December 10, 2018

Philadelphia Eagles bail nine criminals out of jail. Is that altruism — or recruitment?

David MenziesMission Specialist

The good news on the gridiron is that TV ratings are rebounding for the NFL this season after two years of decline. The bad news is that ad revenue has declined by a gulp-inducing 19 per cent.

The good ol’ days have yet to return for the NFL, so it comes as no surprise that some NFL teams are trying to curry favour with fans by doing some feel-good PR in their respective communities, such as raising money for various charities.

But, how is it that Philadelphia Eagle players thought it was prudent to raise money so that nine prisoners could make bail?

Consider all the worthy causes in the world, for example people who served their country as opposed to those who ripped it off!

Then again, this team has a history of taking a shine to criminals, like when ex-Atlanta Falcon/dog-fighting enthusiast Michael Vick was released from prison and the Eagles gave him a contract.

And it should be noted we are talking about a pro sports organization nicknamed the “National Felon League.”

Maybe when the Eagles bailed those nine guys out of jail, it had less to do with altruism and more to do with …. recruitment.

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commented 2018-12-11 13:30:26 -0500
NFL is dead to me. It has been for some time now.
commented 2018-12-10 20:01:47 -0500
The criminals are running the prisons and the National Felons League are helping them. Why couldn’t the money be raised for battered women, at-risk youth, or even to equip disabled folks with what work-arounds they need? It makes too much sense, that’s why.
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