Pat Robertson's Peyton Manning Jinx Isn't God's Style (VIDEO)

Peyton ManningYou'd think all this drama going on in the NFL nowadays would only be reserved during the actual season. Nope, news of Tim Tebow's trade to the New York Jets because Peyton Manning was chosen to take over for the Denver Broncos has been front and center in the sports world the past few days. And of course everyone has something to say about it.

But probably one of the worst comments to come out of this entire debacle were from the mouth of media mogul and televangelist Pat Robertson. It's one thing to be a big fan of Tim Tebow, but it's another to be such a fan that you'd wish injury on another player!

Yep, Roberston said that he'd be completely okay if Peyton re-injures himself and can't play next season in the most crazy, twisted version of karma I've ever heard of.


"And you just ask yourself, OK, so Peyton Manning was a tremendous MVP quarterback, but he's been injured. If that injury comes back, Denver will find itself without a quarterback. And in my opinion, it would serve them right," he said recently on The 700 Club.

How can someone even say this in light of the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal that is currently plaguing the NFL? For a quick refresher, the Saints were punished severely by the NFL for alleged bounties Saints players paid in to -- players would get paid the bounty if they could take out or severely injure an opponent.

Saying Peyton hurting himself would be a good thing, in light of the bounty scandal, makes it that much harder to understand where Robertson is coming from. You'd think that players and fans would have an unspoken agreement that, even though football is a violent sport, no one would want to see a player permanently injured or sidelined. It's not good or bad karma if a player gets hit with a debilitating injury -- it's just really, really sad.

These guys are making a living out of playing a sport that they love, and at the end of the day, they're human beings too. No one should think ill will on another player is good karma, no matter how fierce the rivalry or how strong your feelings. I think we're taking our loyalties in this sport a teeny bit too far! Robertson just goes to show how twisted and messed up people can get over something that really, truly shouldn't matter this much.

Here are some more details about Robertson's poor choice of words:

Do you think Peyton Manning getting injured again would be good karma?


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