The naked truth: athletes shouldn't look at strip clubs
Sooner or later, athletes will realize strippers or strip clubs are the fastest way to put your NFL career in jeopardy.
Former cornerback Dwayne Goodrich was the driver in a hit-and-run accident that left two people dead and another injured in January after leaving a strip club.
Now, free safety Keith Davis was shot in the arm and hip in the parking lot of a local strip club early Sunday morning.
His future in Dallas is in jeopardy.
And that’s too bad for a kid from Italy, Texas, about 50 miles south of Dallas, who had a good chance of making this roster because Dallas lacks a true free safety. The question is whether his injuries will heal in time for him to be ready for the start of training camp.
If they don’t, his career with the Cowboys is probably over.
After all, coach Bill Parcells reportedly warned his players in his first team meeting to stay away from strip clubs, and he has been adamant and consistent in saying fringe players can’t afford to be hurt.
Davis is the epitome of a fringe player.
He spent much of last season on the practice squad before the Cowboys activated him for the final five games.
He performed adequately and drew the attention of the coaching staff with his ability to ball hawk.
After improving his strength and conditioning and his knowledge of the scheme in the off-season, Davis said a few weeks ago that he was confident he would earn a roster spot because he felt so comfortable in the scheme.
Davis said he could finally play football and let his talent take over instead of wondering whether he was in the right spot.
Now, he’s reduced to hoping his wounds heal in time to let him compete.
It doesn’t really matter if he was trying to protect his girlfriend. Or whether he was picking someone up from the club.
If you’re a professional athlete and you go to a strip club for any reason in the wee hours of the morning, few good things can happen.