Drake Britton.. Nice knowing you

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    In response to tomnev's comment:

     

    Wow....this is a tough group.....I agree the kid was an idiot, and there will be a price to pay, but to send a 23 year old to jail for DUI, when he did not hurt anyone(and yes I know that was no more than dumb luck) is harsh. If he was one of our sons would we want to see him get jail time?....this young man can do alot more good in the community doing service and paying steep fines and continuing his minor league career than by sitting in a jail cell. Though, I do note that a quick google of FLa laws shows you can get 6-9 months of jail time for a 1st DUI offense along with fine and Community service.

     




    Maybe emotions get the best of me in these situations but I was plowed into by a drunk driver about 9 years ago and my hip still hurts from it.

     

    If it was my son and he got jail time? If he did what Britton did (even if nobody was hurt) I couldnt argue with that decision...Just because he was unbelievably lucky, doesnt make it any less serious.

    Also the fact that I think my son would rather be in jail than deal with me in that situation.

     
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    I got a DUI when I was younger, and haven't DD since.  It seems like a LOT of people who are my age have gotten at least one.  He's young and he made a mistake.  I'm not making excuse for him, it was dumb, very very very dumb.  But I don't criticize people for the mistakes they make once or twice.....I critisize them for not learning from their mistakes, and repeating them.

    He should face some consequences, but he shouldn't be completely thrown under the bus either.

     
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    I got a DUI when I was younger, and haven't DD since.  It seems like a LOT of people who are my age have gotten at least one.  He's young and he made a mistake.  I'm not making excuse for him, it was dumb, very very very dumb.  But I don't criticize people for the mistakes they make once or twice.....I critisize them for not learning from their mistakes, and repeating them.

    He should face some consequences, but he shouldn't be completely thrown under the bus either.

     




    I agree...I just think the lesson should be a hard one to make sure he thinks twice before ever putting other peoples lives in danger ever again. a few days in jail (I can live without this one, but wouldnt oppose it), take the license away for a year (or more) and some steep fines will make someone think twice.

     

    I hope he does learn from this. Oh, and I think Im one of the few that never ever got behind the wheel of a car when I was drinking. I did a bunch of other stupid S&%t, but never that...

    I wouldnt judge a person based on a dumb decision. Im sure hes a good kid. I just get a little more emotional about certain dumb decisions.

    When it hurts to get out of bed some days after almost 10 years and only being in your mid 40's, Its tough to be as understanding as some.

     
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    In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars's comment:

    I have three comments on this:

    1) Hypocrisy - if it had been Tom Brady today, or Pedro circa 2000, or Bobby Orr circa 1969, would the "Dump the evil felon" brigade been so strident?  If so, do tell....and be very convincing.

    2) Understanding - who among us didn't do stupid, dangerous, thoughtless things in their youth?  I admit I drove after/while drinking numerous times for years as a stupid 16.5 to 20-ish year old....luckily never hurt any other people.....stopped forever when I realised how selfish I was to risk other people's lives....never since, never would, and very strident about the issue to all and especially my elder daughter.  The little one has no chance!

    3) Forgiveness - he's 23, has done (at least) one stupid, thoughtless, selfish, dangerous thing....does he not deserve a chance to change?  This smacks of PR to me....."please won't someone think about the children".  But referring back to my first point:  does anyone think Bogaerts, Bradley, Barnes, Middlebrooks, Lester, Pedroia or Lucchino would have been dropped over such a thing?



    Good post. If this is a repeat offense then I would change my mind and want Britton put away for a long time. But if this is the first time he did this and has learned his lesson then its hard for me to pass judgement on a 23 year old kid for making a stupid decision. ALL of us make them. Fortunately no one was hurt when he made his.

     
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    In response to 86redsox's comment:

    debit card. Looks like he'll have a great NFL career.




    Or maybe they might think it was an attempted bribe ...

     
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    Re: Drake Britton.. Nice knowing you

    Everyone deserves one chance.

    He's a kid and made a mistake.

     

    next.

     
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    Re: Drake Britton.. Nice knowing you

    jeez, what do atheletes have against cabs???...

     
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    Re: Drake Britton.. Nice knowing you

    In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:

    I got a DUI when I was younger, and haven't DD since.  It seems like a LOT of people who are my age have gotten at least one.  He's young and he made a mistake.  I'm not making excuse for him, it was dumb, very very very dumb.  But I don't criticize people for the mistakes they make once or twice.....I critisize them for not learning from their mistakes, and repeating them.

    He should face some consequences, but he shouldn't be completely thrown under the bus either.



    I agree, people do make mistakes the problem w/ DUI is the recidivism rate is incredibly high.

     

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