Racist questioning of a white NFL player should not be used as some sort of perverse justification for the maltreatment of anyone, including Dez Bryant.
I met Ricky Williams in the summer of 1997 when he was playing professional baseball for the Single A Batavia Muckdogs in the Phillies' farm system.
Bryant has endured a lot. He's been labeled in the media as a slacker who skips practices. He was declared ineligible last season by the NCAA for lying about having conversations with Deion Sanders.
Remember that kid Scott Sicko from New Hampshire who wasn't drafted and said he'd go back to school instead of signing with an NFL team? Never mind. Sicko signed with the Dallas Cowboys.
Miami Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland's interaction with recently drafted Dez Bryant has begun to expose the notion that players are not men, but mere property, and will be treated as such.
Already going through football withdrawal? Luckily for you, the hot stove is just starting to heat up.
The Saints are the winners, no doubt about that. However, there are some who have to be feeling sick about the result, mostly due to their own mistakes coming back to bite them by the hand of Drew Brees and the loveable Saints.
Let's say you're Jim Caldwell. You're 14-0. You've got a real shot at perfection, but because you remember the 2007 Patriots, you know that pursuing perfection might cost you the Super Bowl. What do you do?
None of the other games are particularly compelling, so the Vikings are the obvious pick this week.
Read the sports pages today and you'll find a whole lot of jealous Yankee haters moaning and whining about the Yankees' payroll. But business is the business of America.
A word of advice to other teams out there: the Saints understand that perfect games aren't necessary to win -- take note of it and expose it in the future.
I'm thinking there's no way Limbaugh will win approval to be a part owner in the St. Louis Rams. The Players Association has not only complained to the Commissioner, but they're urging players to speak out.
At Texas Tech the coach has banned all of his players from tweeting after one of his linebackers tweeted that the coach was late for a meeting. Doesn't the First Amendment guarantee freedom of tweech?
Normally I would rejoice at the prospect of the rival Dolphins losing their starting QB for the season, but Pennington is a player I genuinely like and I am sad to see injuries plague his career once again.
The Yankees will probably clinch a playoff spot on the first day of fall. Detractors will say "sure, they bought themselves in." But to be fair, they've been buying and buying since 2000 and it hasn't paid dividends.
Happy Thursday everyone, here's my Top 5 for August 20, 2009 from www.LenBermanSports.com