Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tank drives canned, then gets canned

As if anyone was surprised by this, after only being out of jail for four weeks, Chicago Bears defensive tackle Tank Johnson was arrested by police. At this point I could tell you that he held up a Motel 6 or shot up a 7-11 and you wouldn’t even flinch, so it was quite anticlimactic to read that Tank was pulled over for speeding in Arizona early last Friday morning. Police suspected that he was drunk so they arrested him and drew blood to determine whether he was over the limit.

Although test results aren't expected for up to two weeks the Chicago Bears wasted no time in clearing up some cap room. "We are upset and embarrassed by Tank's actions last week," Bears GM Jerry Angelo said in a statement. "He compromised the credibility of our organization. We made it clear to him that he had no room for error. Our goal was to help someone through a difficult period in his life [following his incarceration], but the effort needs to come from both sides. It didn't, and we have decided to move on."

Bears coach Lovie Smith also weighed in saying, "A lot of people within our organization gave extra time and energy to support Tank: players, coaches and our front office. We did our best to establish an environment for him to move forward. Ultimately, Tank needed to live up to his side of the deal."

I understand where the Bears are coming from, but their reaction is completely overboard. Tank’s only had like three chances. And really, when was the last time an NFL player killed someone while drinking and driving? These guys are so good, and so prepared, that they could be under general anesthetic and still tackle Randy Moss over the top.

Good luck Tank. I’m sure the Bengals will take a chance on you.


Brock Landers said...

Bunch of fucking savages in this town.

Keeper of Realness said...

coons are cons