By Ryan Ratty @RyanRattyNFL on April 14, 2014
The NFL is one of the most entertaining things to be a fan of in the world. Every player is extraordinary, but some have a ton of problems off the field. In this article, I will name the 15 biggest idiots in the NFL.
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When cops pulled over Mike Goodson in the 2013 offseason, he was found with vomit all over him. But it doesn't stop there. Goodson also had marijuana with him and he had a loaded .45-caliber pistol as well. When the police further explored the vehicle, they found over 50 grams of marijuana. He also had hundreds of hollow-point bullets.
Alfonzo Dennard had a lot of talent coming out of the University of Nebraska. He could've been a first-round pick if it weren't for his ridiculous off-field concerns. At Nebraska, he was convicted of felony assault on a police officer. After 30 days in jail, Dennard was arrested on a suspicion of a DUI. He is still young, but Dennard has a ton of concerns going forward.
Ray Rice was arrested recently for striking his fiancé. That offense carries a possible 3-5 year term in prison. The worst part about this is that it was caught on camera. Rice has been a fan-favorite for the past few years, and it makes me wonder what was going on his mind when he did this. Rice will have to live with this for the rest of his life.
Steve Smith is one of the biggest trash-talkers in the game. He expressed his hatred over Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Smith said: "If I see Janoris Jenkins in the street, I'll punch him in the mouth." The Carolina Panthers couldn't take Smith's antics anymore which led to his release late last month.
Pacman Jones has had a ton of arrests since coming into the league in 2005. Before playing a down with the Titans in his rookie season, Jones was already on probation. He was then arrested on charges of assault and felony vandalism. He has been caught with marijuana and cocaine, and in 2007, he was involved in a shooting case. Pacman has been arrested over eight times in his life.
Roddy White called his fans on Twitter "peasants". Really, Roddy? In 2013, White could not stay healthy and this took a toll on many fantasy football players. Some fans expressed their hatred over Twitter, and White did not take the high road like he should have. At least he paid up on a bet with a fan recently.
Aqib Talib became a wealthy man in the past few months. He was signed to a big money deal by the Denver Broncos, but he has a ton of concerns. Talib has been arrested numerous times for marijuana, and it makes me wonder if he will keep his head on straight in Colorado. Marijuana is legal in Colorado, so he may run into a few problems.
In the United State, gay rights have become an extremely hot topic. Everybody is entitled to their opinions, but Chris Culliver overdoes it. Culliver has made it clear that he is against gays in the locker room. Michael Sam will be the first gay NFL player in history, and I'm sure he would not want to be drafted by San Francisco.
If Justin Blackmon could keep his head on straight, he would be one of the best receivers in the NFL. But Blackmon hasn't been able to do that. Last season, he received a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy for substance abuse. He was then suspended indefinitely for violating this policy again and is currently in rehab. He will be eligible for the 2014 NFL season.
At this point, Brandon Meriweather needs to be aware of other players' safety. Meriweather is notorious for injuring knees. In an interview with ESPN 980's Chris Russell, Meriweather said: "You gotta tear people's ACLs." In 2013 alone, Meriweather racked up more than 0k in fines.
Titus Young has the ability to become a really good receiver in the NFL, but he has been a real headache. Young sucker-punched teammate Louis Delmas in the face, and he lined up in the wrong spot on purpose numerous times in Detroit. After that game, the Lions placed Young on IR. He then tweeted out how he was done with football. The NFL has offered counseling to Young, but he has turned it down.
Antonio Cromartie is the father of 10 kids with eight different women. Luckily, he recently got a vasectomy. It is crazy how a guy can have that many kids in his life. That part of Cromartie's life is now in the past as he is now married.
Ndamukong Suh is one of the dirtiest players in all of football. His aggressive style of play has cost him 6,875 of fines throughout his young career. In a Sporting News poll, Suh was voted as the league's dirtiest player. His most recent issue was allegedly hitting Aaron Rodgers in the groin area.
Richie Incognito bullied Jonathan Martin out of the NFL for a year. Since then Incognito has been suspended by his team. The worst part about this situation is how Incognito has made his opinions on the process clear through social media. Incognito has even tweeted Martin asking for a truth. Bullying is a big issue in schools, and Incognito is the epitome of what not to be in elementary schools.
Aldon Smith's recent arrest occurred after he said he had a bomb at the Los Angeles International Airport. He's been arrested twice on DUI charges in the past two years, and he was stabbed in the leg in his house in 2012. The 49ers have a big decision to make regarding Smith. He's a talented player, but his off-field issues outweigh his play.
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