This week had a bit of a sports theme to it when it came to making the final decision. At first, I was leaning heavily towards the Cincinnati Bengals and all of their recent escapades. With the arrest of Bengals guard Eric Steinbach for boating under the influence this week, that made a total of five Bengals' players in three months accused of breaking the law.
Despite all their problems, head coach Marvin Lewis has been doing an awesome job up to this point as far turning the franchise around. I really didn't want to have to slam them under his watch if I didn't have to. Fortunately, thanks to someone else in Ohio, I didn't have to. Come on down, Maurice Clarett!
Now Mo was already in trouble with the law when he was charged with robbery and carrying a concealed weapon earlier this year. He was already out on bail with an upcoming trial for that. That wasn't good enough. This week, he was apprehended by police when driving erratically. They found him wearing a bulletproof vest and enough fire power in the vehicle to film "Commando 2". Then, of course, he had to resist arrest and had to be subdued with the help of pepper spray. He won't be a free man for a while now as his new bail is now at $5 million.
He should really go down as a perpetual recipient of this award. He had all the opportunities an athlete could want to pursue a career in pro sports and he kept shooting himself in the foot. Dude's not even in his mid-20s so he even still had a chance to eventually get in the League but he just couldn't stay out of the police blotters.
It's almost so sad that you almost want to feel sorry for him. Almost. Sure, maybe the media overhyped him during his freshman year and helped blow his head up. Still, at some point, a person has to be accountable for their actions and realize that it takes more than just your name recognition to prove yourself. One word of advice: resisting arrest and robbing folks is not the way to do it.