Bucs Having Arrest-Free/Boring Summer
June 27, 2012 at 10:07am by Scott • 1 Comment »
Had to take yesterday off to get some stuff/human beings moved out of the house, and so little happened regarding the Bucs that the Times actually wrote an article about how players aren’t getting arrested.
But in light of what is unfolding in Detroit, it’s prudent to point out that things have been quiet lately on the law-and-order front in Tampa Bay. Not to suggest that avoiding arrests is worthy of applause, but it is fair to point out that no players, coaches nor front-office members have been arrested since former defensive end Alex Magee‘s arrest for marijuana possession on May 9, 2011 — 13 months ago.
Detroit Lions are being arrested all over the place lately, mostly for drinking and drugs which is completely understandable since it’s Detroit. But how lucky are those reporters in Detroit? Every day dislike Christmas when they check the blotter and have at least two days worth of stories to write about the most recent jackass who drove a car while under the influence of tire fire smoke. Shit’s boring in Tampa where the only fresh arrest is coming from the son of a guy who played 30 years ago.
But everybody give their best golf clap to Stephen Holder and the Times who actually took the time to recognize that players are staying out of trouble. Most of the time they just circle One Buc like vultures waiting to pick clean the bones of whoever got too shooty or punchy or drunk and not spending nearly enough time on the positive. Negative articles practically write themselves (which is why I love writing them so much), positive is harder and takes more effort and it’s nice to see one now and then.