M. Schrader 3:21 p.m., May 21
San Diego Stupid Chargers
No Fred, don't get excited. This has nothing to do with any stadium issues or the team moving, or any of that. It has to do with idiotic NFL players, doing idiotic things.
I said once before, I couldn't believe they even have NFL games. That these guys can get up early on a Sunday morning, and show up, for games. Same with the NBA.
The Chargers upset the Colts. And, they already are dealing with a tight end that isn't 100%, and the best running back in football that won't be playing in the steal city.
And, they have two players acting like the usual guys act.
Vincent Jackson, who had an incredible season getting over 1,000 yards receiving, got pulled over for a DUI. I'm not sure if the details, and I don't really care.
I would just think that after that other Charger got riddled with bullets that ended his NFL career, the other players would've wised up and said...well, maybe getting drunk DURING the season isn't a good idea. And, if we have a few drinks, maybe we can call a cab. Or hell...we're rich athletes. Let's get a limo, and cruise home in style. But no. They instead drive drunk (allegedly....regarding Jackson, as I don't know all the details yet).
Then, with LT hurt, Michael Bennet was signed from the Vikings. I remember he had a thousand yards one season a few years back. And the Vikings have had their bad PR (one incident involved drinking and strippers on a boat).
Bennet is being sued by someone, for being with a couple guys that beat a person up at 4:00 a.m. He says the lawsuit is nothing, and the guy is just going after him because he's rich and drives a silver Rolls-Royce. He also claims that the gun the guy saw in his "holster" was really just his cell phone. He claims the police questions him and let him go. He was the peace maker in the fight.
Well...maybe if you're not hanging out with guys at 4:00 a.m. that beat people up, you don't have to worry about how the incident is perceived, or breaking up fights.
Remember, Ray Lewis had a similar incident and someone ended up dead, and he lied and helped cover it up (yep..he's still in the NFL, with the Ravens, who are looking good this year).
Remember that receiver for the Raiders? He was out at a strip club and got robbed and beaten within an inch of his life before the season started.
But, do you think that's keeping the NFL players from going out and showing off their bling and picking up scantly clad women?
And hey...don't get me wrong. I'm not saying if I was an NFL player I wouldn't enjoy some of the things that come along with fame.
But can't you be smarter about it? I'd date one of the cheerleaders, and tell her on Saturday night that I have to be in by 10, because of work in the morning. Hell, we could carpool to work.