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From 'you're under arrest' to 'you're a Buc': Explaining the Josh Huff signing

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Josh Huff watches during warmups before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit on Oct. 9, 2016. A public official says authorities stopped Huff for speeding and found a small amount of marijuana and a gun, Tuesday morning, Nov. 1, 2016.  The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release information about the investigation.  It wasn't known if Huff was in custody or if the gun was loaded. [Associated Press]

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Josh Huff watches during warmups before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit on Oct. 9, 2016. A public official says authorities stopped Huff for speeding and found a small amount of marijuana and a gun, Tuesday morning, Nov. 1, 2016. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release information about the investigation. It wasn't known if Huff was in custody or if the gun was loaded. [Associated Press]

Why in the world are the Bucs taking a chance on a man who was arrested just a week ago?

Because they need the help.

Sooner or later, I'm going to wake up and realize that's how the NFL works.

That's how it works when a bad football team like the Bucs is badly in need.

That's why Josh Huff, receiver and kick returner, good hands, good speed, gets a second chance.

I still don't understand why Huff's chance came so quickly. For some reason, it bothers me.

I mean, Huff was pulled over in Philadelphia just last week and arrested for possessing less than 50 grams of marijuana and a 9mm handgun without a permit and a magazine with six hollow-point bullets.

Translation:

Hey, hey, hey, you're a Buccaneer!

The Eagles waived Huff after his arrest. The Bucs picked him up. That's football.

I'm no fool. If they fired every football player who had marijuana in his car, we might not have enough people left to play the games. I mean, what are we talking about here?

And the reality is that people are packing here, there, everywhere. I tell my daughter to be careful how she drives around town. Don't cut anyone off. It's the Wild West.

For all I know, Josh Huff is a good person. I mean, there wasn't any actual violence involved in his incident. Athletes own guns. No news flash there.

And if I had a nickel for every time I forgot to leave the hollow tips at home, well ...

It's still kind of weird.

You're under arrest.

Then you're a Buc.

I've got to get with the program.

From 'you're under arrest' to 'you're a Buc': Explaining the Josh Huff signing 11/08/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 11:14am]
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