Now that the Patriots are in the Superbowl, the rest of the country is
getting a good look at New England's third-ranked regional soap opera
(after state government and the Red Sox). One of the continuing
storylines is Terry Glenn, the wide receiver whose perverse
determination to squander his prodigious talent most recently got him
suspended from the team for the duration of the playoffs after he
missed several practices without an excuse. Earlier in the season, he
graced a Sunday evening sports show with an interview in which he
linked his prolonged recovery from a hamstring injury to a dispute
about his signing bonus, and made a point of saying that he "did,
D-I-D" want to play for the team.
(The team had already tried to suspend him for the
season, but that got overturned in arbitration).
His latest escapade has to do with the drug infractions that earned him the suspension and cost
him all that bonus money in the first place. (The team had learned
the lesson of
six years of Glenn's shenanigans --- the bonus was
conditioned on good behavior). He's now suing
the NFL, claiming that he suffers from a disability, chronic
depression, which makes him unable to pick up the phone when the NFL's
agents call to tell him they'd like to run a drug test.
And to think, people actually complain about Randy Moss...