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Raiders CB David Amerson discusses chain snatching disrespect

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Everyone has an opinion about Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib snatching Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree’s chain. This isn’t limited to fans only, as Raiders defensive back David Amerson has some thoughts on the matter.

For what it is worth, with a large portion of people having no idea what level of disrespect chain snatching has, David Amerson is here to help you understand how awful it all is.

“We’re in front of millions of people, and you’ve got to handle yourself accordingly,” Amerson said, via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “At some point, it becomes a respect thing. I’m pretty sure [Crabtree] was tired of people making jokes about the chain snatching, this and that. Of course, you want to be a team guy, which he is. He is a team guy. Like I said, me personally, I understand everything — how he felt about that. I couldn’t say I wouldn’t do the same thing. Not saying that I encourage it or anything like that, but I understand it. I feel like any man can understand that situation at this point.”

Here is the kicker:

“In the streets, a chain around your neck is like a trophy, something that you work hard for, something that obviously costs a lot of money, something that you value,” Amerson said. “For somebody to come and snatch that off your neck, they’re taking your manhood. They’re taking something you really value and care about. It’s a sticky situation.”

Good thing I am too poor to wear something that others would consider as a trophy.