One of our favorite, quietly sublime stories of the last couple months involved Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor and his battle with a prosecutor who worked as a DJ in his spare time. (His MySpace page included the immortal self-description as a bulging-biceps, headphones-wearing prosecutor looking for "brains and an ass" from a potential mate; he eventually resigned from the case.) Anyway, it appears Taylor is off the hook, pleading out to two misdemeanor charges that will require no jail time.
Taylor, whose violent style of play is already legendary, should be back and fine to play next year, which is much more a comfort to Redskins fans than it is to lithe NFC East wide receivers and potential pilferers of all-terrain vehicles. Or fellow football players averse to saliva in their face.