We love record streaks in sports: wins in a row, consecutive completions in a row, and most notably consecutive games with a hit. Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hit streak is one of the most unbreakable records in sports.
Or is it?
Guys like Ichiro Suzuki, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley often get discussed as players who could potentially give Joe D a good run. Perhaps we have too narrow a focus. If the NFL Police Blotter were eligible, I have little doubt it would make DiMaggio mark look like a walk in the park.
Today's NFL arrest is brought to you by Jacksonville Jaguars' receiver Matt Jones who was busted with cocaine possession. Jones, who has often been criticized for his lack of speed at that position, may have misinterpreted how best to get faster.
According to the police report, Police approached a white Toyota 4Runner, which was parked in an unlit portion of the lot. Jones, whose residence is listed as 13838 Bella Rivea Lane in Jacksonville, Fla., was spotted in the front seat of the vehicle and officers observed Jones with a "white card with white powdery substance in his hand."Nice.
"In (Jones') hand was a credit card that he was using to chop up and scrape the powder," the report says. A police search of Jones' side of the vehicle "revealed a plastic baggie with a white powdery substance inside," a "white card with with the white powdery substance and credit card" and "rolled up paper with another corner of a plastic baggie with white powdery substance inside."
What the hell is going on with the NFL? We can't go a single day without some million dollar bonehead using his free-time to drive drunk, assault his lady friend, pull out a gun, fail to pay taxes, drive drunk again, fail to pay child support or smoke [name the substance]. It's embarrassing.
This outbreak in arrests seems to have not-so-coincidentally happened since Roger Goodell was named commissioner. I thought his number one objective was cleaning up the off-field issues that continue to litter headlines every offseason.
Any predictions on who will be nailed tomorrow and with what crime?