As a former college and professional basketball player I can honestly say that professional sports suck big time. Not everybody agrees with me on this, and there are those that say I just don't like it because I'm no longer involved, but here is my opinion. Many, not all, but many professional athletes are spoiled rotten. Not only do they make millions of dollars for participating in an activity, a great deal of them don't work hard at it or even care about anything other than their money, they complain about practice, they complain about coaches, they are not good teamates, some are very poor citizens, they get arrested, drunk, drugged up and so on. Not that I care about any of those vices. Just don't bitch about penalties for violating the rules. Again this is not all athletes, but for every Jon Lynch there are three T.O.'s or Chad Johnson's, or McSorley,s or Bonds. The problem is the money has outweighed the love of the game. When I was in training camp with the Nuggets, playing in the CBA, playing over seas, nobody loved to play, including myself, it was all about money so passion for your career ended, and about the only thing that would get you going was just plain old aggression, so fights happen. Does anybody realize that on top of all the money they get paid guy's int the NBA get in the area of $300 a day for food while traveling on the road. I know most companies cover food expenses while traveling, but $300, lets be realistic. Every thing on the level of a professional athlete is exageratted. The spotlight they live under, the money they get paid, the expectations they are held to, so I think any fines and penalties handed out should be exageratted as well, those guys got what they deserved. Maybe not enough. Ask yourself this, if you decked a co-worker, would you get to keep your job? Maybe when pro athletes act a fool they should lose their jobs and have to eek out a living in the real world like the rest of us, after having spent time with some of these so called professionals that would be a joke. I think they should scrap all pro sports and just start over all the games are great and enjoyable, thats why I love college the kids actually care and for the most part enjoy what they are doing, and if they get in trouble there are usually consequences of some sort except at the University of Miami. So let's all just drop the pro sports junk, let them flog themselves and go paddle or ride!