It's August and fantasy football is upon us. Any mistakes you make in your upcoming drafts are mistakes that could haunt your season like corned beef haunts your lower GI. You've looked at the angles. You've giggled at your opponents keepers. You've fallen asleep trying to read Matthew Berry's 100 fantasy football facts - the abridged version. Everyone knows Aaron Rodgers is a winner, and no one can tell you how Ochocinco will work out so we're making it easy by picking the players we love to hate and hate to draft.
You've been burned by Bryant every year he's been in the league. Taken him too high and put too much faith in him as a guy who delivers more than 1 quarter of effort a game. Anyone who can go for 90 yards and a TD in the the first 15 minutes then takes the next 3 quarters off is maddening. And yet he still might have me salivating if his hobbies did not include "beating-up-his-mom." Because while I am not automatically offended by athletes who happen to run afoul of the law, most of us can agree that mother-beating is beyond the pale. Especially when it might take an already unreliable guy off the field for at least a game or two. As hard as Roger Goodell comes down on other offenses you'd have to think assaulting your mother would warrant losing a couple of paychecks.
When Cowboys' owner/puppeteer Jerry Jones finally got around to discussing Dez's mother-beating ways with Bryant and then the media he reported that he doesn't know how the situation will play out, but that "we had a great visit." This is clearly an indication that Jones and Bryant, like fantasy owners everywhere are waiting on the commish to address this issue, and until such time as he does, Bryant is in limbo.
Frankly a two-game suspension isn't the end of the world but Dez's history suggests this isn't his last misstep. So whether Goodell pounds Bryant or takes it relatively easy on him, we can be assured that the next time Dez finds himself in a cloud of controversy he's going to get nailed. We're staying away from Bryant unless he dips below the 5th round, which we think is the Mendoza line for crazy athletes.
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