The top ten for this week is a little late but that is because I actually had to do some research for this one. It seems like when I came back from vacation the NFL was in turmoil. Pac’Man was reinstated. Players were in trouble for using banned substances. Plaxico Burress had even shot himself in the leg. In light of all these circumstances I have decided to do the NFL’s top 10 f*”&k ups. My criteria is not solely based on behavior, but on the talent of the player as well, meaning bums who got into trouble don’t make the list. Here you go.
“Come on O.J. really?” I am not going to talk about what O.J. did He just should have known that when they had the chance they would get him. O.J. is the clear number one on this list. After dodging one major bullet, O.J. decides that he is going to step in front on another one 13 years later.
This guy was on a budding franchise known as the Carolina Panthers, and then does one of the most horendous crimes you can commit… murder. This guy set his wife up, and thought he had gotten away with it. When the cops came to get him he tried to hide in the trunk of his car? What!!!? Clearly this guy makes one of the top spots on the list.
The infamous Nate Newton from the infamous Dallas Cowboys - this guy was just crazy. He was busted with an unbelievable 213 pounds of marijuana. Nate was quoted as saying “I wanted to be the biggest drug dealer ever.”
Well Nate, if you believe it you can achieve it. Way to dream big.
Big Bam Morris played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Ravens, and like his friend Nate Newton, he got busted for drugs. However unlike Nate, he just kept messing up; he was charged with possession of 4 kilograms of marijuana and 1 gram of cocaine in 1996, then charged with battery in 1997 and then pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in 2000. Then just to ice the cake he violated his parole in 2001 and was sentenced to 10 years in jail.
This guy wasn’t in the league but for a split second, but it doesn’t matter now. Still, you really couldn’t doubt that he was talented. However, after getting drafted, despite being out of shape and overweight, he decided that he wasn’t going to bust his butt to get into shape for camp. This lead to him being cut which lead to him trying to rob a store and subsequently being sentenced to jail, for robbery, and holding a concealed weapon without a permit.
You should have taken the guaranteed money Maurice.
Plaxico Burress f&**ed up just in time to make this list. Instead of being known as the guy who caught the winning touchdown in the Superbowl, he is now known as the guy who shot himself in the leg.
That is an NFL first congrats to Plax.
Well we all know the story of Mike Vick and his dog fighting (not to mention that his brother also got into a lot of trouble). Mike only comes in at 7 on the list because he is a genetic f”*&k up. It is in his genes to mess up. I honestly believe that he can’t help it. Again, just look at his brother.
Pac’Man is another one of those gentic f*&k ups. It seems like he just can’t help but to mess up. Pac’Man made it rain in Las Vegas to the tune of $80,000, but then decided that he wanted the rain back. When he couldn’t get it back there was a scuffle and someone got shot. “Great job Pac’Man”; and that is just the most publicized incident. He has some many others that it would take 3 articles to go through all of them.
9) Ricky Williams
Ricky is low on the list because he is just plain silly. The guy is one of the most talented backs ever, but he loves to smoke weed. So much so that after he got suspended multiple times for it, he decided that he would just retire so he could smoke all the weed he wanted.
That is what I call dedication.
A more recent name is Antonio Bryant. He is on the list because of his off-field troubles as well, but what really puts him on the list is his talent. Antonio is one of the most talented receivers in the league but the guy was not even in the league last year. After some smaller off the field troubles in Dallas, and Cleveland, he capped it off by driving over 100 mph in his Lamborghini while intoxicated which lead to his suspension in San Francisco, and ultimately his dismissal from the team. The guy was such a f*&k up that last year he was eligible to play in the NFL, but no team wanted to take a chance on him and now look at him. All I can say is “Don’t blow it Antonio.”