Saturday, June 23, 2007

Sports Einstein of the week: Tank Johnson.

Since Roger Goodell took over as NFL commissioner last year, he has come in with a “new sheriff in town” mentality. That is, he has implemented a new NFL Personal Conduct Policy which scrutinizes the off-field behavior of players. Given the enormous number of off-field incidents and arrests over the past couple of years, Goodell has not been shy in handing out stiff suspensions to players. The most high profile case has been that of Tennessee Titans CB Adam “Pacman” Jones, who has been suspended the entire 2007 season.

But my “Sports Einstein of the week” has to go to Chicago Bears defensive lineman Terry “Tank” Johnson.

Johnson has already been suspended for eight games in 2007 for his conviction on weapons charges. However, commissioner Goodell has said he would consider reducing the length of the suspension if Johnson stays out of trouble. Certainly that would entice Tank to keep his nose clean, right?


Johnson was arrested by police in Arizona on Friday, heaping more trouble on a guy already suspended for the first half of the 2007 NFL season.

Johnson was arrested for driving under the influence to the "slightest degree" after an officer in Gilbert, Ariz., curbed him at 3:30 a.m. for going 40 mph in a 25 mph zone, police said.


I guess we shouldn’t expect too much from a guy who keeps in his home loaded assault rifles in full view of young children.

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