Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003

(Worst) Bucs Show Keyshawn The Door

In 2003, we had college coaches gone wild, drug suspensions and suspicions, one infamous corked bat and a BCS mess. But we've had all those things before. The true new low in sports occurred on Nov. 18, when the Super Bowl champion Buccaneers informed their starting wideout, Keyshawn Johnson, that he was being de-activated for the rest of the season — not because of injury or poor on-field performance, but for basically being a pain in the ass. It was a bold, financially costly and generally celebrated move by the Bucs. Fans can only shake their heads when $56 million isn't enough to keep an employee happy.