The Good: Mr. Stevens was drafted in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft by one of my favorite teams... the Seattle Seahawks. In 2005, he had the second most receiving touchdowns on the Seahawks and was third on the team in receptions. That same year, he helped the Seahawks reach the Super Bowl for the first (and only) time in team history. In fact, he's the only Seahawk to ever score a touchdown in a Super Bowl.
The Bad: Mr. Stevens has had problems with the law for years, but his DUI arrest on March 13th, 2007 was the straw that broke the camel's back. The Seahawks released Mr. Stevens, allowing him to have a much needed change of scenery. Several weeks later he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Ugly: Since his signing with the Bucs, he has been suspended for multiple games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Then two days ago, Mr. Stevens was pulled over by a police officer for playing his music too loud. After smelling marijuana, the officer searched Stevens' vehicle and found 38 grams of marijuana. He was arrested and charged with felony possession of cannabis and a misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. Just when things couldn't get worse, today the Buccaneers released him.
Like I tell my students all the times... everyone makes mistakes. What's important is that you learn from them. Hopefully Mr. Stevens takes a few steps back, assesses his decisions in life, and makes some serious changes... because I don't see how it can get any uglier than it already is.
So... on a more positive note... The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is one of the best Western movies of all time. Here's a clip from one of the most famous scenes:
Today's question of the day is: What's your favorite Western movie of all time?
Happy Monday everyone... have a great week!