Mike Vick played the redemption card into popularity and possible franchise tag.

There is no loss in signing Plax--it's either a gain or a gain.

The redskins could snag Plax AND add Jacoby Jones to A Armstrong, Terence Austin, and Brandon Banks.

Raise your hand if you think this is a good idea:

(INSERT image of Moe counting a series of redskins right hands popping upright amid a chorus of "Hell ya', go for it! How do we lose?")

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 13, 2011 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Just before the start of the Giants mandatory May mini-camp, Burress had said that he would not participate in the camp because he was upset with his contract.[8] He attended the camp to avoid paying a fine but refused to practice with the team.[9] Although he was slated to receive $3.25 million for 2008, Burress felt underpaid compared to other star receivers.[9] After indicating that he might hold out training camp as well,[8] he joined, but practiced very little, claiming his ankle was injured.[10]

On September 24, 2008, the team announced that Burress would be suspended for the game on October 5 for a violation of team rules.[11] He did not show up for work on a Monday and could not be reached by phone for two days. This was not the first time that Burress had been temporarily suspended by an NFL team—in May 2004, he was suspended by the Pittsburgh Steelers for failing to show up for a Monday team practice. On October 24 he was issued three fines totaling $45,000 for the following reasons:

1.$20,000 for post game comments regarding officiating—specifically, inappropriate comments on officiating.
2.$20,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct—specifically, verbal abuse of the head linesman.
3.$5,000 for throwing the ball in the stands

He's 33 and no thanks on Plax.

Posted by: msrent | February 13, 2011 5:33 PM | Report abuse

You're right.

Not a one is as thoughtful as the well-heeled, well-raised boarding school Ivy Leaguers who ripped off the mortgage industry and stock market during 2003-2008.

Where would we be without them?

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 13, 2011 5:15 PM | Report abuse


Maybe, but those guys are living off their severence packages now.

I'd call that playing it smart.

Posted by: Original_etrod | February 13, 2011 5:39 PM | Report abuse

In January 2009, Burress was the defendant in a civil lawsuit brought against him by a Lebanon County, Pennsylvania car dealer, who claimed that Burress was given a leased Chevrolet Avalanche in return for promises to appear at publicity events for the dealership. The dealer claimed that Burress never returned the car and never attended any publicity events; the damaged car was eventually returned after being impounded by the New York Police Department. Burress acknowledged that he was responsible for some of the damage to the car, but asked a jury to determine the amount.[16] On January 15, 2009 the jury returned a verdict awarding only $1,700 to the dealer, who had asked for damages of up to $19,000.[17] According to the Associated Press, Burress has been sued at least nine times since he joined the NFL in 2000.[18]

He has a civil lawsuit pending against him in Broward County, Florida, where a woman claims that his $140,000 Mercedes-Benz collided with the back of her car. The suit, filed on December 8, 2008, claims that Burress was liable for causing permanent injuries to the woman. It is noted that because Burress failed to pay his car insurance premium his policy was cancelled 3 days before the accident.

Posted by: msrent | February 13, 2011 5:43 PM | Report abuse

"g. Thanks to Nationalized Healthcare, we all get to pay your random thrill-seeking."

Actually, in the District, you don't. Banks will get a bill for his care. If his buddy's broke, the costs will be shifted into the uncompensated care pool. Maybe that will be offset by a rate increase the next year, or more likely it will just be a loss. Most trauma admits turn out that way.

If you had a true national healthcare system, the cost would be spread across a vast pool.

Anyway, it's not a sport issue, any more than violent crime is, but both seem to keep showing up. Don't you wish for the good old days of solid citizens like Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle?

Posted by: Samson151 | February 13, 2011 5:44 PM | Report abuse

"Maybe, but those [Wall Street] guys are living off their severence packages now.
I'd call that playing it smart.Posted by: Original_etrod"

Which makes the rest of us pretty dumb, doesn't it?

Posted by: Samson151 | February 13, 2011 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Strikes me that Plax is the sort of risk that somebody like Shanahan might just take. The contract would probably be favorable and there'd be an out clause if needed. Shanahan has actually had a pretty good record with difficult personalities (Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, assorted defenders) when he isn't hamstrung by contract issues (Albert). Even two years out of the game, that's one of the most reliable big receivers around. I imagine McNabb would welcome him, if McNabb is still here.

Posted by: Samson151 | February 13, 2011 5:49 PM | Report abuse

I was at Park the night this happened. Mad props for Banks for helping his boy out.

Posted by: shalshah | February 13, 2011 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Why is Banks father named McNair?? Is he the real father??

Posted by: diamond_jim | February 13, 2011 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Nancy Pelosi
Hilary Clinton
Sarah Palin

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 12, 2011 9:52 PM |

I'd kill myself before I had to do either of the first 2.

Posted by: scampbell1975

No need to outsource a job the Secret Service is more than qualified to handle.

Posted by: TheCork | February 13, 2011 2:13 PM |

That's what excessive and uneccessary government is good for...taking advantage of it's own citizens cause dudes like you think we need 'em.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Nancy Pelosi
Hilary Clinton
Sarah Palin

Posted by: Diesel44 | February 12, 2011 9:52 PM |

I'd kill myself before I had to do either of the first 2.

Posted by: scampbell1975

No need to outsource a job the Secret Service is more than qualified to handle.

Posted by: TheCork | February 13, 2011 2:13 PM |

That's what excessive and uneccessary government is good for...taking advantage of it's own citizens cause dudes like you think we need 'em.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 7:26 PM |

Thing is they'd probably maim to other Scott Campbell's, 13 innocent bystanders, 3 babies, your mother, and at least one of their own while trying and still fail to get me. Then they'd charge the taxpayers $13 mil while the job only cost about a $100 total. Then they'd form 13 different congressional committees to study why they failed, why it cost so much, was it legal in the first place, who should get the job next time, and should they're be a czar to head the new office that they're creating for the job next time. Meanwhile I'll have died of old age before they attempt they attempt to do the job again and they'll just kill another wrong Scott.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 7:31 PM | Report abuse

But the reason so many Dems do "dumb guy" political jokes about the GOP is, by God ... us Dems have been blessed with Dan Quayle, George W. Bush, and Sarah Palin to go along with Christopher Lee's of the world.

Posted by: TheCork

You're kidding right? You mentioned Clinton/Lewinski. How about Pelosi, Reid, Jesse Jackson, Robert Byrd, Al Sharpton, George Wallace, Rod Blagojevich, Jimmy Frickin' Carter, Joe Biden, Howard Dean, John Kerry, Barbaba Boxer, Marion Barry, etc. My God the list goes on forever.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 7:43 PM | Report abuse

"Not a one is as thoughtful as the well-heeled, well-raised boarding school Ivy Leaguers who ripped off the mortgage industry and stock market during 2003-2008.
Where would we be without them?Posted by: MistaMoe"

Michael Lewis said it best: we have socialism for them, and capitalism for everybody else.

Posted by: Samson151 | February 13, 2011 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Get well soon Brandon. I hope they throw this piece of human excrement named Shorter under the jail.

Posted by: TheDr5544 | February 13, 2011 7:59 PM | Report abuse

To change the subject, just watched an NFL draft prospect competition on the NFL network. Mallett, Locker, and Dalton competed in various passing drills which were basically a measure of their accuracy. No one really had it over the other except that Mallett did better in one of the drills. Bottom line from what I saw, though, is none of these three are are worth a #10 pick.

Posted by: bones21 | February 13, 2011 8:03 PM | Report abuse

You people are in serious need of professional help,saddest part is you same fools claim to own the FLAG,it's close to an embarassement anymore to be an American with schmoes like you spouting your foolishness and hate not to mention none of this has a damn thing to do with Mr.Banks,he is obviously a good kid and an upright man,protected his friend and sacrificed himself in the proces yet all you want to yap about it Ivy school thieves and Donkeys versus Elephants this is ridiculous. Get well Mr.Banks, and don't change,always stand up for your people exactly the kind of teamate the Redskins need. And the rest of you piss off,you ill me and the country.

Posted by: mfowler1 | February 13, 2011 8:04 PM | Report abuse

My God the list goes on forever.

The conservative in me points out that 1 George Bush trumps your entire list:

--invades the wrong country after terrorist attack

--promotes the idea of WMDs that don't exist inorder to invade a country that didn't wan

--promotes a tax cut that doesn't bring about the promised 'boom'

--gives a ton o' money to African countries to stop AIDs while blocking American high school kids from learning about contraception and abortion access

--torturing Arabs and not getting the information to capture Bin Laden

--Bin Laden not being captured, but Saddam Hussien is

--denying scientific information that gainsays Biblical concepts

--overseeing government agencies that don't respond when hurricanes hit, markets fall apart, and education services not delivered

--overseeing the complete meltdown of the American economy

I would go on, but the Little League Mercy Rule forces me to stop.

Again: no matter how bad any Democrat on your list is, not a one compares to the utter incompetence of George Herbert Walker Bush, jr

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 13, 2011 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Oh Moe you are so incorrect. Jimmy......Carter.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 8:39 PM | Report abuse

"Those who died in the earthquake, their lives will never be the same again." - Barbara Boxer


Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 8:41 PM | Report abuse

This just in: "George Bush Jr. implicated in stabbing of Brandon Banks!" Apparently he was upset that Banks kept showing his new spin moves to Laura, despite repeated requests...

Never mind. I never was good at these phony scenario posts. More importantly, does anyone think there will be actual OTA's this year? I never thought I'd look forward to OTA's.

Posted by: NYPDee | February 13, 2011 8:42 PM | Report abuse

"I believe that gays and lesbians deserve to have the same rights as homosexuals." - Rev. Al Sharpton

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 8:42 PM | Report abuse

"He's been out in these countries for decades, building schools, building roads, building infrastructure, building day-care facilities,... and these people are extremely grateful." - Democratic Senator Patty Murray on Osama bin Laden

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 8:44 PM | Report abuse

"Outside of the killings, we have one of the lowest crime rates in the country." - Marion Barry, mayor of Washington, D.C.


Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 8:45 PM | Report abuse

"I will stand up and struggle, as others have, to try to get that right balance between violence, and sex, ... and things." - John Kerry on ABC News

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 8:45 PM | Report abuse

"A zebra does not change its spots." - Al Gore

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 8:46 PM | Report abuse

guys, the career politicians and the polarized electorate have elected extreme representatives that put their careers and their agenda ahead of the greater good for the country. Used to be bickering and differences of opinion, but still a middle ground was reached. Term limits would be a start in stopping the continued decline of our US of A. both sides are corrupt and only a fool greater than those they follow pick a side anymore imo

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | February 13, 2011 8:46 PM | Report abuse

"It's a new day. Communism is dead. It's even dead in Cuba. I hate to say it, it's dead." - Barbara Boxer, senator from California

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 8:47 PM | Report abuse

"I was embarrassed to wear it." - Senator Diane Feinstein on wearing an American flag pin

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 8:48 PM | Report abuse

"...even with people like Osama, who is very likely to be found guilty, we should do our best not to, in positions of executive power, not to prejudge jury trials," - Howard Dean to the Concord Monitor in December 2003


Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 8:49 PM | Report abuse

''I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.'' - John Kerry at a campaign rally in 2004

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 8:50 PM | Report abuse

"If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government's ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees." - Bill Clinton in an August 12, 1993 speech


Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 8:51 PM | Report abuse

"Yes, the president should resign. He has lied to the American people... and betrayed their trust."- The 12th Congressional District hopeful Bill Clinton during the Nixon Watergate investigations

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 8:52 PM | Report abuse

what the heck is going on?

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 13, 2011 8:53 PM | Report abuse

He is a ghetto boy who couldn't walk away, and Banks needs to find new friends.

Posted by: NumeroUnoHombre | February 13, 2011 5:09 PM

Where is there any mention of Nixon's upbringing?? I heard he grew up in the suburbs

Posted by: wisdom80 | February 13, 2011 8:55 PM | Report abuse

your right scamp, a president getting a blow job from some fatty is the same as another president taping the opposing team......

Just like Bill Belicheat (said in my best cartman).

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 13, 2011 8:55 PM | Report abuse

did scamp go to google and type in:

"stupid things said by democrats" to refute any stupid GWB quotes?

Let's pull up quotes from Hannity, O'Reilly, and Beck while we're at it

:)

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 13, 2011 8:58 PM | Report abuse

"And guess what this liberal will be all about, this liberal will be all about sociali uh..uh...uhm...will be about......basically taking over and the government running all of your companies"- Maxine Waters

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Chuck, stand up, let the people see you - Joe Biden to State Senator Chuck Graham, a paraplegic.


Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 9:00 PM | Report abuse

your right scamp, a president getting a blow job from some fatty is the same as another president taping the opposing team......

Just like Bill Belicheat (said in my best cartman).

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 13, 2011 8:55 PM |

Oh, stupid, stupid boy. Why am I not surprised you completely missed that one. Let me explain it to you, one guy (bill Clinton) said another guy (Nixon) should resign for lying to the public...get it? Oh what the hell, then Clinton went on to lie to the public.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 9:02 PM | Report abuse

has RI officially jumped-the-shark now?

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 13, 2011 9:02 PM | Report abuse

thats like saying all presidents should resign for the times when they're surrounded by children and lie to them about santa clause/tooth fairy/easter bunny.

I mean right?

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 13, 2011 9:04 PM | Report abuse

thats like saying all presidents should resign for the times when they're surrounded by children and lie to them about santa clause/tooth fairy/easter bunny.

I mean right?

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 13, 2011 9:04 PM |

Why am I not surprised that a libby doesn't understand hypocrisy?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Ah I love that standard argument.

If you disagree with me you're a libby. I'm actually a pretty conservative guy so suck on that.

But let's follow your line of reasoning:

Clintion said another guy should resign for lying to the public, than Clinton lies to the public. Both are equally bad lies. But if a president lies to american public kids about santa claus its not the same.

Of course lying to the american public about a personal matter (blow jobs) and a public one (spying on the other side) are one in the same to the Glenn Becks.

Got it.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 13, 2011 9:09 PM | Report abuse

thats like saying all presidents should resign for the times when they're surrounded by children and lie to them about santa clause/tooth fairy/easter bunny.

I mean right?

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 13, 2011 9:04 PM

Right, cause telling your kids there's a Santa Clause is the same thing as banging some skank that works for you at the office while your wife sits at home and then lying your ass off about it when everyone knows you did it.

Same thing

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Of course what does it matter? You think you're right and others are wrong and thats the end of the story. Although there's no real right or wrong.

So I'm off to drink beer, hit my bong, and grill gouda cheese and bacon burgers.

Have fun jerking to pics of Ronald Reagan

:)

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 13, 2011 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Ah I love that standard argument.

If you disagree with me you're a libby. I'm actually a pretty conservative guy so suck on that.

But let's follow your line of reasoning:

Clintion said another guy should resign for lying to the public, than Clinton lies to the public. Both are equally bad lies. But if a president lies to american public kids about santa claus its not the same.

Of course lying to the american public about a personal matter (blow jobs) and a public one (spying on the other side) are one in the same to the Glenn Becks.

Got it.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 13, 2011 9:09 PM |

you should stick to elementary poop jokes cause you're way out of your league in big boy land...and I hate Glenn Beck. I actually liked Bill Clinton (mostly) as a president. He's one of the better ones in the last 50 years.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 9:12 PM | Report abuse

And you're saying it's the same to like to people about a blow job and lie about spying on the opposition. Like that's the same?

now i'm gone.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 13, 2011 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Ugh. If I wanted to read about politics and political opinions, I'd go to the politics section.

Please.

Posted by: charley42 | February 13, 2011 9:14 PM | Report abuse

So I'm off to drink beer, hit my bong, and grill gouda cheese and bacon burgers.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 13, 2011 9:11 PM |

You should thank us all for paying for your cheese.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Of course u gotta love when scamp resorts to childish namecalling and hurling insults.

okay now gone.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 13, 2011 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Of course u gotta love when scamp resorts to childish namecalling and hurling insults.

okay now gone.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 13, 2011 9:15 PM |

See what I mean? Hypocrisy...

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 9:17 PM | Report abuse

There is no loss in signing Plax--it's either a gain or a gain.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 13, 2011 5:21 PM |

Unless, of course, this time he shoots another Redskin instead of just himself.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | February 13, 2011 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Nothing good happens at 3:00AM.

Posted by: JCM-51 | February 13, 2011 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Nothing good happens at 3:00AM.

Posted by: JCM-51 | February 13, 2011 9:33 PM

That's crap. Some of the best things in my life happened around 3:00 AM.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 13, 2011 9:54 PM | Report abuse


That's crap. Some of the best things in my life happened around 3:00 AM.

Posted by: beep-beep | February 13, 2011 9:54 PM |
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like when you were drunk and you walked into the telephone pole ?

Posted by: hessone | February 13, 2011 10:41 PM | Report abuse

LANHAM - SHOCKER

Posted by: mrogers102 | February 13, 2011 10:47 PM | Report abuse

just go ahead and bat your own penis, Washimgton post, but at least, how 'bout them Hoyas???

Posted by: frak | February 13, 2011 11:26 PM | Report abuse

The conservative in me points out that 1 George Bush trumps your entire list:

--invades the wrong country after terrorist attack

--promotes the idea of WMDs that don't exist inorder to invade a country that didn't wan

--promotes a tax cut that doesn't bring about the promised 'boom'

--gives a ton o' money to African countries to stop AIDs while blocking American high school kids from learning about contraception and abortion access

--torturing Arabs and not getting the information to capture Bin Laden

--Bin Laden not being captured, but Saddam Hussien is

--denying scientific information that gainsays Biblical concepts

--overseeing government agencies that don't respond when hurricanes hit, markets fall apart, and education services not delivered

--overseeing the complete meltdown of the American economy

I would go on, but the Little League Mercy Rule forces me to stop.

Again: no matter how bad any Democrat on your list is, not a one compares to the utter incompetence of George Herbert Walker Bush, jr

Posted by: MistaMoe
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Yeah, yeah, but that war probably didn't cost much money ($3 trillion isn't much, is it?) or take many American, or innocent Iraqi, lives.

And I doubt that any of that led to Bush exposing an active, undercover CIA field agent for political reasons, as that would be, you know, high treason.

Plus you gotta give him full credit for, before all that stuff, reacting swiftly and assuredly upon being informed of the 9-11 attacks in that classroom.

So you're way out of line Moe, comparing these insignificant, trifling gaffes to the horrendous misspeaking (yes) of innumerable Dem politicos, or as later pointed out in this thread, Bill Clinton's lies about marital infidelity, which threatened the very existence of this great country and democracy itself.

And to top it all off, I don't think Bush ever misspoked, didn't he not?

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | February 14, 2011 3:25 AM | Report abuse

No need to outsource a job the Secret Service is more than qualified to handle.

Posted by: TheCork | February 13, 2011 2:13 PM |

That's what excessive and uneccessary government is good for...taking advantage of it's own citizens cause dudes like you think we need 'em.

Posted by: scampbell1975 |

I'm sorry, in your swing and a miss at pith or wit you've ended up just confusing.

Er, are you against having Secret Service? Because that's just stupid.

Posted by: TheCork | February 14, 2011 5:00 AM | Report abuse

Again: no matter how bad any Democrat on your list is, not a one compares to the utter incompetence of George Herbert Walker Bush, jr

Posted by: MistaMoe

Agree utterly with your sentiment, but you got the wrong Bush, dude.

You mean plain old Heeyuk, dumb "W"

Posted by: TheCork | February 14, 2011 5:03 AM | Report abuse

you should stick to elementary poop jokes cause you're way out of your league in big boy land...and I hate Glenn Beck. I actually liked Bill Clinton (mostly) as a president. He's one of the better ones in the last 50 years.

Posted by: scampbell1975

Now here, you're pretty smart

Posted by: TheCork | February 14, 2011 5:05 AM | Report abuse

Who the hell said Banks was raised in poverty? Oh he's an African American athlete that's right he must have been. Smh pure ignorance!

Posted by: clwalker1906 | February 14, 2011 5:10 AM | Report abuse

"And guess what this liberal will be all about, this liberal will be all about sociali uh..uh...uhm...will be about......basically taking over and the government running all of your companies"- Maxine Waters

Posted by: scampbell1975

This is probably the most representative quote of her intellect and education. Maxine waters is about as fit to lead as Elmo from "Seasame Street."

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | February 14, 2011 5:23 AM | Report abuse

Hate to interrupt all this political bullsh*t up here, but here's some actually Redskin-relevant stuff to get a giggle from:

http://broodingburgundy.com/post/3216014223/this-guy-better-lawyer-up#

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 14, 2011 5:46 AM | Report abuse


Hate to interrupt all this political bullsh*t up here, but here's some actually Redskin-relevant stuff to get a giggle from:

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 14, 2011 5:46 AM |

brown, I don't know which is funnier, the f - dan tag or the sticker that says, "don't be a dick". thanks for the laugh

Posted by: hessone | February 14, 2011 6:19 AM | Report abuse

It's a long read and kind of a downer, but if anyone is interested, ESPN.com has a very good article about some of Refridgerator Perry's health struggles over the last few years:

http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=6091766

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 14, 2011 7:23 AM | Report abuse

George W. Bush and Sarah Palin.

Posted by: iH8dallas | February 14, 2011 7:23 AM | Report abuse


George W. Bush and Sarah Palin.

Posted by: iH8dallas | February 14, 2011 7:23 AM |
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london fletcher and the washington redskins

Posted by: hessone | February 14, 2011 7:27 AM | Report abuse

Oogalaboogala

And to top it all off, I don't think Bush ever misspoked, didn't he not?


My problem is that I'm one of the few Republicans who'll tell the truth about his party's history.

When the books are written, and the analysis done, George Bush will chase Millard Fillmore AND Jimmy Carter out of the out of the incompetent U.S. President history books.

Busg essentially was handed a prosperous country and his party controlled the government...

...and when he left, it was as broke as he left Iraq.

And no matter what conservatives holla, that just is the history of 2000-2008.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 14, 2011 7:49 AM | Report abuse

I like Brandon Banks.

And I'd for the redskins to find another player like him, albeit with quality receiver skills.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 14, 2011 7:59 AM | Report abuse

Moe, that's big of you to be able to call it like you see it...especially when some of your Republican "brethren" typically don't enjoy such a level of clarity, and go as far as to outright lie about what the hell has happened over most of the last decade. You have my respect...whatever that's worth.

And I'm sure if you took a poll on the blog, it would be somewhere between AH's trade value and the level of fan interest in bringing Jeff George back to be the new starting QB...

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 14, 2011 7:59 AM | Report abuse

brownwood

..that's big of you to be able to call it like you see it...


I read this in a fortune cookie once:


"The older a man gets, the more he treasures honesty--especially from himself."


I kinda live and die by that saying.

And as you age, you'll find that finding the right way to tell ugly truths is the key to having a clear conscious.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 14, 2011 8:12 AM | Report abuse

Moe, might be time to change your handle to "MistaConfucius"...LOL

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 14, 2011 8:21 AM | Report abuse

No truth to the rumor that Shorter was boys with Ray-Ray.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | February 14, 2011 8:22 AM | Report abuse

I like Brandon Banks.

And I'd for the redskins to find another player like him, albeit with quality receiver skills.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 14, 2011 7:59 AM | Report abuse

Agreed, but the few times he was on the field he made a couple of nice catches. As long as his leg heals from last year and he avoids being a pin cushion again he should be on the field some more as a receiver. Plus he's gaining weight, he might be able to take some more hits.

Posted by: monk811 | February 14, 2011 8:23 AM | Report abuse


I kinda live and die by that saying.

And as you age, you'll find that finding the right way to tell ugly truths is the key to having a clear conscious.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 14, 2011 8:12 AM |
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moe

the truth isn't ugly, it's the lie that is

Posted by: hessone | February 14, 2011 8:24 AM | Report abuse

brownwood

..that's big of you to be able to call it like you see it...


I read this in a fortune cookie once:


"The older a man gets, the more he treasures honesty--especially from himself."


I kinda live and die by that saying.

And as you age, you'll find that finding the right way to tell ugly truths is the key to having a clear conscious.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 14, 2011 8:12 AM |

I still have a fortune from about a decade ago that reads....

"Use your gifts wisely and they will be enlarged."

And the rich just keep getting richer. Lol.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | February 14, 2011 8:25 AM | Report abuse

from nytimes.com

Tinkering With a Longer N.F.L. Season

By TONI MONKOVIC

Commissioner Roger Goodell has said that fans are behind the plan to expand the season to 18 games.

He has cited their dissatisfaction with the quality of preseason play, and he said they simply “want more football.”

(Or it could be that fans don’t want to pay full price for mediocre preseason games as part of their season tickets.)

Despite Goodell’s assertion, there doesn’t seem to be momentum among fans — and certainly not among players — to add two regular-season games.

But there is momentum to brainstorm about ideas for adjusting the season in a way that could bridge the gap in the labor dispute.

Tom Brady’s agent, Don Yee, recently said he would prefer an 18-game season with a limit of 16 games per player.

Doug Drinen of Pro-Football-Reference.com had a similar thought, and he fleshed it out in a blog post.

Let’s talk about the main issue with lengthening the schedule: injuries and player safety.

Not only would this plan keep injuries from increasing, it might possibly even decrease injuries by allowing players to sit out games with borderline injuries (concussions in particular) that could be aggravated if the player comes back too soon.

You’ve got some interesting strategical decisions. Do you sit your star early in the season so that he’ll be eligible for the stretch run, or do you save his rest games for injury recovery and hope you’re not forced to sit him in a meaningful late-season game?

The strategy would be compelling. One of our readers submitted a similar proposal back in June.

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com says the plan is unrealistic and supports a 17-game season, with each team playing a game at a neutral site (and with three preseason games instead of four).

Seventeen games may wind up being the final compromise in the negotiations, but a plan to limit individuals to 16 games (quarterbacks and punters and kickers could be exempt) may still have merit.

And in a 17-game season, maybe it wouldn’t cause as much disruption as feared. Many players already miss at least one game in a season, so the number of healthy players who would have to sit for a game wouldn’t be that large.

Extra point: Goodell says you want fewer preseason games and more regular-season games. Is he right?


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We say play only 3 preseason games, add one regular game, have a common mid season 'bye' at 8 games for all teams.

Limit all players (except quarterbacks, kickers, snappers) to 16 games.

Do away with the practice squad and increase the number of players who can dress for each game so teams can play 'deeper' into their overall rosters.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 14, 2011 8:31 AM | Report abuse

Why does the good stuff always happen over the weekend?

I'm happy BB is alright.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 14, 2011 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Good ideas moe...

But common bye = too much lost loot.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 14, 2011 8:36 AM | Report abuse

miami heat, they know whats up...don't be bringing that weak azz shti up this way...

anyway, who is the genius who asked for the charges to be reduced?? if you stab someone in the face, and body multiple times...I mean, whats your end goal there, you're not defending yourself, you're in attack mode....pathetic...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 14, 2011 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Well, I came on here thinking I was going to read about sports. Instead, it is the same bunch of knuckleheads yelling at each other that you seem to find on all web forums these days. Either give it a rest or take it outside fellas.

Posted by: boomer5 | February 14, 2011 8:45 AM | Report abuse

There go the adjectives one might apply to BB relative to his slashing style, ability to cut back and knife through the would-be tacklers as he finds the edge....

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | February 14, 2011 8:47 AM | Report abuse

But common bye = too much lost loot.


I like the idea of a 'bye' but I don't like how it is presently used.

Maybe a staggered mid season NFC-bye and AFC-bye (in consecutive weeks) would level the playing field as now, teams coming off 'byes' have an advantage over teams still grindin' out week to week.

Maybe if each conference took a week off at the same time, you cut out that advantage.

And somebody has to explain why Dallas and Detriot get to keep the Thanksgiving game.

Let the 'flex' schedule determine those games by featuring the best games according to mid season won-loss records.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 14, 2011 8:48 AM | Report abuse

ain't been here much, have ya boom? lol.

It's all about the jibba jabba. It ebs & flows.

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 14, 2011 8:49 AM | Report abuse

miami heat, they know whats up...don't be bringing that weak azz shti up this way...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 14, 2011 8:41 AM


I know...and Big Baby emphatically put 'em away with that fast break dunk...oh wait...

Kiddin' ya, Greg...good win for your Celts...although I might put an asterisk next to it since the Heat can't seem to beat the good teams with any regularity...

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 14, 2011 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Well, I came on here thinking I was going to read about sports. Instead, it is the same bunch of knuckleheads yelling at each other that you seem to find on all web forums these days. Either give it a rest or take it outside fellas.

Posted by: boomer5 | February 14, 2011 8:45 AM

What's the opposite of cosign?

Posted by: PlayAction | February 14, 2011 8:53 AM | Report abuse

...since the Heat can't seem to beat the good teams with any regularity...


The sports' story of the eyar might be that the Heat--with 3 All Stars, mind you--can't win the Eastern Conference.

And I'm sure that LeBron will have another big announcement when that happens.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 14, 2011 8:55 AM | Report abuse

ha brown, Rondo was laughing so hard about that on the bench, he had to put a towel over his head so Doc wouldn't see him...classic when the celts put 6'1, 170 pound rondo on the 6'8, 250 pound Lebron, and James had nothing...guy can't play with his back to the basket...no post up game to be had....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 14, 2011 8:56 AM | Report abuse

Weak a$$? Paul Pierce had one point.

...we'll see who's weak come playoff time. It's shaping up to be a great series, though.

- - I could do w/o the BS, tho. Keep outta our huddle!

Go Heat!

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 14, 2011 8:57 AM | Report abuse

With Banks making a full recovery, along with McNabb, Haynesworth and Portis, the Redskins are on the brink of a 4th Lombardi trophy.
With one of the best O and D-Lines in the league, I feel the Redskins could go 13-3.
The only downside is that all the Redskins players who are nominated to the pro-bowl will not be able to play because they will be getting prepared for the Superbowl.

Posted by: RalphZero | February 14, 2011 8:57 AM | Report abuse

I couldn't have said any of that better myself Ralph.

Posted by: PlayAction | February 14, 2011 9:01 AM | Report abuse

I hope that while BB is recovering, he doesn't balloon up to 160lbs.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | February 14, 2011 9:01 AM | Report abuse

I read this in a fortune cookie once:


"The older a man gets, the more he treasures honesty--especially from himself."

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 14, 2011 8:12 AM | Report abuse

Fortune Cookies are dumb, I got one a couple of weeks ago that said "Someone will invite you to a karaoke party."
Unless my invite got lost in the mail, I don't know about any stupid karaoke party! I'm still waiting for the one that says "Godzilla will crush you and your family!"

Posted by: monk811 | February 14, 2011 9:07 AM | Report abuse

dik, no kidding PP had 1 point, which should have made the Celtics RIPE for the picking...but ya boy, lebrom had a chance to tie it up and gagged it away...he's won at every level, just not high school, nor the pro's....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 14, 2011 9:08 AM | Report abuse

"Godzilla will crush you and your family!"

Posted by: monk811 | February 14, 2011 9:07 AM

I got that one once...and it came true!

LL beeps

Posted by: PlayAction | February 14, 2011 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Maybe a staggered mid season NFC-bye and AFC-bye (in consecutive weeks) would level the playing field as now, teams coming off 'byes' have an advantage over teams still grindin' out week to week.

Maybe if each conference took a week off at the same time, you cut out that advantage.

And somebody has to explain why Dallas and Detriot get to keep the Thanksgiving game.

Let the 'flex' schedule determine those games by featuring the best games according to mid season won-loss records.

Posted by: MistaMoe | February 14, 2011 8:48 AM


Good stuff, Moe...I'd co-sign that in a heartbeat. Doing it by conference is a twist I hadn't heard before...hope that's something the league considers.

As for the Thanksgiving games...I'd LOVE to see that rotated. I know the Cowboys stay in the rotation because of the league's (and the media's) desire to keep them relevant, but I'll never understand why they keep the Lions for so long. They've been putrid for the vast majority of their existence so to keep them on (even if they're playing someone good) is a joke...

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 14, 2011 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Hate on that 22pt 48% performance all you want - just makes you look like the idiot, not him.

Do you see what Cleveland has become since he left? He carried not just that team, but the entire economy.

I'm not some huge LeBron fan - I played for the Heat. I've been a fan since inception.

But the noise you're spewing is nonsense. It's a head game at this point and it'll be a great playoff matchup, methinks.

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 14, 2011 9:16 AM | Report abuse

but ya boy, lebrom had a chance to tie it up and gagged it away...he's won at every level, just not high school, nor the pro's....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | February 14, 2011 9:08 AM


Haha, right.

LeBron = Romo

Posted by: brownwood26 | February 14, 2011 9:16 AM | Report abuse

btw, I think we need to remark on Mike Jones' work to this point.

I'd say it's been very 'to the point' and informative. I look forward to the posts when things start to get greasy!

For now it's been a bit of just the facts

diggin it.

Posted by: DikShuttle | February 14, 2011 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Either give it a rest or take it outside fellas.

Posted by: boomer5 | February 14, 2011 8:45 AM

How about 2 more options:

1. YOU could ignore it and find someone that wants to talk football

2. YOU could exit stage left!

BTW, effective immediately, beep has closed stage right, I guess PA puked in the hallway or something, carry on....

Posted by: monk811 | February 14, 2011 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Don't hang around any nightclub at 3 a.m. and this kind of stuff won't happen.

Posted by: johnfchick1 | February 14, 2011 11:38 AM | Report abuse

I'll say this FREAKING AGAIN: "NOTHING GOOD EVER COMES FROM BEING AT A NIGHTCLUB AT 3 O'CLOCK IN THE GD MORNING! NOTHING!!!!!"

Posted by: wagenstill | February 14, 2011 12:45 PM | Report abuse

For my fake gangsta 12 year old Grandson, learn the lesson I have taught you: Do not "mouth-off" at, argue with, nor show "disrepect" toward Dudes in DC and Prince Georges.

Posted by: why231 | February 14, 2011 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Can't these NFL players have either NFL security personnel(24/7), or their own security personnel make sure the situation is safe for them, and get them out of they(their hired securiy)deem the situation dangerous for them to be in the establishment? I'm getting tired of hearing these NFL players, whatever team, getting into trouble when it comes to going to bars/nightclubs, whether it be high profile players, such as Ben Rapistberger, or the lowest paid NFL player. NFL players...grow up, man up, or get out of the NFL, and find a job where you're not in the spotlight where you're expected to be a role model for little Johnny & Susie.

Posted by: mbonhamwolv | February 14, 2011 9:10 PM | Report abuse

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