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I think it has to do with them just being ignorant with their money. Of course they get these millions of dollar contracts so they buy the best car they can find, buy all the alcohol they can and party, then hey they have this new super nice sports car might as well drive it and bam (literally in terms of Henry Ruggs) a DUI and who knows what else that could’ve happened. Many of these guys come from places without much money so getting so much at one time I’m sure is overwhelming and they want to show it off. The league has to teach them better.10
These guys are idiots. They can afford a driver ffs.12
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That's just it, dumb people will never learn. Only the smart ones like me learn. I did it once without incident and it scared the he'll out of me. It was the first and last time I did it. I know... if I was really smart I wouldn't have driven drunk the first time, you're absolutely right16
I wonder if the Raiders will make the playoffs this year, because Raiders and playoffs in the same sentence has been non-existent for like 20 years now except for 2016.
Many people thought things would change or improve after Al Davis passed away in 201111
unfortunately, it's one of the bad aspects of the league... as long as he didn't kill anyone, it will be considered minor and still eligible to keep playing, many players in all sports feel entitled to this... because they are indeed, entitled to this by the Leagues, they are given special considerations as long as they can profit with them3
The Raiders never read a charector report on any player. It's why they always end up with suspended players. Both Ruggs and Hobbs are very young and new to the league and having money. NFL stands for not for long for a reason. Even guys that get those contracts have conditions they have to follow to get that money.0
Well, there’s a football culture that keeps him in demand, pays him millions and doesn’t punish them for their crimes.111
They are young males with the money to buy cars they are incompetent to drive. They need to be chaperoned.1
They are footsieball players. They are selected for their muscles, not their brains… 🙃1
Males in early 20's, mix in a shitload of money and a lifetime of adulation - nope, not surprising at all.16
Maybe cars should have alcohol detection lock, onboard speedlimiters, and othee accident prevention technology.2
They won't. Probably goes all the way back to poor parenting.0
Because of all that money they are very irresponsible and certainly aren’t thinking when they are drunk0
I mean it's not like it's the first news of athletes behaving badly.0
Stupid people make stupid choices and win stupid prizes10
They won't learn until these professional athletes are truly held accountable for there actions and stop getting slaps on the wrist0
When they are kicked out of the NFL.12
So all them millions so you’re saying you won’t give his BBC mouth massage?
Just kidding, Ubers take forever to arrive dude3
Drunks Never learn...0
Can you follow me. So I can message you0
Yeah that’s awful10
what are those 44 DD's?0
Certainly not an excuse, but maybe more a reason….. you don’t look cool pulling up to the club in an Uber. These guys have fancy cars that they want to be seen in. That’s the whole point of owning them. So they drive there, good enough. When the time comes to leave…that’s when mistakes are made, obviously. But as far as what’s going through their heads, I sort of get it. It’s dumb, but I get what they were poorly-thinking.
What I don’t get is, why don’t you have a Turtle? I wouldn’t drive myself anywhere if I was that wealthy lmao. I’d have some friend who wants to second-handedly live the lifestyle with me drive me everywhere…
Although it leaves the guy up for some mockery from the likes of 50 Cent lmaohttps://www.youtube.com/embed/Lz_ffG6Loik
Great thinking lol although , they can personally drive whatever they are driving and still pick up an Uber when going home and pick it up the next day. But I get what you mean. Their narcissism comes into full play and they don’t want the sense of ever feeling like a regular civilian ever again. I agree with the personal driver thing. I just think they have so much money and so much resources that the idea of “not wanting to be a regular civilian” anymore is inexcusable because there’s so many ways they can figure things out. Us regular people have one car, maybe possibly an Uber app and we better hope we have money in our bank accounts. I have money in my bank account obviously, but there’s people that don’t.
Haha, yeah, you’re not wrong, I guess I’d just maybe say that my good friend and ex-roommate played in the NFL, and he was a hanger-on, not making a ton of money. His deal was for like $1M over 3 years, and you really end up with like half of that after taxes, agent fees, etc, not to mention the money isn’t guaranteed, so you just get paid at that weekly rate for every week you remain on the team. They’ll cut you in a second and all those millions just *poof* disappear. So the reason I bring this up is, most of these players are not paid as well as we assume. We hear the top quarterbacks and left tackles and defensive ends getting these HUGE contracts, like a Patrick Mahomes getting like 10years/$500M, but most of these guys make wayyyyyy, wayyyyyy less than that. I remember my buddy being like “I bought a Chevy Suburban and thought I was fly, and then Michael Strahan pulled up next to me in the players’ lot in a Bentley.” So, right or wrong, these guys get competitive about their wealth. I didn’t watch the Raiders much this year, but I’ve never even heard of this kid in question. And he’s young, you don’t generally make your “big money” til your second contract when you’ve proven you can play in the League. But you’re still likely walking around with more in your bank account than you ever could reasonably dream about right off the rip.
So, anyway, I try to be understanding of people in general, good people make bad decisions sometimes, etc. I’m sure this is just some kid trying to live the dream, I get that, I’d be out wildin’ in the club too at that age. I’ve made the mistake at his age of thinking I could make it home on my own.
Easily one of the dumbest decisions I’ve ever made, but honestly, my mistake was not having a plan. Holding myself accountable for drunken decisions, I just can’t really do that, I literally crawled into my apartment while vomiting on the front lawn. SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN MAKING DECISIONS, let alone been driving, holy shit, man. I didn’t take it 156 mph, JFC🤦♂️ I think I was like “if I take side street and back blocks the whole way and go slow, I’ll be straight.” And I was right-ish in retrospect, but there’s also no guarantee that I couldn’t have passed out at the wheel and veered into someone else head on, or run over a pedestrian, any of that shit. But absolutely none of that was on my mind at the time. I resolved to never do it again, but that required sober pre-decision-making. “I’ll take the bus to the bar, and I’ll figure out my way home later, worst bet, it’s a one-hour walk, suck it the hell up.” I think my worry was “what if I find a chick, how do I bring her home?”🤦♂️ Relax, Steve-O…. you ain’t THAT good😂 But I think this is why you need that Turtle in your crew😂
But yeah, I think I just try to avoid looking at it like “we’re regular people, you’re not, it’s different for you.” Believe me, I’ve hung out at clubs with NFL players…. they’re just dudes, there’s no wizard when you get behind the curtain. Some are cool, some are assholes, some are 50/50, a couple guys were nice enough but kinda dorky and I found it was me trying to politely excuse myself from conversations, lmao. These are just guys dealing with a very weird situation of suddenly having money to back up the enabling a lot of them have gotten as athletes up to that point.
Like my roommate was the proverbial Big Man On Campus, he got superstar treatment. I guess I was sort of his Turtle, lmao, except I was the one who had any semblance of money in my pocket. He was like my little brother I looked after because I knew he was going places if he did it right, and I wanted to see him get there. He drank a little wine and threw up all over the patio once, he wasn’t really much of a drinker😂😂😂 but christ, I ended up in all kinds of fights and dumb shit just rolling with him. Good kid in his heart, but he’s a hot dog of the highest order lmfao, thinks he’s a model on top of an athlete, he’s absolutely a narcissist, just a reasonably well-meaning one. But the point is, I think it’s easy to pile on someone with money for it, but really, in a vacuum, the offense is the same whether they’re rich or broke. I don’t say of this to excuse anything, these guys, and everyone really, need to make better decisions. I think we get frustrated by not having their money and we hold them to a different standard, and maybe we shouldn’t, and should remember these are really just kids. I’ll try to name you a good decision I made in my 20s, but I don’t know how long you’ll be here on the site, we might not have that much time😂 I think it’s just something we all need to get better at knowing in life. “Drunk driving: you’ll probably be fine, but you still shouldn’t do it anyway, because there’s a chance it won’t be fine, and that albeit less-likely scenario’s outcomes are devastating enough that you gotta scrap the whole idea because even if you make it home the last 99 times, the 100th might be a real doozy.
But your point is well-taken…. absolutely mind-boggling that someone could have a teammate have a drunk driving tragedy, literally just months ago, like this same football season, and then go and do the same shit🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️