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Old 11-19-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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Default Our second best player arrested DUI - Tampa Bucs

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/nov...i/sports-bucs/

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Why in the world do these millionaire athletes like Mike Williams (WR) put themselves in the position to be arrested? They have so much to lose (suspension, loss of salary, embarrassment to the city/team, letting fellow players down, getting a bad reputation to the league) and nothing to gain.

If I were in their position, I'd be celibate, alcohol/drug free - and do nothing but work out, study film, practice hard, and sleep. If I wanted to do anything "wild" I'd wait until the season was over - then fly to the Caribbean or Vegan and have a great time.

If I were the team owner, I'd hire several counselors/mentors to keep in the ear of these immature players and get them to travel the straight and narrow. It would be worth it to the team just to keep these important players from being suspended.

The Bucs have one of their best DBs suspended for the year (Tenard Jackson), they have had Aqib Talib suspended for assaulting a taxi driver, they've cut this idiot TE Jerramy Stevens for drug possession.

This is ridiculous, especially for the Bucs who are trying to rebuild from their pathetic 3-13 2009 season.

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Old 11-19-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: 46201
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For those that are curious like me to know "who" the OP is talking about:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Mike Williams faces DUI charge - ESPN

It would appear the answer to the question of "who" is WR Mike Williams.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:40 AM
 
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No matter who it is - the question is why don't NFL teams do a better job of keeping tabs on their players and finding ways to keep them out of trouble. They're immature kids from all walks of life who all of sudden get their hands on money and some free time. Do some teams do a better job in keeping their players out of trouble?
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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The problem is that guys with raw athletic talent like football players are not always the most intelligent people in the world. Young dumbasses with tons of money to burn usually results in trouble.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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The problem is that guys with raw athletic talent like football players are not always the most intelligent people in the world. Young dumbasses with tons of money to burn usually results in trouble.
Exactly, its easy for us that, you know have crappy jobs and work day in and day out to live a middle class life to say "if I had that kind of money and time I would never do the stupid things they do," but most of us if you handed us an @%%load of money out right out of high school or college probably would have done some stupid crap too. Heck, I did stupid stuff at 22 and I was broke.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:07 PM
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Location: Arlington, Virginia
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Bucs' Mike Williams arrested on DUI charge; will play Sunday



Why in the world do these millionaire athletes like Mike Williams (WR) put themselves in the position to be arrested? They have so much to lose (suspension, loss of salary, embarrassment to the city/team, letting fellow players down, getting a bad reputation to the league) and nothing to gain.

If I were in their position, I'd be celibate, alcohol/drug free - and do nothing but work out, study film, practice hard, and sleep. If I wanted to do anything "wild" I'd wait until the season was over - then fly to the Caribbean or Vegan and have a great time.

If I were the team owner, I'd hire several counselors/mentors to keep in the ear of these immature players and get them to travel the straight and narrow. It would be worth it to the team just to keep these important players from being suspended.

The Bucs have one of their best DBs suspended for the year (Tenard Jackson), they have had Aqib Talib suspended for assaulting a taxi driver, they've cut this idiot TE Jerramy Stevens for drug possession.

This is ridiculous, especially for the Bucs who are trying to rebuild from their pathetic 3-13 2009 season.
I think there is no excuse for DUI but I can understand how anyone rich or poor can make that mistake.

To the bolded text. I'm in college now doing pretty much the same thing but I'm a loner anyway. That wont work for most folks. NFL players like anyone should make time for recreation but you can do it without putting yourself in a bad situation. Heck all of the best times I've had with my boys, I never touched a drop of alcohol.

There really isn't much teams can do to prevent this from happening. The players have to be grown men and want to stay on the straight and narrow and make sure their teammates do the same.
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