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April 21, 2008 2:05 PM

Rocky Bernard arrested

Posted by Danny O'Neil

The Seahawks defensive tackle was arrested early on Monday morning for investigation of domestic violence.

The news story from The Seattle Times can be found in this link here.

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Posted by Keith C

2:16 PM, Apr 21, 2008

yikes....he is a talented player.

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2:23 PM, Apr 21, 2008

Now they have to look for a DT in the upcoming draft. Way to go Barnyard!

Posted by salemdawg

3:14 PM, Apr 21, 2008

What an effing MORON.

Posted by Hawker

3:48 PM, Apr 21, 2008

Thanks for doing this before the draft, at least. If this is true, they should kick this punk off the team. A position of need just became more glaring.

Posted by ethan

4:19 PM, Apr 21, 2008

another example of Du Bois' Talented Tenth.

Posted by WTF

4:52 PM, Apr 21, 2008

is this the 1st time rocky has had an off the field problem?

he drunk hit his baby momma and is in jail yes a totally f'ed up thing to do but if it is his 1st strike he will still be on the team since there are others around the league that have done way worse

henry
pac
tank
etc....

Posted by No.12

9:09 PM, Apr 21, 2008

Will be interesting to see how the team handles the situation. We don't want the Hawks becoming the Bengals, and Ruskell has asserted his demand for "character" players. I wouldn't cut Bernard, but if convicted or plea bargained, the team should suspend him without pay for 2 games.

Posted by idiot

9:14 PM, Apr 21, 2008

DT has just become a big time need. Great. Thanks Rocky, you stupid f'ing moron.
I know nothing of these guys outside Dorsey and Ellis.


1. Glenn Dorsey L.S.U. 6-11/2 297 5.12
2. Sedrick Ellis USC 6-01/2 309 5.23
3. Kentwan Balmer North Carolina 6-41/2 308 5.28
4. Trevor Laws Notre Dame 6-03/4 304 5.06
5. Marcus Harrison Arkansas 6-23/4 317 4.98
6. Dre Moore Maryland 6-4 305 4.86
7. Pat Sims Auburn 6-21/8 310 5.11
8. Red Bryant Texas A&M 6-41/8 318 5.04
9. Ahtyba Rubin Iowa St. 6-23/4 315 5.22
10. Andre Fluellen Florida St. 6-17/8 296 5.00

Posted by seavarik

10:12 PM, Apr 21, 2008

Trade him to NY with a maybe 4th round pick for Shockey..

Posted by Patrick from Kent

8:29 AM, Apr 22, 2008

Well this secures DT in the first round...I see no way that they can just out right cut him because they are very weak at the position. Tim and Mike will sit down with him and get his side of the story and figure out the situation before throwing him under the bus. He is NO pac-man or henry. Come on people...

Posted by Ken Brown

8:34 AM, Apr 22, 2008

What would Cortez do? Cortez never hit any women, I say cut Bernard, I would rather go 0-16 than cheer and support a man who hits a woman. I do care if this is his 1st offense there is never never any excuse. I am so bummed I liked Rocky...I stress liked. Cut Bernard sign a hungry draft pick and move on, I don't care how good he is.

Posted by alternative solution

8:52 AM, Apr 22, 2008

If true, trade Bernard to the army or marines. They are waiving felons for enlistments and he can hit all the people he wants!

Posted by spitfire

8:56 AM, Apr 22, 2008

Posted by seavarik
10:12 PM, Apr 21, 2008
Trade him to NY with a maybe 4th round pick for Shockey..

*seesh* I'm sick of hearing Shockey - he sucks like Chad Johnson..

I'm soo disappointed about Bernard - we should leave this up to the office to decide his fate..

Posted by free beer

8:58 AM, Apr 22, 2008

It's a misdemeanor, about the same as a traffic ticket! I know how some of these women can get in your face shake you down for ever dime they think they can get out of you, if your not looking steal it. Some of these little butterflies do things to men that you wouldn't take off a man. To bad he did it, should have gotten a restraining order against her if she a problem.

Posted by Rocky Bernard

12:11 PM, Apr 22, 2008

In today's society, domestic violence is a serious crime, regardless if it's misdemeanor. Holmgren is senstive to these issues and Kathy, his wife, volunteers for a domestic violence advocate group.

I don't think Bernard will be around, unless the charges are dropped or the investigation proves otherwise.

Sorry to say that if these allegations are true, Rocky is gone.

Posted by David Gee

11:45 PM, Apr 22, 2008

What a dumbass...better call Kobe Bryant and get the name and number of his jeweler.

Posted by Josegppi

3:42 PM, Apr 25, 2008

The signs were there! He has anger issues, i know because i've bartended at several bars that he's
been to and seen how agressive he can get. Too
bad, but true. Used too think he was a good guy until he got agro towards the bartender.

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