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#1 Posted on 18.10.06 2037.40
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By COLIN FLY, AP Sports Writer
October 18, 2006

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Brett Favre sharply criticized the way the NFL handles substance abuse problems Wednesday, a day after teammate Koren Robinson was suspended for the season, apparently because of a drunken driving charge.

"I don't like the way the league has, in my mind, turned their back on him," Favre said. "I'm not against banning him for the year. I'd love for him to play, but to boot him out, clean his locker out and say you can't have no contact with this team?"

Favre, who entered the NFL's substance abuse program during treatment for an addiction to painkillers in 1996, said it doesn't make sense that the policy bans his teammate from the Packers' facilities "and the support group that can help him."

NFL spokesman Michael Signora said the league had no comment.

The league's policy includes a stipulation against consuming alcohol while participating in its substance abuse program. Robinson apparently violated that before being arrested Aug. 15, when police said the receiver's blood-alcohol content was 0.11 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08.

He pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of drunken driving and fleeing police in a high-speed chase near the south-central Minnesota town of St. Peter.

In the eyes of the NFL, the difference between Favre's case and Robinson's was that Favre sought help under the league's substance abuse policy and voluntarily entered a treatment facility after suffering a seizure while in the hospital for ankle surgery.

Favre wasn't subject to punishment, only periodic drug testing used for treatment. He also complained after treatment about being banned himself from drinking when he was in the NFL's program, though he made a conscious effort to quit drinking to prolong his career and be a good family man.

Still, Favre said the league's decision on Robinson doesn't seem to be in anyone's best interest.

"I'm no expert, but I would think you would want for people to reach out to him and be within an organization that can help him as opposed to saying, 'You're banned from the building. To make matters worse, we don't even want you over here, so go think about it and deal with it on your own,"' Favre said.

Robinson said as recently as Monday he didn't expect to be suspended, but the league moved quickly against him. He did not return a phone call Wednesday.

His agent, Alvin Keels, said that Robinson is in a "state of shock" and thought the league would wait to hand down its punishment.

Robinson had caught seven passes for 89 yards and averaged 21.1 yards on 12 kickoff returns in four games for the Packers this year. He is eligible to be reinstated no sooner than Sept. 18, 2007.

Favre said Robinson told him last week that despite his troubles, he thought he had a lot of years left. Favre responded that he wished he could have played with Robinson earlier in his career.

"(He's) really a great guy," Favre said. "It's unfortunate that he has to go through this, but maybe it makes him a better person. Whether or not it makes him a better player remains to be seen I think the most important thing is his health and his family."

The suspension leaves the Packers without a proven No. 3 receiver with Ruvell Martin and other players expected to fill in with Robert Ferguson still on crutches after a foot injury.
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Now, I'm not totally unrealistic to believe that part of this is due to the fact it leaves us really thin at WR, but I do like Favre speaking out, being a former Substance Abuse Program user. Especially about how they won't let him even be around the facilities. To me, at least give him something to occupy his time, not leave him with all those hours every day to potentially fall off the deepend (isn't the saying an Idle Mind is the Devil's Playground?)

I just wonder if this will have any effect on the league, but I doubt it.
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#2 Posted on 18.10.06 2046.27
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While I have always loved Brett Favre, I will not say the same for Koren Robinson. The best thing that Seattle did was get rid of that waste of air (now if they can get rid of Jackson and have Deion Branch and Bobby Engram start, that would rock!).

This is simple, the kid has an obvious issue and he has refused to fix it. In 2004, coach Holmgren de-activated him in the hopes that he'd get himself some help and it looked like he would....until a DUI in Seattle put an end that relationship. I still think that he can have a good (not great) NFL career but he really needs to straighten himself up or something worse can happen to him.
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#3 Posted on 18.10.06 2248.21
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I've never liked Favre OR Koren Robinson (Robinson stemming back to his college days), but I must say "Here, here!" to Brett. This is the first time I've come away from one of his interviews or press conferences and liked what I've heard. He makes very good points.

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#4 Posted on 19.10.06 1302.32
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TRANSLATION: I dont want to lose a good WR when our team sucks so bad.



If Bret is really so concerned, I wonder if he'd let him stay at the Casa De Favre for the year, so Bret can support him emotionally.
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#5 Posted on 19.10.06 1336.39
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    TRANSLATION: I dont want to lose a good WR when our team sucks so bad.


You must have misread in your haste to slam Brett Favre.

"I don't like the way the league has, in my mind, turned their back on him," Favre said. "I'm not against banning him for the year. I'd love for him to play, but to boot him out, clean his locker out and say you can't have no contact with this team?"
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#6 Posted on 21.10.06 1527.56
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I remember people saying the same thing when Eddie Guerrero was fired from the WWE but instead it opened his eyes to the fact that he'd really screwed up and he got his act back together. It's like the old saying, sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you decide to get better. I wouldn't oppose letting him stick around, but I don't think this is a bad decision either.
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#7 Posted on 21.10.06 1735.29
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
      Originally posted by StaggerLee
      TRANSLATION: I dont want to lose a good WR when our team sucks so bad.


    You must have misread in your haste to slam Brett Favre.

    "I don't like the way the league has, in my mind, turned their back on him," Favre said. "I'm not against banning him for the year. I'd love for him to play, but to boot him out, clean his locker out and say you can't have no contact with this team?"



I don't care one way or the other about Favre, but it's real easy for Favre to say that he isn't against banning him for a year when the decision has already been made.

Robinson has already had his chances to get his shit together while still with teams. That didn't work. Maybe getting him out of the snake pit that keeps getting him back to drinking and driving is a good idea.


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