Late this week, Brandon Underwood, the Packers high potential, oft-injured defensive back, was in court to plead not guilty to a count of disorderly conduct stemming from an incident with his wife on the night Packers players received their Super Bowl championship rings.
His wife, Brandie, told authorities not long after the altercation with her husband that the incident was blown out of proportion and that she didn’t want proceedings to continue.
However, this isn’t the first time Brandon has had altercations with his wife and law enforcement are afraid that if some sort of penalty isn’t incurred against him at this point that the next time could be even more serious.
They have a point. We all know how these things happen. Clearly Brandon has a temper and needs help. Is he a criminal? No.
The couple is working on their problems through therapy and it appears Brandon is attempting to right the ship with his wife and family … That’s a good thing. We wish the best for them.
And we hope the court gives them the chance to do so.
But what does it mean for his role with the Packers? We don’t know yet. The Packers haven’t commented. On first blush it would appear the Packers don’t have room for character issues … But the team has stuck with Underwood before. Will the team do so again? We won’t know until the CBA is signed.
Either way, we hope the Underwoods figure it out and move their lives forward on a positive note.
And if the Packers part ways with Underwood for his misconduct, that they follow suit with Johnny Jolly …