Sunday, May 28, 2006

Something wrong in the world today.

I don’t have much New York Jets news to report on. I can say that I am proud of our players for staying out of trouble in the off-season. There have been quite a few stories this summer of NFL players getting arrested for illegal activities. The Seahawks’ Wayne Hunter got arrested in connection with a bar brawl, Albert Haynesworth of the Tennessee Titans for reckless endangerment and Browns running back Reuben Droughns is charged in a domestic dispute. It is embarrassing to see players at this level acting like thuggish children. It’s hard to tell anymore what I can let my kids watch on TV because everywhere I turn there is another athlete going to jail for cocaine trafficking and the like.

It is funny how we hoist them up as heroes during the season and during their off time they go and act like common criminals. Then they get slapped on the wrists for transgressions that would land a regular man in prison. Where are their morals? And who is accountable?