meshugenuh (me-shu-ge-nuh) n. Yiddish 1) A crazy person, 2) A madman.


Monday, January 02, 2006

The true definition of a Meshugenuh Athlete:

Happy New Years to everyone! I hope all of you have caught at least one bowl game this past week. The Muffin man claims he will be lying on his couch with the ewok dog watching college football for 14 straight hours today. Good luck buddy and try to stretch at halftime.

Anyway, I wanted to dedicate my post this evening to the loco Meshugenuh's of the sports world. I will list two articles that are closely linked to each other. Read the next excerpts and ask yourself: "What is Shackleford doing with a 19 year girl in his car speeding with guns and drugs?"

Former NAB player Shackleford arrested for drugs
January 1, 2006
SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) -- Former NBA player Charles Shackleford was arrested on drug and weapon charges during a routine traffic stop. The 39-year-old Shackleford, who played at North Carolina State and with four NBA teams in six seasons, was arrested in Johnston County on Saturday by a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper.

He faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine, Johnston County officials said Sunday. Shackleford, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., was released on $11,000 bond. Andrea Spencer, 19, who was driving the vehicle, was arrested for speeding. Shackleford is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday in Johnston County. Spencer, who was released on a $500 bond, is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 13. Shackleford was suspended from N.C. State in 1986 because of poor grades, but was allowed to return. He was drafted in the second round in 1988 by the New Jersey Nets and later played with the Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves and before ending his NBA career with the Charlotte Hornets after the 1989-99 season.

Here is the article: Trial pins one athlete against another

Wow, this guy just gets dumber and dumber. He should be sitting in a mansion right now. Instead he'll be in a jail cell....

Clarett wanted on robbery charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Maurice Clarett was wanted by police on Sunday after he was accused of using a gun to rob two people in an alley behind a bar. The troubled former Ohio State running back fled when the bar owner or manager, who knew Clarett and the victims, came into the alley and identified him shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday. According to police, the 22-year-old Clarett left the scene in a white sport utility vehicle with two other men and took only a cell phone from his alleged victims, who weren't injured. He was wanted on two counts of suspicion of aggravated robbery. Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said he was informed of the incident on his way to the Fiesta Bowl news conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. Clarett helped the Buckeyes win the national championship in 2002 but has found only hard times since.

"Obviously, my reaction to that is it's sad," Tressel said, "because, as I said the last few times people have brought up the subject, my hope would be that he would have an opportunity to go over to NFL Europe and make a comeback.

"I hope it's not true, but beyond that, I don't know much, but my reaction is, I was sad."
Clarett sat out the 2003 season after he was charged with misdemeanor falsification for filing a police report claiming that more than $10,000 in clothing, CDs, cash and stereo equipment was stolen from a car he borrowed from a local dealership. He later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
Ohio State suspended Clarett for misleading investigators, and for receiving special benefits worth thousands of dollars from a family friend.

He later began an unsuccessful legal fight that went to the U.S. Supreme Court to be allowed in the NFL early. Clarett was chosen by the Denver Broncos in last year's draft, but the team cut him in August.

Tressel said he had spoken with Clarett "three or four times in the last six weeks."
"It's been along the lines of hoping he would have a chance to get things together and make a run at things with NFL Europe," the coach said.

Clarett would have been a senior on this year's Ohio State team, which meets Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl on Monday.

"It's real troubling," Tressel said of Clarett's fall. "Not just with youngsters that it becomes newsworthy, but with any kids who don't go the direction you know they're capable of or hope for them. It's one of the tough things when you compete. Sometimes things work out and you're successful and sometimes it doesn't. That doesn't have you back off from competing and teaching and trying to help people."

The reason why I linked these 3 cases together was to show how meshugenuh athletes can be.
For those of you out there who may be a professional athlete or may be one in the future, learn from these player's mistakes! Be a role model on the field and off the field in 2006.
If you read this in time, check out the ND-OSU game on ABC!
Again have a happy and healthy 2006!
-The Sports Meshugenuh-


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clarett gets a bad rap, he was just trying to borrow the guy's cell phone, his was broken. Just because he is of African American descent he gets charged with robbery

January 03, 2006

Blogger The Sports Meshugenuh said...

That's what happens when you act like a meshugenugh!

He got what he deserved!

-The Sports Meshugenuh-

January 04, 2006


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