It's rather obvious that too many professional athletes still don't get it.
Leading that pack are Ben Roethlisberger and Albert Haynesworth.
I still say NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was too easy on Roethlisberger. The commish said Ben did all the right things during his house arrest and, therefore, reduced the idiot's suspension from six to four games.
Yet, Ben lobbied for playing time during the preseason.
Why in the world did coach Mike Tomlin play him for more than one second during the four exhibition games?
The fact alone that the quarterback lobbied for playing time should have told Goodell that Ben is still selfish and, my guess is, will always be selfish.
I know that in eight days Worthlessberger will be named the Steelers' starting quarterback again and some pathetic Steelers fans will more than likely give him a standing O when he enters Heinz Field.
That will just prove again that people do not care about what you do behind closed bathroom doors, as long as you win us football games, we really do not care about your character.
The fans will basically tell the idiot that even though that wasn't their 20-year-old daughter the night the (video) lights went out in Georgia, you can do anything you want as long as you win us another Super Bowl.
I'm not a Steelers fan. Never have been. Never will be.
But, I'm less of a fan of guys like Worthlessberger and Haynesworthless and all the other professional athletes who firmly believe that rules and the law do not apply to them.
I hope the Steelers go 4-0 without Ben and then lose 12 straight with him.
Sorry, Steelers fans. I like you. We have fun ribbing each other about our favorite teams, but I still don't think he has a clue about life and I'm not sure the organization does either after they announce him the starter one week from today going into the bye week.
I can understand Ben getting his starting position back if he was coming off some sort of injury.
But, his injury was stupidity and gross negligence of humanity.
Why reward someone after they caused their teammates (not to mention a female and her family) harm because of completely selfish actions?
Yep, you're right, because he can win football games.
Haynesworthless, on the other hand, is just sounding dumber each day.
"I guess in this world we don't have a lot of people with, like, backbones," Haynesworth said. "Just because somebody pay you money don't mean they'll make you do whatever they want or whatever. I mean, does that mean everything is for sale?
"I mean, I'm not for sale. Yeah, I signed the contract and got paid a lot of money, but that don't mean I'm for sale or a slave or whatever."
No, you moron, you're not for sale, you're an employee - a highly overpaid and highly overrated one at that.
You signed a $100 million contract and your boss is telling you to play a new position.
That doesn't make you a slave.
Choosing this method makes you a malcontent, a moron, a crybaby and a guy who I wish I could buy for what you're worth and sell you for what you think you're worth.
Does that make you a slave?
It would just make me a lot of money.
It was a terrible signing in the first place by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder. He should still be beating himself up over that one.
But, the fact that you won't do what your boss tells you to do does not make you a slave.
Hopefully, sometime soon it will make you an unemployed professional football player and you can go hang out with JaMarcus Russell, another idiot who didn't get it.
The Redskins are not telling you to put on a pink tutu and travel around Dupont Circle.
The Redskins are not telling you to climb Mount Everest before playing in a game.
The Redskins are not telling you to read Shakespeare and right a 2,000 word synopsis.
The Redskins are not telling you to go feed the homeless.
The Redskins are telling you to play football at a new position.
And, Albert, since you brought up the word "backbone" - why don't you grow one?
Why don't you actually suit up and earn the $32 million you were paid?
You don't have a backbone because you think you are standing up for what you think you believe in.
You are acting like some youth football mother who doesn't want to see her son moved from being a tight end who never goes out for a pass to tackle because that means they can no longer go out for a pass.
You say everyone else doesn't have a backbone when you're the pain who won't show some backbone and go play a new position.
(Mathison, a Weirton resident, is the sports editor of the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)