Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Maybe You Can Ask Your Mom To Pick You Up From The Dojo?

Reuters has reported that "Sumo wrestler Kyokutenho was banned on Monday from participating in the next major tournament after crashing into a car at a red traffic light".

Upon first glance it appears that the Japan Sumo Association is trying to send a message to its wrestlers that they need to be very cautious when driving. However, it seems that due to a particularly bad accident a few years ago sumo wrestlers in the JSA are forbidden to drive at all.

That's right, they either have to hitch a ride, utilize public transportation or walk. Though, the latter seems a bit counterproductive since sumo wrestlers are usually rather...um..."large" individuals.

For some reason though, I could see Roger Goodell enacting a similar policy in the NFL this season.

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