I'm Going On Vacation (and so is Jerramy Stevens)

I'm going to be off all next week and hopefully between playing with the kids and keeping the kids from killing each other I can get in some rest.

Speaking of rest (weak transition, I know) I'll leave you with Bucs TE Jerramy Stevens, who was just suspended for at least two games for violating the substance abuse policy. 

Stevens has had other problems in the past, and the Tampa fans are fed up with him.

Meanwhile, the Buccaneers' re-signing of Stevens has triggered a firestorm on Tampa's sports talk radio.

"I've said I will not let this die," WDAE afternoon drive host Steve Duemig said. "I think it's disgusting that he's a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We talked about Stevens for four hours Monday, and there wasn't one dissenting opinion."

Shortly after Tampa Bay's 2007 season ended with an opening-round playoff loss to the Giants, a lengthy investigative story in The Seattle Times chronicled a disturbing portrait of Stevens' legal woes at Washington, including a sexual assault case in 2000.

Citing insufficient evidence, prosecutors declined to file a rape charge against Stevens, who was suspended one game by the league last season because of a March 2007 DUI conviction in Arizona.

"Our phones haven't stopped ringing since the Bucs announced Stevens is back," said WDAE program director Mike Killabrew. "I know we are the flagship station for the Bucs, but this community is in an uproar."

Hmm, that doesn't sound good.  If Stevens was lingering around the bottom of  any of your pre-season draft lists, move him down to the margin.  And write his name in pencil. 

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