Jan. 30, 1999
The Super Bowl's grand stage has been the scene of some unfortunate misadventures by players, but few have been as cringe-worthy as Eugene Robinson's. The Falcons safety stood as a prime example of the kind of family man and community pillar that the NFL likes to honor and celebrate, and prior to Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami, he received the Bart Starr Award from Athletes in Action for "high moral character." The night before the game, Robinson left his wife in the team's hotel and was arrested in a seedy neighborhood for allegedly soliciting a lady of the night who turned out to be an undercover cop. 'Guys had been going there all week,'' a Falcon told The New York Times. ''It's just that Eugene was the only one who got caught.''