Parker Arrest is Another Black Eye for FSU

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

The argument among fans is varied because many are tired of seeing this behavior, but they still love their team and need players like Parker. However, that's not stopping his arrest from being the most talked about story in town.

"He's made one hell of a bad decision if this is accurate. And a selfish one to boot, but I don't know if he's a bad kid." said radio host Jeff Cameron.

Cameron heard from exhausted fans in the Tallahassee area Tuesday afternoon--fans who've heard the tired word of another FSU player's mistake. And it begs the question, when is enough going to be enough?

"More and more, when these things happen, I'm not desperate to see a guy like that--a selfish individual--if he is indeed guilty of what they are charging him with, back on the team." said Cameron.

On campus as students pack up for the semester--Parker's arrest is another blow to their Seminole spirit. "He's like our best receiver. He's a big name, and you know, he does something stupid, so it's very disappointing." said FSU student, Danny Gonzalez.

However disappointing, some fans are willing to forgive and forget, no matter what the situation. Erich Breedlove shares the opinion of many other fans. "As long as he can come out and apologize. Apologize to the team first and then the coaching and then the public and he can kinda lead by example. I feel like everybody makes mistakes,everybody deserves chances. Because if everybody was, you know, ruled on one mistake then where would we be?"

Because of the charge, Parker would not be allowed to play for the 'Noles if they were in season, but he will still be allowed to practice.


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  • by Anonymous Location: FL on Apr 23, 2008 at 11:37 PM
    TW: The first time he shoots and kills someone (and has no serious priors) doesn't make the victim less dead. What other reason would a young black man have a gun? Turkey hunting on Capital Circle I guess? Maybe he's gonna take a nice deer on Tennessee St? Or maybe hes going to shoot some innocent person because he's seen it one too many times on TV.
  • by kelly2 on Apr 23, 2008 at 10:47 AM
    TW: Parker doesn't seemed to concerned for the well-being of the society around him. HE HAD DRUGS IN HIS CAR and a DEADLY WEAPON. Learning the hard way? Wrong place at the wrong time? Stop making excuses for him. He is not a young kid either. He is an adult...a grown man. Maybe he should learn the hard way and go to class, get a job and pay for his own education like the rest of us did. Its a little late to worry about his common sense isn't it? At his age, either you have it or you don't...he does not. Hopefully he will learn from his actions (if he doesn't get away with it)
  • by TW on Apr 23, 2008 at 10:06 AM
    Seems like the only thing that concerns some is that the team is hurt, what about this boys future. Nobody is saying that he could probably lose everything because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time ( no serious priors). Its not like he's some kind of gun carrying thug out looking to kill and rob folk. He's just a young kid that is learning the hard way. He's letting his could be way out lock his comon sense. Maybe he'll be okay.
  • by Idiot on Apr 23, 2008 at 08:11 AM
    If this guys a wanna be gangsta then I'm glad they caught him.
  • by RAW Location: TALLY on Apr 23, 2008 at 07:04 AM
    He was arrested the first time for stealing a $9.99 cd and now its for having a concealed weapon without papers and dope. But would you expect anything less from a black athlete...you know, they feel as if they are about the law...jax, cinci, and detroit come to mind..
  • by clm3 on Apr 23, 2008 at 06:04 AM
    With the anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting having just passed you would hope that any weapons charge with a student would be taken seriously by our school administrations. It will be interesting to see what punishment and how severe a punishment is given to this student/athelete if the charges stand up.
  • by JW Location: Tallahassee on Apr 23, 2008 at 04:17 AM
    SImple solution: Drug test Pass = 2nd chance Fail = Suspended
  • by Will Location: Tally on Apr 22, 2008 at 10:15 PM
    So what the hey was he arrested for?? For those of us who dont know, please include that in an article.
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