[quote]Originally posted by M3D Jack:
<strong>Actually, the NFL does have a "code of conduct" rule that, unfortunately, is not enforced in the slightest. If it were, we would quickly run out of players... or at least get some players that know how to behave like professionals.</strong><hr></blockquote>
I don't see how signing a football in the endzone is against any code of conduct. Flipping off the crowd/team/officials, sure. But signing a football in the endzone?
It's unorthodox, yeah, and it's definitely arrogant. But if players started playing like they were apologizing the NFL would be even less exciting than it already is.
Then again, Kyle Turley is probably my favorite football player.
[quote]<strong>I don't follow the sport a whole lot, I see what I see in the media, and it's grown men still acting like children.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Well, they are playing sports which will bring out the most competitive natures. And you have to be competitive to make it to that level.
[quote]<strong>Whoever that guy was that hit that meter maid... and apparently he has done stuff like that before. And he apologizes to his team and family, yet still failed to apologize to the woman he hit, completely intentionally.</strong><hr></blockquote>
I don't know if you're equating the two, I certainly hope not.
An NFL WR hits a meter maid with his car.
A baseball All-Star gets caught smoking crack in a hotel room.
A priest gets caught molesting boys.
Every profession has bad seeds, you can't call Owens out on something Randy Moss did. Randy Moss has been a problem case for years; he wanted to go to Notre Dame but his scholarship offer was pulled because of a race-related brawl he was in. He got kicked off of Florida State's team (Florida State of all places, I forget why but he must have killed someone to get kicked out of Free Shoes University) and ended up with a freaking MAC team (Marshall) before going pro. Jerry Jones of all people passed on drafting him because of his off-the-field problems (Jerry "owner of the Dallas Cokeboys" Jones!).
Moss is a moron, there are players out there who consider themselves thugs (Edgerrin James) that handle themselves better than this fruitcake.
[quote]<strong>Did he get anything more than a fine from the judge? Did the NFL slap him with that 'code of conduct' rule they have and do anything more than tell him how much to make the check out for</strong><hr></blockquote>
I think he has to go to counselling now and he's on some kind of drug program. I'm not sure how it's being handled.