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There are plenty of great guys in the NFL who don't get the recognition they deserve as wonderful role models but it seems a lot of people don't truly recognize all of the scum in the league as well.

So in an effort to help two dollars weed out all morally despicable players in the league, it would be great if everybody could post a player in the NFL that has had some legal/moral issues.

I'll start things off with the easy one, Jerramy Stevens:

On June 2, 1998, Stevens was arrested on charges of second-degree assault armed with a deadly weapon and fourth-degree assault. According to a police report, Stevens and a friend engaged in a fight with a 17-year-old and witnesses said Stevens stomped on the man's face. Stevens agreed to a plea deal of a charge of misdemeanor assault.

On July 10, 1998, Stevens tested positive for marijuana and served a day in jail.

On July 27, 2000, Stevens was arrested for the sexual assault of a 19-year-old University of Washington freshman. Stevens initially denied having sex with the accuser, but later admitted to having sex with her in the yard of a fraternity house in the early morning hours of June 4, 2000, after a fraternity party, but maintained it was consensual. However, a UW student who walked by and witnessed them having sex called 911 to report it as a possible rape, noting that the woman appeared to be drugged; he described her as "half passed out ... eyes glazed ... no one home."[7] [8] Stevens's semen was found in the victim, who was penetrated ######lly and anally, and numerous witnesses testified that she acted as if drugged at the party. Police suspected a date rape drug was given to the woman at the party, but blood samples were taken too late for testing.

Despite these suspicions, the King County prosecutor declined to file rape charges against Stevens due to "confusing and conflicting statements".[7] [8]

A civil suit, which resulted in a settlement, was later filed by the victim. The civil settlement was not publicly disclosed, but according to published reports included a $300,000 payment by Stevens to the plaintiff. The investigation and aftermath of this incident and the subsequent decision to not charge Stevens were reported by the Seattle Times. [7] [8]

On May 4, 2001, Stevens was cited for reckless driving and hit and run after crashing into a nursing home. Stevens pleaded guilty to hit-and-run and causing property damage and was sentenced to 240 hours of community service.

On April 3, 2003, Stevens was stopped by Medina, Washington police and was charged with reckless driving and driving while intoxicated. He pleaded guilty to reckless driving and was fined $1,000 and was sentenced to two days in jail because the judge ruled Stevens violated his probation from the hit-and-run case.

On March 13, 2007, Stevens was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona for suspicion of DUI after his blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.204, over twice the legal limit of .08 and considered "extreme DUI" in Arizona. He was later found guilty in a court trial, and was subsequently sentenced to 12 days in jail and fined $3,160. [9]This sentence was later decreased to 10 days by a Scottsdale city judge.

[10]

On March 20, 2007 the Seattle Times report that multiple complaints were raised against Stevens by other residents in his condominium complex. The complaints include, vomit on their doors, used condoms on the back porch, loud parties at all hours of the night, and various noise complaints. [11]

 
Michael Pittman.

On May 31, 2003, Pittman was arrested for two counts of aggravated battery, when he allegedly rammed a Mercedes Benz off the road with his Hummer SUV. The occupants of the Mercedes included his wife Melissa, 2 year old daughter and their babysitter. The incident happened after wife Melissa fled the home following an altercation with Pittman.

 
I would be helpful if you could post a small snippet of what makes them garbage. With someone like Pacman it's rather well known but for the lesser cases it would help out.

 
Leonard Little.

After a drunken birthday in 1998, Little crashed into and killed another motorist, Susan Gutweiler in St. Louis, MO. When tested, his blood alcohol level measured 0.19 percent, a level that exceeds the statutory level of intoxication of 0.08 in the state of Missouri.[5] Little received 90 days in jail, four years probation and 1000 hours of community service.[6]

[edit] Second arrest

Six years later, in 2004, Little was again arrested for drunk driving and speeding.[7] The probable cause statement filed by police said Little had bloodshot and watery eyes, smelled of alcohol and failed three sobriety tests. [8] Because of Little's 1999 guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter in his drunken-driving crash case, prosecutors charged him as a persistent offender. This made it a felony case.[8] Little was acquitted of driving while intoxicated, but was convicted only of the misdemeanor speeding charge.[9]

 
Ray Lewis (tho he was technically exonerated, many still believe he was guilty)

Despite his accomplishments on the field, Lewis' public image was tarnished following a Super Bowl party on January 31, 2000. Following this party a fight broke out and Jacinth Baker, 21, and Richard Lollar, 24, died from stab wounds. Lewis and two companions, Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting, were brought to an Atlanta police station for questioning. During the questioning Lewis lied to investigators by saying he did not know the other two suspects. Eleven days later, along with Oakley and Sweeting, Lewis was indicted for murder and aggravated assault.

 
Jamal Lewis, RB

In February 2004, it surfaced that Lewis had been involved in talks about a drug deal. Lewis was charged with conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms of cocaine and using a cell phone in the commission of the first count.[4] In February 2005, Lewis began his 4 month prison term for trying to set up the drug deal. He was subsequently suspended 4 games in the 2004 season due to drug charges.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamal_Lewis

 
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Chris Henry, WR

Off-the-field problems

Since his college days at West Virginia University, Chris Henry has had a checkered off-field reputation. He also had several on-field incidents. During his redshirt sophomore season, he was ejected from a game at Rutgers University due to multiple unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and was suspended for the season finale against the University of Pittsburgh.

* December 15, 2005: Henry was pulled over in Northern Kentucky for speeding. During a search, marijuana was found in his shoes. He was also driving without a valid driver's license or valid insurance.

* January 30, 2006: Henry was arrested in Orlando, Florida for multiple gun charges including concealment and aggravated assault with a firearm.[15] He was reported to have been wearing his #15 Bengals jersey at the time of his arrest. Henry pleaded guilty and avoided jail time in both cases.

* May 4, 2006: Cincinnati media reported that Henry was being investigated by Covington, Kentucky police in connection with a sex crime which allegedly occurred in a Covington hotel room in the early morning of April 30, 2006. No charges have yet been filed, and on May 24, 2006, Covington police reported that there is no proof anything happened and that the alleged victim might have concocted the story and may face charges for filing a false police report.

* June 3, 2006: Chris Henry was pulled over outside on Interstate 275 at 1:18 a.m by Ohio Highway Patrol trooper Michael Shimko. At 2:06 a.m. Henry voluntarily submitted to a breathalyzer test at Milford Police Department and registered a .092 blood-alcohol level, .012 above the level permitted in the state of Ohio.[16]

* September 25, 2006: Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman was pulled over for driving under the influence. The truck Thurman was driving belonged to rookie quarterback/receiver Reggie McNeal. Neither McNeal nor Henry, who were passengers, were charged with any wrongdoing by authorities. However, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis suspended Henry for the Bengals game against the New England Patriots.

* October 6, 2006: Henry was suspended by the NFL for two games for violating the league's personal conduct and substance abuse policies. NFL policies forbid Henry from taking part in practices, however, he was allowed to attend any team meetings. Henry missed the Bengals' October 15, 2006 game at Tampa Bay and their October 22, 2006 home game versus Carolina.[17]

* January 25, 2007: Henry plead guilty to charges of providing alcohol to minors, an incident that occurred at a hotel in the spring in 2006. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with all but two of those days being suspended.[18]

* April 10, 2007: Henry was suspended for the first eight games of the 2007 NFL season for violations of the NFL's personal conduct policy.[10] His suspension comes with a stern warning that future misconduct may result in the end of his career with the NFL. Henry was given permission by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to begin practicing fully.[19] His suspension was lifted and he played in the November 11, 2007 game versus the Baltimore Ravens, amassing 4 catches for 99 yards.

* May 18, 2007: It was reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer that Henry allegedly failed a court-mandated drug test. The report showed that he had taken an opiate, but the result was later proven to be false. The failed drug test would have been the third violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. A third violation, per league rules, results in a one-year suspension. In addition to having his suspension increased to 24 games, he would have had to serve an 88 day jail sentence.[20] As of May 23, 2007, the State of Kentucky has reported that Henry in fact did NOT fail a drug test, and that earlier reports to the contrary are erroneous.

* June 12, 2007: Henry allegedly assaulted a 16-year-old boy with teammate Reggie McNeal. The claims were later reported to be unfounded[21] and Henry and McNeal have been exonerated.

* November 6, 2007: Henry allegedly assaulted a valet attendant at Newport on the Levee.[22]

* December 3, 2007: Henry arrested for the second time in Orlando, Florida for violating his probation he was on from a January 30, 2006 arrest. On February 21, 2008 he was found not guilty. On February 26, 2008, a motion to terminate probation in Orange County, Florida was denied.

* March 31, 2008: Henry was alleged to have punched a man named Gregory Meyer, 18, and thrown a beer bottle through the window of his car. Henry claimed it was a case of mistaken identity and also that he thought it was somebody else that owed him money.[23] Henry was waived by the Bengals a day after this arrest and was then forced to serve a house arrest sentence.

 
Ray Lewis (tho he was technically exonerated, many still believe he was guilty)

Despite his accomplishments on the field, Lewis' public image was tarnished following a Super Bowl party on January 31, 2000. Following this party a fight broke out and Jacinth Baker, 21, and Richard Lollar, 24, died from stab wounds. Lewis and two companions, Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting, were brought to an Atlanta police station for questioning. During the questioning Lewis lied to investigators by saying he did not know the other two suspects. Eleven days later, along with Oakley and Sweeting, Lewis was indicted for murder and aggravated assault.
Many still believe he was guilty because they WANT to believe. Doesn't exactly seem fair to include Lewis in a list like this without proof of any wrong doing. He might have done something very wrong, and he might have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
 
Tank Johnson

In November 2005, Johnson was arrested at the Excalibur nightclub in Chicago's Cook County for possession of a handgun in his sport utility vehicle. Illinois law dictates that "It is unlawful to carry or possess any firearm in any vehicle or concealed on or about the person, except on one’s land or in one’s [home] or fixed place of business."[9] Illinois and Wisconsin are the only U.S. states that do not issue Concealed Carry Permits. Johnson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge and was sentenced to 18 months probation and 40 hours of community service.[10] On February 12, 2006, Johnson, while still on probation, was charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest after allegedly verbally threatening a police officer. Johnson was leaving the Level Nightclub on Chicago's Rush Street when the police officer was ticketing a limousine driver whom Johnson had hired. As Johnson allegedly put up a struggle, he was maced and subdued with the help of other police officers. The charges were eventually dropped.[11]

Johnson's mugshot from his arrest.

Johnson's mugshot from his arrest.

On December 14, 2006, Lake County police officers searched Johnson's home in Gurnee, Illinois, and allegedly discovered that he possessed six firearms, including two assault rifles. According to police reports, some of the guns were loaded and there were children in the house. [12] Although Johnson was at football practice during the search, his bodyguard William Posey was arrested from his house for alleged possession of marijuana. Johnson was charged with violation to probation and possessing unlicensed weapons. Bears coach Lovie Smith deactivated Johnson for the following game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers based on this incident.[13]

On December 16, 2006, Johnson's best friend and bodyguard William Posey was killed in a shooting at the Ice Bar in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Posey was shot after he was allegedly involved in a fight around midnight. Posey was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:30am. Posey's assailant was not apprehended by the police.[14] On December 28, Chicago Police apprehended Michael Selvie, Posey's alleged assailant. Selvie, a "reputed gang member" has been implicated in over 30 other crimes. However, Selvie's defense attorney claims that Selvie does not possess a firearm or any gang affiliations. If found guilty, Selvie will face charges of first degree murder.[15]

On December 22, 2006, Cook County Circuit Judge John J. Moran, Jr. (Skokie courthouse, Second District, Cook County, Illinois) placed Johnson on home confinement, preventing him from driving by himself or leaving the state of Illinois.[16] On December 30, 2006, Tank Johnson contacted Gurnee Police Department to file harassment charges. [17] Local youths left a toilet seat with a harassing message on his doorstep. Local news reported that the police did not disclose what the message on the toilet seat said. [18] On February 8, 2007, Johnson entered a guilty plea in Cook County's Courthouse in Skokie for violating his probation.[19] On February 17, 2007, Johnson's lawyer contested a Lake County Circuit Court to drop Johnson's unlicensed weapons charges. His attorney claimed that since Johnson is a resident of Arizona, he does not have to abide to gun registration laws of Illinois.[20] On March 15, 2007, Johnson was sentenced to a 120 days in Cook County Jail and fined $2,500 for violating his probation. [21] Johnson entered a plea of not guilty on 10 counts of possessing a weapon without the proper state-required ID. [22]

On April 30, Johnson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor weapons charge as part of an arrangement with prosecutors that will keep him from serving additional jail time. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail, which was served concurrently with a four-month sentence he's already serving in the Cook County Jail for violating his probation; to donate $2,500 to the Gurnee Police Department and $2,500 to the Gurnee Exchange Club's child abuse prevention program.[23] While he was in jail, many of his teammates and coaches, including Brian Urlacher, Rex Grossman, and Lovie Smith visited Johnson.[24] His release from jail on May 13 ended his legal problems from the December 2006 weapons incident.[25] The league ultimately suspended Johnson for half of the regular season on June 4.[26]

On June 22, Johnson was pulled over for speeding in Gilbert, Arizona. According to the police, he was stopped by after driving forty miles per hour in a twenty-five mile per hour zone. He was also suspected of driving while impaired "to the slightest degree", but was released without being booked or charged. The Bears waived Johnson a few days after hearing the news, as general manager Jerry Angelo stated that he had no room for error left. [27] The incident would prove to be the final straw in his already tense relationship with the Bears' organization. The Bears ultimately released Johnson on June 25, claiming he "compromised the credibility" of the team.[28] Almost a week after Johnson was waived, the results from a blood test conducted on Johnson when he was pulled over confirmed his blood alcohol content was under the legal limit. [29]

 
Ray Lewis (tho he was technically exonerated, many still believe he was guilty)

Despite his accomplishments on the field, Lewis' public image was tarnished following a Super Bowl party on January 31, 2000. Following this party a fight broke out and Jacinth Baker, 21, and Richard Lollar, 24, died from stab wounds. Lewis and two companions, Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting, were brought to an Atlanta police station for questioning. During the questioning Lewis lied to investigators by saying he did not know the other two suspects. Eleven days later, along with Oakley and Sweeting, Lewis was indicted for murder and aggravated assault.
Many still believe he was guilty because they WANT to believe. Doesn't exactly seem fair to include Lewis in a list like this without proof of any wrong doing. He might have done something very wrong, and he might have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Can't argue that.
 
Michael Pittman.On May 31, 2003, Pittman was arrested for two counts of aggravated battery, when he allegedly rammed a Mercedes Benz off the road with his Hummer SUV. The occupants of the Mercedes included his wife Melissa, 2 year old daughter and their babysitter. The incident happened after wife Melissa fled the home following an altercation with Pittman.
lolnice.also, I heard some players in the league eat meat omg!not sure which ones, though.
 
On June 22, Johnson was pulled over for speeding in Gilbert, Arizona. According to the police, he was stopped by after driving forty miles per hour in a twenty-five mile per hour zone.
omfgmeanwhile michael vick is in jail --- how eff'd up is this society?
 
Michael Pittman.On May 31, 2003, Pittman was arrested for two counts of aggravated battery, when he allegedly rammed a Mercedes Benz off the road with his Hummer SUV. The occupants of the Mercedes included his wife Melissa, 2 year old daughter and their babysitter. The incident happened after wife Melissa fled the home following an altercation with Pittman.
lolnice.also, I heard some players in the league eat meat omg!not sure which ones, though.
Not sure what kind of schtick you're going for here, guy.
 
Michael Pittman.On May 31, 2003, Pittman was arrested for two counts of aggravated battery, when he allegedly rammed a Mercedes Benz off the road with his Hummer SUV. The occupants of the Mercedes included his wife Melissa, 2 year old daughter and their babysitter. The incident happened after wife Melissa fled the home following an altercation with Pittman.
lolnice.also, I heard some players in the league eat meat omg!not sure which ones, though.
Not sure what kind of schtick you're going for here, guy.
I think he's saying Pittman eats meat
 
Leonard Little.After a drunken birthday in 1998, Little crashed into and killed another motorist, Susan Gutweiler in St. Louis, MO. When tested, his blood alcohol level measured 0.19 percent, a level that exceeds the statutory level of intoxication of 0.08 in the state of Missouri.[5] Little received 90 days in jail, four years probation and 1000 hours of community service.[6][edit] Second arrestSix years later, in 2004, Little was again arrested for drunk driving and speeding.[7] The probable cause statement filed by police said Little had bloodshot and watery eyes, smelled of alcohol and failed three sobriety tests. [8] Because of Little's 1999 guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter in his drunken-driving crash case, prosecutors charged him as a persistent offender. This made it a felony case.[8] Little was acquitted of driving while intoxicated, but was convicted only of the misdemeanor speeding charge.[9]
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Rae Curruth

On November 16, 1999, near Carruth's home in Charlotte, North Carolina; Cherica Adams, a woman Carruth had been dating, was shot four times in a drive-by shooting. Surviving the shooting for a time, Adams called 9-1-1 and described Carruth's behavior: he had stopped his vehicle in front of hers as another vehicle drove alongside Adams and its passenger shot her. Carruth then drove from the scene.[2]

Adams was eight months pregnant with Carruth's child. It was later found out she was pregnant with twins. Soon after her admission to the hospital, Adams fell into a coma.[2] Doctors saved one child, Chancellor Lee Adams, in an emergency Caesarean section, but Cherica Adams died a week later on December 14. Born prematurely and in distress, Chancellor has cerebral palsy.

Carruth went to the police and posted a $3 million bail, with the condition that if either Cherica or Chancellor died, he would turn himself in.[2] However, after Adams died, Carruth became a fugitive. The Panthers released him a few days later, citing a morals clause in his contract. He was eventually captured after being found hiding in the trunk of a car outside a motel in Parkers Crossroads, Tennessee. Also, in the trunk was $3,900 in cash, bottles to hold Carruth's urine, extra clothes, candy bars, and a cell phone.

At trial Rae Carruth was defended by both David Rudolf and Chris Fialko[2]. He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and using an instrument to destroy an unborn child. He was sentenced to 18 to 24 years in prison. However, Carruth was found not guilty of first-degree murder and was spared the death penalty. Carruth is now serving a sentence of at least 18 years and 11 months at Nash Correctional Institution near Raleigh, North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections[3], he has a projected release date of October 22, 2018.

 
Sherman Williams (born August 13, 1973 in Mobile, Alabama) is a former professional American football running back in the NFL for five seasons for the Dallas Cowboys. Williams played college football for the University of Alabama.

In 2000 he was sentenced to seven years in prison for three counts of conspiracy to distribute marijuana and a separate plea for passing counterfeit currency. Saying that his time as a professional football player toughed him for prison, Williams said in a prison interview, "You know, I would think that things that would kill the average man wouldn't even make me flinch."[1]

 
There are plenty of great guys in the NFL who don't get the recognition they deserve as wonderful role models but it seems a lot of people don't truly recognize all of the scum in the league as well.
The reason the great guys don't get any recognition is because we love to focus on the negative.(hence this thread)That is what sells, that is what we want to read about no matter how much we say these people suck.This is what appeals to us as humans.95% of the people on this board can tell you who was the last player go to jail.0% will be able to tell you the last guy to do a charitable thing.(i.e money, or service)(not pointing you out OP, as I think this thread is interesting, just felt like sharing why I think the great guys don't get that recognition)
 
I've posted a list of many of the good guys in the NFL. I'll start a thread rather than piggybacking that info into another at some point.

 
Bill Belichick - Affair with a secretary who is married. Also, just a overall nasty person, who likes to go for it on 4th down around mid-field, late in the 4th qtr up by 30+.

 
Rodney Harrison. Winner of the "Dirtiest Player" in the NFL at least three times. I think it is only poetic justice that his season and possibly career are over. Terrible role model for kids on how to play the game. No sense of sportsmanship whatsoever. Glad when he will not be playing anymore.

 
Randy McMichael

Dolphins TE Randy McMichael arrested for assaulting wife

June 29, 2004

SportsLine.com wire reports

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins tight end Randy McMichael was arrested Tuesday for allegedly hitting his pregnant wife.

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McMichael was charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant woman, a second-degree felony that is punishable by up to 15 years in prison, Broward County sheriff's officials said. He was in Broward County Jail without bond Tuesday.

His wife, Cawanna McMichael, also was arrested on a domestic battery charge stemming from the early Tuesday morning fight at their home. She was in the county's North Broward jail.

Both of them were scheduled for bond hearings Wednesday morning.

"We are certainly aware of the seriousness of this matter and we don't condone the types of actions which have been alleged to have occurred," Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt said in a statement. "However, we will withhold any comment on this specific situation until the judicial process has run its course."

Randy McMichael's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, declined comment.

The 6-foot-3, 247-pound McMichael has caught 88 passes for 1,083 yards and six touchdowns in two seasons with the Dolphins.

McMichael, who celebrated his 25th birthday Monday, told sheriff's investigators he had been out drinking with friends, according to a probable cause affidavit. After arriving home, he became ill in a downstairs bathroom when his wife came in and began yelling at him, according to the report.

He told investigators Cawanna McMichael "hit him across the head with her hand," and his wife fell to the ground when he pushed her.

Cawanna McMichael, though, said her husband grabbed her right arm and hit her several times. She was taken to a hospital for evaluation, then transported to the jail for booking, officials said.

It was unknown if either of them has an attorney.

AND this was not last week i do not have the exact date but sometime after the first arrest

Miami Dolphins tight end Randy McMichael was arrested last week for spousal abuse, his second arrest for that charge in the last 13 months. (The good news is that she wasn't pregnant this time.)

From the Miami Herald:

According to the report, four witnesses told police they saw McMichael, who is 6-3 and 245 pounds, throw his wife from the car. One witness said McMichael threw his wife away from the vehicle several times. Cawanna McMichael, 22, was found by police with drops of blood on her shirt and told police the contact with her husband was an accident from him throwing her belongings. She was treated at the scene of the alleged incident.

You know the charge is serious when McMichael's agent, the notorious Drew Rosenhaus, actually refuses to comment.

 
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Ricky Manning Jr, by far the player I hate worse than any in the league. What a coward.

Arrests

On April 23, 2006, Manning attacked a man, Soroush Sabzi, in a Denny's restaurant after teasing him for working on a laptop computer.[8] He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly fighting a man and eventually pled no contest to felony assault. Manning faced up to four years in prison because of a previous assault charge in 2002, for which he received probation.

According to the police report, Manning and former UCLA teammates, Tyler Ebell and Maurice Jones-Drew bullied a student sitting at another table. Manning confronted the student with "Are you a ######?", "You f---ing Jew," and then called him "an ugly f---ing Jew" and a "######." The student asked to be left alone and the football players beat him unconscious.

Two days before the incident the Bears had signed Manning to an offer sheet. In light of the assault charges, the Panthers declined to match Chicago's offer and so Manning signed a $21 million deal with the Bears two days later. In September 2006, Manning pled no contest to felony assault in exchange for another probation deal. Later, Manning proclaimed his innocence. He acknowledged having words with the victim then pushing him in the head—but after that, according to him, his former UCLA teammates did the damage. "Yeah, I did it" explained Manning (AP report). "If I don't plea to this I have to go through trial. We're in season now. Then I'd have to put it in the hands of a jury. There are tons of things that can happen with a jury... I just can't risk that."

Manning's previous 2002 assault charge resulted from a fight between Manning and bodybuilders Brian Herbert and Seth Spiker outside a Westwood bar. Originally charged with two counts of felony assault, Manning pled innocent to one count after the other was dropped.

The NFL suspended him for one game for this incident.

Ricky Manning Jr - Wikipedia

 
What qualifies a scum bag? If cheating on your wife does you can add Mike Alstott, John Lynch, and Warren Sapp to that list. They regularly talk about these 3 on the radio down here.

Sapp is really one of the biggest jerks on the planet. I have heard endless stories.

Travis Henry is a jerk too.

 
Stop being racist you all. Almost everyone named is a minority. :shrug:
Wasn't Ryan Leaf convicted of impersonating a QB? there, happy now?or how about Brian Bosworth for indecent exposure for his mullet?
 
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What qualifies a scum bag? If cheating on your wife does you can add Mike Alstott, John Lynch, and Warren Sapp to that list. They regularly talk about these 3 on the radio down here.Sapp is really one of the biggest jerks on the planet. I have heard endless stories.Travis Henry is a jerk too.
Buffalo homer here ... Jim Kelly had a rep for being one of the biggest jerks, yet Bruce Smith was always regarded as a nice guy. Speaking of Travis Henry, there was a story of him being in the company of two 15 year old girls. The story just disappeared .... then you wonder why these guys get themselves in trouble.
 
Bill Belichick - Affair with a secretary who is married. Also, just a overall nasty person, who likes to go for it on 4th down around mid-field, late in the 4th qtr up by 30+.
Let it go, Johnny. No one cares anymore.
Is this thread only reserved for those who were a scumbag recently?
If you compare your post to the majority of other posts you'll see he committed no crime and is thusly not on the same page as real offenders. Your definition of scumbag may vary, but I don't compare people who injured or were responsible for injuriing other parties to the same as a guy who bangs a chick who happens to be married. Cuckolding's been around a long time...
 
I think this equation of supposedly 'running up the score' w/rape and murder is a perfect representation of a certain segment of football fans.

unless it was satire -- it's hard to tell w/these guys.

 
Warrick Dunn

Dunn established the Warrick Dunn Foundation and the Homes for the Holidays program, which helps struggling single parents purchase homes. The program buys homes through a down payment provided by Dunn, who also worked with area sponsors to furnish and outfit the homes. The program, as of 2004, has assisted roughly 45 single parents and 120 children in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, and Tampa, Florida. Dunn's goal is help these parents realize the dream that his mother was not able to give to him and his siblings, to own their own home.

In 2005, Dunn was presented with the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award; named after the Chicago Bears running back who died in 1999, the award is the only NFL award that recognizes a player for his community service as well as for his excellence on the field. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Dunn challenged all NFL players, except for those who play for the New Orleans Saints, to donate at least $5,000 to the effort. Since forming his foundation, Dunn has received over $5,000,000 in contributions.

In 2007, Warrick Dunn along with Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning, and Cal Ripken, Jr. founded Athletes for Hope, a charitable organization, which helps professional athletes get involved in charitable causes and inspires millions of non-athletes to volunteer and support the community.[3]

 
There are plenty of great guys in the NFL who don't get the recognition they deserve as wonderful role models but it seems a lot of people don't truly recognize all of the scum in the league as well.
The reason the great guys don't get any recognition is because we love to focus on the negative.(hence this thread)

That is what sells, that is what we want to read about no matter how much we say these people suck.

This is what appeals to us as humans.

95% of the people on this board can tell you who was the last player go to jail.

0% will be able to tell you the last guy to do a charitable thing.(i.e money, or service)

(not pointing you out OP, as I think this thread is interesting, just felt like sharing why I think the great guys don't get that recognition)
Warrick Dunn is widely regarded as one of the best "good guys" in the league - it does not go totally unnoticed.
 
There are plenty of great guys in the NFL who don't get the recognition they deserve as wonderful role models but it seems a lot of people don't truly recognize all of the scum in the league as well.
The reason the great guys don't get any recognition is because we love to focus on the negative.(hence this thread)

That is what sells, that is what we want to read about no matter how much we say these people suck.

This is what appeals to us as humans.

95% of the people on this board can tell you who was the last player go to jail.

0% will be able to tell you the last guy to do a charitable thing.(i.e money, or service)

(not pointing you out OP, as I think this thread is interesting, just felt like sharing why I think the great guys don't get that recognition)
Warrick Dunn is widely regarded as one of the best "good guys" in the league - it does not go totally unnoticed.
not saying your wrong, but 1st I have heard of it though
 
Warrick DunnDunn established the Warrick Dunn Foundation and the Homes for the Holidays program, which helps struggling single parents purchase homes. The program buys homes through a down payment provided by Dunn, who also worked with area sponsors to furnish and outfit the homes. The program, as of 2004, has assisted roughly 45 single parents and 120 children in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, and Tampa, Florida. Dunn's goal is help these parents realize the dream that his mother was not able to give to him and his siblings, to own their own home.In 2005, Dunn was presented with the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award; named after the Chicago Bears running back who died in 1999, the award is the only NFL award that recognizes a player for his community service as well as for his excellence on the field. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Dunn challenged all NFL players, except for those who play for the New Orleans Saints, to donate at least $5,000 to the effort. Since forming his foundation, Dunn has received over $5,000,000 in contributions.In 2007, Warrick Dunn along with Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning, and Cal Ripken, Jr. founded Athletes for Hope, a charitable organization, which helps professional athletes get involved in charitable causes and inspires millions of non-athletes to volunteer and support the community.[3]
do you really hate struggling single parents so much?anyway, I think it's fairly telling that there are roughly 1700 players on active rosters, before we even start counting the retired, ir'd, etc, and this thread ran out of steam after about 8.you'll need to produce a little more than this if your contention is that the nfl is full of scumbags.
 
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Warrick DunnDunn established the Warrick Dunn Foundation and the Homes for the Holidays program, which helps struggling single parents purchase homes. The program buys homes through a down payment provided by Dunn, who also worked with area sponsors to furnish and outfit the homes. The program, as of 2004, has assisted roughly 45 single parents and 120 children in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, and Tampa, Florida. Dunn's goal is help these parents realize the dream that his mother was not able to give to him and his siblings, to own their own home.In 2005, Dunn was presented with the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award; named after the Chicago Bears running back who died in 1999, the award is the only NFL award that recognizes a player for his community service as well as for his excellence on the field. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Dunn challenged all NFL players, except for those who play for the New Orleans Saints, to donate at least $5,000 to the effort. Since forming his foundation, Dunn has received over $5,000,000 in contributions.In 2007, Warrick Dunn along with Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning, and Cal Ripken, Jr. founded Athletes for Hope, a charitable organization, which helps professional athletes get involved in charitable causes and inspires millions of non-athletes to volunteer and support the community.[3]
Sellout.
 
Warrick DunnDunn established the Warrick Dunn Foundation and the Homes for the Holidays program, which helps struggling single parents purchase homes. The program buys homes through a down payment provided by Dunn, who also worked with area sponsors to furnish and outfit the homes. The program, as of 2004, has assisted roughly 45 single parents and 120 children in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, and Tampa, Florida. Dunn's goal is help these parents realize the dream that his mother was not able to give to him and his siblings, to own their own home.In 2005, Dunn was presented with the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award; named after the Chicago Bears running back who died in 1999, the award is the only NFL award that recognizes a player for his community service as well as for his excellence on the field. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Dunn challenged all NFL players, except for those who play for the New Orleans Saints, to donate at least $5,000 to the effort. Since forming his foundation, Dunn has received over $5,000,000 in contributions.In 2007, Warrick Dunn along with Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning, and Cal Ripken, Jr. founded Athletes for Hope, a charitable organization, which helps professional athletes get involved in charitable causes and inspires millions of non-athletes to volunteer and support the community.[3]
Sellout.
You could say he is a scumbag for not keeping it real.
 
Ricky Manning Jr, by far the player I hate worse than any in the league. What a coward.

Arrests

On April 23, 2006, Manning attacked a man, Soroush Sabzi, in a Denny's restaurant after teasing him for working on a laptop computer.[8] He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly fighting a man and eventually pled no contest to felony assault. Manning faced up to four years in prison because of a previous assault charge in 2002, for which he received probation.

According to the police report, Manning and former UCLA teammates, Tyler Ebell and Maurice Jones-Drew bullied a student sitting at another table. Manning confronted the student with "Are you a ######?", "You f---ing Jew," and then called him "an ugly f---ing Jew" and a "######." The student asked to be left alone and the football players beat him unconscious.

Two days before the incident the Bears had signed Manning to an offer sheet. In light of the assault charges, the Panthers declined to match Chicago's offer and so Manning signed a $21 million deal with the Bears two days later. In September 2006, Manning pled no contest to felony assault in exchange for another probation deal. Later, Manning proclaimed his innocence. He acknowledged having words with the victim then pushing him in the head—but after that, according to him, his former UCLA teammates did the damage. "Yeah, I did it" explained Manning (AP report). "If I don't plea to this I have to go through trial. We're in season now. Then I'd have to put it in the hands of a jury. There are tons of things that can happen with a jury... I just can't risk that."

Manning's previous 2002 assault charge resulted from a fight between Manning and bodybuilders Brian Herbert and Seth Spiker outside a Westwood bar. Originally charged with two counts of felony assault, Manning pled innocent to one count after the other was dropped.

The NFL suspended him for one game for this incident.

Ricky Manning Jr - Wikipedia
I couldn't find anything from MJD on this, but its funny how Ebbell too makes it sound like it was such a big inconvenience for him. A little sympathy for the victim wouldn't hurt, even if it wasn't his fault. Basically if you were there, and didn't do anything about it, you should be ashamed. Disgusting.
 
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Ray Lewis (tho he was technically exonerated, many still believe he was guilty)Despite his accomplishments on the field, Lewis' public image was tarnished following a Super Bowl party on January 31, 2000. Following this party a fight broke out and Jacinth Baker, 21, and Richard Lollar, 24, died from stab wounds. Lewis and two companions, Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting, were brought to an Atlanta police station for questioning. During the questioning Lewis lied to investigators by saying he did not know the other two suspects. Eleven days later, along with Oakley and Sweeting, Lewis was indicted for murder and aggravated assault.
Horrible answer imo.Ray Lewis hung around bad people. I'm not arguing that. Some may think that this by itself is a bad thing, but unless you grew up in the same situation as Ray did then I think its kind of hard to judge him for this alone. Ray's friends committed murder. Ray was in a tough spot: Tell the police the truth or rat out his childhood friends. While many here may say that they would tell the police the truth, at the very least I think we can all agree that its a tough position to be in.Ray didn't tell police the truth initially. He didn't really lie, but he held out a lot of what he knew. Obviously he was torn by what he should do and reacted in the heat of the moment. Later that week, Ray came forward and told the truth.That was pretty much the extent of what Ray Lewis did wrong. They tried to charge him with murder too, but the case against him was so weak that it was dropped before it even went to trial(not settled out of court.....outright dropped by the prosecution).Ray has gone on to become a great leader. He regularly spoke at rookie camps to warn them about the people they hang out with. Hes active in the community.Honestly, I think its pretty poor to coninue to critisize him for this one mistake, which wasn't that huge of a mistake imo.
 
Ryan Tucker

In 1996 he was charged with and plead no contest to assault. "State District Judge Don Leonard sentenced the 22-year-old to a five-year deferred sentence and fined him $5,000. The judge also ordered Tucker to pay $9,677 in restitution and complete 800 hours of community service for his part in the attack". He was one of four others involved in a bar fight that left former TCU student Bryan Boyd with a fractured skull and several other injuries. To this day, he is severely wounded with paralysis, memory loss, and permanent brain damage
 

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