Maybe people who have never played professional football go overboard in their criticism of the athletes. So what? Why do so many others feel the need to line up and defend them for poor play, or even worse, criminal behavior? These guys have a tremendous privlege. They play a game at the highest level and make some serious money doing it. I'm not saying it's easy, or unstressful. Mike Stone will have made over a million dollars in three years. If the fans bag on him because he hasn't produced at the level he was paid and drafted at, too bad. With more privlege goes more responsibility. If you don't want public criticism, get a job in the private sector.