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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Tuesday Tomlin

Not much to report from Tomlin's press conference today.

Everybody's healthy. The Chargers are great. And the Steelers have a huge challenge ahead of them.

On the other hand, the big news of the day was twofold.

© The Chargers' Vincent Jackson was arrested early Tuesday morning for driving under the influence.

San Diego head coach Norv Turner is unlikely to suspend Jackson – and there won't be any league punishment at this time if at all - but it has to be a bit of a distraction, something the Chargers didn't need.

© The Steelers' Rod Woodson and Dermontti Dawson were both among the 15 finalists for the Hall of Fame.

Woodson is a shoe-in. Dawson should be.

But my best guess is that only Woodson gets in this year.


Anonymous said...

Dale, if the situation was reversed, do you think the steelers would sit their DUI charged starting WR for an away playoff game?

I think they would, am I wrong?

Anonymous said...

I don't think they would. Yes drinking and driving is illegal but the case with Holmes was an illegal substance. The two are different. NFL doesn't come in on a DUI but they will with an illegal substance.

Dale Lolley said...

I don't think they would suspend the player without due process. The marijuana charge on Holmes was different. That was a stupidity thing as much as anything and they didn't want it to be a distraction.
I know Cowher didn't suspend a couple of guys who had DUIs, but then again, that was Cowher, not Tomlin.