SHORT COMMUNICATION 359
Career Ending Misbehaviors
Why is it common mow that so many millionaire sports personalities end up telling the whole world that they have a .25₵ brain rattling around in their thick skulls? That is what has happened to three famous people in American sports as they kicked their sport’s legacy squarely in the teeth while making fools of themselves.
The first one to recently do that is Sean Payton who was the coach of the New Orleans Saints football team. What he did and was convicted of is very serious and unforgiving. He was the mastermind behind a hit squad among the defensive team players. Before each game he outlined which opposing players were to be intentionally injured and forced out of the game during the first quarter which actually happened on several occasions. The bottom line now is Payton has been forced to give up the Saints coaching position, and the defensive players that were involved will receive severe disciplinary action. All of that is going to greatly hamper the Saints future success, indeed. The Saints fans are crying.
The second famous sport sport's figure to bring it down on himself is a Major League Baseball manager: Ozzie Guillen who was a very successful manager of the Florida Marlins. Ozzie always had a loud and profane voice and manner of speaking. Finally, his .25₵ brain and mouth got him into a gigantic situation. During an interview for a sports magazine he said he loved Fidel Castro, the communist leader of Cuba. Wow! When that became public knowledge in Miami, Florida, the cows roared and raced out of the barn in alI directions. The backlash among Cuban residents in Miami was loud and horrendous. It lasted for several days and greatly has an effect on the stability of the baseball team. Ozzie had to resign as the Marlin's manager and lose millions of dollars because of his big mouth and .25₵ brain. The good part is the fans and media listeners don't have to hear all the profanity laced interviews. Whew!
The third and biggest loser of the three is Bobby Patrino who lost his job as the head football coach at Arkansas University. It's a crying shame what his .25₵ brain cost him. His multimillion dollar contract was voided when he was fired. He threw away millions of dollars when he cheated on his wife with a twenty-five-year old woman. Then he hired her to help with his football program. Later, he was involved in a motorcycle accident with her on the back of the cycle. After that happened the university concluded he was reckless, untrustworthy, and an unreliable person, so he was fired.
Others have thrown away their careers, reputations, and legacies, but not so many millions of dollars like these three jokers with their .25₵ brains. It's a shame that they squandered the great opportunity gifts that God gave them through the inappropriate and immoral behavior they committed.