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Hughes/Dareus and the stupidity of youth

I know it's hard to understand because millions of dollars makes it seem like they should be professional all the time, but people only mature on their own. Through social media now it's hard to make a mistake that doesn't get publicized. I'm not a person who will condemn anyone for anything, but if you willingly make a bad decision and it's immoral then yes you should pay for what you have done. These are kids who have made mistakes and have the money to get themselves out of real authoritative punishments and more then likely don't understand the potential harm they could have done to others, but thanks largely to social media they have a better chance of understanding what they could have done and what they might lose. As Mike Pettine stated about Josh Gordon, it's sad but sometimes it's too late to overcome when you finally understand.

As a Bills fan I'm not happy with the mistakes in the personal lives of some of our players, but I'm also not one to judge. I know I was much more wreckless when I was young and made $80 grand a year compared to the $30 grand a year I make now.

I don't condone any of their actions, but to try and say top orginizations have a certain protocol and that the Bills are doing it right/wrong is ignorant. There is no right or wrong on these situations. The majority of the NFL are athletes who used their athleticism to get out of a troubled area or family, but don't understand how to move past their past and go back to what they know when they have free time. I feel confident that Dareus knows what holds him back but a person who has lost so much I can understand him holding on to things from his past to counteract the loss in his life. Hughes I think was just playing around and it could have been anybody in this situation, but what it looks like is he took advantage of someone unknowingly searching for a brother type. I hope Hughes realizes the mistake he made and gets with Dareus and they both grow up together.

My point is, don't let the money fool you, these are kids who are willingly trying to accept being adults, but they are kids who don't truely know what it takes.

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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