I wonder how many Bengals got traffic tickets this year?
When all is said and done more is said than done.
Well, I certainly didn't mean everybody. 40% is an interesting figure because I think if you just included this generation, that number would be higher.I was replying to the idea that "everybody does it".
Yikes. I meant to delete the lecture out of there. You were by no means preaching there and I realized that when I typed it out. My apologies.Lecture? Hummm. Sensitive are we? Note to self: Get Dom a skull bong for Christmas 2007. Again, as I said in my last post, I was just refuting the "everybody does it, so it's all ok" line of reasoning you were using.
You think at some point, the Bengals players would start to make better choices. Regardless of what they have done or will do, it just boggles my mind how they continue to put themselves in bad positions.
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I believe the Super Bowl bound Bears and the 14-3 Chargers were the teams that were right behind the Bengals in arrests. It definately is a league wide problem.
I don't have a huge problem with him smoking pot. My guess is that the majority, or at least pretty close to it, of professional athletes smoke pot. The problem here lies with his decision making. If you're going to smoke pot, okay. But don't smoke pot then pull out your guns in a fight or drive on the wrong side of the road. I know a number of marijuana users and none of them have ever been arrested for possession. Is it that hard to not get arrested?
RF is exactly right. These guys have got to understand that they are under the microscope when they are out at night: 1) as professional athletes, 2) as members of a team that has become notorious for off-the-field issues, and, in some cases, as young, wealthy, African American men.
My worry is not about these guys being "low character." It's about being dumb. When one of your teammates gets popped for DUI or possession why aren't you thinking "hmm, maybe I should hire someone to drive me around if I'm going to have a drink in public" or "maybe I should cool it with the dope unless I'm at home."
I also wonder if the good citizens in the Bengal clubhouse are applying some serious peer pressure to these kids to make them behave. And if they aren't, why.
With the penalty for possession so lenient, he probably would be in more trouble for shoplifting.
Anybody ever pinched one with a Bengal? That might reach 40%!
Maybe that is the Browns problem; they aren't smoking enough hemp.
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