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Demaryius Thomas’ mother, grandmother
will watch him play Super Bowl from prison

Yahoo! Sports, by Eric Edholm

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/28/2014 10:09:02 AM

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas won´t be able to give out Super Bowl tickets to two of his biggest fans. Both his mother and grandmother are in prison, his mother in the midst of serving a 20-year sentence and his grandmother a life sentence for cocaine distribution. (You can read more about Thomas´ story in this fascinating 2012 New York Post feature.) But Thomas will hit the field in Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday night knowing that they will be watching him play in the biggest game of his life from their prison in Tallahassee, Fla. “My momma, she just

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Some of these guys have 2 strikes against them from the get-go.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/28/2014 10:25:04 AM     (No. 9708814)

Momma and grandma up for 20 years and life, respectively?

Now there´s a story for the Obamas to tell. Absolutely inspirational. /s

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Reply 2 - Posted by: artman1746, 1/28/2014 10:25:27 AM     (No. 9708817)

This is the typical poor-poor-mommie-and-grandma-jailed-for-a-non-violent-crime sob story. Yes, mommie and grandma, he succeeded in spite of you. No telling what misery he suffered under your care. And how many other young kids did you sell that poison to. Some addicted due to you? Any overdosed and dead because of you? Likely. You are where you belong. Be thankful you can watch tv.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 1/28/2014 10:34:50 AM     (No. 9708837)

The worst part is this poor Thomas fellow has the punch line to the old joke: "How to woman get even with men?" as his first name.




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Reply 4 - Posted by: Emerson, 1/28/2014 10:46:45 AM     (No. 9708855)

Re #3, there are websites devoted to lists of names and advice to black parents on how to come up with creative, unique names for their babies. I kid you not.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lanczos, 1/28/2014 10:53:20 AM     (No. 9708867)

Toughest Street-Cred ever: "My momma can´t come watch me play in the Superbowl, ´cause she´s in prison... with grammaw."

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Reply 6 - Posted by: yuban, 1/28/2014 10:58:22 AM     (No. 9708884)

Boo frigin hoo.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/28/2014 11:28:58 AM     (No. 9708949)

I have no doubt the mother and grandmother are where they belong; however, I find Demaryius´ story to be heartbreaking. Obviously someone somehwere found this little boy and helped him along the way.

Good going, Demaryiuis and here´s to a good game for you on Sunday, too.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Agent Orange, 1/28/2014 11:32:10 AM     (No. 9708958)

Go Seahawks!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bugboy, 1/28/2014 1:41:02 PM     (No. 9709224)

Oh, boohoo!

13% of the population committing 95% of the crime.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: msjena, 1/28/2014 2:10:09 PM     (No. 9709262)

The article isn´t advocating release for mother and grandmother. If you read the linked story in the article, it´s really kind of inspiring. Demaryius was only 9 years old when his mother and grandmother were arrested. He was taken in by an uncle who was a Baptist minister. He grew up in church and made a decision for Christ. That is how he achieved what he has been able to achieve. I´m sure he as well as anyone else knows that he wouldn´t be where he is today if he had been raised by his mother. His mother, by the way, received a longer sentence because she refused to testify against the grandmother (her mother, I assume).

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hobbitmom, 1/28/2014 4:25:00 PM     (No. 9709469)

Take a look at the lead to the New York Post story linked from the original article.

"As fascinated as the world is about the Tim Tebow story, the path of Broncos second-year receiver Demaryius Thomas makes Tebow’s tale look cliché by comparison."

We become so used to the media bias, sometimes it seems to go right by us. Not to mention people you aren´t aware enough to see it. A dig at Tebow´s story, by comparison, and a shot at labeling it " cliche." How about you let people read both stories without your input.

I´m glad for Thomas and wish him the best, but I can´t see how anybody, never mind a mother or grandmother, is fine selling/supplying cocaine to others.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dittohead, 1/28/2014 6:54:39 PM     (No. 9709591)

Glad you´re winning in life, hope you lose the Super Bowl. I am surprised both women aren´t sitting with Mooch at the SOTU address, which I will not be watching, by the way.

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