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It's Meltdown Time!! Derrick Henry's New Car Edition

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The internet is stupid and racist.

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Derrick Henry created a bit of a buzz last night when he posted a picture on instagram of his new Dodge Charger Fiona. Of course, that led the entire internet world to immediately jump to the obvious conclusion that...

A) It had to be obtained illegally and

B) There was no way Henry, a young black athlete, could have afforded this car on his own.

I wonder if these same people were just as mad when they heard Johnny Manziel drove a Cadillac? 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p>“<a href="https://twitter.com/danharralson">@danharralson</a>: I guess Derrick Henry sold his unlimited meal plan. <a href="http://t.co/bsecBAxY6w">pic.twitter.com/bsecBAxY6w</a>” free suits were getting too obvious....</p>&mdash; DC (@dccoletrain) <a href="https://twitter.com/dccoletrain/statuses/466208759820603392">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I should join the bama football team and I could get a brand new car. Must be nice to break rules and it be okay. NO WAY he can afford that.</p>&mdash; Cass Sheridan (@cass_sheridan) <a href="https://twitter.com/cass_sheridan/statuses/466021994027167744">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bama running back Derrick Henry&#39;s new car. Seems legit for a full time college student with no job right? <a href="http://t.co/CO9V8stuLf">pic.twitter.com/CO9V8stuLf</a></p>&mdash; Commit.to.the.T (@OneTennessee) <a href="https://twitter.com/OneTennessee/statuses/466196779860787200">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/WazzusJobu">@WazzusJobu</a> I will not. The angry white dudes of Auburn who assume black people can&#39;t have cars demand to be heard.</p>&mdash; Bandit (@banditref) <a href="https://twitter.com/banditref/statuses/466047352654929920">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p>I&#39;m sure a college kid like Derrick Henry that doesn&#39;t come from the greatest of backgrounds could afford this <a href="http://t.co/12wzsAOaC3">pic.twitter.com/12wzsAOaC3</a></p>&mdash; Evan McCullers (@emacattack2) <a href="https://twitter.com/emacattack2/statuses/466038742864523264">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>No no, Derrick Henry totally paid for his own Dodge Challenger. Just like Julio and Mark paid for their own Escalades.</p>&mdash; Rowl Tahd (@TotalBammerMove) <a href="https://twitter.com/TotalBammerMove/statuses/466040947462008832">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Wonder who bought Derrick Henry that car - Saban or Kiffin?</p>&mdash; Jordan Honeycutt (@JHONEYnbsj29) <a href="https://twitter.com/JHONEYnbsj29/statuses/466044579029192704">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>How is postulating about the origins or a vehicle derogatory? Bammers man</p>&mdash; PrincessOnThePlains (@PrincessPlains) <a href="https://twitter.com/PrincessPlains/statuses/466038370318024704">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Oh hay Derrick Henry. How does Bama find enough elite recruits with rich grandmothers. Phenomenal scouting. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ROLLTAWD&amp;src=hash">#ROLLTAWD</a> <a href="http://t.co/tW3T8AuMWo">pic.twitter.com/tW3T8AuMWo</a></p>&mdash; Michael Kotchish (@kotchishm) <a href="https://twitter.com/kotchishm/statuses/466170606673997824">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bama running back Derrick Henry&#39;s new ride. But yet they are starving..... <a href="http://t.co/AKM4BXzUyc">pic.twitter.com/AKM4BXzUyc</a></p>&mdash; Magic Mack (@BigOrangeMack) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigOrangeMack/statuses/466019437531770881">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I guess Derrick Henry sold his unlimited meal plan. <a href="http://t.co/hhlK0hW8TC">pic.twitter.com/hhlK0hW8TC</a></p>&mdash; Dan Harralson (@danharralson) <a href="https://twitter.com/danharralson/statuses/466026710882738176">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Derrick Henry deleted his tweet, unfollowed and blocked me. Guess he didn&#39;t like me calling him a monster.</p>&mdash; The SEC Logo (@SEC_Logo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SEC_Logo/statuses/466022200060174336">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jameis to Derrick Henry &quot;if u gone ride skrong u got to be skrong and the Dodge Challenger is skrong as long as Tide Pride pay skrong&quot;</p>&mdash; AU MANifesto (@runningbackU) <a href="https://twitter.com/runningbackU/statuses/466056437118951425">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The car, the rims, the quick delete are ALL part of KNOWN flags that bring that negative attention. Quit being so offended when it happens.</p>&mdash; Tanner Carter (@AuburnChopper) <a href="https://twitter.com/AuburnChopper/statuses/466028380648112128">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/cass_sheridan">@cass_sheridan</a> I couldn&#39;t even afford the gas for my s-10 in college. That&#39;s ridiculous.</p>&mdash; jay riley (@aubietiger14) <a href="https://twitter.com/aubietiger14/statuses/466023382991917056">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;RT <a href="https://twitter.com/TheProwler64">@TheProwler64</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/NCAA">@NCAA</a> courtesy of uat boosters RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Delkerton_12">@Delkerton_12</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/ClayTravisBGID">@ClayTravisBGID</a> Derrick Henry&#39;s new whip <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Nick&amp;src=hash">#Nick</a>$aban&quot;</p>&mdash; Bandit (@banditref) <a href="https://twitter.com/banditref/statuses/466036828445765632">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>While I’m ranting, if you see one of our players got a new car and your first thought is, “Need to tell Finebaum,” reevaluate everything.</p>&mdash; E.B. Beaumont (@CoachBeaumont) <a href="https://twitter.com/CoachBeaumont/statuses/466025049481154560">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Donald Sterling showed you some straight up racism tonight, the &quot;black students can&#39;t afford cars&quot; football fans are a more subtle version.</p>&mdash; Bandit (@banditref) <a href="https://twitter.com/banditref/statuses/466038606960685058">May 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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How ****ing dumb are these kids? NCAA won't care, they are making more off of him. Can't punish Saban or Bama.... I'm sure both parents have multiple degrees and great careers.

 

 0%, no payments for 3 years. Everyone gets that deal, right?

 

Really? Good for him? WTF?! Yeah, it's real good for all the people that don't buy cars for players or recruits. It's real good for OU to recruit and compete against this shit knowing the NCAA would love to smash OU but turns a blind eye to the SEC. Yeah, it's real ****ing good for us all.

 

So that one game is your justification? How many national titles has the SEC won in the last 10 yrs? How many has OU won? How many titles for big12 + B1G + PAC in that same time? Do you see the problem with SEC paying players? Get a clue.

 

Looks like it's time to start vacating some titles.

 

 

Parents where 15-16 when they had him. Raised by his grandparents, Dad later got back into the picture but yea median income back home is 17k. Sure he got amazing financing