He walks onto the field and you cringe. Your heart rate increases. Your general demeanor becomes negative, and you can't help but say "Jerk" under your breath. Somehow, professional athletes crawl under our skin. NFL players are not an exception to the rule. Sometimes we know why they drive us crazy: They've got an arrest record the length of a novel, they treat every yard gain like a Super Bowl-winning touchdown, they hold out for more money, say stupid stuff or play dirty.
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An offseason dominated by Ben Roethlisberger headlines is finally over. I would be disappointed. And what happens if they have success without me? Ward has become the unofficial spokesman of the team, the locker room conscience. There is a sense the Roethlisberger story has calmed down, but Ward seems to think the start of the season only raises the stakes. Like him or not, Ward is right. If they were all like Ward, the game would be played much better and there would be no need for an arrest meter on this site.
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While Ed Reed and Chris Crocker would disagree, a majority of those participating in this week's SportsNation poll say Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was not a dirty player. In a poll that drew more than 11, votes, 62 percent say that Ward didn't cross the line as an aggressive and violent football player. Ward, who announced his retirement Tuesday, has drawn criticism over the years for his hits, and was named the NFL's dirtiest player in a Sports Illustrated poll.
He is known for his dark comedy style, which emphasizes ironic misdirection, non sequiturs , biting insults, an arrogant demeanor, and a stage persona that frequently takes amoral stances. After releasing his critically acclaimed debut album Shakespeare in , he began writing for the Comedy Central Roasts and moved up to performer in the roast of Donald Trump. He continued to perform on the roasts of Charlie Sheen and Roseanne Barr in In , he hosted his own Comedy Central series for two seasons, The Jeselnik Offensive , and released his second album, Caligula , which doubles as an hour-long stand-up special. On July 22, , Jeselnik replaced J.