Rashaan Salaam’s name should become a verb the next time a professional athlete admits to smoking weed every day. “Player X rashaan salaamed himself out the league.” Former Lion Charles Rogers gets us one step closer to sweet verbdom with his admission that he smoked the tweed every day and was addicted to painkillers. He flamed out after his third season in the league. Here’s a clip from his ESPN interview with Jemele Hill that will air in its entirety on Outside The Lines August 16.
You have to love Matt Millen saying “something was clearly wrong”. Really? Could it have been that he drafted a known problem case or the fact that he is the worst GM in the history of sports? He makes Wes Unseld look like a Hall of Famer for his front office work with the Bullets/Wizards.
But not for anything good. No he hasn’t signed with a team desperate for a WR. The Ex Lions receiver has been in jail since Wednesday for a parole violation in Pontiac Michigan of a reduced charge (from assault and battery) of trespassing. He was to have partial confinement as part of his parole, but he violated that as well as testing positive for narcotics. Dumb man indeed.
He wasn’t smart enough to learn routes or lose weight or stop getting injured, why would anyone think he couldn’t stay at home while not sucking down some drugs to pass the time? Another reason why the firing of Matt Millen was a long time coming, what a waste of a draft pick.
What can you say about the Detroit Lions? They have a QB who thinks God’s going to help him win 10 games a season. Still waiting on that. A GM who makes Dan Duquette look like a genius and a running back who makes Harry and Lloyd look like Mensa candidates. Excuse me, Flo. What’s the soup du jour?
…As we’re told by a reliable source … Johnson left his bags outside CEO Matt Millen’s office while he met with team officials and, ultimately, worked out a deal with the team.
So when Johnson came back to get his bags, they were nowhere to be found. Johnson and Millen were stumped.
The team checked the videotapes generated by the team’s in-house surveillance system, and they quickly identified the culprit.
So who might it have been? None other than Tatum Bell, who lost his gig with the Lions after Rudi arrived.
PFT explains that Bell took the bags to a female acquaintance’s house. When confronted (presumably by Millen wearing a bobby hat), he claimed he thought the bags belong to someone he knew. The acquaintance said she hadn’t seen Bell for a couple months and he just showed up at her door asking her to hold on to the bags “for a while”.
We disagree with Florio. We think Najeh Davenport would have had the appropriate response. There ain’t no half-steppin’ when it comes to our godfather. He would have opened those bags and let loose like a Gatling gun. Stupid’s contagious at Ford Field. It’s only a matter of time until Rudi’s infected.
You’d think Matt Millen would give Lions fan Mike Lazzara the VIP treatment after he went off on Mike Roy Williams during practice yesterday. However he’s too stupid to see the scapegoat in front of him even though it’s gnawing on his balls.
“It just came out of nowhere, and I was like, ‘Huh?’ ” Williams said. “And he said it again, and I was just like, ‘What?’ And he said it again.”
Asked why he confronted Lazzara instead of ignoring him, Williams said: “I just wanted to know, ‘Where is he getting that from?’ And he said, ‘You take plays off in the season.’ And I said, ‘Well, why don’t you come and do my job and I’ll do your job and let’s see how it works.’ He said it again, and I said, ‘Yes, sir. All right.’ And I walked off.”
Lazzara was eventually led out by security after being booed by the seven other fans in attendance. He did have a point in saying that “There’s no signs that say you’ve got to stay positive.”
“I wasn’t yelling and screaming and using profanity and all this at Roy. I was just being constructive, and they boot me out. I mean, what in the world? Don’t even open it.’
I mean, really! Seriously? Talk to the hand, guy! Who knows why he’s getting all worked up? Jesus told Jon Kitna that the Lions are winning 10 games this season so it’s all good. There’s still plenty of time to suck for the players. Fans probably aren’t going off on Millen yet because they don’t want to show their hand before the regular season starts.