Ty Nsekhe was on the St. Louis Rams practice squad as an offensive lineman, but was injured and put on waivers a few weeks ago. Nsekhe had this Twitter exchange today:



Nsekhe was taken to task for obvious reasons:


Military and non-military alike weren’t thrilled with the comment:


Speaking of “skill”:


And Nsekhe might never go anywhere if he continues to prove himself as a public relations time bomb.


Nsekhe deleted his tweets about soldiers, but as he’ll soon realize, Twitchy is forever. He tweeted that he didn’t mean to demean members of the military.



Missing from those tweets? The word “sorry.”

  • ceemack

    I looked up T.Y. Nsekhe and found that he isn’t playing anywhere this year…he’s an unsigned free agent.

    It does take a lot of skill to play tackle in the NFL, but it looks like it might be more skill than he has.

    • Jimmie

      Yep. He got cut from a team who’s offensive had less than 20 yards in first half of Sundays game, and they also allowed their quarterback to be sacked 6 times, and hit about 20 times.

      • http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/ Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

        Perhaps he should concentrate on protecting his quarterback and let other trained professionals concentrate on protecting the nation. His choice.

        • Zane Henry

          lol TY isn’t even good enough to be a starter on that joke of an offensive line. Skillz to get final notices on all his Billz!

        • Jimmie


        • conservativechick

          I saw a special this morning with the Jax Jaguars, helping out at the Wounded Warriors project. Many players give back to their communities and are thankful for our troops. This guy is just full of himself, in my opinion.

          • http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/ Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

            Good on the Jaguars! I would like to think that this guy is not typical of pro athletes.

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll


    • Harry Stolzy

      Do you mean more skull? His head don’t look big enough in his profile pic….:)

    • golfmax13

      He’s not even on paid leave. Lois Lerner has him beat.

      • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263


    • Jay Stevens

      “Unsigned free agent”? Is that another way of saying “unemployed”?

      • pajamakat

        How about “unhinged” free agent. He’s a loser. I wonder who he voted for ???

      • Hiraghm


    • Frank Drebin

      At one point in his NFL career, Pat Tillman turned down a five-year, $9 million contract offer from the St. Louis Rams out of loyalty to the Arizona Cardinals.

      In May 2002, eight months after the September 11 attacks and after completing the fifteen remaining games of the 2001 season which followed the attacks (at a salary of $512,000 per year), Tillman turned down a contract offer of $3.6 million over three years from the Cardinals to enlist in the U.S. Army… Out of loyalty to his country.


      • Dan Keeler

        A true hero. Hey, Nsekhe, take a clue from this guy. He was the real deal, both on the football field and the battlefield.

    • Barnard Brown

      time to reinststate the draft – the selective service draft not the pro athletes’ drafts. give these arrogant over privileged pukes something of value to do

      • rangerider

        We do not need a draft unless, like always, the nation is in peril :-)

  • Jack Deth

    Does the NFL offer college credited courses, schools, consortiums and classes?

    Where exactly are the NFL Football Academies?

    Does the NFL offer the same opportunities for a student to matriculate to pilot training? Command of a platoon and later a brigade or company?

    Offer a student the opportunity to exercise initiative and be a leader one day. And a diplomat years later?

    • b_truit

      My experiences can be topped by others, but just from the situatons I find myself in day to day this giant ilk would crap himself. The answer to everything is not “follow football, tackle person”. you need to have skill and training. I would pay to put this guy through our sims training and watch him squirm.

      • Jack Deth

        “Professional discuss logistics. Amateurs discuss tactics.”


        “There’s always a sniper!”

        • Jay Stevens

          “Professionals discuss logistics.”

          More than ever true in the modern era. Consider the problems of keeping an infantry division in the field supplied with everything it needs to conduct combat operations. A division is equivalent to a constantly moving city of 20,000 or so.

          • Jack Deth

            Some rules to live by:

            “Don’t forget nothing”: Rogers’s Rangers First Standing Order.

            “Be the fustest with the mostest!”: Nathan Bedford Forrest.

            “It is better to have it and not need it. Than to need it and not have it!”: Thirty plus years of on the fly TDYs, processing lines and mobility deployments taught me this one.

            “If it’s stupid, but it works. It ain’t stupid!”: See above.

    • jtak101

      All of that is waaay beyond the comprehension of that idiot…

  • RblDiver

    One reason I prefer typing over speaking is I get the chance to read what I typed and ensure it’s what I want to say (well, more or less >.>). Clearly this “pro” isn’t burdened with thinking before he tweets.

    • Julie the Jarhead

      I prefer speaking.

      “Say it — forget it. Write it — regret it.” (Judge Marilyn Milian from THE PEOPLE’S COURT)

    • E Quilibrate

      Likely not even burdened with the equipment required to think.

    • Worship Dancer

      the “pro” isn’t burdened with THINKING.

  • Sureitis

    Skill? Football is a game. Played by children.

    • schveiguy

      His comment is the equivalent of saying “It doesn’t take much skill to catch a football”. Yes, both are true, but it has nothing to do with being a soldier/pro football player.

  • Magnifico

    The comment about football players making too much money is just plain stupid, and the response is unbelievably disrespectful.

    • David Atherton

      Our warriors are underpaid and under appreciated. You think a grown man playing a game is worth millions a year?

      • aztectrumpet

        No NFL players aren’t worth that much in a way, but if they didn’t get paid that much, the NFL would just get more money. The NFL is a business that makes a lot of money so they pay their employees a lot because they couldn’t make that money without them. The government has a lot more expenses and also wastes a lot of money, so they can’t pay soldiers millions.

        A better salary comparison is congress or other government employees and soldiers since they are all paid by our taxes.

      • LochGates44

        I think both deserve to be paid in the millions.

        I’m not fully understanding going after the NFL when one stupid moron who’s out of work made the comment.

    • Derek plt

      the comment about football players making too much $ is not “stupid” it’s a reasonable observation/opinion & is in fact an accurate statement considering their pay in relation to American professionals who protect this country, those who keep the streets safe & those who teach our children. A game, no matter how large the industry, is frivolous compared to the NOBLE professions.

      • Magnifico

        Professional football players start playing when they’re five years old. I was the same, but I didn’t have what it took. I certainly had what it took to join the army. Most people do.

        Like it or hate it, football is a highly skilled profession.

        • Derek plt

          It has nothing to do w/ one’s appreciation of the game & I haven’t denied that football takes considerable skill, especially pro football (I played in jr. high, H.S & college so I know from experience). My point is that football is a game & sacrificing one’s life for this great country is certainly NOT a game, regardless of “skill” the two are incomparable. I’m glad you “had what it took” to join the Army & thank you for your service. The thing is “most people”…..”have what it takes” to “join” a football team & there is a wide spectrum of skill levels among the vast amount of positions in the Army from janitor to electrician, mechanic, soldier to 5 Star General. Anyone can “join” an organization & your comparison is equivalent to setting a pro magician’s skills against those of a firefighter. Where “most people” do NOT “have what it takes” lies in one’s willingness to sacrifice one’s life to protect & defend this great country, liberty, freedom & one’s fellow soldiers. I sense a level of contempt for our armed services in your post & your other posts & placing a relatively insignificant game above the brave people who give so much to preserve our freedoms is just absurd. My cousin, a Marine, died in combat in Afghanistan protecting his fellow Marines, local innocent citizens & this great country. I can guarantee you that VERY few football players, highly skilled or not, would not have the balls or the “skill” to defend our country, their fellow servicemen & strangers to their death. So many service men & women display far greater “skill” & bravery than any ball player on the gridiron ever has. It has nothing to do with liking or hating football & yes, it is a skilled profession but it’s also an absurd & impossible comparison to the skills, bravery & heroism of the men & women in the US Armed Services.

  • Archer305

    And actually, it does take a lot of skill to kill somebody… particularly before they kill you first.

    T.Y., those are life and death situations, keeping your brethothers in arms alive. You chase a ball around for $. I have never been in the military, but I respect and admire every one of those who have risked/sacrificed for our freedom.

    • cajun_2

      He was thinking about killing is when a guy usually “drives by” and shoots at everybody in the park. Cowards have no clue about soldiers.

      • b_truit


    • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

      One thing I learned from being taught to kill; It’s harder to keep people alive.

      • Tyrconnell

        You have that right

    • aztectrumpet

      Maybe he knows a lot of gang people who will kill each other for free.

  • The Penguin “Jackalope Hunter”

    The NFL is pretty big on PR, and especially it’s image. I’m thinking this dumb*ss just committed career suicide with that tweet. bubbye TY.

    • Worship Dancer

      you mean like when they welcomed vick back with open arms and a huge paycheck? THAT kind of PR?

      • The Penguin “Jackalope Hunter”

        You’ll have to consult the Eagles on that one. I expect they figured he did his time and also felt he was a commodity and a draw to the fans. In the end it’s about money and winning games. My statement being only a generalization of what the NFL usually tries to project as an image.

        • Worship Dancer

          if they REALLY want to project a GOOD image they’d start dumping the ones who give them a bad name. and no the NFL commissioner could have said NO to the Eagles and refused to allow vick back into the NFL.

          • Penguin, first name The

            I didn’t say I agreed with their practices. Perhaps you should write to Commissioner Goodell then instead of me.

      • Jerry Camp

        Consider the relative talent and earning potential of the two players. This guy made it easy for the NFL to sweep him under the rug being a former practice squad player. Vick, who puts asses in seats, made it harder for the NFL to keep him away.

        • Worship Dancer

          still doesn’t make them big on their image being a GOOD one.

    • Joe Mama

      His lack of talent already did that.

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to washed up football troll, Nsekhe:

    Are you even aware that advancement in the ranks within the officers’ corps beyond the rank of Major (O-4. Lt. Commander, USN) is totally dependent upon post graduate degrees?

    You don’t get your Master’s or Doctoral degree. You don’t advance. And are then shown the door.

  • WhoDat

    Football players are no heroes.

    But, not every person in the armed forces are heroes, either.

    • ObamaFail

      Let me guess, because they killed enemy soldiers. Oh, I know. IT’s because they killed known associates of terrorists, so you see them as evil. But yet you twiddle your thumbs when two terrorist scumbags blow up an 8 year old on US soil.

      • WhoDat

        They can kill enemy combatants all day long.

        All I’m saying is if all you’ve done is graduate basic, you’re no hero.

        • Ronald Green

          Have you done it yet? I’m not saying all are heroes, but you seem to think it’s a walk in the park. They are deserving of your respect. And if you say you have, list unit assignments and dates.
          Basic and Advanced Training Jun ’74 – Nov ’74 Ft Knox KY
          2nd Armored Division Nov ’74 – Jun ’85 Ft. Hood Tx / Germany
          2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment. Jun ’85 – Jul ’88 Germany
          1st Cavalry Division Jul ’88 – Jul ’94 Ft Hood Tx, 1st Gulf War.

          • George Gaither

            I see you travel in the same circles I did.

        • gunpros45

          have u been to basic b__ch

        • Zane Henry

          I would think that the simple act of signing the papers and enlisting is pretty freakin heroic, knowing that asshat lib-trolls will be hating on you 24/7/365. Chris “uncomfortable with calling them heroes” Hayes comes to mind.

  • Clayton Grant

    A soldier faces a hit from a bullet or IED, etc., not a guy wearing shoulder pads. Football is a game played by men with oddly shaped balls.

    • Jack Deth

      Nice touch!

    • blockthiscnn

      As always, absolutely brilliant sir.

      • Clayton Grant

        Thank you!

  • Richo

    Well there is this crazy little thing called the “free market” that you guys love when it comes to pretty much anything, except apparently when it is inconvenient (i.e. football players making more than soldiers)

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll


    • spaceycakes

      are you mental? We don’t care how much money he makes, but we DO care about his opinion of those in our military.

      ‘you guys’–heh; go back to watching Electric Company reruns

    • gunpros45

      maybe no one would say much about it until some overpaid idiot opens his big mouth. just because u can say what ever u want does not always mean it is wise to do so

      • Johnny Johnston

        Not defending stupid, but it’s called free speech

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    That’s real retarded, sir.

    • MarcusFenix

      No no…if you want something that fits this….it’s the Joe.My.God. blogspot page.

      I almost died laughing at it.

      That is all.

      • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

        I’ll pass, thanks. I don’t want to give him the traffic, and I don’t want NSA to have any doubts about me. ;- )

        • MarcusFenix

          I’m a glutton for punishment…but it did help to reaffirm how absolutely ridiculous liberals can be…was almost cathartic. But, again…I can’t blame you. :)

          • gunpros45

            nsa knows, ur either a patriot or ur not

          • chewinmule

            Read Evan Sayet’s little book, “The Kindergarden of Evil”. He explains why liberals think the way they do. Easy read and funny as hell!

  • MNWoman

    Weirdly, when I see anybody in the armed services making such little money for the sacrifice they are willing to make for my freedom, it makes me even more mad when I see the government wastefully spending money.

    Whenever I see a person in uniform, I stop and thank them for their service to our nation. It isn’t much compared to what they do, but I want them to know some of us are forever grateful for what they do.

  • Stupid Republic

    Doesn’t take much skill to run into some other fat f—, either.

    Bet his Wonderlic score is somewhere in the negatives.

  • $29561723

    who cares what some thyroid case thinks. This guy chases a scrap of plastic for a living because gullible sportsfans shell out money to cover up their own insecurities (high school traumas, abuse, inadequacy). It has nothing to do with skill, it has to do with people trying to escape from reality from September to February. Some people snort coke, some people spend $30k a year on season tickets, $8 beers, and $6 hot dogs.

  • Scorpion

    I didn’t realize that Seal Team 6 was considered unskilled.
    Maybe he should have a discussion with witnesses to a Medal of Honor winner about those skills.

    • Rick Hess

      Sorry Scorpion, Medal of Honor recipients don’t “win” their medals, they have earned them, usually posthumously. I hear that military men and women “win” their medals all too often and it really, really irritates the hell out of me.

      • Scorpion

        As a Viet Nam veteran, I’m well aware of how these brave servicemen received their awards. You’re absolutely right for correcting my comment for me. I was more annoyed at how this dude diminished our citizens who volunteered to put it on the line so the rest of us don’t have to. By the way there are currently 79 living Medal of Honor wearers.


    • Worship Dancer

      NONE of those MOH recipients WON their medal and GUARANTEED NONE of them wanted to EARN it either. keep in mind few of them are awarded the MOH personally. it’s usually given to the surviving family member.

  • Sua Sponte

    I would contend that Mr. Nsekhe is quite skilled in the art of E.T.A.D.I.K…..

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    What’s offensive in all this? A man said out loud what we all know to be true– we value football players more than soldiers. When we decide that watching eleven men try to break the bones of eleven other guys over a stupid oblong piece of leather is silly and pointless, and worthy neither of our time nor money, the NFL will fade into history, and there will still be a US Army– because there will always be a need for one.

    Yeah, I know– I’m telling all you sports fans out there you’re the jock equivalent of trekkies, following something that, in the grand scheme of things, isn’t important at all:


    • Maxwell

      When it boils down to it, all fanbases are just alike. Even sports’ fans and trekkies… actually I would argue sports’ fans are worse. No where in the United States where you will see people hate someone more just for being from a different city, then in sport fanbases.

    • E Quilibrate

      First time I’ve seen it so eloquently stated, I have always had trouble explaining why I never followed sports, as I preferred fishing and hunting.
      It gave the tormentors great fun to point out my deficiencies.

    • wineplz

      I think the reason for the outrage was how disrespectful he was of our soldiers.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Of course what he said was disrespectful.

        It’s also disrespectful when we hear all that John Facenda narration on NFL films about “warriors” and “trenches,” “throwing the long bomb” and the like– George Carlin covered this part of it forty-odd years ago, 4fuxsake!

        It’s a game– played by men somewhat taller, bulkier, and (most of them) quicker than the average fellow. They collide into each other and the wonder is that they are NOT hurt seriously on every down, if they would play with the intensity they are capable of.

        But when the sixtieth minute is up. they go home to a warm bed and a home cooked meal, or at the very least, a buffet in the dressing room before they board the flight home. No one, unless it is some mentally ill random-violence maniac, is going to threaten their lives.

        Theirs is a super-stylized sumo-type Rugby League, of sorts; no more, no less. It is not the moral equivalent of anything pertaining to war. It’s about time we disabused ourselves of the idea that football is anything more than it is. It is not, as William Shankly, a coach in a different kind of football (quoted by Vince Lombardi in the American iteration) a matter of life and death. Unlike their version of the quote, it is also not nearly so important as that. In the ultimate, it’s not important at all, unless, as Chazz Palminteri would tell you, it pays your rent.

        • Ronald Green

          It is the ‘circuses’ for the masses.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            “Panem et circenses”– BINGO!

          • Ronald Green

            Our country’s parallel to Rome is becoming more and more apparent, which is unfortunate.

    • aztectrumpet

      He didn’t say we value football players more. He said it takes more skill to be a football player. And i take it as implied that being a football player is harder.

    • Clete Torres ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      One of my favorite movies.

  • MNWoman

    I have a button that I wear proudly on either my purse or my coat. It simply says “Land of the Free Because of the Brave”.

    I will never forget this fact and take pride in reminding others.

    • cajun_2

      Agree…Check out my avatar. God Bless our Brave Ones…

  • RanierWest

    time to end the gravy train for these %ucks

  • Jack Reacher

    It is absurd for people to think soldiers should make more than NFL athletes. Come on folks!!! What would our budget deficit be if we paid everyone in the military 1.6 million a year?? We live in a country where the market decides pay. The military doesn’t need to pay more than it does because they have plenty of recruits signing up. In times when they are short officers and ops they offer bonuses and higher re-enlistment pay. Again, the market makes America go.
    Anyone with a GED and pulse can enlist. To make the NFL you have to be one of the top football players in the country in high school out of millions. Then you have to be in the top 200 players in college out of thousands who honed their skills for four years to make it to the NFl.
    In a perfect world Teachers and the military would be paid more than politicians and lawyers……………however we live in a capitalist country. If you don’t like this than move to North korea, Egypt or Burma and join the military and become very , very rich compared to the citizens of those countries.

    • blockthiscnn

      I don’t think you quite understand. No one is saying we can afford to pay our military NFL wages, duh. The point is that for someone who contributes NOTHING to society to say what you said about the military (“GED and a pulse”) is asinine.

      • Jack Reacher

        How is it asinine???Are you denying that you cannot get into the military with a GED and a pulse??
        I am not at all saying that about the service academies. To get into one of those three you need to be a very talented and skilled person.
        I cannot stand when people cannot talk about the military or police without interjecting emotions into it. You do not help the conservative movement by drinking the kool aid.

        • blockthiscnn

          How do you know all it takes is a GED and a pulse? Did you ever serve? Do you even know what current enlistment standards are? No one is saying everyone who wears a uniform walks on water or does physics calculations in their head, but guess what nvmbnvts, you need more than a GED and a pulse, and I know plenty of fine people who died wearing a uniform who didn’t attend a service academy. As a Marine Corps veteran, I find your arrogance revolting. Don’t even pretend to tell me that I’m somehow harming conservatism. If anyone is an embarrassment to conservatives, it’s you. Walk 50 miles in a servicepersons’ shoes wearing a combat load and carrying a SAW before criticizing them, freak.

          • Jack Reacher

            You are right…. the men enlisting in the Marines are all great students who have turned down academic scholarships to fine institutions or great athletes who have turned down athletic offers to go into the Marines.

            You are right……………….I forgot that the majority of the marines are Mensa members who run 4.4 40 yard dash times. I am so ignorant; thank you for enlightening me.

        • Jeff Coil

          If you think all it takes to get into the military is “a GED and a pulse”, then you are an even bigger idiot than this NFL guy. Why don’t you try actually talking to a military recruiter. High School diploma is required at a minimum, with NO criminal record. The military rejects thousands of applicants every day. You sir, are no conservative.

          • Jack Reacher

            you are correct……………..I just saw the valedictorian of the local high school get rejected by the marines and the star athlete get rejected by the navy. The athlete luckily got in at Stanford and then valedictorian was taken by his safety school Harvard. You are right Jeff…………………..it takes amazing skills, intellect and talent to get into the marines or navy ,etc.

        • Jeff Coil

          No, you CANNOT get into the military with a GED. Try talking to a recruiter. HS diploma at least, with even more educational restrictions for certain MOS’s. And NO criminal history. Even speeding tickets can get you rejected. The military rejects thousands of applicants every day. So yes, your comment is asinine.

          • Jack Reacher

            And you are correct……………. they military is so selective they won’t take anyone who has jaywalked, let alone do 30 mph in a school zone. Just the other day this kid who had 1600 on his SATS was turned down by the marines because he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt.

  • LegalizeShemp

    “He’s right, it doesn’t take much skill to kill someone, but man does it take some skills to try and cover it up!” Sincerely, Ray Lewis, Rae Carruth, Aaron Hernandez and OJ Simpson.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      Killing an armed enemy in combat is not the same thing as gang banging.

      • LegalizeShemp

        Obviously you missed the whole point of the joke.

        • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

          Obviously :)

    • Rick Hess

      Now that is some really nice snark there Shemp. I bet there will be others beside kj who don’t get teh snark.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    He needs to take his pig skin to Afghanistan, and see how many of the enemy he manages to kill with his football before they kill him. Then give him his posthumous Darwin Award.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    What an ungrateful piece of garbage!

    For as many times as he was sacked, Sam Bradford would agree with him.

  • Maxx

    Military personnel, while paid chump change compared to a professional athlete, nonetheless, allow this ignorant NFL wannabe the freedom to drift from one Arena football team to another. I suspect this Twitter rant will give him more attention than he’s had in years because frankly, he’s done nothing but pick splinters out of his ass since leaving college.

    –USN (ret).

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Does it take skill to walk backwards while you slap people? If I was 6’8″ 325, I could play OL on any team.

  • walterc

    If it were possible to pay every soldier, sailor, airman, marine and coastguardian the NFL league minimum, most of us (non-military hating liberals) would gladly let our tax dollars go there. But we all know, that our elected officials and politically motivated general staff would find new ways to squander the money and continue paying our troops welfare/foodstamp wages. Pitiful if you think about it. On the other hand, we would gladly pay NFL chumps like this idiot $25k per year, with free housing. But again, it isn’t up to us, it’s up to a bunch of team owners that are int he business to make money and the union bosses that require us to pay $100+ per ticket to go see a game (which is why I’ve never been to a game).

    The military is because of our elected officials, and the NFL is because we keep buying the tickets and we keep watching on television. It’s the American way. When we get tired of idiots like this, we’ll quit paying the money to enable these kinds of outrageous professional sports salaries.

  • MarcusFenix

    If we take people who are armed with automatic weapons, and post them on the sidelines every 20 yards with orders to shoot people who fumble, miss a pass, fail to complete a throw, and so on….I imagine the game would not only be fun to watch, but guys like this would STFU.

    Soldiers in combat operations have to worry about their lives, and the lives of their unit, every single day. Or, in the case of Ty, it’s something like Chicago and Detroit all rolled into one.

    • LisaG

      Well said.

  • Maxwell

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, professional athletes, and actors are the two most overpaid people in this country. The fry cook at McDonald’s contributes more to society than an athlete. At least the fry cook gives me food, which I need to live, that may or may not contain some level of nutrients. A professional athletes keeps me entertain for an hour… maybe two?

    For the record, I’m a die-hard hockey fan.

    • ForTheRepublicOfDave

      Or as I like to call it, boxing on ice.

      • Maxwell

        “I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.”
        Rodney Dangerfield

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III


          • Jack Deth

            “Figure skating would be more fun if there were high sticks and body checks, like hockey!”

          • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

            GO (N.Y.) RANGERS, Islanders and Devils! Jawamax 8<{D}

          • TexSizzle

            “Them boys sure don’t like to be high-stuck.” – Archie Campbell

        • ForTheRepublicOfDave

          By the by, cool avi. Recolor, or is it OC?

  • E Quilibrate

    Welcome to the douchearama, This character should take his non-skill at football
    and find a different schoolyard. preferably where English is not the first language,
    on second thought English may not even be his first language

  • vetgal1970

    Athletes worth is ultimately determined by how many watch or follow. Same as celebrities. Choosing to be an ass should have consequences.

  • smokey

    – but it does to live with it – and when you are paid poverty wages so that this ignorant idiot can play and collect millions. Says much about the public and how that regard the people who actually PROTECT them …………

  • http://steelgeneral.blogspot.com/ Skalla

    Put him in SERE and examine the result. I’m getting serious schadenfreude just thinking about it lol

  • billkoch

    How many NFLers have been killed during a game, and war is not a game? It is idiots like this that weaken our country.

  • NCRelite

    athletes aren’t exactly known for their intelligence

  • NYC✫1625

    Every cloud has a silver lining. Thanks to twitchy, I’ve heard of T.Y. Nsekhe.

  • pgson

    It actually takes a huge amount of skill to kill people efficiently, with any number of weapons including guns, knives, and basically anything and everything available, not get shot and killed yourself, physically overcome situations that most humans would break from, and to do so in a professional manner, follow orders to the letter, use your mind and wits under fire with death all around, etc.

    It takes very little skill to shoot your mouth off, play a very limited position as tackle, as most can’t even get that right and you see yellow flags for all manner of stupidity each and every game… All sports figures, from scrubs like this joke of a man, to the best of them, are overpaid beyond reason. Idol worship. As much as I like to watch Football, or a Baseball game, or other sporting events, if they all were disbanded tomorrow and the gross, ridiculous amounts of money they squander and extort from the sheep in this country was used to better us all in actual, meaningful ways — and this includes Hollywood’s monolith being scrubbed — I’d be for it in a heartbeat. And send most of these arrogant, loud-mouths thugs and criminals back to the streets to earn actual work, or in jail if they go back to their old ways.

  • Jeffrey Lamela

    It takes more skill than anything else in the world to stay alive in situations where that is not an easy thing to do.

  • maddawg19

    This P.O.S needs to join the Corps and become a REAL MAN!!! Oh yeah he is a DOUCHE that couldn’t be one.

  • MaddMedic

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word… and commented:
    Cripes….Now I know I am done with Football….

  • sludog

    Just another worthless d-bag, contributes nothing to society and thinks his opinions matter. Obviously has never really done anything that actually makes a difference. Overpaid crybaby

  • mjsorl

    Showa what a real star this guy is on the practice field, they call these guys cannon fodder. Now you see why. Concusion maybe a few to many.

  • stellatruman

    sounds like this D-bag is a few games away of pumping gas or operating a fry machine. What a jerk

  • http://amerinfidel.wordpress.com/ AmericanInfidel

    I was going to chalk up his comments to possible Traumatic Brain Injury, but then I realized he’s just an ass,

  • 38Special

    What an azzhat!

  • Jake Midkiff

    This guy is an asshat, but this argument is tiring. The comparisons between professions is totally unfair. The Salaries are not based on how “important” a job is, they’re based on how much that skill GENERATES for your employer. As soon as we, as a society, start paying hundreds of dollars to watch a teacher teach, or a soldier fight, or are able to buy the Jersey’s of local Firefighters, the sooner the saleries will become more fair. Unfortunately, it’s a lot easier to let the market dictate the worth of an athlete, than it is to put a price on freedom.

    • US vs. Them

      Correct. As soon as war becomes profitable then soldiers will be paid appropriately.

  • grais

    Well, he’s good at being offensive, I’ll give him that. But he obviously doesn’t know anyone brave enough to be in the military. His loss.

  • padeeya

    ” Did someone say kill”.. signed Aaron Hernandez

  • Chimfish

    Deadspin reports on even the most unknown of NCAA athletes who tweet something controversial, so I’m sure they’ll be all over this story any minute now. Right?

    Oh wait, the controversial statement involved here is one that they agree with, so that makes it ok to not have to expose it. If anything, they’ll run it as something like, “Wacky Republican Party in Huff Over Unknown Ex-NFL Player Instead of Fixing the Country.”

    • US vs. Them

      Totally agree – but a little unclear: what exactly IS the story here? A former NFL player … does what? Says football players SHOULD be paid more? Soldiers are just pawns of fat war-pigs? Im just not sure why Deadspin is obliged to “report” this …news? Or what angle to take.

      • Chimfish

        I don’t necessarily think that it IS a story, I’m just referring to their own track record of the many “Athlete Tweets Something Controversial” articles in the past, among other infamously trivial sports-related topics. I didn’t think there would be an angle to Brent Musburger calling a professional model beautiful, but Deadspin managed to find one (it was too “heteronormative”.)

        Just yesterday they ran on article deconstructing a letter to a newspaper editor from some random sports fan. ( http://deadspin.com/yankees-is-just-as-bad-as-redskins-says-dumb-guy-1366283511 ) When it’s an opinion they disagree with, they find room for “Jason of Hagerstown” to be given a full story.

      • Jeff Coil

        He is insulting our troops. He is saying all they do is kill people – that they are murders.

  • Rob Stevely

    He is a few weeks away from asking “would you like fries with that”

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    If @TY_Nsekhe doesn’t like our troops fighting and dying for HIS freedom, He can go back to his country of Ancestry! Even Police, who protect the city/town where you live don’t make a fraction of the MILLION$ you make, and they have a tough job… Firefighters, Paramedics, First responders…. The difference is, on their jobs, THEY RISK THEIR LIVES!! (That goes for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, too!) #NoBrainerAlert!! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Chop Stick

    I just left him a little love on this twitter:
    @TY_Nsekhe My son is a USMC 0311 working full time ON THE FIRST STRING to defend your right to be douchetastic. You’re welcome.

  • Kent Griffee

    Aaron Hernandez might take issue with T.Y. Nsekhe’s comments.
    Character and Courage are two things soldiers have that Mr. T.Y. Nsekhe is lacking.

  • Jay Stevens


    Sometimes I really think the herd we protect needs culling.

    Jay Stevens
    Semi-retired sheepdog

  • disqus_FlD2VMR2RJ

    I stopped being a fan of professional sports when I was a kid and heard Patrick Ewing say regarding the owners that they were “stealing food from the mouths of my babies” while wearing a full-length fur coat and climbing into his Mercedes 500 sedan. From that point on my feeling towards professional athletes earning millions of $$$ playing any game was f* them.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    I’d rather watch NASCAR Racing, they’re a LOT MORE Patriotic! But they only run from February thru November… Jawamax 8<{D}

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      They’re a s#!tload more honest about how they make their money, too.

      Johnson drives the Lowe’s car; Kyle Busch, M&M-Mars– you get the idea.

      If Earnhardt doesn’t make the chase, like it was for a few years there, he’ll wind up with a different sponsor or two, who pay less for the hood ad than AB-InBev was doing with the Bud car. It’s what-have-you-done-for-me-lately.

      If he didn’t sell so much swag, he wouldn’t even get what he’s getting now.

  • Canadian in USA ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Well, if it doesn’t take much skill, perhaps *he* can show us how it’s done. (/sarc)

  • US vs. Them

    Do you live in a state with an NFL team? Did YOUR taxpayer dollars fund a “non-profit” league? Want a issue that applies to YOU and not just some Twitter-fight about “heroes and patriots”? Read on http://m.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/10/how-the-nfl-fleeces-taxpayers/309448/

  • socalcon

    His profile lists his College as Texas State and High Sch as Jim Bowie HS.

    Disconnect here: “it doesn’t take much skill to kill someone”

  • George Gaither

    I invite him to come see who have the most skills, he probably could not make it through basic training.

  • bob usarmy 62-65

    what an ass you are sir…tell me what you will do when your career is over what life skills do you posses that will make you a productive member of society or will you become a greeter at an atlantic city casino…geez what a stupid thing to say…you sir are an ass of the first kind

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Dude is lucky he is garbage. If he had been an active player and made these idiotic comments, the league would have come down on him with all the wrath it could muster. The NFL doesn’t go soft on players whose mouth imperils their bottom line, and they respect every one of their fans. NO liberal privilige there. It’s trait I’ve always appreciated. I blame college football. That has to be where this entitled ignorance takes root, in the fertilizer of special priviliges, resource hogging, and endless praise and attention for just being on the team

    • Chaitealover

      College football? That “world owes me a living” attitude starts in Pop Warner football, carries over into H.S., then blossoms in college.

  • Unicorns and Rainbows

    Very ironic that these soldiers die to defend this mother F()ckers right to say such things.
    I’m sure he’ll be invited to a White House dinner very soon.

  • Kenneth G Maiden

    Must be a product of a Lefty Progressive education. SHAMEFUL. Nothing else to be said.

  • http://twitter.com/bodiazrising BodiazRising

    What an idiot.

  • BigRed

    Dude, you couldn’t even make the Rams. ‘Nuff said.

    • MNWoman


      Well done!

  • Anthony Clay

    another obama son spouting wisdom

  • ctmom

    This from a guy who would be flipping burgers if he couldn’t play football…..oh wait.

    • RanierWest

      In the burger flipper draft he’d be last round fry cook!

  • Michael Rice

    They are paid more for the same reason actors and actresses are paid more. Their job generates tons of money.
    No one sponsors wars or peace keeping actions and they don’t advertise during them or sell tickets to them.
    Honestly, I don’t want military personnel making 20 million or even 1 million per year.
    If we started paying that much, every Tom, Dick and Larry loser would sign up, just for the money. That’s not the kind of person I want defending my family and I.
    Please, do not read that as disrespect. It’s 180 the other way.
    I have nothing but respect for people who protect because they want to protect and they need to be treated well

  • michael s

    So Morgan Reed starts this by making a comparison,T Y Nsekhe defends himself and other football players and he’s wrong. Ms Reed who started this of course is blameless. Of course she doesn’t wonder why a player in a helmet defending a hockey puck, makes more than a soldier in a helmet defending his country. If she did please let me know.

    • plumberskid

      Whoever posted the first tweet took it from a popular quote that’s been making the rounds for the past few years. It’s hardly an original thought, but it does raise a good question and says a lot about America’s priorities.

    • drw

      Regardless the prompt the response was telling. In this case it was was so wrong on so many levels its hard to understand how anyone could miss the why.

    • Jeff Coil

      I cant believe you are defending this overpaid creep.

      • michael s

        How is TY the creep? Morgan started it. People have a right to defend themselves if they feel,they’re unjustly attacked. Morgan also made a selective sports attack. The same statement could’ve been made about a hockey player but it wasn’t.I can guess why Morgan chose the NFL instead of the NHL?

        • Jeff Coil

          First off, your NFL/NHL argument is pointless, almost idiotic. Just because their are other sports that require helmets does not in any way change the sentiments of her original statement, which itself is a rather old one. If you want to substitute “NHL” for “NFL” go right ahead. If TY thinks she was “attacking” the NFL, then TY has some pretty thin skin.

          But the biggest point, the one you are completely missing, is that TY could have “defended” the NFL and their overpaid players without spitting on our soldiers. Saying that their only skill is “killing people” is what was ignorant and insulting. He could have said something like “free market, baby” and it would have been good enough (and accurate). But he just had to equate our hardworking troops with murders. That’s what is so outrageous about this.

    • MarcusFenix

      Could that be the case, by extenstion?

      Your point is a fallacy of logos, on it’s face. End of story.

  • Patty

    T.Y. is confused, he was thinking of him and his buddies at the street of wherever he come from..(being a criminal)does not need skill!!

  • Morgan

    Sigh. One of my uncles died serving this country, another is a retired general. And, as the daughter of a former tight-end turned physician …. might I suggest this guy get his head examined? How foolish and insensitive!

  • Peyton

    I think it takes more skill to be a soldier than it takes to wear spandex pants and push around fat men for a living.

  • wolfpack08

    Any time this guy would like to develop and execute a plan (small one) involving the coordination of two teams (24 guys), 8x vehicles, all necessary ammo, food, water, fuel, resupply, commo, air/ MEDEVAC support, fire support, and QRF in case all goes to crap…moving over 100 miles through bad-guy country in an area controlled by coalition forces on different frequencies and different threat emphasis, conducted over several days using less-than-complete information regarding enemy locations….by all means come join the boys. Otherwise, please STFU.

  • OrganicGirl

    Wow, it doesn’t take much skill to make such a pathetic comment either!

  • Joe Mama

    After looking at his profile and recent tweets, it is quite apparent that the man had someone else taking his classes in college. Just an insignificant idiot. He just needed to announce it to the World. How else would anyone pay attention to him? It doesn’t take much talent to be dropped from a practice squad and put on waivers, either.

  • Bill Board

    Just another dumb __________. (Fill in the blank).

  • disqus_qKgvocXMl3

    Sounds like an extreme idiot. This is why I can’t really take professional athletes seriously. I enjoy sports, but I’m at the point where they disgust me so much, I almost can’t watch pro sports anymore. Another thug getting paid millions to play a game.
    Tell me Mr. Nsekhe… what significant act have you ever made in comparison to someone in uniform? Oh, I know! Drink, smoke weed and sleep wth anything with a heartbeat. Thanks so much for your contributions to the American people! How did we ever survive before you graced us with your presence? Now sit your ass back on the bench! Or better yet; put on 100 pounds of gear and sweat your ass off in a combat zone and try not to get killed doing it. Learn something about the men and women you insult who put their life on the line for overpaid dumbasses like you.
    I am an American Soldier. And yes, while I don’t always agree with everything going on; I’ve sworn to protect all Americans… even those as stupid as you Mr. Nsekhe.

  • AZWarrior

    Gee, I must have been a really slow learner then. I spent decades developing my skills in the art of war.

  • Karl Winrich

    While it may not take a lot of skill to kill another person it takes a tremendous amount of skill to survive when all h*ll is breaking loose and bullets are flying at you from multiple different directions, and still be able to put your enemy down.

    And it’s a by far greater amount of skill than to simply tackle the dude with the ball.

    • Todd1966

      It takes a lot of skill to hit/shoot a running target or even one taking cover. Precision is a MUST!!!! hooah!! Thank all of our service people!!!

  • Patrick Callahan

    It doesn’t take much skill to be a free agent.

    • Todd1966


    • Michelle ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      And only having played a few games in the NFL by the age of 27…#CareerOver

    • Jeremy

      ha ha well done.

    • therantinggeek


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  • Jeff Coil

    It doesn’t take skill to play football, only size and attitude. I can think of hundreds of professions that take far more skill and pay less money.

  • Jeremy

    I think this NFL player has had too many blows to the head.

  • muscleshop

    Nsekhe is a convicted burglar. He needs to worry less about our heroic military and more about staying on course with his probation.

  • Devin Andrew Ring Cassidy

    Actually, from what I gather it’s quite difficult to kill someone outright in battle, otherwise, in its aftermath the dead would outnumber the wounded, which is rarely ever the case. Not too many clean and clear shots are presented a soldier when engaging the enemy at a distance.

  • Clarence Worley

    This guy wouldn’t last 15 minutes in combat. He’d be crying for his mom the first time he hears the whizzing of a bullet go by his head,

  • Steve Magill

    Your just an Ass clown Ty. Oh yeah and a loser. You just ,”F’ed” yourself . And we are happy about that

  • Okechukwu Ihenacho

    He needs to be educated! The only reason football players get paid more is because they play a game and it is a business. You cannot pay enough for the service of these young men and women who forsake themselves for a greater cause. Whoever your are Mr. I am on the bench for the Rams, think before you tweet.

  • billeeblue

    It takes a coward to demean the military, then backtrack without an apology to our brave warriors. This guy does not seem to realize that he has given football a black eye even without being on the field. He must be a coward in that arena as well.

  • BSORaiderErie

    EXCEPT for a football game, I would choose eleven soldiers over eleven jocks, anytime! We’re smarter and we don’t run out of gas after a few short hours, after all of the pampering they need just to get on the field! This is what is happening in our University’s, don’t learn just play! As a taxpayer I would be furious if I resided in a state that doesn’t insure me that our taxes are graduating players and just basically hires a team! These are just some of the reasons that American football is hurting. Today there are far fewer children signing up for football, even parents are choosing soccer because of the concussion reports. These children are footballs future, and not just players but as fans, and with fewer growing up with football won’t watch football either so if anything these players better get their acts together, murders, rapes, shootings, DWI’s, etc or else start loosing the fans that pay their bills! Have a good day! The only reason these people play football is God’s gifts, in size, speed, or athletic ability, while a soldier needs all this plus much more even if it is not during wartime. I would bet many that most of these big guys couldn’t even pass a PT Test?

  • ScottinVA

    Leave it to a third-rate loser like Nsekhe to come up with a piece of blatant ignorance like that. All the more reason to hate the Rams.

  • Medicinewoman2

    A nothing, thinking he’s saying something.

  • ‘Tom Crawford

    Complete and utter BS…look at the wording from him on those two last tweets posted above – someone yanked him aside and he caught a lot of flack…so much so that he deleted the tweet and posted those two responses….something i can bet he was told to send out word for word.

  • Hiraghm

    The answer is very simple, in a free, capitalist society; the money’s there. War isn’t a spectator sport (exceptions like the Confederate War aside…); football is. Soldiers are paid from the public till, football players are paid according to the money it’s perceived they can rake in. It’s like asking why movie stars make more money than teachers. Part of what draws football players and movie stars to their professions is the possibility of monetary wealth. Our soldiers, hopefully, seek something else from their service.

  • anonymouse

    Is he too old to enlist? He ought to consider it.

  • L R

    Just proves this country pays way too much attention to sports. (i.e. football players) Glad this bozo is being taken to task for his comments!

  • DiabloDawg

    Is this Nsekhe one of obama’s daughters?

  • in_awe

    Send him for a 3 month all expenses paid vacation in Marine bootcamp, then we’ll see what he has to say…

    • blockthiscnn

      I know what he’ll say: aye aye sir, louder sir, faster sir, etc etc etc

      They will break him easily

  • neoface

    Obviously this overpaid little boy didn’t have to grow up. Not sure why people still haven’t learned, twitting is forever, you said it then you own it. Walking back doesn’t negate your true feelings.


    Sorry? Being a jock means never having to say your sorry.

    Obviously a rectal cranialectomy is in order

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    Go play with your little ball, meatstick.

  • Chris Douglass

    The man “plays games” for a living. Yeah I enjoy watching football but come on, these guys produce nothing that contributes to society. They are simply a distraction. Some people think negatively about our soldiers because of their own feelings about the wars we have been fighting. Whether you agree with the war in Afghanistan and Iraq or you disagree, the soldiers are people who, at the time they signed up, agreed to put their lives on the line to protect our country

  • Christian Burgwald

    Its a whole lot different than a drive by . You need to join and get you sum.

  • LeRoy Trusty

    I spent time in Germany stationed at an AF base that had full contact tackle football. That was the sport when the guys were not pushing pallets, turning wrenches, guarding a post, prepping flights and cargo for Sarajevo missions. The guys did not get paid. Now some guys were offered positions on the American football teams being played in Europe. And they played with the best of them.
    Let me think, what were the skills???
    Yes, for what some of these guys do, the training and skills the military have are far greater.When this clown can jump out of an aircraft with 50+# of gear and then hike 5 miles, or maybe just a good ole weekend in the “field” but until then hearing this yakkity smackity ticks me off. Wuss.