NFL players do not deserve what they have. Just this past week, another three football players have been arrested for their behavior ranging from stupid to really stupid. Of course, these incidents all broke the law.
Buffalo Bills RB Marshawn Lynch was caught in California with an illegal gun. You know, because registering your gun is so difficult. Last summer Lynch paid a petty $100 fine in a plea agreement for a hit and run investigation where he was suspect to have hit a woman with his SUV and sped away. No criminal charges were filed because, luckily, the woman only needed minor stitches. In order to press his luck, Lynch broke the law again to ensure that his first accident was not bad luck but, as you may imagine, utter stupidity.
Indianapolis Colts DT Darrell Reid was arrested for disorderly conduct when he and his entourage were not granted admission into a night club. I imagine this scene was similar to young child’s temper tantrum. Reid is also a repeat offender. Last March, he was arrested for marijuana possession, obstruction and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Sweet creative illegal combo-pack.
San Francisco 49ers LB Roderick Green was arrested for being uncooperative at a traffic stop in his hometown. In an attempt to compete with Reid’s variety fun pack of trouble, Green ended up being charged with four misdemeanors: unlawful carrying of a weapon, reckless driving, possession of marijuana and interfering with the duties of a police officer. Let’s reword that: he drove like an a$$**** with an illegal weapon and pot in his vehicle before pissing off the local cops who pulled him over.
Does NFL stand for “Not For Legality”? It is unreal that these players do not grasp the concept that you can’t play football from jail. Perhaps NFL players’ lawyers shouldn’t just bail their clients out, but actually work on preventive tactics.
You give up your bad habits for a good job. If you really want to work for the government, you stop doing drugs so that you can pass the screening and get the job. If you really want to be a singer, you take care of your voice. If you really want to be a model, you don’t eat.
Playing for the NFL is not a “good job”, it’s a dream. A dream requires more effort, more dedication and more sacrifice than a job. NFL players are continuing to prove that they are not deserving of the dream they constantly take advantage of time and time again.