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2013-01-23 11:28:08 AM
Zing!
 
2013-01-23 11:31:29 AM
YOLO boyeeeeeee!
 
2013-01-23 11:31:49 AM
If people are going to drive drunk they're not going to change their ways just because someone else screwed up. It won't happen to them, it only happens to other people.
 
2013-01-23 11:57:55 AM
It lasted 5 weeks.
 
2013-01-23 11:59:53 AM
He apparantly slammed his F150 into an 18 wheeler, and didn't even realize he'd been in an accident.

/Welcome to Dallas, Monte!
 
2013-01-23 11:59:57 AM
Obviously drunk-driving is NEVER OK, But this one seems especially egregious to me given the timing. But what really frosts my balls every time I read about a 'celebrity' getting busted for drunk-driving is WHY DIDN'T THEY CALL SOMEONE? You know, like a member of their 'posse', a limo-service, or even a CAB? I mean, it's not like these people are on the balls of their ass and can't afford both a ride home and a ride back to pick up their car the following morning.
 
2013-01-23 12:10:10 PM

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Obviously drunk-driving is NEVER OK, But this one seems especially egregious to me given the timing. But what really frosts my balls every time I read about a 'celebrity' getting busted for drunk-driving is WHY DIDN'T THEY CALL SOMEONE? You know, like a member of their 'posse', a limo-service, or even a CAB? I mean, it's not like these people are on the balls of their ass and can't afford both a ride home and a ride back to pick up their car the following morning.


Heh, wanna hear something that'll really make your blood boil? The Cowboys (among other NFL teams) have agreements with taxi agencies that any player can call them and get a ride anywhere without having to pay anything at that time.
 
2013-01-23 12:13:37 PM

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Obviously drunk-driving is NEVER OK, But this one seems especially egregious to me given the timing. But what really frosts my balls every time I read about a 'celebrity' getting busted for drunk-driving is WHY DIDN'T THEY CALL SOMEONE? You know, like a member of their 'posse', a limo-service, or even a CAB? I mean, it's not like these people are on the balls of their ass and can't afford both a ride home and a ride back to pick up their car the following morning.


I feel like this should be a one-and-done offense. You get caught DUI, you're gone at least a full season. The league minima in every pro league (NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB - probably MLS as well) are well above both the poverty line and the median US salary. If you can't call a damned cab to avoid killing yourself or someone else, you really don't deserve to play in the league.

It's a really easy situation to avoid, especially if you'll make enough to buy cab rides for everyone in the place without missing the cash.

// maybe two-and-done
// first offense is you miss 1/4-1/2 a season, or maybe based on how much over .05/.08 you were
// REALLY Ben Gays my junk to hear about ANOTHER pro athlete getting busted for DUI
 
2013-01-23 12:17:48 PM
I've been behind the wheel once while intoxicated (I think). Woke up in my apartment the next morning with my car in the parking lot, not remembering how I got there. Scared the shiat out of me.....well, that and the raging hangover. Never did it again.
/$50 cab ride is cheaper than DUI defense
 
2013-01-23 12:26:39 PM
It's hard to remember the number of the Cowboys valet service. Maybe it should be entered into each players phone before signing a contract.
 
2013-01-23 12:31:45 PM
Dr Dreidel: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Obviously drunk-driving is NEVER OK, But this one seems especially egregious to me given the timing. But what really frosts my balls every time I read about a 'celebrity' getting busted for drunk-driving is WHY DIDN'T THEY CALL SOMEONE? You know, like a member of their 'posse', a limo-service, or even a CAB? I mean, it's not like these people are on the balls of their ass and can't afford both a ride home and a ride back to pick up their car the following morning.

I feel like this should be a one-and-done offense. You get caught DUI, you're gone at least a full season. The league minima in every pro league (NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB - probably MLS as well) are well above both the poverty line and the median US salary. If you can't call a damned cab to avoid killing yourself or someone else, you really don't deserve to play in the league.

It's a really easy situation to avoid, especially if you'll make enough to buy cab rides for everyone in the place without missing the cash.

// maybe two-and-done
// first offense is you miss 1/4-1/2 a season, or maybe based on how much over .05/.08 you were
// REALLY
Ben Gays my junk to hear about ANOTHER pro athlete getting busted for DUI



That's quite enough of that sort of metaphor.
 
2013-01-23 12:53:43 PM

DubyaHater: I've been behind the wheel once while intoxicated (I think). Woke up in my apartment the next morning with my car in the parking lot, not remembering how I got there. Scared the shiat out of me.....well, that and the raging hangover. Never did it again.
/$50 cab ride is cheaper than DUI defense


must have been fairly pickled. When I was 18, I attempted to drive home blasted -- but decided to pull over on the side of the highway, try to do the right thing and sleep it off. Apparently, two hours later the cops dragged me out of the back seat and charged me with a laundry list of offenses. Still don't remember this happening. $1200 fine and ten days in jail

I think they dropped the hammer on me because I was so young and wanted to make an impression. Well, it worked.

/not a cool story, bro
 
2013-01-23 12:58:13 PM
America's team.
 
2013-01-23 01:06:09 PM
I see they're trying to give the Cincy a run for their money.
 
2013-01-23 01:31:24 PM
There I was, marginally pleased the Garrett had been stripped of play-calling duties, when this showed up.

GAWDDAMMIT!!! How much of an unfeeling f*cking moron do you have to be to do this??
Assuming he doesn't end up in Goodell Hell next year, he should be introduced as '#90 DT Jay Retard'.

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2013-01-23 02:48:20 PM
This really pickles my gibblets
 
2013-01-23 03:18:09 PM
worst thing I did was wake up one morning in my early twenties, and asked my roommate for a ride back to the bar i was at the previous night so i could pick up my car, as i obviously had not driven home that night due to how hung over I was...

as we get in his car and drive through our apt parking lot... there is my Jeep, parked near the exit....

oops - had to check under the wheels to make sure there were any 6 year old kids that had been dragged home with me -

made it a point going forward not to drive to any bars, no matter how sure i would "be smart" about driving home, as being smart after some nights is not that easy -
 
2013-01-23 03:29:41 PM

Lost Thought 00: This really pickles my gibblets


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2013-01-23 03:55:31 PM
I found the Cowboys new mascot! :D

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2013-01-23 04:20:18 PM

scottydoesntknow: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Obviously drunk-driving is NEVER OK, But this one seems especially egregious to me given the timing. But what really frosts my balls every time I read about a 'celebrity' getting busted for drunk-driving is WHY DIDN'T THEY CALL SOMEONE? You know, like a member of their 'posse', a limo-service, or even a CAB? I mean, it's not like these people are on the balls of their ass and can't afford both a ride home and a ride back to pick up their car the following morning.

Heh, wanna hear something that'll really make your blood boil? The Cowboys (among other NFL teams) have agreements with taxi agencies that any player can call them and get a ride anywhere without having to pay anything at that time.


This argument comes up every time and Its bullshiat. Yes he should have called somebody or taken a taxi but the team sponsored services have in the past been used by NFL teams against the players in contract negotiations. Please stop suggesting they should use the team sponsored drivers because they are used as a trap to lower the amount of money the team has to pay on their next contract.
 
2013-01-23 05:24:51 PM

jsteiner78: worst thing I did was wake up one morning in my early twenties, and asked my roommate for a ride back to the bar i was at the previous night so i could pick up my car, as i obviously had not driven home that night due to how hung over I was...

as we get in his car and drive through our apt parking lot... there is my Jeep, parked near the exit....

oops - had to check under the wheels to make sure there were any 6 year old kids that had been dragged home with me -

made it a point going forward not to drive to any bars, no matter how sure i would "be smart" about driving home, as being smart after some nights is not that easy -



I jumped in the pool one night and then woke up in bed. I was a bit rattled by that.

/pretty sure I woke up with my trunks on
 
2013-01-23 05:38:28 PM

Warlordtrooper: scottydoesntknow: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Obviously drunk-driving is NEVER OK, But this one seems especially egregious to me given the timing. But what really frosts my balls every time I read about a 'celebrity' getting busted for drunk-driving is WHY DIDN'T THEY CALL SOMEONE? You know, like a member of their 'posse', a limo-service, or even a CAB? I mean, it's not like these people are on the balls of their ass and can't afford both a ride home and a ride back to pick up their car the following morning.

Heh, wanna hear something that'll really make your blood boil? The Cowboys (among other NFL teams) have agreements with taxi agencies that any player can call them and get a ride anywhere without having to pay anything at that time.


This argument comes up every time and Its bullshiat. Yes he should have called somebody or taken a taxi but the team sponsored services have in the past been used by NFL teams against the players in contract negotiations. Please stop suggesting they should use the team sponsored drivers because they are used as a trap to lower the amount of money the team has to pay on their next contract.



Okay, if that's the case, the NFLPA should really step up and provide a truly anonymous, luxury experience (so no one has to 'lose face' by getting into a crummy cab). Hell, team up with the other pro league PAs (where applicable) to provide a truly nation-wide network so they won't have to worry about it (even have it set up so someone drives their car home, too). When you spread it across several thousand athletes, it really can't amount to much in dues.

The risk is so great with these guys (contract-wise, we've already established they don't care about their lives, because this stuff happens to 'someone else, not me'), that there's no excuse for the PAs not to have this set up, other than their constituents vote against it (sigh).

Really, anything to limit the amount of potentially-fatal decision drunks have to make. Just get 'em home, fancy cars in tow, prepaid, so they can't even think "I don't want to pay for a $50 cab ride!" (after spending $5,000 in the club)
 
2013-01-23 06:20:41 PM

Warlordtrooper: scottydoesntknow: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Obviously drunk-driving is NEVER OK, But this one seems especially egregious to me given the timing. But what really frosts my balls every time I read about a 'celebrity' getting busted for drunk-driving is WHY DIDN'T THEY CALL SOMEONE? You know, like a member of their 'posse', a limo-service, or even a CAB? I mean, it's not like these people are on the balls of their ass and can't afford both a ride home and a ride back to pick up their car the following morning.

Heh, wanna hear something that'll really make your blood boil? The Cowboys (among other NFL teams) have agreements with taxi agencies that any player can call them and get a ride anywhere without having to pay anything at that time.

This argument comes up every time and Its bullshiat. Yes he should have called somebody or taken a taxi but the team sponsored services have in the past been used by NFL teams against the players in contract negotiations. Please stop suggesting they should use the team sponsored drivers because they are used as a trap to lower the amount of money the team has to pay on their next contract.


And I'm sure a DWI conviction won't be used in any way to lower his next contract...
 
2013-01-24 08:31:54 AM
Classy as fark.
 
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