Tampa Bay Buccaneers New Bad Boy: Ahmad Black Up in Smoke?

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer INovember 7, 2012

Where's "accountability" with Ahmad Black?
Where's "accountability" with Ahmad Black?Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

Where's NCIS special agent Jethro Leroy Gibbs when Ahmad Black needs a smack on the back of his head?

Black needs more than a smack on the back of his head; perhaps the former Florida Gator simply needs to have his head examined.

In the latest episode of "Tampa Bay Buccaneer Bad Boyz" Black was last seen on the night of October 30 going the wrong way down Hillsborough Avenue. Now if you live in Tampa, you know that's a really, really crowded road, has at least three lanes on each side and it is really, really hard to be going the wrong way down that thoroughfare.

Well, that's what good ole No. 43 was doing that evening and of course he was stopped by the local law enforcement chaps. Going the wrong way down Hillsborough Ave. will do it every time.

As if that wasn't bad enough, said officer must have thought he stepped into a scene from one of those old Cheech and Chong movies—you know, Up In Smoke. Apparently when the window of Black's vehicle came down, out came the smell of freshly-burned cannabis.

Now keep in mind all this happened with Aqib Talib shipped out of town. No way to blame Talib for this one.

So Black was arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of loco-weed.  While it's a first-degree misdemeanor in the state of Florida, one must wonder what it is in the Greg Schiano justice system?

Black saw Talib shipped out and he's aware that Eric Wright might be suspended for Adderall use. He knows that Tanard Jackson smoked his way to yet another suspension, the latest which earned him a year's hiatus from the Redskins.



Wouldn't you have loved to have been a fly on the wall in Schiano's office when he had a little tete-a-tete with Black?

Hasn't Schiano's message of trust, belief and accountability registered with Black yet?

Doesn't Black realize how desperate the secondary situation with the Buccaneers is becoming?

Yes, this latest legal foul-up is really a tizzy, isn't it?

So if you're in Schiano's coaching shorts, what would you do with Black?

Do you suspend him? Do you fine him? We know he's probably been read the Schiano Riot Act, part four.

So what do you do?

Do you wait for the league to have its say in this matter?

Whatever the choice, it's a shame Black isn't smart enough to realize that situations like the one he put himself in can end careers before they really get started.


The Buccaneer secondary shakeup looks scary: OneBucSite.com.