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Without a doubt Kemoko
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 , Gary Bettman controls the world's best
professional hockey league. You may not agree with the NHL's rules and
regulations, but you have to admit you like its rather innocent players as well
as their gorgeous wives and girlfriends. However, don't let those positive
things distract you from the fact there are unanswered questions about some of
the players who tend to raise eyebrows for their addictions, partying ways, and
prison sentences. While it's not really the league's fault they're acting in
such ways, they're doing themselves a disservice by laughing their way to the
bank while acting like they're making peanuts.

It's pretty much hard to call a player one of the worst players ever, as
there's a reason behind each person being drafted by a professional team to play
for one of the biggest stages in the world; but we've focused our attention to
the players who have made headlines for the wrong reasons by continuing to be
the life of the party and/or carried out criminal acts in which led to jail
time.

Unfortunately, some NHL players never get out of their destructive ways,
which gives them two options: resolve the issue so they can move on or let the
issue take over their lives. There has been plenty of speculation in the
mainstream media, so let's check out the players who are聽trying their hands at a
new career path or inspiring others in an affirmative manner.

That being said, let's take a look at 15 former NHL stars who hit rock bottom
after retiring and answer the anticipated question: where are they now?

Miami
Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills vacationed this offseason in Africa, led several
teammates on a training trip to Nebraska and returned to find the NFL's national
anthem debate again at peak volume.

"We've got to clean up how things are looking," Stills said following the
Dolphins' first training camp practice Thursday.

The sixth-year pro is part of the debate because he kneeled during the anthem
the past two seasons and has been vocal discussing social injustice issues that
inspired the protest.

Stills would prefer the league had no anthem policy so players could do as
they wished, and said he'll wait until a policy is set to decide what he'll do
during the anthem this season.

"At some point before the season starts, the league and the players
association are going to come to an agreement," he said. "And at that point I'll
have a better idea what I'll be doing."

Last week the league and union issued a joint statement saying the two sides
are still working on a resolution. Their statement came hours after The
Associated Press reported Dolphins players who protest on the field during the
anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued last
week.

The Dolphins subsequently issued a statement saying all options regarding the
team's policy remain open.

On Thursday, coach Adam Gase said he doubted a Miami player would be
suspended for protesting during the anthem.

"I mean Authentic
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luck suspending somebody," Gase said. "It takes about 5,000 things before
anybody can get suspended by a club."

Gase said he doesn't see anthem issue as potentially divisive for his
team.

"I think they do a good job of when issues come up, they get together and
hammer it out," Gase said. "These guys aren't shy about speaking up. They've
done a good job of making sure, as a group, they talk through things."

Three-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey also plans to continue
protesting, but wants people to quit seeing this as an anthem issue. The
Tennessee Titans lineman said he will continue protesting by raising his fist at
the end of the anthem.

"The biggest thing that we have right now is the way the justice system is
set up for minorities," said Casey, whose wife is an attorney. "And that's just
what the whole battle is about, trying to bring light to enlighten the things
that's going on around the minority community."

The league hasn't been able to reach an agreement. On Wednesday, Dallas
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he'll insist his players stand for the
anthem.

Stills' reaction to Jones' comments?

"I wouldn't expect anything different," Stills said.

Stills said he hadn't spoken much with Dolphins owner Stephen Ross about the
issue since last year. Ross didn't attend the first day of training camp.

Stills tuned out the anthem debate this offseason by traveling to Victoria
Falls, Kruger National Park and Cape Town, where he learned about African
culture, went on safaris and tried bungee jumping. More recently Joe
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Dolphins wideouts and a receivers coach he has known since he was in the 10th
grade.

"The anthem stuff was becoming a really quiet, quiet topic," Stills said.

No more. Defensive end Robert Quinn, who protested during the anthem while
with the Rams last year, was asked following his first Dolphins practice what
the league should do about a policy.

"I'll just say one thing: It's called freedom of speech," he said. "Simple as
that."

Quinn, Stills and others have been targets of criticism for their protests,
which they believe have been misconstrued as unpatriotic.

But Stills was nominated by teammates last year for the NFL's Walter Payton
Man of the Year Award, a reflection of his standing in locker room. His latest
community project is with the nationwide OK Program, which mentors young black
men.

"I think I've done a good job of trying to figure out ways to continue to use
my voice and platform for the right things," Stills said, "and put the messaging
back in the right direction."

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