This might be old news, but I thought the reason for Mattias Askew's arrest and subsequent hit with a taser was quite telling. From The Cincinnati Enquirer: Askew decides to pick up the latest gangsta rap CD, but there is no parking. What's a professional football player to do? "Well, park on the sidewalk muthaf***a! Sheeit, this ma Escalade biotch. Cain be parkin' dis sheeit on da street like some cracker. I plays FOOTBALL, man!" The police ask Mr. Askew to move his vehicle, but he continues to add to his collection of gangsta music. When the police inform him he is being ticketed, he decides its time to leave, but - no dice. The police will not let him leave now without his summons. So Mr. Askew gets out of the car, and assumes a 'fighting stance.' I don't think they mean the crane stance from the Karate Kid, but nevertheless, the police feel threatened and subdue the 6'5", 302 lb. Askew by taser. Of course, this is undoubtedly the fault of the police department, overzealous as they are about keeping vehicles off the sidewalks in Cincinnati. And of course, no one told Mr. Askew that he could not park on the sidewalk. Nor did the NFL or the Cincinnati Bengals offer any driving courses or lectures on responding to police requests. His university professors did not spend enough extra time after class with Mr. Askew, either, to ensure that he knew the ins and outs of civilized behavior off campus, as we all know that college life is nothing like real life. Mr. Askew will probably retain counsel and file a lawsuite against all of the aforementioned parties for lost wages and punitive damages, once he is inevitably cut from the Bengal's roster.