My grandmother was an exceptional judge of character. I didn’t give her the credit she deserved in the moment because, well, nobody wants to be told what to do or with whom to hang out. But hindsight always ruled in her favor - Grandma Ella always spotted the dirty socks well before the wash was done.
“You will be judged by the company you keep.”
It’s not the most fair of adages, but it certainly applies to the weekend Lake Delton adventures of our Green Bay Packers.
Citing multiple sources close to the investigation, several media outlets have reported that Brandon Underwood is the one of the seven who remains in steamy waters. The other six have been cleared of wrong doing.
A portion of that six has spoken out in annoyance that they’ve been named at all. And while I understand, my sympathy goes only so far.
Matt Flynn, Khalil Jones, Josh Sitton, Korey Hall, Brad Jones, and Clay Matthews should be thanking their lucky stars that the Lake Delton PD released their names in clearance of the incident.
With a simple Google search, anyone can find out which players were scheduled to attend the golf tournament. You guys think the questions are annoying now? Imagine the grilling and speculation you’d all be subject to had the Lake Delton PD not cleared you…not released your names. And though you didn’t do anything criminally unjust, your proximity to the incident (criminal or not) begs the question, “What did you do?”
I don’t know the timeline. I don’t know who was or was not present. I don’t know who was or was not in the know. But I am certain that Brandon Underwood is married with two sons. And I am certain that we are all judged by the company that we keep.