Pretty much every guy has urinated in public at some point, either on a golf course, while hunting, camping, running, hiking or doing some other outdoor activity.
I'm guilty of it. At least 30 times while playing golf. Discreetly. In the woods. Out of public view.
Many girls will tell you they've done it, too.
Hey, sometimes you can't hold it or have nowhere to go. We're all human, and you have to do what you have to do.
But just imagine the embarrassment of getting caught by police doing that in public, having it appear in the newspaper and having to explain that to your friends and family.
Imagine having to explain it to Joe Paterno.
That's the unfortunate position two Penn State football players have found themselves in over the past week. Defensive end Sean Stanley received a disorderly conduct citation for it Friday, and running back Silas Redd got one Monday.
All jokes aside, it's illegal to urinate in public, and the two PSU players look foolish for being so reckless that they got caught. They are public figures, and they have to realize everything they do will be scrutinized.
They certainly know that now after several days of embarrassment.
Since most of us have done it ourselves, we're likely to be understanding and look at these two incidents as no big deal. But they are big, for different reasons.
Redd was cited at 4:13 a.m., which is troubling because you wonder why an elite athlete is out at that time. JoePa won't like that one bit.
Stanley's incident is worse because he's already been in trouble with the law, getting charged with marijuana possession a month ago. He now has a semi-permanent residence in Paterno's doghouse.
These two guys have to be disappointed the information about their citations leaked out. Now they will face a never-ending flow of jokes and toilet humor streaming from their friends.
Hopefully the embarrassment will be enough of a deterrent to keep them out of trouble in the future.
SUBHD: Defending Hoosiers
Some people are criticizing Indiana University for selling out, moving a home game from Bloomington to FedEx Field for a $3 million windfall from the Washington Redskins. That's $2 million, by the way, more than the Hoosiers typically make for a home game.
I have no problem whatsoever with this, and frankly believe more teams should do it.
There is a clear divide between the haves and have-nots in college football, and besides tradition, money is the biggest reason why.
If one of the have-nots gets a chance to pocket a cool $2 million for moving one game, it would be foolish not to take the money and run.
Besides, will fans in Bloomington even care that the Hoosiers aren't playing at home?
Cory Giger is the host of "Sports Central" from 4 to 6 p.m. daily on ESPN Radio 1430 WVAM. He can be reached at 949-7031 or firstname.lastname@example.org.