NFL player Leaf, spends three years in prison, now hired by ESPN

 

The story line goes like this…. football player draft failure in the NFL, turns to drugs, goes to prison, now hired by ESPN. We should celebrate right?  After all, it appears he turns his life around and that is a good thing.

Just one more thing. Where are our heroes that young boys can look up to? Where are our roll models? Men who have unbelievable good fortune at the very least get a shot at the big leagues and a great pay check allow their lives to unwind. But of course, everyone gets a pass at drug addiction these days. Of course, its those nasty drug companies, no personal responsibility required.

Before the story, think about it. Earlier post of mine:

NFL Football Crime Stats – Average Arrest is every five days

NFL Arrest provides an interactive visualized database of National Football League player Arrests & Charges. Learn about your rival team’s history with the law, break down arrests by Player, Position, Crime and Team. Link here Arrests 

While the caveat is claimed on the website that the crime rate is lower than the National average, keep in mind, almost all are millionaires and beyond. And the crimes? Well you can look. It is a golden time right now, 58 days since the last arrest. Guess this is off season. Getting close to the record.

Let me get off my soapbox and give you the story…am I being too harsh?

 

Ryan Leaf

The 1998 NFL Draft is remembered for the Indianapolis Colts selecting future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning with the No. 1 pick. It was also remembered for being the draft where the San Diego Chargers took one of the biggest busts in NFL history with the No. 2 pick, Ryan Leaf.

Leaf’s rise at Washington State and meteoric fall in the NFL — and beyond — has been well-chronicled, including by Leaf himself in a 2017 article in The Players’ Tribune. But his story took a positive turn Sunday when ESPN hired Leaf to be a college football game analyst. Leaf will be paired with play-by-play announcer Clay Matvick, calling games mostly on ESPN2 and ESPNU, the Associated Press reported.

Leaf, of course, only played four uneventful seasons in the NFL — three with the Chargers and one with the Cowboys — before retiring. In a riveting account called “Letter to My Younger Self” that Leaf penned for The Tribune in 2017, he detailed his struggles in the NFL.

Ed: Let me cut to the quick. Addicted to drugs, then the downfall, now redemption.

Leaf was arrested in 2012 and spent 32 months in jail for burglary, possession of a dangerous drug and theft. Leaf, now 43, had no choice at that point but to get clean and sober. He left jail a changed man and worked on getting his life together. (Just one arrest and 32 months?) Just asking.

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NFL Football Crime Stats – Average Arrest is every five days

 

Here is my ode to the Super Bowl. Frankly, I have lost most of my interest in football since it has become just one more PC event. Maybe if my Eagles had made it back I could have found the latest gladiator extravaganza interesting.  So find your latest team, favorite player, and find his criminal record. The site says:

NFL Arrest provides an interactive visualized database of National Football League player Arrests & Charges. Learn about your rival team’s history with the law, break down arrests by Player, Position, Crime and Team. Link here Arrests 

While the caveat is claimed on the website that the crime rate is lower than the National average, keep in mind, almost all are millionaires and beyond. And the crimes? Well you can look. Here is the latest: 5 days ago.

The Detroit Lions Trevor Bates was arrested for assault after allegedly refusing to pay a $32 cab fare in New York, and then punched an officer in the face.

 

Maybe these facts represent why the NFL players find rules hard to follow and a chip on their shoulder for being arrested by the police.

The National Football League is in a golden age right now: It’s been 5 days since one of its players has been arrested. Update: Here is the handy-dandy arrest chart  NFL Arrests

The average time between arrests is just seven days, while the record without an arrest is slightly more than two months, at 65 days, according to Arrests 

Players get arrested for a variety of crimes: drunk driving, drug offenses, domestic violence, assault and battery, gun violations, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, theft, burglary, rape and even murder.

The NFL virtually embraces players who abuse women. Take this report in the Chicago Tribune: “In the first round [of the 2017 draft], the Oakland Raiders drafted Gareon Conley, who has been accused of rape. In the second round, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Joe Mixon, who in a much-viewed video punches a woman so hard that she falls down unconscious. In the sixth round, the Cleveland Browns selected Caleb Brantley, who was accused of doing pretty much what Mixon did.”

The most arrests: Adam Jones, with 10. Jones has played for both Tennessee and Cincinnati, and he’s been accused of poking a hotel worker in the eye, punching a woman, spitting in a woman’s face at a nightclub, and was “charged with felony coercion in connection to strip club shooting that paralyzed a man” (take a look at all his arrests here).

The top positions of those arrested:

  • Wide receiver – 140
  • Linebacker – 119
  • Cornerback – 116
  • Running back – 99
  • Defensive tackle – 80

 

More at the The Daily Wire from 2017

NFL Football Players arrested on average every seven days

 

For Saturday’s blast from the past, and whatever happened to – let’s do this one from last year-

NFL Players arrested on average every seven days

Maybe these facts represent why the NFL players find rules hard to follow and a chip on their shoulder for being arrested by the police. Maybe it’s time for the NFL to let their bad boys go for good. The last a player was arrested was six days ago.

Arrests  an interactive visualized database of National Football League player Arrests & Charges. Learn about your rival team’s history with the law, break down arrests by Player, Position, Crime and Team.

 

Here is the handy-dandy arrest chart  NFL Arrests

The average time between arrests is just seven days, while the record without an arrest is slightly more than two months, at 65 days

Players get arrested for a variety of crimes: drunk driving, drug offenses, domestic violence, assault and battery, gun violations, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, theft, burglary, rape and even murder.

The NFL virtually embraces players who abuse women. Take this report in the Chicago Tribune: “In the first round [of the 2017 draft], the Oakland Raiders drafted Gareon Conley, who has been accused of rape. In the second round, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Joe Mixon, who in a much-viewed video punches a woman so hard that she falls down unconscious. In the sixth round, the Cleveland Browns selected Caleb Brantley, who was accused of doing pretty much what Mixon did.”

Top Positions

Position:# Arrests

  1. WR143
  2. LB124
  3. CB119
  4. RB100
  5. DT82

 

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Colin Kaepernick, raised by White couple, paid $20 Mil by White NFL Owner

Looks like Colin didn’t grow up in the hood. Another angry inter-racial man, raised by White people. Reminds me of what we just had in the White House.

Something for a Friday. Sometimes a picture is worth a lot of words.

Rick and Teresa Kaepernick, who are white, adopted Colin when he was only 5 weeks old. The couple had lost two sons at birth to congenital heart failure and were not eligible to adopt a white baby from a private adoption agency. Then came along a tiny biracial baby boy who had recently been given away by his 19-year-old white mother. Teresa called Colin her “perfect child.” More at
ESPN

One more thing.

And…

NFL Players arrested on average every seven days

Maybe these facts represent why the NFL players find rules hard to follow and a chip on their shoulder for being arrested by the police. Maybe it’s time for the NFL to let their bad boys go for good:

The National Football League is in a golden age right now: It’s been 23 days since one of its players has been arrested. Update: One arrested yesterday. Here is the handy-dandy arrest chart  NFL Arrests

The average time between arrests is just seven days, while the record without an arrest is slightly more than two months, at 65 days, according to Arrests which “provides an interactive visualized database of National Football League player Arrests & Charges,” the site says.

Players get arrested for a variety of crimes: drunk driving, drug offenses, domestic violence, assault and battery, gun violations, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, theft, burglary, rape and even murder.

The NFL virtually embraces players who abuse women. Take this report in the Chicago Tribune: “In the first round [of the 2017 draft], the Oakland Raiders drafted Gareon Conley, who has been accused of rape. In the second round, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Joe Mixon, who in a much-viewed video punches a woman so hard that she falls down unconscious. In the sixth round, the Cleveland Browns selected Caleb Brantley, who was accused of doing pretty much what Mixon did.”

The most arrests: Adam Jones, with 10. Jones has played for both Tennessee and Cincinnati, and he’s been accused of poking a hotel worker in the eye, punching a woman, spitting in a woman’s face at a nightclub, and was “charged with felony coercion in connection to strip club shooting that paralyzed a man” (take a look at all his arrests here).

The top positions of those arrested:

  • Wide receiver – 140
  • Linebacker – 119
  • Cornerback – 116
  • Running back – 99
  • Defensive tackle – 80

More at the The Daily Wire

 

O.J. Simpson ‘Bored Out Of His Mind’ At Prison

Sorry to hear that O.J. is bored… his going after his Bobble Heads and Swag in Vegas got him some good time. Nice to see justice served.

From the Huffington Post:

O.J. Simpson is “bored out of his mind” at the Nevada prison at which he is serving a 33-year prison sentence, according to the New York Post. The paper adds that the former NFL MVP has taken up baseball behind bars.

In March, the National Enquirer published a sensational story alleging that Simpson is “treated like royalty by his gay posse” known as “The Girls,” which apparently gives the fallen football star special massages.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/15/oj-simpson-bored-out-of-h_n_538601.html

While Simpson is stuck behind bars, at least his “acquittal suit” is available to fans. The Newseum recently acquired the garment as a “piece of news history.”

“Fighting Sioux” nickname for College is no more

So what is next? The Fighting Irish no more? How about my School’s- “We are the Bulldogs- the mighty mighty Bulldogs”–might make our rival “Cardinals” feel insecure.” When will this stop?

A state Supreme Court ruling and a Board of Higher Education decision have retired for good the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname after a four-year legal battle.

Supporters believe the logo shows pride and tradition. But the NCAA considers the nickname “hostile and offensive” and said UND cannot host postseason events without approval from the state’s two Sioux tribes. Under the settlement, the board and UND agreed to begin retiring the nickname if they couldn’t obtain permission from the Spirit Lake and Standing Rock Sioux tribes by Nov. 30.

Spirit Lake tribal members have voted to support the nickname, but the Standing Rock tribal council has resisted calls for it to change its bylaws to allow a vote on the issue. http://www.amren.com/mtnews/archives/2010/04/court_board_dec.php

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