It’s barely spring and already several athletes with no games to play seem to be telling us that too much free time is not a jock’s best friend.
+ We’re still reeling from last week’s news that a gun found in the garage of Marvin Harrison, the Indianapolis Colts’ 12-year all-pro wideout, may have been involved in the shooting of a man with whom Harrison had a fistfight. Harrison is one of the “good guys,” but new daily details may uncover a troubling dark side.
+ On Saturday night,Chicago Bears running back Thomas Benson failed a sobriety test while operating a 30-foot boat in Austin, then allegedly resisted arrest before being doused in pepper spray.Benson will appear in court on May 19 to dispute the charges.
+ Then today we hear that Nets forward Richard Jefferson, another jock with a squeegee-clean rep,was arrested and charged with assault for allegedly chocking a man in a Minneapolis bar.
+ Somewhere, Michael Vick might even be cracking a smile.