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Bruce Smith

A look at some memorable Super Bowl meltdowns

Getting to the Super Bowl takes years of hard work and sweat for the players who reach the game.

Surviving the week of lead-up before the game proved too challenging for a handful of players. Off-field transgressions led to Stanley Wilson and Barret Robbins missing the biggest games of their careers. Eugene Robinson played the Super Bowl after his arrest, but allowed two big plays that did in the Atlanta Falcons.


Wilson had already served two suspensions for drug use when he was found in his Miami hotel room in a cocaine-induced stupor the night before his Cincinnati Bengals lost to San Francisco 20-16 in 1989. Wilson was immediately suspended and...