Most college football players forge through four or five years avoiding the heavy hand of the law. Well-behaved and well-connected, they take full advantage of the opportunity only a small fraction of society secures.
Unfortunately, dozens of gridiron amateurs lose focus and headline newspapers for negative reasons.
The advent of social networking sites, like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, have forced these men to curb inappropriate public behavior or risk their missteps being published online.
But, unbelievably, some haven't got the memo.
I compiled a near full squad of law breakers who bucked the rules of common decency. Here's my lowlight reel of dismissed players over the past 12 months: