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Bleacher Report- If the majority of NBA players were to hang up their kicks tomorrow, Pat Garofalo wouldn’t mind. Judging by the tweet the Minnesota state representative sent out on Sunday night, the only negative effect of an NBA shutdown would be a spike in crime. The controversial tweet was spotted by Samer Kalaf of Deadspin
https://twitter.com/PatGarofalo/status/442805513697628160
Deadspin reached out to the Minnesota Republican for comment via email. Garofalo maintains that he was commenting on the NBA’s high arrest rate and the “above the law” attitude professional athletes tend to harbor. “I was talking about the NBA’s high arrest rate and that their punishment for positive drugs tests are weaker than other leagues. No intent beyond that,” Garofalo wrote in an email to Deadspin. “The culture among many pro athletes that they are above the law is the problem, not people like me pointing that problem out.”

How long is it going to take for these morons to learn about social media? It’s fucking 2014. I don’t care if you are a state rep, an actor, an athlete or whatever else, but if you are a known person in this world you shouldn’t be writing this kind of shit online. Someone will see it. When I happen to pound too many Coors Lites and ramble off about x y and z, my 40 followers don’t really seem to notice. But when you say NBA players would spike the crime rate if they didn’t have a place to go, someone is going to be offended. Leave those comments for the 8th hole at the country club Pat. But not in front of Tyreke the ball washer.

-Jesse

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