I agree and I've never been a fan of players' antics ala TO, Chad Johnson, etc. I like football for football.
I think the reason the media attatches to these things is because they (media) truly believes this is what people want to see...and unfortunately, they're correct. Just look at this site. I'm sure you noticed how much more action threads about TO got versus Mr. fantasy football's (Alexander) injury got. Also, you have the people that could take or leave football. But now theres a juicy story happening so their attention is peaked. The media is gonna try to garner ever last bit of attention they can from these people before this is no longer a top story.
I dont like it, never have, but based on what I see on t.v. and the internet, you and I are certainly in the minority.