Rant Warning: Role Models

Posted On April 2, 2009

Filed under frustration, rant

Comments Dropped 6 responses

So, I have dusted off the pedestal again and have climbed up, with my good foot. This rant is brought to you by Donte Stallworth and righteous fiery. 

Donte Stallworth, Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver, and role model to little boys and girls every where, got into his car while drunk and ran over a pedestrian.  The man that he hit was a construction worker, going to the bus stop after work to catch a ride home.  Stallworth was at a bar drinking all night.  This is what he had to say about it:

Stallworth released a statement four days after the incident saying he and his family were “grief-stricken.”

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Reyes family during this incredibly difficult time,” he said.

You know what I have to say about this… You’re grief stricken? You who makes millions of dollars and can afford the worlds best defense attorneys to make sure that you don’t have to pay for this crime?  You who made a choice to get behind the wheel?  You who, by getting behind the wheel, says it is okay to drink and drive?

I hope he spends 15 years in jail.  I hope he apologizes not just to this man’s family but to children everywhere.  I hope the NFL never lets him play again.  In a perfect world, when he gets out of prison, he will be the one working midnights and worrying about drunk drivers when he crosses the street to catch the bus home.

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6 Responses to “Rant Warning: Role Models”

  1. Sprite's Keeper

    Amen.
    Why should people be expected to help HIM through this difficult time when he obviously helped himself too much before he got behind the wheel?
    I hate when celebrities try to do damage control after they obviously screw up. Just own up to it and accept your responsibility.
    And pay the man’s medical bills.

  2. HeatherPride

    The same exact thing happened here in St. Louis several years ago – one of our Rams players got behind the wheel after a night of partying and killed a mother who had young children at home. He still plays for the NFL. Seems like if you’re a SOMEBODY, you don’t even have to pay for murdering someone. I wonder how that woman’s little boys feel about the NFL now? It makes me sick.

  3. Casey

    Ugh. Nothing pisses me off more than drunk driving. It’s bad enough that these people are potentially hurting themselves but they hurt other people too. I hate it. What a role model, I second your hope that he gets the max sentence.

  4. steenky bee (jenboglass)

    Holla. I have all but boycotted professional sports. The only sport left untainted by money, greed and steroids are the professional bass fisherman. I’ve never heard of one of them cuttin’ loose and shooting themselves in the leg while wearing sweat pants in a night club.

  5. movindowntheroad

    i hope he spends 20 in jail

  6. Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting

    Jerk nugget deserves anything they throw at him. An eye for an eye, ‘n all.

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