A rise in crime during the lockout? Not from Adrian Peterson, who distributed hearing aids in Africa. Not from Larry Fitzgerald or David Bruton or J.T. Thomas, either. Here's the counter to Ray Lewis' assertion.
Is there a lesson for Brett Favre in the Tiger Woods story? Tiger's transgressions were tawdry; Brett's behavior might be worse than that if the NFL finds the allegations to be true.
Crime. Sex scandals. Over-indulged athletes who should know better. It's been a tough year in sports. And it's been especially tough on the women in this recent series of disgraces.
The longer Roger Goodell waits to wade into the Ben Roethlisberger situation, the more he opens himself up to questions about race and the NFL's code of conduct.
Whatever the outcome of the criminal investigation, that party scene in Georgia last week should have been on Ben Roethlisberger's 'don't-do' list.
It's not easy to rate all the hot parties at the Super Bowl, but Jemele Hill and the Page 2 crew were up to the challenge.