Sunday, October 19, 2008


Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Seemingly invulnerable.

Joba Chaimberlain, arrested last night driving drunk, is just the latest footnote example in a long line of sports stars who seem to think that nothing can possibly happen to them. Australians will remember Darren Millane as Cardinals fans remember Josh Hancock - players who died with an incredible level of intoxication and thankfully took no one else with them.

Then there's people on a whole range of other levels: Wayne Carey, Ray Lewis, Jayson Williams. The rules just don't seem to apply to them, at least in their own minds. And sometimes in ours, too. Has a hero of your favorite team ever had legal charges dismissed, even if everyone thinks they probably did it anyway? Did you feel just a little relieved?

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