Unfortunately, the NFL has a seamy side.
Several of the same men the league tries to push as their images and heroes are creeps who stalk and harass women to try to fill their perversions.
Many have crossed the line legally, yet they escape justice and imprisonment because they happen to play a child's game for money.
Here are some disgusting cretins currently donning NFL jerseys looking for your applause:
Yes "Favre Haters", the Hickocrite is back in the news.
Not for his poor play or the hopes of improvement with the addition of wide receiver Randy Moss alone.
You won't hear this story on ESPN, who worships the toilet Favre sits on.
In 2008, Favre exposed his saggy sac while stalking a sideline reporter who basically looks like his wife with silicone representing her breasts.
Of course no one investigated her claims years ago, because the Hickocrite was raking in too much cash by retiring, waffling, then un-retiring.
The old pervert can't get his media buddies to save him this time, because there are e-mails, voice messages, and pictures as damning proof.
Still, don't expect NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to do more than take a few pennies from Favre after reading a fake statement on how tough he is on crime.
The real money will be paid on the impending settlement to hush the victim.
It is utterly amazing this creep is not in jail for paralyzing a man for life.
He did this by allegedly shooting the man in a club, something the club owner swears he did despite Jones' proclamations of innocence.
It shortly happened after he assaulted a woman.
A document showing he paid various people in the club $15,000 involved in the shooting has been theorized as a payoff for silence.
Shortly after this, he was heard talking on the phone to a recently arrested drug dealer, who was heard saying "We gotta slow down, man. We gotta get him focused on football, man."
The drug dealer also claimed Jones bet on college games to earn quick money.
"You know, I was talkin' to him (Jones) the other day about smokin', and he was like 'man, if I didn't smoke (drugs) I couldn't take all the stress that I'm dealing with right now,'" the drug dealer said in a phone call listened in on by law enforcement authorities.
Jones has also been arrested, charged or convicted of marijuana possession
Yet Goodell, who pretends to take a hard line on crime, let Jones back into the league to earn a paycheck after a year suspension.
Yet another example how Goodell is Badashell for the NFL.
It took Goodell two incidents by Roethlisberger to step in.
Seems "Big Ben" couldn't stop inserting "Little Ben" into women against their will.
Goodell took such a hard line against the star quarterback that he threatened to suspend Roethlisberger a whole six games, then decided to reduce it to four.
Maybe he will get eight games reduced to five the next time Roethlisberger assaults a female?
Shannon Sharpe wears a different kind of NFL jersey these days.
The former tight end dons a coat and tie while broadcasting games on nationally televised games.
A few weeks ago, a woman claimed Sharpe stalked her, forced her to have sex with him, then threatened to kill her.
Sharpe took a leave from his network job, then suddenly the woman suddenly dropped charges and said she lied.
Interestingly, no false accusation charges have been filed against her, nor has Sharpe sued her for defamation of character.
Many have bandied about the theory that Sharpe paid her off for her silence.
Even if the accusations were true, it should have no impact on his impending induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Michael Irvin is proof of that.
Green Bay Packers
Two women accused seven Packers of sexual assault in June, 2010.
After initially claiming it was one player, both of their stories changed.
In 2009, former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Eric Green was accused of sexual assault by a trans-gender woman and sued for $10 million.
Green, now playing in the UFL, reportedly warned the victim that, “This never happened. You’d better not tell.”
Long before he was arrested for training and betting on dogfighting, after authorities found the bodies of 66 dogs on his property, Vick was getting in other kinds of trouble.
In 1998, he was arrested for sexual assault.
Charges were later dropped.
Michael "I'm holding it for my brother" Irvin has spent as much time in jail and courts as he did on a football field.
The Hall of Famer now wears a Hall of Fame jacket as a jersey, and hosted a radio show for ESPN until canned for yet another legal transgression.
It was the second time in three years ESPN fired him for getting in trouble with the law, but that did not stop NFL Network from hiring him just over a month ago.
In 1996, he appeared in court wearing a full-length mink coat after being arrested for cocaine possession.
Two years later, he inflicted a two-inch cut on a teammates neck after an argument. Charges were never filed, but rumors were abound that Irvin gave the teammate a six-figure settlement not to press charges.
After he retired, he got a job on ESPN with teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith. Irvin was arrested again shortly after for possession of a crack pipe and other paraphernalia. Charges were dropped after Irvin claimed he took the items from a friend in order to clean him up.
In 2007, he was accused of sexual assault. Though charges were never brought up, he is being taken to court by the victim. She is seeking $800,000 after claiming Irvin raped her.
Irvin has filed a countersuit for $100 million, even though the woman passed a polygraph test.
Why was this thug inducted into Canton again? He is the antithesis of a Hall of Famer.
There are countless other examples of football players to give, let alone professional athletes.
List your own if you want.
One thing is for certain.
There will be more instances ahead.
Too many athletes feel entitled because they get huge paychecks and face practically no punishment for their crimes against humanity.
It is time for Roger Goodell to stop talking tough and actually try to be tough.
Handing out suspensions for a few games has no impact on these millionaires.
Banning may be the best solution.