No room for nonsense 

April, 3, 2007
The Cincinnati Bengals' off-the-field issues this past season and the trials and tribulations of Adam "Pacman" Jones are having an effect on this year's free agency class. And make no mistake, it is going to have an impact on this years draft class as well. Commissioner Roger Goodell is taking a no-nonsense approach to player conduct and it has affected the way teams are thinking, especially in the cases of three particular players.

For example, former Seattle TE Jerramy Stevens. He was arrested for DUI in the middle of the free agency signing period and has had numerous off-the-field issues dating back to his days at the University of Washington. Stevens' on-field production does not even come close to trumping the off-the-field concerns and I would not be surprised if he fails to land a job this season.