Todays NFL is full of miscreants and derelicts. But as you can see according to the following list, not just todays stars are afflicted with idiocy. So were yesterdays. From allegations to actual charges and convictions. This list reads like a defensive strategy class on the first day in law school: Intro to idiots and the entitlement syndrome 101. I’ve been pretty rough on BB for his off field B.S. (I mean alleged BS). However as a supporter of the Steelers I will root for BB upon his return. And I’m sure most will. (Even Chris at NicePickCowher). I guess this Steelers haze / veil I wear puts my team in a softer light than I perceive others around the league. I always held the Steelers with such high regard. One could compare it to the reverence faithful worshipers show to their deities. Heinz field being my Temple. I’ve now become a little cynical. Not Big Bens fault. It’s the daily barrage of idiocy. Whether it be MLB for a guy not hustling to the NFL and a positive test for HCG. Sh!% even the PGA got involved. Remember Daley? The pro athlete and the teams in particular exemplify the human condition.

May 18, 2010 Canadian doctor charged with lying to federal officials, smuggling, unlawful distribution of Human Growth Hormone, treating at least 3 NFL players with illegal or unapproved drugs, etc.

May 13, 2010 Prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against former NFL running back Corey Dillon, who was arrested earlier this month after an argument with his wife.

May 6, 2010 Lawrence Taylor arraigned on rape and prostitution charges

May 4, 2010 Bengals WR Maurice Purify is arrested for disorderly conduct.

May 2, 2010 Saints Vicodin Lawsuit: Sean Payton Accused of Drug Cover-up

May 2, 2010 Former NFL player Corey Dillon was arrested at his Calabasas home Saturday on suspicion of assaulting his wife.

May 1, 2010 Chargers WR Vincent Jackson pleads guilty to knowingly driving with a suspended license.

Apr 28, 2010 Police: Fight over Facebook led to NFL player's arrest:Free Agent Safety Clinton Hart who spent 2009 with the Rams after six seasons in San Diego. Hart entered the league in 2003 as a member of the Eagles.

Apr 28, 2010 Redskins sign ex Viking Darrion Scott after he plead guilty to child endangerment charges in a plea deal to avoid assault charges which could involve serious jail time: this is the guy who called put a plastic dry cleaning bag over the head of his 2 year old son. Because of the plea bargain, he likely won't serve jail time.

Apr 26, 2010 Former Bears/Browns/Packers quarterback Mike Tomczak was arrested today and charged with two counts of simple assault, police told WPXI in Pittsburgh.

Apr 26, 2010 Report: Failed drug tests caused Aaron Hernandez's draft fall

Apr 24, 2010 Andrew Quarless, whom Green Bay selected with the first of its two fifth-round picks Saturday has an arrest record for DUI, underage drinking, marijuana found in his shared apartment, etc....

Apr 24, 2010 REPORT: The alleged sexual assault involving Colts defensive tackle Eric Foster largely has been ignored even as Goodell says Roethlisberger suspension could be extended.

Apr 24, 2010 Man accused of beating NFL’s Javon Walker found guilty

Apr 23, 2010 REPORT: While in high school, Randy Moss kicked another student coming to the defense of a friend and was charged with felony assault, but later the charge was lowered to a misdemeanor offense.

Apr 20, 2010 Woman accuses Colts' Defensive Tackle Eric Foster of sexual assault in civil suit.

Apr 17, 2010 Ed Joyner, Ben Roethlisberger Bodyguard, Under Investigation In Pennsylvania

Apr 17, 2010 Just as the "Days without an Arrest" meter crept back toward double digits reportedly police arrested Browns running back Chris Jennings on Saturday. He allegedly "ran into trouble" with the doorman at The Velvet Dog, and he was jailed on suspicion of assault.

Apr 12, 2010 "We do not prosecute morals. We prosecute crimes."--Ocmulgee Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright on the decision not to prosecute Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

Apr 12, 2010 Seahawks' Linebacker Leroy Hill arrested, accused of assaulting girlfriend

April 1, 2010 Cleveland Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers was arrested Thursday at Hopkins International Airport for having a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage.

April 1, 2010 Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill pleaded guilty to a charge of marijuana possession Thursday and will serve 12 months of probation.

March 29, 2010 Dolphins/Cardinals Linebacker Joey Porter was arrested early Saturday morning in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant in Bakersfield.

March 27, 2010 Bears offensive lineman Lance Louis pled guilty Friday to misdemeanor battery.

March 25, 2010 Ryan Leaf, the man Mike & Mike in the Morning once described as the biggest d-bag in the history of the NFL, has plea bargained....Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has agreed to plead guilty in his Texas drug and burglary case in exchange for 10 years of probation, attorneys in the case said Thursday.

March 22, 2010 Miami Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown, who had been in the suburban Atlanta area to help celebrate his parents' anniversary, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and released from jail a few hours later, officials said Monday.

March 13, 2010 Packers TE Spencer Havner is arrested for DUI.

March 6, 2010 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger accused of sexual assault.


In my naivete I hoped, beyond hope, that they were better than the masses I live among. It just so happens they are the same as those that live in my community. And I should treat them likewise. Dude on my block gets accused of sexual assault twice, I’m sorry, no more BBQ invites. (Yeah, even accused, not convicted) The dude with the drug conviction? Same thing. DUI? I’m takin’ your keys. Assault on your girl? No invite and I will never respect you again. (I may even get a little physical with you myself). Also you can bet you're a$$ the child abuse arrest would have the HOA working overtime trying to figure out a way to get you to the curb. (And your safety during a nice warm evening walk would be a thing of the past.) Possession of pot? Your new nickname is Ricky. Attempting to bring an undeclared gun on a plane? Al. (for Al Quaeda). Voices on various sites say "What if that were your son or your daughter? How would you react?" Well they aren’t my children and IMO don’t deserve the same consideration my children would. (BTW I have both, Sons and a Daughter). So with that in mind keep the lectures. I love sports. I have played them my entire life. Family members, teamates and "our" team all need different types of support. I will continue to support the Steelers and all of their dysfunction for as long as they are in existence. Even though they now resemble a cousin that I haven't seen for years. I just may not be as optimistic and rosey eyed as I once was. The human condition is just that, Human. And I, my friends have succumed to being one. Faults and all. GO STEELERS! Screw the superstar.

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