One Person Who Doesn't "Remember"
Aaron Brooks. From the ESPN story:
Brooks said even all the coverage from newspapers and television stations doing retrospectives and stories on the rebuilding effort along the Gulf Coast hasn't led him to think about what he and his teammates went through at this time last season.
"No because I'm not from New Orleans," he said. "New Orleans was my place of residency for six years during the season, but I only worked there. I'm not a New Orleans native, I'm from Virginia. So I just worked there. It was a job and I have a new job. And I'm very excited about being here and I look forward to doing some wonderful things here. ... I don't even try to go back. I don't even talk about it."
There you go, Aaron Brooks defenders. He really cares (cared) a lot about you. There's some more of that legendary "leadership" he's known for. Bury your head in the sand when something bad happens. If you don't acknowledge it even happened, then maybe it didn't. Just smile your troubles away, just like you did when you threw an interception.
This guy should work for FEMA.
ADDITION: For those of you who think I'm being too hard on Brooks and kicking him while he's down, read this story about another football player who "only works in New Orleans." It's called "leadership," Aaron. And you never got it.
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