Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer is mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore. Or something like that. Following the ninth arrest of a Bengals player in the last 12 months, the normally laid back Palmer had this to say:
"If it doesn't stop, we're not going to have any fans left and I don't blame them. It's ridiculous... We can't get through a month without getting a guy arrested. It happens on another team and they're shocked and surprised to hear about it. With us, you hear about it and it doesn't surprise you and you just shake your head and say, 'Another one.' "He's right, of course. It is ridiculous. In what other profession -- outside gang banger, maybe -- do 17 percent of company employees have an arrest record? I mean, it's astonishing.
Also, why hasn't head coach Marvin Lewis been held accountable? Sure, he'll hold a press conference every other week reading from his Latest Player Arrested template, making the necessary substitutions for name, position, age, ...etc., but isn't he responsible for the teams' personnel decisions?
If this pace keeps up, Cleveland might have a shot of winning at least one division game next season.