“Arrests and violations of the NFL conduct code have become an unfortunate trend amongst the league’s players.”
The quote above comes from a recent email from BetUS.com’s spokesman Reed Richards. What he should added to the end was: “and it’s an excellent way for us to make some money!”
We all know that you can gamble on pretty much anything these days. The weather, Olympic gymnastics, and even the length of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. And while we could easily turn this post in to a GAMBLOG, I felt that we should focus a bit more on the specific players mentioned in BetUS.com’s latest odds on NFL arrests.
Odds of first NFL Player to get arrested:
Chris Henry, CIN: 4/6
Adam “Pacman” Jones, DAL: 1/1
Tank Johnson, DAL: 2/1
Ray Lewis, BAL: 5/1
Steve Smith, CAR: 5/1
Kellen Winslow, CLE: 6/1
Randy Moss, NE: 10/1
Ricky Williams, MIA: 15/1
Well, it comes as no surprise that Chris Henry tops the list. He’s almost showing off at this point, and it’s amazing that the Bengals re-signed the receiver. Adam Jones isn’t far behind, though he has managed to stay out of trouble over the past few months.
But then you get past the tandem of Ray Lewis and Steve Smith, and we find Kellen Winslow? Ahead of Randy Moss? The same Moss whom hit a police officer with his car in 2002 and admitted on HBO to smoking marijuana “every blue moon.” Yes, that one. And Ricky Williams? Sure, Williams says that he’s changed his ways since that whole bizzare retirement and holistic medicine studies, but come on. I’m sure Ayurveda is one heckuva course, but what has Winslow done to place him above these two?
Sure, he had the entire “I’m a solider” issue. And sure, he recklessly drove a 750cc motorcylce into a parking block, ultimately tearing his ACL. But last I checked, he did have a permit so if he were to be charged with anything, it would have been for being unintellegent. And while we could debate this for a while, being unintellegent is not a punishable offense – especially in the NFL.
So what gives? Even worse may be the team-based odds for arrests.
Teams to Have the Most Arrests:
Okay, I get Cincy. Again. And Dallas recently signed the abovementioned Jones and Tank Williams this season, so they’re just asking for it. Carolina’s has to be strictly based on Smith, who is a bit of a loose cannon. But then fourth on the list is the good old Browns.
Kenny Wright’s episode is in the rear view. Leigh Bodden’s airport incident appears to have been a misunderstanding. I mean, we can even dig back into Reuben Droughns’ DUI if we want, but he was even acquitted of all charges.
So, either I’m just missing something, or Kellen Winslow and the Browns have quite the stigma that I’m obviously unaware of. Needless to say, the Williams and Moss bets are WAY better odds to play than Winslow – at least in my mind. And if anyone decides to add Travis Henry to their roster, I would assume that there will be a slight re-ranking over at BetUS.com.