Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin Dells: What Can Be Learned from the Scandal

Ryne EberleContributor IIJune 8, 2010

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10:  Brandon Underwood #33 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a turnover against the Arizona Cardinals during the third quarter of the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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As more and more information starts to become public, it is starting to become clearer and clearer what actually went down in Wisconsin Dells after a group of Green Bay players visited a local gentleman's club.

Even though Brandon Underwood may be the only one getting penalized for his actions last weekend, the question still exists: what were the players doing at the strip joint in the first place?

Yes, I know what people do at those places, but that's not what I meant by that question.

I think the group of players going to Cruisin' Chubby's was the first mistake they made, and it was also an ironic choice since the only reason the players were in the Dells was because of a charity golf outing hosted by Clay Matthews.

So after the players did their good deed for society, they found it necessary to visit a strip club.

I live near Wisconsin Dells, and after working at some of the resorts in town I am well aware that many, many people go to that particular club for a good time.

However, those people aren't wealthy, professional athletes who could very well be targeted by woman hanging out there.

And that's exactly what happened by two Milwaukee area prostitutes in attendance at the club.

I know that there are plenty of things to do while visiting Wisconsin Dells. Granted, many of those options include water slides or cheesy gift shops, but there are still other places the players could've gone to have a good time.

The main street in the Dells, or the "strip" as the locals call it, is home to numerous bars and restaurants where they could've waved their cash and had a good time, and maybe that's what they should have done judging by the weekends' events.

Yes, I know, they still would've been around alcohol and women, but there is a big difference between strip clubs and a regular bar.

If not heading to the strip club and opting for another bar wasn't feasible for the players, there was still another safer option: staying at their condo.

I know that everyone has the right to go out and have a good time, but as I said before, not everyone is a wealthy professional athlete that is vulnerable to this kind of scandal.

So while athletes are entitled to their share of the fun, some discretion must be used after the recent incidents involving Ben Roethlisberger, Plaxico Burress, Adam 'Pacman' Jones, and Santonio Holmes.

The list of players getting tangled up in these scandals is already getting too long, and until some precautions are taken, it may just continue to grow.

And we can probably all agree that Packers fans don't want any of their players added to that list.