A disturbing story in the L.A. Times finds USC running backs coach Todd McNair engaged in dog fighting in the 1990s and was convicted of cruelty to animals, among other things. Beyond the usual disgusting aspects of the story, this paragraph is mind-boggling:
"As part of the probation agreement, he was to donate $250 to an animal shelter. The judge issued a warrant for contempt of court after McNair paid the fine but did not make the donation."
How does a guy who spent eight years as an NFL running back (with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1989 to 1996, gaining a whopping 803 yards in that time) not pay a $250 fine? He was too busy beating and fighting more dogs, apparently; he was engaged in this disgusting activity while he was in the NFL. -Cyd Zeigler jr.