Bucs bounce Marcus Johnson

Proving once again the time-honored sports adage that excuses are made for the good players and examples are made of the bad ones, a league source tells us that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have cut offensive lineman Marcus Johnson on the same day he was arrested for DUI.

If it had been a player whom the Bucs regard as vital (if, you know, they had any), we’d possibly be hearing about bad reactions to cough syrup and/or jet lag from England.
Since teams technically aren’t permitted to impose discipline on players who run afoul of the league’s substance-abuse policy, Johnson could file a grievance in an effort to recover the balance of his base salary of $620,000.

9 responses to “Bucs bounce Marcus Johnson

  1. bearsrule says:
    October 27, 2009 12:58 PM
    Reporter: What do you think about your team’s excecution ?
    Bucs Head Coach John McKay: I’m for it.
    You spelled “execution” wrong. If you’re going to quip at least know how to spell. LOL!!!!

  2. if you need proof…Talib sucker punches a cab driver for no other reason than, because he could and remains a player…”fair” has everything to do with your talent and NOTHING to do with morality or justice…

  3. I would drink too, if i was on such a team lol. It makes you think if you are a fringe player why get yourself in trouble. Not smart

  4. Bazooka Joe says: October 27, 2009 1:30 PM
    bearsrule says:
    October 27, 2009 12:58 PM
    Reporter: What do you think about your team’s excecution ?
    Bucs Head Coach John McKay: I’m for it.
    You spelled “execution” wrong. If you’re going to quip at least know how to spell. LOL!!!!
    What can I say ? You’re right.

  5. “teams technically aren’t permitted to impose discipline on players who run afoul of the league’s substance-abuse policy”
    But what if they bounce him for the arrest and not the substance abuse? Does it matter if the arrest is related to substance abuse? If so, what if a player kills someone while under the influence? Still part of the substance abuse policy?
    My only hope is that the Bucs win A game this year. I don’t care how, but please not an 0-16 year.

  6. All this money being made in this league and no one can pay for a car service when they get tanked up? It continues to baffle me. I don’t know the distance or anything, but could it really have cost more than $200 (with tip) to get a Town Car to come scoop him up and take him home?
    Facepalm…

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