Why Is Richard Sherman A “Thug” But Not Justin Bieber?

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CNN) — Justin Bieber was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after police saw the pop star street racing early Thursday morning, Miami Beach police said.

“What the f*** did I do? Why did you stop me?” Bieber asked the police officer who pulled him over just after 4 a.m., according to the arrest report.

Bieber, 19, was released from a Miami jail an hour after he made a brief appearance through a video link before a Miami judge, who set a “standard” $2,500 bond Thursday afternoon.

He strutted out of the jail dressed in black, with a baggy hoodie covering his head. His pants appeared to be baggy leather. Bieber briefly sat on top of a black Cadillac Escalade, where he waved to screaming fans, before he was chauffeured away.  

At the bail hearing, the singer, dressed in an orange jail uniform, stood silently with his lips sometimes pursed as attorney Roy Black represented him in the hearing earlier.

Black told Judge Joseph Farina that he had been retained by Bieber’s manager. He said his partner had been denied access to Bieber in jail before the hearing.

Bieber was booked into a Miami jail after failing a sobriety test, Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez told reporters Thursday.

Bieber “made some statements that he had consumed some alcohol, and that he had been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication,” Martinez said.

A Miami Beach officer saw Bieber driving a yellow Lamborghini in a race against a red Ferrari in a residential area of Miami Beach, Martinez said. The cars were speeding at about 55 to 60 mph in a 30 mph zone, he said.

The officer pulled Bieber’s car over, but the singer was “was not cooperating with the officer’s instructions,” Martinez said.

“At first, he was a little belligerent, using some choice words questioning why he was being stopped and why the officer was even questioning him,” he said.

He allegedly ignored a police officer’s request to keep his hands on the car while he did “a cursory patdown for weapons,” the report said.

“I ain’t got no f***ing weapons,” the arresting officer quoted Bieber as saying. “Why do you have to search me? What the f*** is this about?”

The arrest report describes Bieber as having a “flushed face, bloodshot eyes, and the odor of alcohol on his breath.”

Bieber failed a field sobriety test, Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez told CNN.

Two black SUVs blocked the traffic at 26th and Pine Tree Drive, which “facilitated an open road” for the two cars to race on Pine Tree, the report said.

The Ferrari’s driver, identified as 19-year-old Def Jam recording artist Khalil Sharieff, was also arrested on a drunken driving charge, police said.

Sharieff posted a photo on his Instagram account of Bieber in the yellow Lamborghini with a woman behind the wheel early Thursday. “U know bizzle brought that lambo out,” he wrote in the caption.

Another posting showed a photo of a Ferrari steering wheel with the caption: “Miami nights ridin thru yo city in that hot wheel.”


At this rate Justin Bieber will be mayor of Toronto by next year at the latest.

Remind me again why Canada is supposedly such a great country. The Queen of England is on their money. It’s cold all the time. None of their six crappy hockey teams ever wins anything. Taxes are sky high because of their magical healthcare system. And everyone there is a Molson-drinking lardo. Seriously, are there a bigger bunch of drunken thugs in the Western Hemisphere? Toronto has a crackhead mayor that does drunken Jamaican impressions at fast food joints:

Canada purposely sent a ship full of rats afloat in the Atlantic Ocean last year. It is not an unstoppable force of nature that will soon strike the British Isles and release its scourge all over the land:


Now Justin Bieber completes the Canada dooshnozzle trifecta. What really grinds my gears is that people are all mad at Richard Sherman this week, calling him a thug because he had the audacity to punk Michael Crabtree after sending his own team to the Super Bowl. Sherman recently came out strong playing the “race card” and claimed that the word “thug” is being used in lieu of the “n” word to describe aggressive African-American males such as him.

“The reason it bothers me is because it seems like it’s an accepted way of calling somebody the N-word now,” he said. “It’s like everybody else said the N-word and then they say ‘thug’ and that’s fine. It kind of takes me aback and it’s kind of disappointing because they know.

“What’s the definition of a thug? Really? Can a guy on a football field just talking to people [be a thug?] … There was a hockey game where they didn’t even play hockey! (Laughter from the media) They just threw the puck aside and started fighting. I saw that and said, ‘Ah, man, I’m the thug? What’s going on here?'” (More laughter from the media). So I’m really disappointed in being called a thug,” he said.


And you know what? He’s absolutely right. You know who’s called Justin Bieber a thug for acting like a complete jackass every waking morning of every single day? No one. But why not? Let’s compare the Biebs dooshnozzelry with Sherman’s:

Sherman broke now laws. Biebs broke several.

Sherman put no one’s life in danger. Biebs put lots of people in danger.

Sherman graduated from Stanford. Biebs can’t spell Stanford.

Sherman has never been arrested. Biebs was arrested today.

Sherman is admired by journalists and knowledgeable football fans. Biebs is admired by idiotic teenage girls who will look back on how stupid they were and laugh at themselves.

Sherman hangs out with people like this:


Biebs hangs out with people like this:


I’m going to blow a gasket the second that Bieber releases a public statement thanking his fans and blaming all of the “haters” out there. Oh, and of course this happens in FLORIDA!! Where else could this possibly go down except for the debauchery capital of the world. Never in the history of mankind has anything good ever come out of that God forsaken swamp.

So props to Richard Sherman because he is absolutely 100% correct on this one. Calling Sherman a thug is 100% racial if those same people aren’t calling the Biebs the same thing. Bieber is the definition of a thug. I could go on and on about what a spoiled piece of human garbage he is. I could relive all of his past headline grabbers including peeing in a restaurant while yelling “f*** Bill Clinton, trying to run over Keyshawn Johnson’s biracial children, or being held back by his entourage while being punked by a British reporter.

But it’s all just a cliche. I don’t wish death upon anybody, but I just can’t find a different way to finish this sentence. If the Biebs were killed in a fiery car accident everyone wins. Here’s to hoping the police just let him drag race next time.

That’s all I’ve got. How do you feel? Share your comments to keep the conversation going.

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6 Comment(s)
  • Ace
    January 24, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    That’s my point Matt .. I forgot the question mark after my first sentence. Neither am accusing you of having that mind set. My point is when I saw Sherman my first thoughts were as far from thug as possible. I thought it was a guy showing emotion. Just made me think how could anyone think thug , just because he was yelling and didn’t even swear (ok he said “ass”) after a huge play to seal the game. And what makes him intimidating? He is 6′ 190 lbs with chicken legs jj reddick is bigger than he is but is far from intimidating haha

  • January 24, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Thug implies criminal behavior by definition. Sherman breaks no laws. Biebs beaks several. No one even calls him a wannabe thug.

  • matt
    January 23, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    I would think that to be a thug you would have to have an intimidating presence like Sherman. Beiber doesn’t have that going for him.

    • Ace
      January 24, 2014 at 7:12 am

      Intimidating presence is code for black. If Decker from Denver who has a similar build and Sherman’s back story (Stanford grad, 2nd in class out of high school, never been arrested) and had an outburst like that do you honestly think half the Internet would be calling him thug? Honestly..

      • Joey G
        January 24, 2014 at 8:03 am

        Decker? No… but he’s a receiver. How about AJ Hawk, Richie Incognito, Bill Romanowski. Intimidation has nothing to do with skin color. I would take my chances with a (normally level-headed) Stanford boy like Sherman over Bill Romanowski.

      • matt
        January 24, 2014 at 9:41 am

        If the first thing you think of when you hear “intimidating presence” is black that wld make you a racist.
        I was thinking more along the lines of a large roided up athlete yelling into a microphone as intimidating.

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