“To whom much is given, much is expected.”
That’s what Cortland Finnegan told me about his willingness to be a role model shortly after the Rams signed him to a lucrative free agent contract.
The Rams will expect a lot from Finnegan and they should. Finnegan might be the perfect guy to mentor defensive end Robert Quinn after Quinn’s arrest for drunk driving. Quinn was also charged with failure to exercise a high degree of care and not having insurance.
Fair or not, since Leonard Little’s manslaughter conviction in the death of Susan Gutweiler, the spotlight burns even brighter on any Ram charged with drunk driving. And Quinn is one of the guys the Rams need to make a significant step forward in 2012.
It seems bizarre that a millionaire is without insurance. Yes, I know 22-year-olds can do dumb things. That’s an easy excuse. Too easy.
But the Rams have every right to dig deeper here and find out if all is right in Quinn’s personal life. They paid him 1.7 million in 2011 and will pay him 2.1 million in 2012. They have every right to know that football is a bigger priority than partying.
Interesting perspective from D’Marco Farr who believes the Rams should and will meet with Quinn to make sure this is an isolated case and that Quinn’s priority is playing football. He also believes the arrest should serve as a wake-up call for Quinn.