This is getting ridiculous.
First, T.J. Houshmandzadeh comes out to the press saying he is boycotting Madden 10 because his rating is too low. Second, Michael Crabtree holds out and says he will sit out the season if he does not get the money he wants. Third, Brandon Marshall has been suspended by his team because he is sulking because he is not being traded or given a new deal.
Why are wide receivers in the NFL so dumb and crazy?
Marshall was videotaped walking at practice when everyone else was running, punting a ball instead of giving it to the ball boy and then just batting a pass out of the air he was supposed to catch. He later said he wasn't trying to be a distraction for the team, he was just frustrated.
If you don't buy that for a second, you're not alone.
How can you expect people to believe you're not trying to be a distraction when you're batting balls down and constantly complaining about where you are? He is not the only wide receiver pulling this crap, though. Every year - check that - every month, it seems like there is a receiver starving for attention.
It wasn't always this way. Remember guys like Jerry Rice and Tim Brown? They were professionals who did their jobs and that's it. No whining to the media every year about their contracts. No reality shows (during their playing careers). They were just two of the best receivers to ever play the game.
Guys like Larry Fitzgerald give me hope, though. Unfortunately there are a lot more T.O.'s than Larrys out there.
Tough Enough - Fabulous Thunderbirds