Kareem Jackson -- First Cockfighting and Now....

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Kareem Jackson: Filling the empty hours.
While the NFL's work stoppage has fans (and several players needing a cash influx) a little bit nervous that we may not see football start on time this fall, there has been a silver lining in players' being banned from the teams' facilities.

The work stoppage, which has included cancellation of all Organized Team Activities and team-run "voluntary" workouts, has given players time to travel, see their families and, for some, partake in charitable endeavors. Dolphin wide receiver Davone Bess traveled to Costa Rica to volunteer on several manual labor projects like building homes and digging ditches. Bronco safety David Bruton has been substitute teaching in his hometown in Ohio.

Productive activities.

Texan cornerback Kareem Jackson's idea of "productive" clearly appears to be different from that of Bess and Bruton.

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At least it's got a classy name.
To be fair, I don't know what all of Jackson's work stoppage activities have entailed. He may have spent 99 percent of his time helping old ladies cross the street and rescuing flood victims in the Midwest. If that's the case, then my apologies in advance.

I do know that for a small percentage of the time, though, back in March Jackson was tweeting photos of cockfighting from the Dominican Republic. While that competitive activity is actually legal in that part of the world (I believe they even call the event Kareem was at "March Madness"), it's illegal in the United States. So if you're Kareem Jackson, tweeting pictures from that event is not a great way to accomplish either of the following:

1. Gain favor with the Texans' organization, especially after they just paid him first round money to watch seemingly every third-string wide receiver on the schedule torch him for their respective "best days of the season."

2. Win a public relations battle for the trust and love of the fans, most of whom don't trust him to find the stadium on Sunday mornings, let alone lock down NFL wide receivers.

After the Twitter controversy simmered down, Jackson appeared to do the smartest thing he'd done in a while -- he disappeared. Until this morning, that is, when news broke that Kareem Jackson was depicted on a poster (along with four other NFL players) as "hosts" for a launch party of a porn convention in Miami back on May 20, the "Porn Star Exxxtravaganza" (because any time porn is involved and a word has the letter "x," you must automatically make it three x's -- most iPhones are programmed to autocheck this).

So after wading through the initial wave of obvious "Kareem's next cock fighting event" jokes (most of which were awesome and completely encouraged), we are left to ask the following questions:

1. Did Kareem Jackson knowingly attach his name to this event?
As of my typing this, we have not heard from Jackson. These things we do know:

-- Chiefs safety Eric Berry, through his agent, has already come out and said that his likeness never should have been used on the poster and that he was not even at the event. Others reportedly involved in the promotion of the event, like Charger first rounder Corey Liuget, have declined comment.

-- The league is looking into the use of the players for promotional purposes, especially since the poster included pictures of them in uniform, which means the NFL is probably going to unleash hell, fire and brimstone on the organizers, the likes of which they haven't seen since the last Peter North group scene.

-- This has nothing to do with Jackson, but I just want to point out that the porn stars promoting the party are named Jamie Valentine, Trina Michaels, Kim Kennedy, Bella Reese and Blondie Boom. Yes, Blondie Boom. I'm guessing that's not her real name.

2. So let's pretend Jackson was unaware he was being used to promote the party. Why would you use Kareem Jackson, of all people, if you're an organizer?
Well, as an organizer, you would have to be somewhat fearful of the NFL stepping in, but on the off chance you're trying to fly under the radar, wouldn't it be logical to use the worst player in the NFL last season? And do the people at a porn convention even care if Kareem Jackson was a laughingstock? He's an NFL player, that's all the "porn people" know. So he gives you the best chance of arousing very little suspicion from the league while still being able to tout your having "a former first round pick" at your party.

Of course, this doesn't explain their using Eric Berry, one of the top safeties in the league as a rookie and Pro Bowler. The porn peeps may have gotten a bit greedy on that one.

3. So let's pretend Jackson did not only promote the event, but happily attended it as well. Did he do anything wrong?


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Kareem is trying to work on his hip turns, Texans should be happy!

Sancho
Sancho

While I'm certain that Kareem was indeed involved I have a fear that he might have had unprotected sex at the event because it's pretty clear he can't cover ANYTHING.

ahem!
ahem!

What if the Texans started painting nipples on the footballs?  

David_moore
David_moore

ok guy that used to be fat and not fat anymore stick to radio please, your writing stinks to the high hell, you act like kareem did you something buy not having a quiet offseason, what sean you mad you didn't get the invite to a cock fight and a porn party, but in your case you probably wouldn't go to the  cock fight if you found out poultry was involved, but really all you need is a dress on right now when you post new blogs, you are really acting like a female everytime an athlete does something you consider news, so stick to radio and keep dropping LB's and stop trying to make readers of the houston press jump on your bandwagon...... David in the heights

Amyz17
Amyz17

David in the heights, you might want to just stick to listening to the radio! You should never try to write a rebuttal! Your grammar and misuse of the English language is dreadful! From the start to begin with improper writing techinique followed by many misspelled words! So while Sean is signed up at QWL dropping LBS why don't you sir sign up at a community college for a writing class!

Excuse me
Excuse me

Yes, David in the Heights is an idiot.  However, in your attempt to correct his grammar/spelling, you dropped this bomb on us: "From the start to begin with improper writing techinique followed by many misspelled words."  Complete sentence?  No.  Misspelling of technique?  Yes.  Overuse of exclamation points?  For sure.  You did make me laugh though.  One of my favorite things on the internet....those who can't write correcting others who can't write.

The OSD
The OSD

Amy, don't worry.  We all know that Excuse me is a "Tool".  This is directed towards "Excuse me".  Nice fragmented sentences.  You should consider learning how to properly use the word "though".

Guest
Guest

Bless your little heart. At least you have a boob job! Who paid for it? Have fun being a waitress.

ahem!
ahem!

My favorite part of the internet is porn.

Amyz17
Amyz17

Let me go back and make a list of his mistakes, professor:1. ok - you do not ever begin a sentence with a lower case letter.2. buy and by are homophones 3. sean - always capitalize proper nouns. By this point we know he's just lazy and doesn't care!

My favorite part of the internet ... are those who have little or no social skills for the real world and hide behind a monitor and try to be somebody!

Wyatt
Wyatt

I you're joking, that's pretty good. If you're serious, I will pay for your vasectomy

ahem!
ahem!

See what happens when they build a Walmart in the Heights?  This is why we can't have nice things.

Michael
Michael

This was very good satire of the typical "internet tough guy" idiot poster, though you should have also intentionally misspelled "your" as "you're" to make your intent even more clear (though "your writing stinks to the high hell" probably should have been a dead giveaway). I particularly like how you moved the periods at the end of each sentence to the end of your post - I think I'll take it one step further ..,.,.,?~! Michael

Billy Jack
Billy Jack

Hey everybody: It's the internet tough guy caller-outter!

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