With the story of Ben Roethlisberger's decision to grab a beer a few days before the Super Bowl it reminded me of the one of the not-so-great stories in Super Bowl history. In 1998, the Atlanta Falcons had a dream season and made it to Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami against the Denver Broncos. In one for the dumbest man in America award, Eugene Robinson, starting safety, was arrested for offering $40 to an undercover officer posing as a prostitute for oral sex. To make it even dumber it was the night before the Super Bowl. To make it even worse, he earlier in the day received the Bart Starr Award from the Christian group Athletes in Action for his "high moral character." It obviously had an effect on his play as he struggled during the game, alllowing a big touchdown pass and missing a key tackle late in the game.
Here's to you, Mr. Robinson, bone-head decision is an understatement!