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NGT: Kinda feel bad for Tua

ajr2456 : 1/5/2019 4:28 pm
This exchange seems like his dad is a little too controlling of his life.
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Reminds me of when this happened with Landon Collins  
Strahan91 : 1/5/2019 4:38 pm : link
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Tua was 17/18 at the time  
twostepgiants : 1/5/2019 5:09 pm : link
I would hope his parents were controlling of the situation
I do too...  
TexasGiant98 : 1/5/2019 5:14 pm : link
Overbearing father chooses path for athlete. You hear of it but this is a prime example. The boy canít even answer his own questions.
RE: Tua was 17/18 at the time  
ajr2456 : 1/5/2019 5:18 pm : link
In comment 14248454 twostepgiants said:
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I would hope his parents were controlling of the situation


Disagree. The parent should have input but the decision should be in the kids hands.
Kid has an overbearing father  
Dave in PA : 1/5/2019 5:25 pm : link
Not the worst thing in the world, assuming heís not been beating him for mistakes.
RE: Kid has an overbearing father  
ajr2456 : 1/5/2019 5:26 pm : link
In comment 14248490 Dave in PA said:
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Not the worst thing in the world, assuming heís not been beating him for mistakes.


He used to lol
Is this that uncommon?  
Ssanders9816 : 1/5/2019 6:09 pm : link
Young kid with loads of talent guided by family? Heís basically acting as his agent at an early age.
I thought Tua came out a couple of weeks ago  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/5/2019 6:10 pm : link
& implied or flat out said he was beat as a kid. Uh, that's not good to state the obvious.
So his Dad has a little Archie in him?  
Blue21 : 1/5/2019 6:29 pm : link
Could be good could be bad. Time will tell I guess. But the kid seems to have done alright.
RE: I thought Tua came out a couple of weeks ago  
Ssanders9816 : 1/5/2019 6:32 pm : link
In comment 14248569 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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& implied or flat out said he was beat as a kid. Uh, that's not good to state the obvious.


Wow, he did. His dad used to beat him with a belt after interceptions.
https://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/12/tua-tagovailoa-dad-belt-espn-college-gameday-video-discipline-reaction-alabama-family-football - ( New Window )
It's a huge decision  
weeg in the bronx : 1/5/2019 6:36 pm : link
I don't have a problem with his father guiding him here. It's not a trivial decision. Leaving that solely to a 17 year old seems stupid.
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arcarsenal : 1/5/2019 6:58 pm : link
Guidance is fine - it's terrible that he hit the kid or was abusive. That's way over the line and not at all the way a parent should handle a young, aspiring athlete.

Reminds me a bit of a very moving Player's Tribune piece I read by a hockey player a while back - his name is escaping me at the moment - but the dad was just awful to this kid. Super abusive. I can't even imagine the immense pressure and stress it could put on a young childs' psyche.

I can't stand obsessive parents of athletes. I find them fucking pathetic. Support your kid and make sure they know you have their back, don't make them feel threatened. It's a terrible thing to do to your own child.
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mdthedream : 1/6/2019 11:00 am : link
his dads decision wrong? I think he steered him in the right direction. Hell at least he is involved in his kids life.
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Ssanders9816 : 1/6/2019 11:04 am : link
In comment 14249574 mdthedream said:
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his dads decision wrong? I think he steered him in the right direction. Hell at least he is involved in his kids life.


Are you asking if itís wrong to beat a child with a belt?
I was wondering why Tua...  
bw in dc : 1/6/2019 11:21 am : link
looked so nervous at the Heisman presentation show.
RE: Was  
arcarsenal : 1/6/2019 12:23 pm : link
In comment 14249574 mdthedream said:
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his dads decision wrong? I think he steered him in the right direction. Hell at least he is involved in his kids life.


Um, yeah.. hitting your kid is always fucking wrong.
heard this story before ....years ago  
BCD : 1/6/2019 12:53 pm : link
Ike and Tua Turner
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