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coltfan123
12-01-2012, 02:17 AM
found this online quiet sad to have so much talent and throw it away

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000103276/article/former-houston-texans-dl-sentenced-to-life-in-prison

Wolf6151
12-01-2012, 03:07 AM
It sounds like prison is where he belongs. When I see stories like this I think of the college scholarship that was wasted on him because he was big and could run.

Exascor
12-01-2012, 08:28 AM
If I remember correct, he never made the active roster. Can't remember if the Texans released him or put him on the practice squad though. That was a long time ago and one of many defensive line picks that didn't pan out.

Thorn
12-01-2012, 08:35 AM
What a waste. When I see stories like this, I always thank the Lords of Kobol that for whatever reason I didn't end up like this.

coltfan123
12-01-2012, 02:33 PM
What a waste. When I see stories like this, I always thank the Lords of Kobol that for whatever reason I didn't end up like this.

you cant be that bad thorn:)

Playoffs
12-01-2012, 03:42 PM
234 year sentence ... I think the Judge figured it out. http://www.thedawgpound.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/jail_smiley_emoticon.gif
It turned out, [Judge] Savage suggested, that authorities coddled the big guy. While on a recruiting trip to Pima County to play football in Arizona, Wright was arrested for residential burglary. Then, after he had signed with Missouri, he stole a friend's credit card and ripped him off for cash.

In both cases, Savage said from the bench, "there were literally no significant consequences" imposed on Wright, simply because the 6-3, 300-pounder out of Sacramento City College knew how to get after the quarterback.

"I don't understand all the details, of course, but it appears that your athletic achievement or prowess significantly mitigated the consequences of your youthful criminality," Savage told Wright from the bench. In Arizona, "the system gave you a break," the judge said, "and I'm confident that your status as an Arizona football prospect assisted in that regard."

Not only did the felony theft in Missouri result in no jail time for Wright, but it "had no impact on your playing time," either, Savage said.

"I have the distinct impression that your ability to sack quarterbacks worked much like a get-out-of-jail-free card," Savage told Wright. "That may have given you the wrong impression about whether or not you are required to follow the rules of this society."

Jurors convicted Wright on Oct. 22 of the three residential robberies. In one of them, jurors found he made a 61-year-old man crawl around his house on his hands and knees while the defendant held a gun to the victim's head, demanding cash and other valuables. In another, he locked two men into the trunk of a car parked in their garage while he looked for money and marijuana they didn't have.

In the most serious incident, he broke in on a woman and ordered her at gunpoint to strip naked. After forcing her to give him oral sex, he ordered her to drive him to an ATM machine and withdraw $300 cash. Then he had her drive back to her house where he stole jewelry, made her take off her top and took a picture ordering her to "look happy," Wright's probation report said.http://www.modbee.com/2012/12/01/2476889/former-football-star-gets-234.html

Lucky
12-01-2012, 03:52 PM
And I thought the Texans only drafted choirboys? What a piece of work this guy is. I can't remember him ever playing a down for the Texans.

Playoffs
12-01-2012, 04:00 PM
And I thought the Texans only drafted choirboys?
I think he picked up some bad habits in Indy, T-Bay, and Detroit. :kitten:

beerlover
12-01-2012, 04:02 PM
Dark days indeed.

GP
12-01-2012, 04:11 PM
There's your average run of the mill petty thieves....then there's THAT guy, someone who is flat out evil.

What a disturbed person he is.

God bring peace to the people he tormented.

Texecutioner
12-01-2012, 04:35 PM
A guy that had a free education some NFL money that came to him here and there, and probably could have landed some 6 figure job coaching somewhere at some point doing what he loved decides to do this kind of thing instead??

This is where physical punishment in this country would be very effective. Public caining or something of that nature. A guy who was given everything with tons of opportunities and resorts to this type of chaotic crime is inexcusable. Instead he'll probably get paroled at some point.

MEGA SWATT
12-01-2012, 04:44 PM
Wow, having the power to do good in this world and that is what this POS did. He could have opened an atheletic training company and coached up young HS players on technique and stamina etc etc.....But, no, I'll go rob and rape people!

Look at Brian Billick---Drafted in '77 and cut by 2 teams and never played in the NFL and became a wonderful SB winning coach and respected NFL analyst.

Not saying he could achieve all that -but even 10% of that success and preservation of his freedom would be success.

Thorn
12-01-2012, 04:58 PM
you cant be that bad thorn:)

You have no idea what an ******* I was back in the 70's. LOL

But thanks for the encouragement in my old age. :)

MEGA SWATT
12-01-2012, 05:06 PM
You have no idea what an ******* I was back in the 70's. LOL

But thanks for the encouragement in my old age. :)

You're like a fine wine, you get better with age:bender:

infantrycak
12-01-2012, 05:21 PM
You're like a fine wine, you get better with age:bender:

With too much time, wine becomes vinegar.

MEGA SWATT
12-01-2012, 05:29 PM
With too much time, wine becomes vinegar.

That's ok, there are apparently 254 uses for vinegar:

http://www.wisebread.com/254-uses-for-vinegar-and-counting

coltfan123
12-01-2012, 05:53 PM
every forum has to have a grumpy old man:P

drs23
12-01-2012, 06:04 PM
A guy that had a free education some NFL money that came to him here and there, and probably could have landed some 6 figure job coaching somewhere at some point doing what he loved decides to do this kind of thing instead??

This is where physical punishment in this country would be very effective. Public caining or something of that nature. A guy who was given everything with tons of opportunities and resorts to this type of chaotic crime is inexcusable. Instead he'll probably get paroled at some point.

Yup, just ran the numbers. A 234 year sentence, he'll be eligible 2 1/2 weeks before his 177th birthday. :D

coltfan123
12-01-2012, 06:09 PM
idk who the bigger scum bad is... http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/12/01/kansas-city-chiefs-player-shoots-self-at-arrowhead-stadium/

Thorn
12-01-2012, 10:52 PM
With too much time, wine becomes vinegar.

LOL. So true.

brakos82
12-01-2012, 10:58 PM
every forum has to have a grumpy old man:P

We used to have 2.... dunno where JB disappears to half the time. :thinking:

Lucky
12-02-2012, 10:41 AM
We used to have 2.... dunno where JB disappears to half the time. :thinking:
He might not have found the replacement vacuum tubes for his computer.

DocBar
12-02-2012, 10:41 AM
It sounds like prison is where he belongs. When I see stories like this I think of the college scholarship that was wasted on him because he was big and could run.Now you get to think about all the tax payer monbey that gets to keep his sorry ass alive for the next several decades. This is one of those cases where an "instant" death penalty would be warranted.

SteveSlaton20
12-02-2012, 11:47 AM
Am I the only one who thought this was going to be Travis Johnson?

CloakNNNdagger
12-02-2012, 04:31 PM
If I remember correct, he never made the active roster. Can't remember if the Texans released him or put him on the practice squad though. That was a long time ago and one of many defensive line picks that didn't pan out.


He was the last pick of the 6th round in the 2003 Draft........was placed on our practice squad........then was signed off of the practice squad by Detroit......an appropriate city for a criminal to enhance his "skills."