Monday, June 25, 2007

Another NFL player hit by lightening

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Fred Evans was arrested early Saturday after he refused to leave a taxi on South Beach and then fought with officers, police said. Police twice used a Taser gun on Evans, according to the arrest report, in attempts to subdue the 6-foot-4, 305-pound player. Officers said they asked Evans to leave the taxi and, after he refused, they attempted to put him in handcuffs. He allegedly resisted, leading to the scuffle. Evans was charged with multiple counts of battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting with violence, along with single counts of disorderly intoxication and trespassing. One officer was allegedly bitten on the wrist and a female officer sustained scrapes on her left knee.

Every other week some professional athlete is being tasered by the cops. Ralph Goodell take notice. As the NBA found out, the threat of jail time and suspension actually encourages players to develop their street cred further. So forget hitting them in the wallet and try hitting them with a blast of 10,000 volts. Not only is it a great deterrent but it has the advantage of being quite entertaining. Start juicing up the defibrillators in every stadium. I'll be the first one crying when you send out the paramedics to chase down Chad Johnson during his next over-the-top touchdown celebration.

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