Monday, December 5, 2011

Williams and Davis "Lucky" to miss just 4 games

2,000 players were tested for illegal drugs during training camp this past offseason. 11 "unlucky" players were dumb enough to get caught. Of those 11 players, only 2 were dumb enough to get caught AGAIN. Naturally, both of those players are Redskins. Because of a technicality from the lockout, these players will only receive a 4 game suspension, rather than the usual full season.

Fred Davis and Trent Williams. You could make the argument that they are the two best young players on the offensive side of the ball. You could also make the argument that they are the two least intelligent players in the entire National Football League. When I first heard this story, the beaten down Skins fan in me thought, no big deal, we're not making the playoffs anyway. Reading more and more about it, I decided, this is absolutely unacceptable. We are a team trying to rebuild. The word rebuild is thrown out there a lot in this town, and it's most widely interpreted connotation is related to what happens on the field. Well, unfortunately for this town, we have as many problems off the field or court, as we do on them. So the term "rebuild" applies to what happens on gameday, and the 6 other days where these players have the free will to be where they want and do what they want. As far as marijuana is concerned, I don't find it to be a big deal. To me, it's much like alcohol. Some people can handle it, some can't. If you can't, you should probably stay away from it. When you fail three drug tests in the NFL, you can't handle it. When you are the only 2 players out of 2,000 initial failures to receive discipline, then you just flat out don't care.

Fans as well as the media will talk about this all day today and then sparingly throughout the year, but what about the rest of the team? How do Trent Williams and Fred Davis go back into that locker room without their heads down in embarassment. When you have a locker room full of guys busting their asses to get better and keep the team from being cellar dwellars, what do you say to them at this point? The first time their names are called out, a simple "my bad" probably sufficed. Weed isn't that big of a deal when used sparingly, the second and third times, I can't see an acceptable excuse. These two players have a lot of work ahead of them if they want to make this up to the team. Forget about the fans, they'll find something else to complain about soon enough. The players in that locker room are the ones I feel sorry for.

This blog will be the last time I reference this situation. To me, the players that are actually able to wear a Redskin's jersey this weekend deserve my attention. Trent Williams and Fred Davis aren't even allowed in the stadium.

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