Disturbing Trend

November 20th, 2010

unknown comicIt seems someone at The News Center is upset with the Bucs. This person thinks that because Mike Williams blew a breathalyzer test below the legal limit the Bucs are a virtual Cincinnati Bengals and the Hillsborough County jail on Orient Road should swing its doors open for all the hoodlums the Bucs have on the roster.

That’s the implication given by someone not brave enough to slap their name to the piece, an unknown journalist if you will.

Since the first of this year, at least seven members of the Bucs organization have been arrested or disciplined by the National Football League for misdeeds that include two DUI charges and a domestic battery complaint.

Safety Tanard Jackson was suspended for at least a year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Tight end Jerramy Stevens was released by the team after officers pulled him over on the way to a team meeting and said they found enough marijuana in his car to charge him with felony possession and intent to distribute.

Cornerback Aqib Talib was suspended by the league for the season-opening game against Cleveland after police said he slugged a cab driver who was driving him to Tampa in 2009.

Now this. Williams was arrested Friday at 2:48 a.m., hours before he was scheduled to fly with his teammates to San Francisco for a big game on Sunday.

While Joe thoroughly cannot understand how someone who makes a living in the NFL cannot call a cab or a limo company like Paradise Worldwide Transportation, to try to connect the dots between Williams and Talib and Jackson is outrageous.

Let Joe be clear: To date, Williams has not broken any laws. His breath test was below the legal limit. Repeat that last sentence to yourself.

How on earth anyone can somehow lump Williams in with the misdeeds of Talib and Jackson, well, Joe has a very difficult time doing the math there.

11 Responses to “Disturbing Trend”

  1. Chargedcbh Says:

    It’s very simple Joe, people are STUPID!!!! I’ve been saying it for years, listen to the Ron and Idiot (Ian) show. People don’t think before they speak, people don’t think for themselves.

  2. BigMacAttack Says:

    Mike could have called a Wrecker/Toe Truck as well. That way you don’t have to leave your vehicle and you and it both get a ride home. If you have towing on your insurance or AAA, it really isn’t very costly and in some cases free. People with nice cars often don’t like to leave them out overnight, so they take a bigger risk by driving it. Wrecker Drivers need love too.

  3. Pete 422 Says:

    From what I have heard, Williams was initially pulled over for speeding. He blew a 6.5 and a .61. He was arrested for suspicion of DUI (I didn’t know that was possible).

    I have the type of job that if I get arrested, it will be on the front page. I advise Williams and all of his teammates to do what I did when I got my particular job. When you are out, have one drink and then go soda or don’t drink at all. I don’t take the chances I took when I was younger.

  4. Pete 422 Says:

    @BigMacAttack: Or better yet, someone that has the money for that car, hire a driver for the night.

  5. Leighroy Says:

    Joe forgot that in this country, in this day and age, you are guilty until proven innocent.

  6. Leroy Buttermilk Says:

    dont be a flatliner mellow out dude this is blade in the mailroom

  7. ScottyinCali Says:

    Where there is smoke….there is fire. Just sayin!

  8. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Hey Scotty ever hear of driving while black?

    yeah tampa PD do that. I’ve seen it happen.

    Once Williams demonstrated he was under the level he should have been given a speeding ticket and let go.

    BUT NO!!!!!

    I’m sorry but texting while driving can cause someone to swerve and speed as well. While it is my personal opinion that Williams showed poor judgement I think that people who are trying to turn the Bucs into the Cincy Bengels are just a-holes.

  9. Pete 422 Says:

    Mr. Lucky, I agree. Speeding ticket & off you go!

    I’m still struggling how someone can be arrested for suspicion of DUI (or anything for that matter). Either you are or you are not. 6.5 – 6.1 he was not.

  10. Capt.Tim Says:

    Really there is one big difference about this incident to me. Talib, Stevens, and Smokey Jackson are all clinging bad remnants of the the Last Regime. Coach Morris needs Talib to succeed, and I’m sure he wanted Jackson to straighten out. But it’s also obvious that the team is being built with former Team captains for a reason. They are slowly but surely purging all off the former Regimes questionable players-that’s a good thing! What’s different this time Is Mike Williams is Mark and Raheem’s guy. And a kid they took a chance on. I hope that the urine test exonerates Williams, and this proves to be mostly just horrible judgement on his part, which lots of decent young men are guilty of

  11. B.D Says:

    no cab drivers will pick up any buc players anymore