It’s not much or a surprise that two of the NFL bad boys both got in trouble recently just one day apart. First in Minnesota, the Vikings decided to simply cut their losses and decided that the season would be less trouble if they let go of repeat trouble maker Koren Robinson. Robinson fell off the bandwagon again, and got charged with drunkin driving as well as fleeing police back on August 16th. It was not the first time that Robinson was in trouble, and it was the latest in a long line of alcohol problems, including pleading guilty to DUI while with the Seattle Seahawks in 2005 and was suspended for four games in 2004 for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The Vikings are somewhat thin at the wide out spot, so this cut shows how bad the team wants to shed its image after the “Love Boat” incident in 2005, and wants to be known as a team that stands for intergity. So far, in making this move, as tough as it possibly was, it was the right move at the right time. Get on with the preseason now, and get ready for the season without Robinson instead of just sitting back and waiting. For Robinson, he will likely get another shot somewhere, sometime. But now, his lack of judgement has cost him yet again.
In Dallas, the saga continues, and the ugly story of Terrell Owens and what is going to be the blowup of the year with the Cowboys continues as well. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Owens drew a $9,500 fine for missing a team meeting and being late to an offensive meeting. Let the games begin. Does anyone inside or out of the Cowboys orgainzation even come close to thinking that this will be the last incident of dicpline with Owens? Not even close. Jerry Jones’ pet wide out had better get his act together, becuase as stated here plenty of times before, Bill Parcells simply will not put up with Owens’ antics. Parcells rather play less talented players, then play a player like Owens that is in constant disrespect of his authority. Owens has missed 19 of 31 practices since the start of training camp, and in a year that the Cowboys are supposed to contend for the NFC East, his lack of being on the field has been the top story. Ouch. For Owens, his talent, for now, will outweigh his problems with Parcells and being late for meetings and what not. Give it some time though, and Jerry Jones will be eating his decision to pursue the hot headed wide out in the first place.