NFL misfits

According to the rookie first-round pick, Roy Williams and the other veteran receivers can carry their own shoulder pads after practice. Dez Bryant wouldn't take part in innocent rookie hazing at the hands of Roy Williams.

From NYPost.com: Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor has pleaded not guilty to charges that he had sex with a 16-year-old girl.

From NYTimes.com: The retired football player Jim Brown asked an appellate court Tuesday to reverse a decision by a federal judge dismissing his lawsuit against the video-game publisher Electronic Arts.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A grand jury says there should not be a new investigation into the murder-suicide of ex-NFL player Steve McNair and his girlfriend.

DALLAS (AP) — Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young received a misdemeanor assault citation after getting into a fight at a Dallas strip club and leaving before authorities arrived early Sunday, police said.

Former New York Giant Lawrence Taylor has had a life that has been shameful, exciting, devastating and amazing.  

From NYPost.com: His bad-boy ways got disgraced Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress sent to prison for gun possession, and now the jailed Super Bowl hero is trying to do some good.

From TMZ.com: The people at Nutrisystem just got rid of a quick 230 pounds — as in, they just fired Lawrence Taylor due to the “severity” of the allegations he’s facing in his statutory rape case. TMZ spoke to a rep at the weight loss company, who told us, “We are shocked and saddened by […]

Lawrence Taylor has had a long history of drug use and trouble in his life but, this latest charge takes the cake.

From BlackVoices.com: Amid charges that the Pittsburgh Steelers might be employing some racial bias for trading away African-American player Santonio Holmes for his sins, but not Ben Roethlisberger, who’s white, here are five reasons that should dispel any cries of racial bias.

ATLANTA — Miami Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown, who had been in the suburban Atlanta area to help celebrate his parents’ anniversary, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and released from jail a few hours later, officials said Monday.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former football star Warren Sapp was arrested Saturday following an alleged domestic violence incident at a Miami Beach hotel, police said.