Bonus Point Hall of Fame
Ray Carruth
 
2002 Carolina Panthers
You know a man is trouble when he is married to a drug.
In October offensive lineman Chris Terry came up missing from practice roll call.  Coach John Fox had no idea of his whereabouts. The Panthers eventually learned Terry was out of town dealing with a matter involving his wife - NyQuell.  Skipping practice was worth a few BPs, but this was not the last we would hear of NyQuell or her husband.
Later on Terry helped the fans relive memories of the old Rae Carruth days, as he became another Panther fugitive on the run! A judge ordered Chris Terry arrested after he failed to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge of pushing his wife NyQuell into a wall during an argument at their home in south Charlotte. His defense attorney told the judge, "I can't find him. I don't understand why he's not here." 
The Panthers have the only defensive line in the league that loves to diet!
Brentson Buckner's incredibly lame excuse after he was busted for steroids was that he was taking organic diet pills. Julius Peppers also caught on to the diet craze. His four game "diet" suspension messed up his shot at winning rookie of the year, but did help him get 12 sacks in 12 games.
When keeping it real goes wrong
Later in the year WR Steve Smith was jailed and charged with a misdemeanor assault. Smith attacked another WR during a film session gone bad.  According to fellow WR Isaac Byrd, the victim was "Pearl Harbored" in a completely unprovoked attack.
You drink, you drive, you take a paid vacation
Lamar Smith got a DUI - again.  It turns out that Lamar Smith had been getting into trouble with drinking and driving since his rookie season back in 1994 when he wrapped his car around a pole.  After it happened this time, the Panthers put him on paid leave for the rest of the season.  Party on, dude!
Why you never submit to the breathalyzer
To cap off the season, kick returner Michael Bates was busted for drunken driving.   The trooper said Bates' speech slurred, and that his eyes were red, glossy and bloodshot.  Being a true pro, he naturally refused to take a breathalyzer test. Later on that summer he was acquitted of the charge after a judge ruled there was insufficient evidence to prove the accusation.  Evidence like, I don't know, maybe a breathalyzer test (ha ha).
"I'm happy I was found not guilty," Bates said.
And we are happy this band of misfits sprinkled enough fines and suspensions across the 2002 season to keep us all entertained.
R. Jay Soward
Coach Coughlin the enabler was actually an obstacle in Soward's Bonus Point career at times.
R. Jay Soward was suspended seven times in 2001: he missed four games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, then six games more for violating it again. He was suspended four other games by the Jaguars for violating team rules.  Coach Tom Coughlin constantly tried to cover up Soward's violations as fast as R. Jay could commit them. 
Now that R. Jay has been elected into the Bonus Point Hall of Fame, let's review the life story the man who racked up all those BPs over the years for JAX.
Lived in a van down by the river
During a period of suspension from USC, Soward lived out of his car for a while.  There were rumors that he had a drug problem. On his right bicep is a tattoo with the word "Outlaw." Then there's "D.L.M. #18" tattooed on his back, which he got after another suspension. It means Dedicated Loyal Man. And finally, the word "talent" is written on his left bicep in Chinese characters. "D.L.M. means to finish everything you do, and do it well," he said. "And talent because God gave me more than one talent."
R. Jay's other talents include putting out a rap album during his college days. He skipped summer workouts before his senior season to record the album. Here are some excerpts of the lyrics:
Ray Carruth says:
"This CD is available at a special bargain bin price in Bonus Point Hall of Fame gift shop."

R.J. Soward raps about football:
You want to cut my throat and watch me bleed
You want to take me out of the game
You know what I bring wearing No. 18

R.J raps about life's struggles: 

Living life like I know it
Frustrated and I know it
Walking blind and it shows it
But I feel like I'm chosen
Trying to reach that destination no matter what's opposing
His $2 million signing bonus made up for some of the hurt.
Jaguar fans should have known that R. Jay's mind was not right when he started complaining about lasting until the 29th pick in the draft. "You don't know what you have until you go 29th in the draft and you're expecting to go in the top five. I thought I was going to go before Courtney Brown [the No. 1 pick].  I had that much faith in myself.  It was off the wall, but that's what I believed."
Character isn't even a remote concern for Coughlin.
When he selected Soward at number 29 in the first round of 1999, Jacksonville coach Tom Coughlin said he had no problems with some of the questions about character that came up with Soward at USC.  If you have any doubts about this, look no further than December 2001, when Soward's WR mentor Jimmy Smith had a drug test come out positive for cocaine the same day R. Jay came back to the team after another suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Coughlin was asked if he would be reluctant to send Soward back to Smith for advice in the future. "Not at all, not at all," Coughlin replied.
Seamless transition from college underachiever to NFL underachiever
Tardiness was a chronic problem for Soward all season. He was so irresponsible, Coughlin eventually hired a limousine service to shuttle Soward from home to practice. Soward still kept showing up late for meetings, and coach Coughlin suspended him. Soward's agent and his dad both said R. Jay was enduring problems related to being far from home. 
Universal PerpWalk
The incident that put R. Jay over the top and into the Hall of Fame occurred at the Universal Studios' CityWalk bar and restaurant complex in Orlando.
An agitated Soward cursed out park security officers and threatened them with a plastic hotel room key. The police report said Soward had removed his shirt and was trying to fight the security officers when two off-duty Orlando policemen were summoned.  When police tried to calm Soward, he responded by saying, "I don't have to listen to anyone when I've already paid my money -- not even the police. The police kill people. I'm from California."
Soward also told the officers that he was a member of the Jaguars, but neither officer recognized his name nor believed he was a professional football player because of the way the 5-11, 182-pound Soward was dressed. "His boxer shorts were completely exposed.  The waistband of his jeans were at mid-thigh level."
When the officers told Soward he looked like "a street thug," he responded angrily with a string of obscenities and threatened them.  "If I was a street thug, I would shoot you in the face," Soward said, according to the officers.  Then he changed his tune – begging the cops to "shoot me in the face." Arresting officers wrote in their report that "it appeared [Soward] was under the influence of something other than alcohol."
Hopefully he wiped and flushed before dozing off.
R. Jay earned creativity points for his excuse regarding the incident that led to his six-game suspension. According to R. Jay, he arrived to be tested at the site of his appointment well in advance. But nature called early in the morning, and Soward went to the rest room to take care of business. Apparently the  wideout prides himself on being "regular" in at least one phase of life. While in the stall, Soward says he nodded off, apparently the result of some of the most comfortable commode seats known to man. By the time he awakened, he had missed the appointment. If you think something stinks about that story, so did the league, which denied his rather lame appeal.
No ticket for smashing car into a construction site?
Soward sustained injuries to his face and a hand in a one-car accident while driving his 2000 Cadillac Escalade in his hometown of San Bernandino. He lost control and ran off the road into a construction site. No arrests were made and Soward was not issued a citation, Watch Sergeant Keith Prostler said. "He was evidently driving too fast for the conditions," adding that the conditions were clear and dry.
Soward took to rehab about as well as Robert Downey Jr.
The Jags' 2001 season was winding down, and by NFL rules, they could not extend his suspension any longer. They were forced to reinstate him, but they didn't put him on the field. Soward never played a down all season, but he earned two $34,000 game checks for the games he was on the roster and eligible to play. He had spent 10 weeks in a Miami rehab center to deal with both depression and substance abuse. On January 10, 2002 R. Jay was suspended without pay for the entire 2002 season after another failed drug test.
His Jaguars teammates expressed surprise after Soward's last incident - proving once again that football players are just not very bright. Fred Taylor said he saw Soward after he was suspended, and that Soward was in good spirits. "He's cool,'' Taylor said. Of the latest drug bust, Taylor said, "I doubt that, man. I talked to him. He's a better kid than that. I know he wouldn't."
Dimitrius Underwood
So far, so crazy
Underwood was selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the 29th overall pick in the 1999 draft. He was signed to a five-year, $5.03 million contract and participated in a team practice on August 2. This concludes the normal portion of Dimitrius' NFL career.
After being in training camp for just one day, he disappeared and could not be located. Several days later he was found in Philadelphia. His agent, Craig Domann, assured the Vikings he would return. When his client did not show up, Domann admitted he was "perplexed" by Underwood's actions.
Who needs money when God is on your side?
After telling Vikings coach Dennis Green that he wanted to pursue the ministry and had "no desire" to play football, Underwood was waived on August 11 and returned his $1.75 million signing bonus to the team. 
The saga continues
After being released by the Vikings, Underwood was claimed on waivers by Miami. After meeting with Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson, Underwood agreed to join the team and was slated to begin practice immediately. But Underwood missed a flight from Michigan to Fort Lauderdale and failed to show up for practice.
Refusing to leave jail first smart decision he made
During the Dolphins' off week, Underwood was arrested at the home of the mother of his twin 17-month-old children. Lansing police arrested him on a warrant accusing him of nonpayment of child support. A $500 bond was posted for him about three hours later, but Underwood refused to leave the jail for another hour, spending the time talking to another inmate.
He's not worthy to ruin a pair of steak knives, either.
Soon after his release, Underwood was found bleeding on a city street from what police described as a life-threatening injury. A police report said Underwood repeatedly yelled "I'm not worthy of God" before he used two steak knives to cut his throat at the Lansing home of his girlfriend and their 17-month-old twins. Underwood was saying, "You are Satan and you're going to hell" and "I want to be saved, I want to meet God," when officers arrived.
Dimitrius' mother claimed that her son's apparent suicide attempt and erratic behavior were influenced by a "cult that's posing as a church" which Underwood began attending while he was at Michigan State. A young man who attended the same church as Dimitrius Underwood was then found dead in a cooler in a Michigan State dorm basement.
Escape from Alcatraz
Underwood escaped from a psychiatric care facility in Florida. A police report claimed Underwood had stopped taking medicine for manic depression and did not wish to return to the facility.
"He wanted to be with his family in Philadelphia, so we thought it would be in his best interest to release him," Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson said.
Cowboys join the party
Soon after being picked up by the Dallas Cowboys, Dimitrius was picked up by a Texas state trooper for reckless driving. Underwood was clocked driving 95 mph in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 81. He was fined $1000 and his drivers license was suspended for 30 days. Underwood performed community service in Dallas and attended a driver improvement training course.
Hard to kill
Underwood tried to kill himself for the second time in about a year, this time by running into traffic twice on a busy suburban highway in January 2001.
Underwood told police he "wanted to go to Jesus" after he was detained for kicking and denting a car and asking passers-by for a gun.
Sinking to a new low - even for him
In 2003 Dimitrius was arrested on charges of robbing a paraplegic and assaulting an Irving police officer.  The incident started when Underwood, thinking he was a police officer, began directing traffic at an intersection. A paraplegic motorist "took umbrage with his slowing down traffic. ... He assumed ... [Underwood] was a panhandler and offered him a $5 bill. Dimitrius took this as a bribe and became enraged." 
When Irving officers responded, Underwood was "totally out of control" and began to struggle, Stone said. He was arrested and taken to the county jail. Later he was deemed incompetent to stand trial by a jury and transferred to the North Texas State Hospital in Vernon for treatment of bipolar disorder. 
Cade McNown
This is sort of like Jesse James saying he wouldn't call Billy the Kid a bad guy
Cade McNown got his start at UCLA, where he was one of a group of nine teammates who illegally acquired campus handicapped-parking placards and used them from February to June 1997. "I'm not going to condemn them," McNown told the Chicago Tribune.  He also told the Tribune, "I'm by no means defending (my teammates), but there's no parking at UCLA."
He must have known it would be his last contract
A day after the Bears gave McNown a $22 million contract, the QB was driving to training camp.  At a toll booth he shouted at the collector, "I have no cash. I have credit," eventually persuading the operator to let him pass without paying the 40 cents.
Training camp parking situation oddly similar to UCLA
Eventually he drove his truck up to training camp, and in a classic move, parked atop a white wheelchair painted on the asphalt, right in front of a fluorescent sign reserving the spot for the handicapped.
Shoulda been a politician
Sincerity and loyalty are not words you'd use to describe McNown.  That's a big reason he had so much trouble winning over his Bears teammates.  He once ran over a cameraman along the sideline, then rushed back to see if the guy was OK.  Later on in the locker room, he boasted that "I had to make it look like I cared."
Cade wasn't too engrossed in film and Bible study to call a quarterback sneak.
When the Bears drafted Cade out of UCLA he sheepishly told interviewers that, shucks, he hated to lose so much that he still hadn't even lost his virginity.  Football so consumed him that, gosh, he had no time for girls. McNown said he was saving himself for marriage after his football career was over.
But a Los Angeles Times report said Cade was a frequent visitor to the Playboy Mansion, where he managed to do the ultimate by stealing Hugh Hefner's girlfriend, 1999 Miss April Brande Roderick.  Hef was so angry that he permanently banned McNown from the McMansion.
Being banned from the Mansion wasn't enough to stop our celibate stud.
 Cleveland QB Tim Couch was dating Playmate of the Year Heather Kozar when he made a big mistake by introducing her to McNown. According to Sports Illustrated, McNown began the kind of all-out blitz he could never handle as a QB -- phoning constantly, sending lots of flowers, even sending his Porsche to her. It worked, as Kozar dumped Couch and moved to Chicago to live with McNown.  Cade still claims to be a devout Christian who doesn't even read Playboy magazine. "I've never even seen her layout," he says.
Cade is always quick to lay the blame on someone else.
 After a day of overthrowing receivers on deep routes, he suggested the receivers might have been too tired to catch up to the balls he was throwing.
As popular as bird flu and AIDS combined
His teammates were often angered by McNown’s lack of game preparation. In the season finale, several Chicago Bears players told coach Dick Jauron that they would not play in Detroit if Cade started at quarterback.  Jauron eventually gave in and started Shane Matthews. 
Also unpopular with fans
Cade didn't help matters any when he skipped out on an appearance at a Thanksgiving charity event.
Booed routinely at Soldier Field, McNown once was forced to apologize after he said hostile fans should stay home.
And last but not least, let's not forget about the psycho Vietnam vet who wanted to kill him.
"I heard from NFL security, `There's a former Vietnam guy who wants to kill you,' " McNown said. "The head of security told me that they had the guy locked up. But I mean, they said, `Better lock your doors.'"
Bill Romanowski
The early years
While with the 49ers, Romanowski was considered an arrogant punk based on insiders' accounts. He once incited teammate Jerry Rice to fight him in practice. San Francisco was glad to let him go after his horrible performance in the 1993 NFC Championship Game loss to Dallas, and he ended up in Philadelphia. As an Eagle, the former Boston College star was fined $4,500 for kicking an opponent in the head. 
Loogie wonderland
After signing with Denver as a free agent, his record speaks for itself.  His wallet took a $20,000 hit after he busted the jaw of Kerry Collins in a 1997 preseason game. Five months later, he launched an infamous loogie at J.J. Stokes on Monday Night Football. Romanowski's defense was that Stokes had insulted him -- though he conveniently left out the fact that he had grabbed the receiver's groin in a dog pile moments earlier.
Branching out into the drug trade
He and his wife were busted for directing a friend to obtain more than 500 appetite suppressant pills -- more than five times the amount that would have been prescribed on a standard diet plan. Romanowski was indicted on four felony counts of using the diet drug Phentermine, which doctors believe helps athletes by speeding up their metabolisms. Julie Romanowski faces eight counts of fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance and conspiracy.
Innovative drug sales pitch
An unidentified white player told the grand jury that Romanowski suggested he take the drug because, "It is the only way we can compete with the black guys." The anonymous teammate also said that Romanowski didn't say black guys, but rather used the "N-word."
Finishing up as a Raider
Romanowski got into a fight in parctice with the reserve tight end.  He ripped off the guy's helmet and punched him in the face, breaking some bones and chipping teeth. The Raiders ended up having to give him an injury settlement.
Randy Moss
Lost ND scholarship
In 1995, he and another student gave a major beatdown to a kid at Dupont High in South Carolina. The boy spent some time in an intensive care unit. Moss lost a scholarship to Notre Dame because of the fight. 
Kicked out of FSU
While on probation, he tested positive for marijuana once, and was in the same car with a friend who was arrested for possession another time. That got him kicked off Florida State's football team. 
Does Randy Moss have to choke a bitch?
The kid who took the beatdown from Moss later filed a motion in circuit court because the judge never followed through on his promise to make Moss pay.  Well, Moss did have to pay for choking the mother of his child - 30 days in the slammer for domestic battery.
After two seasons, three colleges, and about 50 misdemeanors, Randy decided he was ready for the NFL.
Randy had been scheduled to participate in the NFL's scouting combine on April 18-19, 1999, but he canceled his trip to Indianapolis the day the event began.  According to his agent, an abscessed wisdom tooth flared up and forced him to have six teeth removed. The abscessed tooth must have really made him mad, because Moss was seen by scouts cursing out a sporting goods store manager during the time he was supposed to be at the combine. Randy got upset when he noticed they didn't have any Marshall caps in stock.
Randy's first incident as a member of the Minnesota Vikings
His first NFL BPs came when he was kicked off an airplane after a confrontation with a flight attendant over carry-on luggage. The US Airways flight had taxied across the tarmac but returned to the gate to have Moss removed.
Rampaging against refs
In 1999 Moss was fined time and time again for verbal abuse of referees. Moss even squirted a water bottle at a ref during the Vikings' 49-37 playoff loss to the St. Louis Rams.  Randy's rampage against the refs continued into his second season. He got ejected from a game and grabbing a field judge's arm.  There was also one game where Moss went gangster on a security guard who would not to let some of his friends on the field.
Lots of blame to pass around ... to everyone else
After the Vikings were thrashed 41-0 in the NFC Championship Game, Randy passed out the blame.  He questioned the desire and commitment of his teammates. (Funny, during the season, several TV broadcasters broke down game tape that showed Randy dogging it on the field.)  He called out coach Dennis Green, saying that the team wasn't prepared.  (Funny, the St. Paul Pioneer Press quoted sources as saying Moss wasn't following play calls, instead running his own routes to try to induce Daunte Culpepper to throw him.)
Admits to taking plays off
2001 was a bonus point bonanza for our hero. Almost every week he was up to some new shenanigans. 
That offseason Randy gave an interview to ESPN the Magazine where he admitted that he doesn't always give 100 percent. ``It doesn't really bother me when people talk about me taking plays off,'' Moss said in the interview. ``It only bothers me when I'm on the field and I take a play off, and the ball's thrown and I'm not where I should be. Or if (running back) Robert (Smith) comes through there and I'm taking that play off. Only when something bad happens on the field.''
Later on in the season Randy dropped one of the best quotes ever. On taking plays off: "Do I play up to my top performance, my ability, every time? Maybe not. I just keep doing what I do and that is playing football. When I make my mind up, I am going out there to tear somebody's head off. When I go out there and play football, man, it's not anybody telling me to play or how I should play. I play when I want to play."
The next day a reporter asked whether those comments were taken out of context.  "Hell, no," Moss said. "That is what I said. When I want to play, I'll play. There's nobody here on the face of the earth that can make me go out here and play football. I can go out here on the field and suit up and stand on the sideline and play. At my highest level? I don't know. If I want to go out here and play at my highest level, I'll do that."
The traffic officer incident
Randy was back at it in September 2002, getting thrown in jail for pushing a traffic officer a half-block with his car as she was trying to stop him from making an illegal turn.  He got released from jail the next day and walked out whistling.  Police also found a small quantity of marijuana in Moss' car, but for some reason no charge was filed.
During the off-season, Randy went to a few anger management classes, although not as many as he was ordered to.  He basically called the anger management courses a joke.
Butt angers Buck
In the 2004 playoffs, Moss did a TD celebration where he feigned pulling down his pants to moon the Green Bay fans. TV announcer Joe Buck, calling the game, was incensed, calling it "a disgusting act" on-air.
Lazy days
Moss was traded to the Oakland Raiders before the 2005 season. Nagging injuries limited his production in Oakland, or was that his unwillingness to play? Whatever it was, Moss was worthless for the Raiders.  Randy took home the JCFFL LVP honors in 2006.  His controversial remarks off the field and worthlessness on it basically forced Oakland to get rid of him.  Moss responded to questions about his dropped passes and lackluster effort as a Raider with, "Maybe because I'm unhappy and I'm not too much excited about what's going on, my concentration and focus level tend to go down sometimes when I'm in a bad mood." Days later, he reiterated his unhappiness with losing games and being a member of the Raiders on his weekly segment with Fox Sports Radio, saying, "I might want to look forward to moving somewhere else next year to have another start and really feel good about going out here and playing football." He was traded again to NE before the 2007 season.
Best receiver ever
Moss had the greatest season by a WR ever in his first season with the Patriots, racking up 23 TDs without causing any trouble.  Apparently the Randy Moss from high school, Notre Dame, Florida State, Marshall, the Vikings, and the Raiders wasn't the real Randy. 
The only hint of the good old days came during the playoffs, when he was hit with an injunction for dating violence. According to an affidavit Moss committed battery upon his girlfriend in Florida, and then refused to allow her to seek medical attention.
Sebastian Janikowski
The Polish Powderkeg
The placekicker’s problems with drugs, alcohol and authority have earned him the nickname “Polish Powderkeg” and put him at odds with the law on numerous occasions. Sebastian’s saving grace is his explosive left leg, which some say is the best ever. This is his story…
Another BP achiever from FSU
Sebastian hit Tallahassee like a tropical storm. His shaved head, iffy command of English, and party-first, study-later philosophy made him a campus icon. A sports management major, he spent too much time in frat houses and nightclubs and not enough in classrooms and the library. Throughout Sebastian’s college career, his academic eligibility was always teetering on the edge.
Saturday night's all right for fighting
Sea-bass likes to get into bar fights after games.  He did it twice in 1998, once with a male cheerleader. 
New Year's Eve + Bourbon Street + Sebastian =  too much fun to leave
Seabass got caught breaking curfew before a 1999 bowl game.  But in a funny move, coach Bowden decided to let it slide, joking that Sebastian benefitted from the team’s "international" rule.
Bribing cops always works in GTA
Following a campus celebration of FSU’s national championship, Sebastian was with several friends trying to get into an after-hours nightclub called The Grove. When they were denied entry, a member of the group refused to leave the area and was arrested for trespassing.  Sebastian was arrested for trying to bribe the arresting officer by dropping three $100 bills onto the policeman’s lap.
Doesn't realize date-rape drug is to be used on others
Soon after the Raiders drafted him in the first round, he was arrested on charges of possession of GHB, the “date-rape” drug. He could have been deported, but nothing came of it. In October 2001, he outdid that by using the drug on himself.  He was taken to the hospital after passing out at the Snowdrift Lounge, a club in one of San Francisco’s seediest sections.  The doorman reported that Sebastian might have overdosed on GHB.
Drunk and drunker
 Sebastian was pulled over for a drunk driving offense in the spring of 2002, then again in October.  He may have slipped up a little by submitting to the breathalyzer, but perhaps it was to let everyone know he registered .20, a solid score that more than doubled California’s legal limit. 
The good times have faded away
It's lucky that Sebastian got into the Hall during his and the Raiders heyday.  With the Raiders sucking on the field more than any team not named Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland fans would surely welcome more entertaining off-the-field anecdotes from the highest paid kicker in NFL history.  But it appears this old dog has run out of new tricks.
Chris Hanson
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Had a pot problem … fondue pots
In 2002, Hanson knocked himself out for a season in a fondue incident.
Much like the rock group Hanson (mmBop), the punter Hanson always provides something to laugh at. 
Hanson knocked himself out for the season again in 2003.  This time, he gashed his leg with an ax while chopping a log in the locker room in what was supposed to be a motivational stunt. 
Did a great job of being the most obscure player on the NFLs all time highest scoring team.
Hanson was undrafted out of Marshall, where he was a teammate of Randy Moss. He was brought to the Patriots in 2007 to "help Moss adapt" which would clearly mean "to roll his joints for him".
William Green
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One of the all-time draft busts, got a coach fired and helped drag down a franchise for years
William Green's early life was fraught with problems. His father was a heroin addict who died of AIDS when William was 12. His mother died of the disease a year later.
He failed a couple drug tests in college, but that didn't stop Cleveland Browns coach Butch Davis from taking Green 16th overall in 2002.  Butch passed on Clinton Portis, whom he had coached at the University of Miami.
In case you thought Tim Couch was the only reason expansion Cleveland sucked
One NFL scout said of Green: “He showed almost nothing as a player when he was in Cleveland. I mean, by the end, you couldn’t tell the difference between him and a bunch of guys who weren’t even drafted. Didn’t run hard, didn’t run fast, didn’t do anything that ever made you say he was anything special.”
That scout must not know that when it came to off-the-field incidents, William Green was indeed special. 
Basically, William and his girlfriend were the original "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"
His 2003 season was one for the ages. Green was arrested for drunk driving and marijuana possession, wearing one shoe and one sock during the arrest.
While under suspension, Green turned it up a notch.  He was hospitalized after being literally stabbed in the back, telling police that the injury was accidental.  Police didn't believe his story of tripping while walking up stairs, so they searched his house. 
There they found a steak knife with blood on it stuck in a kitchen cabinet and marijuana all over the place.  There were wood fragments from a bathroom door that appeared to have been forced open, blood at the top and bottom of a staircase as well as in the master bedroom and bathroom floors. 
A lover and a fighter
Green only gained 585 yards in 2004. That year he might have been tired before the games because he was always fighting somebody during the week.  Around this time, it was disclosed that William was having a child with a woman other than his wife.
Final flameout
His final season in Cleveland was an injury-plagued 2005 campaign where he appeared in eight games and gained only 78 yards.   Green was released in training camp in 2006, having never reached 1,000 rushing yards in a season.
Not even Jesus can save somebody that slow
In the summer of 2006, he started listening to tapes of a televangelist named Dr. Dollar, who teaches “prosperity theology.” William and his girlfriend (back together again) went to Atlanta to be baptized by Dr. Dollar and became holy rollers.
In March 2008, Green attempted to get back into the NFL again.  He showed up, ran a disappointing 4.85 in the forty, and that was it.