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Kidd, I can understand what your saying, and I agree that handing these "kids" tons of money can be perilous to their career, much less their lives, but take a look at this list. 3-4 of these players listed below are/were AllPro and maybe a couple see the HOF. Im not gonna judge this kid because he made a mistake. Hell, my DUIs were due to partying with friends and for all we know, he was doing the same because of his impending draft into the NFL without adult supervision. The gov't has deemed kids to be responsible adults at the age of 18 when in reality, they truly dont grow up until something in their life makes them that way. Maybe this DUI will be the lightning bolt he needs? Kids dont have a "judgement clause", even in college. My guess is that almost a third dont even have the grades to pass high school (eg chris johnson doesnt impress to me that he even passed english class) much less college, so theyre not really forced to become adults, just a damn good football player. Depending on their genes and/or family upbringing has a lot of influence on who they become. Left on their own demise, they most likely will faulter, but being in a constructive group, as a professional NFL lockerroom, they tend to grow up and understand what maturity and responsibility actually is.12/29/07: Gerome Sapp (DB): Misdemeanor assault outside bar, ironically filed by former Raven longsnapper Joe Maese. Charges were dropped after Maese refused to testify.
5/10/07: Steve McNair (QB): McNair was a passenger but the owner of a vehicle being driven by a drunk friend.
8/15/05: BJ Sams (KR/PR): DUI (for the second time in 14 months).
4/20/04: Corey Fuller (DB): Gambling and gun charges for holding a high stakes poker game at his home.
2/25/04: Jamal Lewis (RB): Federal charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine w/ the intent to distribute.
8/18/03: Chris McAlister (DB): DUI
3/9/03: Terrell Suggs (DE): Felony aggrevated assault in Phoenix (charges dropped).
9/4/01: Cornell Brown (LB): Possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
6/15/01: Chris McAlister (CB): In Las Vegas' airpost, he was charged with a misdemeanor of disturbing the peace after getting into an argument with a flight attendant over seating arrangements. (Rexx's Note: Beginning to see a trend here?)
5/4/01: Leon Searcy (OL): Charged w/ domestic violence.
5/20/00: Chris MCAlister (DB): Possession of marijuana (charges dropped). (Rexx's Note: Anybody still miss him?)
...and the biggest and baddest one is.....
1/31/00: Ray Lewis (LB): Initially charged with muder, felony murder and aggrevated assault in the deaths of two men the night of the Super Bowl in Atlanta. Pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and paid a $250,000 NFL fine.
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Oderint dum metuant
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21XXXV wrote: If Ellerbe is resigned, Josh Bynes will be laying next to him.
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"Got a cover of Sports Illustrated..it says the Titans are the best team in football...maybe they are...but not today" Brian Billick
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NewEraBmore wrote: Ogletree will be drafted earlier than #32. Huge boom-or-bust player. Built like Shawn Taylor and runs in the 4.4 range. Plays 3-4 ILB in college but projects better to Tampa-2 weak side OLB by all accounts, being that he is a former safety (plays like Pollard) Arthur Brown (Kansas State-transferred from Miami) is perhaps perfect @ 32. Physical makeup of a Tampa-2 weak side OLB but plays much better as a MLB/ILB. If he can bulk up and prove he can shed blocks, he is ideal to man the weak side ILB spot next to (Ellerbe) and excels in pass coverage. Elite instincts and physical makeup, knocked for being 6 foot and 230 pounds. See Lavonte David for an ideal player comparison.
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