Mike Ditka

Former NFL coach and television sports analyst Mike Ditka is taking sides in the ongoing national debate over the shooting death of Missouri teenager Mike Brown at the hands of a former Ferguson police officer.

St Louis Rams

In an interview with the Chicago Sun Times, Ditka, 75, said he was embarrassed for the St. Louis Rams players who protested a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson by holding their hands up during a game on Sunday.

"I'm embarrassed for the players more than anything," Ditka told the Sun Times on Tuesday.

Ditka also commented on the ongoing civil unrest across America.

"The shame of it is, I'm not sure they care about Michael Brown or anything else. This was a reason to protest and to go out and loot," Ditka told the Sun Times.

Mike Brown protests

Read Ditka's full statements to the Sun Times below:

"It's a shame this thing has come to this," Ditka told the Chicago Sun-Times for his weekly feature column. "The shame of it is, I'm not sure they care about Michael Brown or anything else. This was a reason to protest and to go out and loot. Is this the way to celebrate the memory of Michael Brown? Is this an excuse to be lawless? Somebody has to tell me that. I don't understand it. I understand what the Rams' take on this was. I'm embarrassed for the players more than anything. They want to take a political stand on this? Well, there are a lot of other things that have happened in our society that people have not stood up and disagreed about.

"I wasn't in Ferguson. I don't know exactly what happened. But I know one thing: If we dismantle and limit the power of our policemen any more than we have already, then we're going to have a lot of problems in this country.

What do you do if someone pulls a gun on you or is robbing a store and you stop them? I don't want to hear about this hands-up crap. That's not what happened. I don't know exactly what did happen, but I know that's not what happened. This policeman's life is ruined. Why? Because we have to break somebody down. Because we have to even out the game. I don't know. I don't get it. Maybe I'm just old fashioned."

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  • Beta

    That little boy looks like my nephews :cell: big bruh

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqU4jzOjp3s Afiya says FOH :chase:

    :bye: MIKE FOH :chase: GONE!! :angry:

  • lilern

    simply put - F@#K HIM! :sheep:

  • Beta

    Missed downstairs post RIP Miss Sharon sucks to lose a parent :(

  • Vanna is the root of all evil

    Good Morning!

  • Beta

    STFU :oldman:

  • Beta

    If we dismantle and limit the power of our policemen any more than we have already, then we’re going to have a lot of problems in this country.
    __________________

    Fukk those PIGS in blue and I have a cuzzo that a popo :tea:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

    wasn’t in Ferguson. I don’t know exactly what happened

    That’s not what happened.

    =================

    So you weren't there and you don't know what happened.. but you know what didn't happen :eyeroll:

    Ion know what we gon do but I'm ova trying to 'splain to yt folks what it's like to be black in 'Merica.

  • Beta

    What do you do if someone pulls a gun on you or is robbing a store and you stop them? I don’t want to hear about this hands-up crap. That’s not what happened. I don’t know exactly what did happen, but I know that’s not what happened
    _____________

    Krackka :rolleyes:

  • Beta

    Maybe I’m just old fashioned.”
    _____________

    Good ole boy huh :tea:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Fugg him. He's an old azz white man. He will never get it. :shrug:

    Ferguson protesters went and protested in front of Time Out Bar - The bar that declared they would no longer support the Rams. I :love: these protesters :yes: :lol:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Fawk you dude :tea: chile I'm so sick of these crakkkkassssssss .

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    I'm watching the wedding planner ... I love this movie :love: I stayed home today ....

  • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I respect everyone's opinion on this issue and respectfully decline to get involved. :peace:

    ********************************

    Blanche Devereaux

    You asked for our opinions, but in reality you have to do what feels right for you. I come from a very close nit family and under no circumstances would I cut a single one of them off. Now we may gossip about each other and even come to blows, but family is family. As for your sis, you said that you grew up with some inconsistancy. Doesn't that mean that she did too? So now she's inconsistant. Accept her as that and don't expect more from her. Tell your kids that she loves them, but she cray so they need not EVER believe her promises. Now that's just me, but I have seen fractured families before and they can't even relate to what I be saying about my family. You do what makes you happy but don't let sis steal your joy.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    4 members of congress put their hands up in a show of support yesterday. so theres that......

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    this boy's haircut is bout as bad as Taken's security guard :lolsign:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Yall seen that video of Philly folks Shmurdering after Meek Mill's release. THey had a block party. :rofl: :rofl: I hate Black people sometimes :hahaha:

  • Time to Waste

    BLACK MAN STOPPED IN MICHIGAN WITH HIS HANDS IN THE POCKETS.

    Get your hands out your pocket. This is now against the law.

    WTF

    Racism is REAL!
    ——————————-
    I saw on the Colbert Report!
    I just can’t we are going backwards.
    Why the cop say HI Five at the end.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Yall seen that video of Philly folks Shmurdering after Meek Mill’s release. THey had a block party. I hate Black people sometimes
    ________________

    :facepalm:

  • Time to Waste

    Yall seen that video of Philly folks Shmurdering after Meek Mill’s release. THey had a block party. :rofl: :rofl: I hate Black people sometimes :hahaha:
    ---------------------------------
    That video was not from yesterday :lol:
    them peoples had on short sleeved shirts and shorts.
    It was 35 degrees and raining yesterday!

  • GellySammich

    Damn that. Blanche you can explain to your kids if you want but don't expect them to be able to figure out when some whack ass adult is being genuine or not. They're still going to be disappointed. Tell your sis plain and simple "don't promise my kids anything. They cant move without my permission anyway so you come to ME and I decide if I will tell them." But I'm much more concerned about the feelings of my children than anybody else's. :shrug:

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    I’m embarrassed for the players more than anything. They want to take a political stand on this? Well, there are a lot of other things that have happened in our society that people have not stood up and disagreed about.
    “I wasn’t in Ferguson. I don’t know exactly what happened. But I know one thing: If we dismantle and limit the power of our policemen any more than we have already, then we’re going to have a lot of problems in this country.
    What do you do if someone pulls a gun on you or is robbing a store and you stop them? I don’t want to hear about this hands-up crap. That’s not what happened. I don’t know exactly what did happen, but I know that’s not what happened. This policeman’s life is ruined. Why? Because we have to break somebody down. Because we have to even out the game. I don’t know. I don’t get it. Maybe I’m just old fashioned.”
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    BISH you wasn't with them :ak47: shooting in the gym street so shut the ENTIRE FOK UP.You whole scenario about if someone is robbing you with a gun is erroneous because MB never had a gun during or after the robbery. Funny how all these other folks with pale skin have guns on playgrounds and other places but make it out alive....

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    Maybe I’m just old fashioned.”
    _____________
    you mean maybe you just racist

  • The Pearl!

    F*CK MIKE DITKA with 1,000 diseased dacks, man! My heart, soul and spirit is so tired of this. SO TIRED.

  • GellySammich

    And poor Kelly. :crying1: losing her mommy and she has a new baby. These moments posed to be shared and I just can't imagine :(

  • Time to Waste

    Gelly get my boo out your Gravie.
    TIA :rofl:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    Yall seen that video of Philly folks Shmurdering after Meek Mill’s release. THey had a block party.
    -------------------
    I saw it. However, I'm a bit torn. Y'all know I'm always saying free someone, but I'm like hold up. Some people I know, don't even know who the baby father is, but knew what day Meek got out and was hype like he was coming to see them. Shyt, beans got out of jail too. Who was dancing in the street for him? Shady ass fans. Lmao.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    them peoples had on short sleeved shirts and shorts.
    It was 35 degrees and raining yesterday!

    _____________

    :rofl: :rofl: Well maybe it was a Free Meek rally. :hahaha:

  • GellySammich

    On topic: I can't even muster up any kind of surprise that white people be acting white so...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    “The shame of it is, I’m not sure they care about Michael Brown or anything else. This was a reason to protest and to go out and loot,”
    =============
    FOH Beebolottie!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    He just using his "free speech", you know it's called that only when you speaking negative about blacks.

  • datsmdubya2u

    There was only 1 grand jury witness that said Mike Brown didnt put his hands up...and the YT folk ran with that...

  • GellySammich

    Nerp Wast. He was mine afore folks knew who he was. I met this beautiful man on google and knew we were destined :love:

  • luVn_liFe…

    SCREW Ditka's old senile half alive ass, Im EMARRASSED for ESPN having to keep him on their show.
    I don't know who's worse speaking DITKA Or Lou HOLTZ!
    FOH!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Maybe I’m just old fashioned.
    ========
    And bingo was his name-o.

  • Blanche Devereaux

    @Bird She is really crazy and needs help. I think she's bipolar like myself and my aunt but she thinks that WE (as in our family) are the problem and not her.I understand how mental illness alters your perception of reality, however it is not an excuse to treat people badly then not even apologize. This past couple of years I have wanted to knock her out every time I see her. Because she wont get help but she wont shut up and sit down either. I know she NEEDS us which is why I don't want to cut her off but her attitude is sickening. Its like a cancer and I can't have people messing with my sanity. Took to long to get it. Because I DID THE WORK. She doesn't want to.

    @Gelly She has one more time to do something I don't like. Especially when it comes to my mom and my kids.

  • Blanche Devereaux

    White people's perception of reality is so off. What world do yall live in :facepalm:

  • Time to Waste

    #Teamthis
    Why did I click your link :wail: <--- real tears

    Shake it shake it shake it, get buck nekkid :rofl:

  • GellySammich

    But why give the one more time Blanche? You think she's going to get it right next time? How many opportunities she need to disappoint your kids?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    4 members of congress put their hands up in a show of support yesterday.
    ===========
    Faux news had a field day with it. Those members of congress made my :heart: smile.

  • luVn_liFe…

    Blanche
    Personally I Feel ur sis Needs to be checked, UR sound mind needs it. Don't bottle up ur feelings,emotions and frustrations for the sake of someone else's who doesn't care about anyone's.

  • Time to Waste

    He was mine afore folks knew who he was.
    ------------------
    Nah kid!
    He was fine on Baywatch.
    I fell hard when he cut his hair and was dating Kelly on the Game!
    I said that is my BOO from Baywatch :love:
    I'd slit Lisa throat for him :lol:

  • The Pearl!

    @Blanche :hugs: Knowing that your sis has a mental health issue, please don't cut her off. Curse her out if you need to and give her some space in order to protect your children and your state of mind. Tough love, if you will.

  • GellySammich

    :lol: ok you win Waste. But I would play his side chick any day

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    I don’t know who’s worse speaking DITKA Or Lou HOLTZ!
    ============
    :hahaha: I love Lou Holtz.

  • Blanche Devereaux

    @Gelly Idk I'm too much of a bleeding heart. I already told her about the kids though. Called and cussed her out last time that she didn't show up. I'm a bleeding heart tho.

    @Luvie I want to but for some reason when I REALLY go there with people. All of a sudden I am mean I am evil I am wrong this and that. I have a sharp tongue. Folks wanna try me then get mad when I use it :karate:

    @Pearl After hearing everybody's opinions I am going with a safe distance. I'm here but we will never be how we used to be until she gets help.

  • SOTHERNGRL

    Well I have never liked his azz and I am embarrassed about that thing on his top lip.

  • Jay3088

    :offtopic: I read on another website that Kelly Rowland lost her mom too, is that true?

  • luVn_liFe…

    I love Lou Holtz.
    ~~~~
    Really,I cAn't stand hearing him speak. After more thought Ditka's Worse
    KeShawn Always has to help him out. A while back they were talking about the Redskins Game and ditka said "Well I think the Chiefs..."
    Key was like nawhh Coach wer talkin bout the Washington :oops:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    But I would play his side chick any day

    ___________

    You should be a pro by now :tea: Hey Girl Hey :hi:

  • Time to Waste

    But I would play his side chick any day
    -------------------

    He a big dude! We can share.
    I wonder how Lisa handle all that :thinking:

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    @Blanche I agree with expressing yourself and giving touch love. you have to your your sanity and YOUR KIDS.Mental illness or not it is not ok to disrupt your children's lives and home. She has to learn how to manage it and treat it herself. I am over being worried about other people that unload on you and your be stressed for them and they don't even speak up. I just got a text from my SIL and MIL left this am.... I said well did you and her husband talk about t he issues and MAJOR things that you expressed to me that he and she pulled. She text back he didn't mention anything other than she made it in.
    I am staring at my phone like :huh?: So i text back well we won't mention anything unless you do.The same cycle will persist because he will avoid it in the hopes you do too.
    That's it *hands up don't vent* I refuse. :rofl: As for me and mine :tea: HANDLED

  • The Pearl!

    @Pearl After hearing everybody’s opinions I am going with a safe distance. I’m here but we will never be how we used to be until she gets help.
    _______
    I hear you, Blanche. I've been told I have a big heart as well and am seen as the strong one and every-f*ckin-body wants to tell me their troubles, forgetting that I have my own burdens. I told my sister about herself last year. She ditched me after we'd planned all summer that she would come here for my foot surgery. Left me scrounging all around town for people to drop me off at surgery, take me home from surgery, come by and care for me afterwards knowing I could not walk. Thankfully I have WONDERFUL friends, but was SO HURT by my sister. She's f*cked up, but that's no excuse not to be there. Also had me flying off to see about my Mama (in Seattle) on one foot (wearing a surgical boot). But still, a year later, now that my Mother is here with me, I invited her down for Thanksgiving cuz it's the rights thing to do -- "it's her Mama, too"...being the bigger person is EXHAUSTING. Hang in there.

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    @Luvie I want to but for some reason when I REALLY go there with people. All of a sudden I am mean I am evil I am wrong this and that. I have a sharp tongue. Folks wanna try me then get mad when I use it
    __________________________
    tuh. you can sit with me :tea:

  • GellySammich

    :rolleyes: Give it a rest. I told you I gave up anyway.

  • http://youtu.be/COjlQLe2JV0 #TEAMTHIS Smack that bootay :shakebutt: puppylove

    :shakebutt:

  • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Blanche Devereaux says:

    @Bird She is really crazy and needs help.
    ***************************

    I feel you mama. Been there too. I'm sending all the good energy and strength your way that I can muster.

  • luVn_liFe…

    BLANCHE
    I understand, my FAM say's Im Mean as well. NO, I just dont have a damn to give about someone being inconsiderate or disrespectful.
    As others said You have to do what makes you most comfortable.

  • San ah make ya dance

    You asked for our opinions, but in reality you have to do what feels right for you. I come from a very close nit family and under no circumstances would I cut a single one of them off. Now we may gossip about each other and even come to blows, but family is family. As for your sis, you said that you grew up with some inconsistancy. Doesn’t that mean that she did too? So now she’s inconsistant. Accept her as that and don’t expect more from her. Tell your kids that she loves them, but she cray so they need not EVER believe her promises. Now that’s just me, but I have seen fractured families before and they can’t even relate to what I be saying about my family. You do what makes you happy but don’t let sis steal your joy.
    -----------
    :cosign: FAM WE ALL WE GOT :tea:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    :yawn: whats for lunch? I'm starving :bite:

  • http://youtu.be/COjlQLe2JV0 #TEAMTHIS Smack that bootay :shakebutt: puppylove

    @Wasting you know better than to click pn or google anything on this blog. Anybody else feel brave click the link :shakebutt:

  • GellySammich

    Bleeding heart? :no: ion have that

  • Gigi26

    FUKK THIS PIG! WHO THE HELL IS HE to say what a player can and cannot do? So he owns the player's body now?

    We have to forcefully remove this slave owner mentality from these sprites. The shyt is downright disgusting!

  • Shellz

    I AM SICK AND TIRED OF PPL SAYING WE CANT LIMIT THE POWER OF POLICE. WHAT ABOUT OUR POWER THAT IS BEING STRIPPED AWAY.. THIS IS SO OUT OF CONTROL,. I HAD TO GET AN OLD MANAGER TOGETHER ON FB FOR PULLING THAT CRAP. SHE POSTED ANY RANDOM PHOTO OF A BLACK YOUTH AND SAID MIKE BROWN 6'3 285 IS A THREAT.. BLAH BLAH BLAH.. I WAS LIKE THAT ISNT HIM , WE DONT ALL LOOK ALIKE.. COULDNT BELIEVE SHE SPREADING THAT IGNORANCE TO HER TL.. FIRST ONES TO CLAIM I DONT SEE COLOR.. LISTEN bISH GO ON NOW.. MIKE I HOPE YOUR DEPENDS SPILLS OVER ON YOUR SLACKS THE NEXT TIME YOU GO LIVE.. YOU OLD BUZZARD

  • Blanche Devereaux

    @Taken your MIL situation :tea: I hate that my boo lost his mom so young but when I say I'm glad I don't have to deal with the potential drama :tea: his step mother is enough as it is.

    @Pearl I'm sorry she did that :hugs: my sister would pull some mess like that though. I know she would. Which is why I want to keep my distance.

  • Time to Waste

    @Wasting you know better than to click pn or google anything on this blog.
    -----------------
    True :lol:

    this comment though :rofl: :

    This sh*t is garbage who ever made this shit need there azz whoop....
    1..go to the dentist
    2...stop smoking crack
    3...sit your old azz down
    4...get sum better females
    5...Go back to school
    6...shut the f*ck up?

    I voted it up :hahaha:

  • Beta

    GellySammich says:

    Bleeding heart? :no: ion have that
    ________________

    Me neither but my husband that nicca can be too nice UGH

  • http://youtu.be/COjlQLe2JV0 #TEAMTHIS Smack that bootay :shakebutt: puppylove

    True :lol:
    this comment though :rofl: :
    This sh*t is garbage who ever made this **** need there azz whoop….
    1..go to the dentist
    2…stop smoking crack
    3…sit your old azz down
    4…get sum better females
    5…Go back to school
    6…shut the f*ck up?
    I voted it up :hahaha:
    _____________________________
    Heyul naw to alla dis. He need to put out more videos. He talented.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Really,I cAn’t stand hearing him speak.
    =========
    I enjoy laughing at him more than anything. I didn't really start watching much football until I started hanging out with Honey Dip. I was like, "Who is he and why does he look like he will keel over at any given moment?" :rofl:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    that man in that video has scary rapist eyes :eek: I tried to watch it again. got to the part with the girl dipping it low in the bodega and had to cut it off. :no:

    there's a porn star that looks like him. always talking nasty during his scenes (not sexy nasty, scary nasty)

  • luVn_liFe…

    :hi: GELLY IOn have one either. Life's been bricks and concrete here, I aint bout it these days :nono:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Embattled CNN Star Don Lemon Caught Throwing Gang Signs In New Scandal — See The Pics

    ~~~
    It Begins for dandelion

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    Me neither but my husband that nicca can be too nice UGH
    __________________
    yew lie black girl yew lie :rofl: you the bleedingest heart of all :heart: Checked me on my evil AND split your money

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    VDot says:

    whats for lunch? I’m starving
    ____________

    stuffed green pepper, spinach and yellow rice

  • luVn_liFe…

    YUM UF u finally can eat?

  • GellySammich

    :hug: hey Luv *cues Everything is Awesome* my life has been great and I never been bout no mess. I've gotten 10xs worse since these children though. I do NOT play about mine.
    And truth be told... Blanche once you put your foot down the worst that can happen is people start saying ooooh she got mean. :shrug: so? Fam usually understands when you fight for your kids or they just back off and be like "you know how SHE do". Win win!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    got to the part with the girl dipping it low in the bodega and had to cut it off. ?

    ______

    EXACT moment I cut it off too. :rofl: Click X, I aint time for this sh1t :nono: dude was fresh off the prison yard.

    You talmabout Wesley Pipes - two guns tatt? Be like "pUT that pussy on dis dick guhl. Oh yeah, that's nassy. Open it up. I said open that pussy up dammit" Mofo had me at home yelling at the screen "it's open dammit" :mad: Fukk him :tea:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    stuffed green pepper, spinach and yellow rice

    *******

    *salivates*

    :newpost: 3Stackz

  • http://youtu.be/COjlQLe2JV0 #TEAMTHIS Smack that bootay :shakebutt: puppylove

    luVn_liFe... says:

    Embattled CNN Star Don Lemon Caught Throwing Gang Signs In New Scandal — See The Pics
    ~~~
    It Begins for dandelion
    ______________________

    Even if you on CNN you still a ni__a on the news. Kanye told em :coffee:

  • luVn_liFe…

    *cues Everything is Awesome*
    ~~~~
    :happy: HERE Too GELLY. I Won't Have it ANY OTHER Way.

    GELLY U wanna clear that right on up after last week and the BD situation,hunh?

    :lol:

  • Time to Waste

    that man in that video has scary rapist eyes :eek: I tried to watch it again.
    -------------------
    BOL!!!!!!!!!
    :rofl:
    :rofl:
    :rofl:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    YUM UF u finally can eat?
    _____________________

    certain things. for some reason this doesnt hurt my stomach but I can only eat half of it.

    my colon was perfectly clean. I have nerve damage in my stomach. If I get full I get pain. there's no cure for it I just have to learn to work around it.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    have nerve damage in my stomach. If I get full I get pain.
    ______

    :blink: Bish you about to be top model status soon :yahoo:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    two guns tatt
    ________

    yeah thats him. :scared:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Bish you about to be top model status soon
    ______________

    :rofl: you want the asshole award today too?

  • BrownEyedGirl

    This policeman’s life is ruined
    -----------------------------

    But did he die??