Risky business?

Players whose status on draft boards has probably been negatively affected by either serious injury or off-field issues: Dennis Weathersby CB Oregon State Wounded last weekend in drive-by shooting, bullets pierced his back, passing through torso and forearm. Likely to recover, but original second-round prospect's status is now uncertain. In stable condition presently. Ken Hamlin S Arkansas Intimidating hitter arrested twice for drunk driving, serving 10 days in jail.

Onterrio Smith RB Oregon

Positive test for marijuana caused dismissal from Tennessee. Then, he was arrested for drunk driving after transfer and charged with driving with a suspended license.

Willis McGahee RB Miami

Shredded multiple knee ligaments in Fiesta Bowl, costing him millions of dollars. On the comeback trail.

Kelley Washington WR Tennessee

Concussive hit against Georgia eventually led to spinal fusion surgery of two vertebrae.

Talman Gardner WR Florida State

Facing a felony charge of carrying a concealed, loaded handgun, misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Charles Rogers WR Michigan State

 Detroit Lions say they're unconcerned with diluted urine sample that Rogers claimed is because of excess water intake and NFL views as potential evidence of a masking agent.

Terence Newman CB Kansas State

Pinched nerve in Jim Thorpe Award winner's shoulder apparently hasn't healed well.

Boss Bailey LB Georgia

Has history of knee problems, has torn his left and right anterior cruciate ligaments.

George Foster OT Georgia Seriously damaged wrist might still require surgery.

Thunder Collins RB Nebraska

Quit the Cornhuskers. Questionable work ethic.

Montrae Holland G Florida State

Reportedly has two arthritic knees.

Bethel Johnson WR Texas A&M

Underwent assortment of seven surgeries in college.

Troy Polamalu S USC

Kamikaze style apparently may have led to several concussions.


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