Posts Tagged ‘Tony Washington’

TALE OF TWO DEVIANTS

August 30, 2010

MAURICE CLARETT: OUT OF PRISON UNIFORM AND INTO UFL ONE

TONY WASHINGTON: MAY NEVER WEAR ANY UNIFORM SHORT OF BURGER KING’S

This is a story of two of football’s biggest pariahs. One, who was widely recognized as the most famously disgraced college athlete in history, just spent a couple of years in prison after being an armed robber. The other was skipped in this year’s NFL Draft and is known as “dude who raped his own sister.” Both are seeking redemption and shots at professional football.

Maurice Clarett, a running back, had one of the greatest freshman seasons in the history of college football. He ran for 1,237 yards and scored a school record 18 touchdowns while leading Ohio State to the 2002 BCS Championship. Clarett then scored the game-winning td in the Fiesta Bowl. However, after the game, Clarett declared for the NFL Draft. Unfortunately, he wasn’t eligible to play in the NFL until after his junior season. Clarett also lost his college eligibility after declaring for the draft. Following a couple of unsuccessful court rulings, Clarett spent two years in limbo before getting a shot with the NFL’s Denver Broncos. He promptly washed out and was cut in training camp. Faced with a bleak future, Clarett turned to a life of crime. He robbed an Ohio couple at gunpoint, became known as “The Grey Goose Bandit,” and was involved in one of the most famous running back/police chases this side of O.J. Clarett was eventually convicted of armed robbery and spent 3 1/2 years in prison where he reached new lows as a blogger.

CLARETT ARRESTED

MAURICE CLARETT’S PASSENGER SEAT THE DAY OF HIS ARREST

However, Clarett’s story may have a happy ending. He was just released from prison and allowed to sign a professional football contract with the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks. Clarett will at least get the CHANCE to play professional football this season. Tony Washington may never get that chance.

Washington was a star offensive tackle at Abilene Christian last season. Following a brilliant showing at the combine and going into the 2010 NFL Draft, Washington was projected as a secound round draft pick. Instead, Washington became football’s most notorious registered sex offender after word leaked out that he had been convicted of raping his own 15-year-old sister. Washington then went undrafted and no team signed him as a free agent.

Last week, ESPN The Magazine ran a mildly positive piece entitled “Unforgiven” on Washington. Written by a female reporter, the article explains how the sex between Washington and his sister was consensual and a one-time thing done mainly out of the boredom of living in Mississippi. Still sickening and taboo, but it doesn’t exactly portray Washington as the “rapist” he was presented as. The ESPN piece even reports that fact that even though they had sex, Washington and sister “never kissed.” Ick!!!!

Still, wary NFL teams have fled from the prospect of having a registered sex offender in camp.Washington never got a job offer from an NFL team. Even the UFL, which just signed Clarett, has treated Washington as radioactive.

NFL DRAFT: RHODES SCHOLAR GOES IN SIXTH ROUND, INCESTUOUS KIDDIE RAPIST UNDRAFTED

April 25, 2010

MYRON ROLLE

Apparently the NFL will  hold it against you if your off field behavior is too good OR too bad.

Rhodes Scholar defensive back Myron Rolle of Florida State slipped to the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft but did end up getting selected by the Tennessee Titans. NFL teams actually held it against Rolle that he was TOO smart. Teams actually questioned Rolle’s dedication to football after he graduated college in just 2 1/2 years and went to England to pursue his studies at Oxford. Rolle was ridiculously accused of “abandoning” his college by NFL teams. He has a chance to be a doctor following his NFL career. Potential NFL employers seemed to hold that against Rolle.

Prior to the draft, offensive tackle Tony Washington was said to be “skyrocketing” up NFL draft boards following a great combine and a strong performance at the Senior Bowl. Unfortunately for Washington, it was revealed that he was a registered sex offender. Also, the icky details came out that Washington repeatedly had sex with his then 15-year-old sister.

SISTER-RAPIST TONY WASHINGTON GOES UNDRAFTED

INCESTUOUS KIDDIE RAPIST SKYROCKETING UP NFL DRAFT BOARDS

March 10, 2010

TONY WASHINGTON

Character schmaracter.

Last week, we posted the story about how Rhodes Scholar and former Florida State All-American Myron Rolle was plummeting in the 2010 NFL Draft despite his many successes in the classroom and on the field.

Meanwhile, offensive tackle Tony Washington of tiny Abilene Christian has been shooting up the draft boards of NFL teams. One scouting website proclaimed “nobody has helped themselves more at the combine” than Washington who is 6-foot-7 and has 35″ arms.

The acclaim and nobody-has-helped-themselves-more accolades come despite the fact that Washington has a bit of a personal issue that EVERY NFL team was aware of:

Bad: Tony Washington is a registered sex offender

Worse: For having sex with a 15-year-old girl

Beyond Worst: Who is his biological sister

Washington’s defense for repeatedly (repeatedly, repeatedly) having sex with his 15-year-old sister? It was “consensual” and “I made a mistake.”

In a completely unrelated side note, Washington was forced to play NAIA and Division II football because he was also too stupid and his grades were too poor to get into any Division I college in America. Apparently, none of this has hurt Washington’s draft status. Despite being an incestuous pedarast, Washington has received tons of positive buzz lately. Here are some quotes: “I really like this kid.” and “has the tools, desire  and makeup to be a good tackle in the pros.” People have even been defending Washington in chatrooms.

SportsFanlive.com originally broke the story about Washington being a registered sex offender and his relationship with his sister.