20 May 2005
The Dolphins signed free-agent safety Abram Elam this week. Elam was convicted of felony sexual battery in connection with a March 2002 incident with a fellow student at Notre Dame. The victim says, "[The Dolphins] can expect a firestorm. They are going to be hit. ... They're in for a world of trouble."
Nick Saban has a different take: "We felt that the reason we would not give him an opportunity here was because it would be a public-relations nightmare. I didn't think that was really fair to him based on our research in what he has done to show he has learned his lesson and having done a very positive job in trying to get himself moving in the right direction."
My own feeling is that he got a ridiculously light sentence (18 months suspended, two years' probation and 200 hours of community service), but if the justice system says he's a free man, he should have the right to earn a living in his chosen field.
1 comment, Last at 12 Jun 2005, 8:12am by MDS
Our offseason Four Downs series continues with a division-by-division look at each team's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. Does anyone in the NFC South have any pass rushers? Well, the Bucs might, but they still need more players to catch the ball.