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Josh Gordon arrested again.....

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I always remember a quote from Chris Spielman about NFL players.

 

(Paraphrasing) All I really ask of you guys is just don't get arrested.  That's not such a tough thing.  There are millions of people who go their whole lives without ever having that happen.  Heck, most NFL players.  It's not that difficult to do and it's not an unreasonable request.  You're getting paid millions of dollars to play a game.  Why screw that up?  Have fun all you want.  Just don't get arrested! 

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wow and he was drunk...

There was something about the situation that suggested the guy just ran out in front of him but still..not a good situation.

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People give players all kinds of poo for missing time due to injury yet are willing to trade for those likely to miss seasons due to suspensions. It makes no sense.

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You got the 'dumbass' part right.

 

The Browns are highly unlikely to cut him unless the League suspends him, and maybe not even then.  If (likely when) the League does suspend him indefinitely, it doesn't matter who he "already has a contract witten up with".  He's not playing anywhere.

 

This kind of thing, the number of times Gordon has done it, doesn't get you out of Cleveland.  It gets you out of the NFL.

 

 

 

He's about to be suspended for a very long time.  When was the last time you saw an NFL team sign or trade for a player that wasn't going to be available to them for about two years or so.

 

And let's say you do bring in a guy like Gordon.  Say he's doing well and he's a big part of your offense.  You're headed to the playoffs and everything is clicking and...oh, I wonder who's calling.  Oh, it's the League Office with a message that the guy you've been counting on to help you win games just did something stupid...again.  Now you're gonna have to go into that playoff run without him.

 

Teams don't want that.  Heck, even other players don't like the idea of depending on a guy who's known to choose drugs or drink over them.

 

He did this knowing he was facing a year's suspension.  You really think someone telling him "now this is really your last chance" is gonna keep him out of trouble?  If so, then you pay him a million dollars and rely on him to be responsible and do a job for ya, because the Panthers won't. 

 

 

Well the main problem is you're thinking from the overly pristine "goody too shoes" perspective that Goodell has imposed on the league, not that I disagree with some of it I just think it's overly intensified because of who they are.  What someone does behind closed doors that doesn't harm anyone else, is their own business in my opinion.

 

Why he chooses to be a chronic user of marijuana I have no clue, but if it's for a legitimate medical reason then let him choose to do so.  The guy tokes up and then goes on to have 1600 yards receiving, if anything that's a million times better than those who take roids and HGH and come back to only get suspend 4 games lol performance enhancing drugs.  Hell and maybe like Ricky Williams, his use of marijuana is for religious purposes that he truly holds...does that mean the NFL gets to impose on his constitutional rights ?

 

Long story short, this guy isn't a big giant problem child who doesn't deserve to play, he's simply a victim of an over zealous world in which others love to judge those who's life style they don't agree with way before they look at their own convictions and mistakes. 

 

On a side note I do agree that he was dumb in not preparing to pass the test, he's rich and had enough money to buy the resources I'm sure to keep him from failing.

 

 

 

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who?

 

Ray Lewis

Donte Stallworth

Some guy who killed a mother driving a mini van, name escapes me at the moment...I think he might of been on our team at one time as well.

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I didn't know Ray Lewis killed anybody.

 

 

Following a Super Bowl XXXIV party in Atlanta on January 31, 2000, a fight broke out between Lewis and his companions and another group of people, resulting in the stabbing deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar. Lewis and two companions, Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting, were questioned by Atlanta police, and 11 days later the three men were indicted on murder and aggravated-assault charges. The fight occurred about 200 yards from the Cobalt Lounge at 265 East Paces Ferry Road in the Buckhead Village neighborhood about two miles north of downtown Atlanta where Lewis had been celebrating.[41][42] The white suit Lewis was wearing the night of the killings has never been found. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard alleged the blood-stained suit was dumped in a garbage bin outside a fast food restaurant.[43] A knife found at the scene did not have any fingerprints or DNA. Lewis subsequently testified that Oakley and Sweeting had bought knives earlier in Super Bowl week from a Sports Authority where Lewis had been signing autographs.[42][44] Baker's blood was found inside of Lewis's limousine.[45]

Two weeks into the trial Lewis's attorneys, Don Samuel and Ed Garland, negotiated a plea agreement with the District Attorney where the murder charges against Lewis were dismissed in exchange for his testimony against Oakley and Sweeting,[46] and his guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice.[12] Lewis admitted he gave a misleading statement to police on the morning after the killings (initially telling them that he was not at the scene).[47] Superior Court Judge Alice D. Bonner sentenced Lewis to 12 months' probation. One year in prison is the maximum sentence for a first-time offender,[48] and the immediate probation was the judge's decision. He was also fined $250,000 by the NFL, which was believed to be the highest fine levied against an NFL player for an infraction not involving substance abuse.[49] Under the terms of the sentence, Lewis could not use drugs or alcohol during the duration of the probation.

Oakley and Sweeting were acquitted of the charges in June 2000.[50][51] No other suspects have ever been arrested for the crime.

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