Abraham Lincoln once said, “Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” Benjamin Franklin gave it to us like this, “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” Then the big homie, Warren Buffett, put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
Well playas…on Sunday night Ezekiel Elliott broke the Cowboys rookie touchdown record and jumped into the Salvation Army bucket sittin’ in the back of the end zone. Even though ole boy received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty the NFL decided not to fine him.
What tripped me out was the fact that duns like Odell Beckham Jr. and Le’Veon Bell jumped on Twitter and started hollerin’ foul balls because ole boy wasn’t fined and they’ve been fined for less, in their minds! In other words, they were hatin’!!
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The reason that these two clowns would have gotten fined is because of what my daddy always taught me. “Son, your reputation precedes you!” Whenever your reputation shows up suspect then you’re never goin’ to get the benefit of the doubt. That’s real talk!!
Zeke got caught up in some foolishness with some chick tryin’ to ruin him over the summer but it wasn’t on him. She tried to set him up on some made up domestic violence charges that went nowhere because she was stupid enough to send text messages admittin’ that she was about to pull the stunt. So in the league’s mind Zeke is clean. Therefore, he gets the benefit of the doubt. No fine for the celebration, this time. Why? Because he’s not a problem.
How many times has Odell Beckham Jr. showed his butt on the NFL? Too many times to count. Therefore, if he so much as exposes his ankle they’re goin’ to hit him with a fine. Why? Because his reputation is gonna show up before he shows up. His shadow is already in the buildin’ before he even parks the darn car. And that’s the edited version.
And don’t even get me started on Le’Veon Bell bruh. How on earth does he fix his mouth to complain about a boy not gettin’ fined because they’ve fined him for less. He can’t walk and chew gum without fallin’ into the deep end of some foolishness.
The dun was suspended for the first three games of the 2015 season for a weed-related arrest. That suspension was eventually reduced to two games followin’ an appeal. He was then suspended for four games for missin’ drug tests back in June of this year. It was later reduced to three games in August. Now even though the dun was already sittin’ on the principal’s list at school he got popped for a DUI while drivin’ to the airport for a pre-season game back in August.
The dun wasn’t drunk, he was high!! Ole boy had been smokin’ weed with a teammate and some chick. And yes, you can get a DUI for smokin’ weed. It’s called “Driving Under the Influence.” So if you’re high you’re under the influence playa.
Of course the NFL isn’t goin’ to give him the benefit of the doubt if he so much as sneezes because he’s proven to be that dude. You don’t get a hall pass when you’ve proven that you aren’t responsible with the pass. You get the pass to go to the restroom and you end up in the gym hoopin’.
It works the same way for the rest of the world. Bad reputation, nobody’s givin’ you a break. Good reputation, you can do whatever you wanna do sir. Thank you for your time. Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.