There have been a slew of staph infections in the NFL recently. Time magazine has an article about it. Kellen Winslow, Jr. of the Cleveland Browns is one of the players who had an infection recently, the sixth player on that team to have a staph infection since 2005. Winslow went on the record saying the Browns' asked him not to talk about it to the press, which the Browns emphatically denied. They were so emphatic about denying a cover-up, they suspended Winslow for a game to show there is no cover-up.
That'll teach him.
Winslow, whose dad was also an NFL star back in the day, is by no means the biggest name star to come down with a staph infection. Two Super Bowl champion quarterbacks, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, have also been hit with the disease. Brady's infection spread to his knee, which is healing from surgery, and the estimated time it will take for him to heal has been extended by several months.
Did your mama tell you to be neat and wash your hands regularly? This is still good advice and sometimes even world famous millionaires who date supermodels forget to heed it, needlessly endangering their careers.
That'll teach 'em.