After their professional football careers are finished, some NFL players move on to working normal everyday jobs just like the rest of society. A number of the league’s former players even begin careers in law enforcement following their time on the field.
Recently, a former NFL offensive lineman was arrested and accused of helping organize a teenage fight club involving prisoners from a youth correctional facility in Illinois.
Formerly of the Chicago Bears, Johan O. Asiata (no relation to the current Minnesota Vikings running back, Matt Asiata) apparently did not think his job as a correctional officer at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles, IL was entertaining enough. So he and three other guards decided to come up with the brilliant idea to force the facility’s teenage prisoners to fight each other.
As if these kids already did not have enough problems coming into the youth center, now they had to deal with giant men ordering them to possibly put their lives at risk. They did not really have a choice either as the guards reportedly also took part in assaulting the facility’s prisoners.
Asiata has been officially charged with official misconduct, aggravated battery, and unlawful restraint. If he is found guilty, he could end up spending a maximum of five years in prison.
Unsure if he should be placed in a jail facility or a mental hospital if he is convicted. No person who has an ounce of sanity would ever organize something as inhumane that Asiata and his cop buddies did in Illinois.
Perhaps he was upset that he only suited up for a total of two NFL games. He could have at least used his millimeter of success to open a local used car dealership or a chain of crappy carwashes.
But instead he opted to go for the route that revealed his true admiration for a shirtless Brad Pitt and a bloodied Edward Norton. If he ends up living in a jail cell for a few years, it is pretty clear what movie he will be checking out of the prison library.