Originally Posted by Esox Express
The thing that makes this different than any "moron" making a threat to the president is his profile. Lets say Ray Lewis (NFL linebacker, in case anyone isn't aware) says he'd like to lay an open-field hit on Obama because he doesn't agree with his health-care plan. Will the Secret Service show up at his door? no. Should they? I don't know. I don't necessarily have a problem with the Secret Service looking into this, it's just that the whole situation is pretty absurd since it is fairly obvious that Jacob Volkmann does not actually intend to engage in a fist fight with the President of the United States. But I agree in that he is a complete idiot for thinking that that is something logical to say in a post-fight interview.
Lewis gets a visit from the Secret Service if he said something like that. 100% guarantee
he gets a visit.
It's the President. Just as night follows day, threatening the Commander in Chief with bodily harm gets you a visit from some suits--minimally.
This isn't a race issue, this isn't a discrimination-against-MMA issue. This is a stupidity
issue, where Volkmann made his own fuckwit bed.
I'm actually thinking the whole thing was a publicity stunt. If Volkmann had any sense of self-respect, he'd be too embarrassed about the whole thing to talk about it.
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