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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I got one just two months after I turned 21. Paid the price, learned from it, moved on. It's been 16 years since that happened and I rarely even drink anymore. If I do, I have three different cab companies ...

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Old 05-30-2013, 08:24 AM   #71
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I got one just two months after I turned 21. Paid the price, learned from it, moved on. It's been 16 years since that happened and I rarely even drink anymore. If I do, I have three different cab companies in my cell phone for that reason alone.

I say let the guy learn from his mistake before we go start a lynch mob after him holding torches and pitchforks. If he makes the mistake again, then cut ties. Of course, it's not my decision, but that's what I would do. Plus, I would tack on about 50 extra suicides while he watched the rest of the team practice.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:29 AM   #72
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I am in no way saying Joe is the most evil person ever to wear a Saints uniform. I am not saying that he should be kicked off the team. But what I am saying, is that I do not like drunk drivers.

This is not a personal attack to Joe or to any of you that have done it. It happens everyday. Somebody, somewhere, is drunk or have had one too many and is behind the wheel of a vehicle right now.

Here is the thing. Lets just say he had caused a wreck and taken someones life. Not only has he caused pain to the victims family and friends, he has to go through life knowing that he killed someone. Everytime someone looks at him, they will know he killed someone. I hear all of this "Some of you are cast the first stone, people", BS. No, I have not gotten behind the wheel after drinking. I know first hand what it can lead to.

Don't tell me that this was just a little slap on the hand situation. He, just like everyone else; with or around him, knew he was drunk and shouldn't have driven. No one had the balls to stop him, Joe included. Thats the problem.

I wonder if he had killed someone one if most of you would be saying "Give the guy a break"? Be pissed at me all you want for my stance on this. I'm just greatful that no one was hurt/injured/killed.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:31 AM   #73
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Oh he will pay the piper. The process of paying your debt to society for a DUI is painful.

Community Service - To be done on weekends
Sitting through AA meetings.
Typically all of those things all into the period of the 30 days when he will not have his license.


Financially the league will punish him harder than the Courts. This i find quite difficult to swallow as what he does on his own personal time is not for an employer to punish. But it is in The CBA and that was agreed upon.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:35 AM   #74
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Originally Posted by SapperSaint View Post
I am in no way saying Joe is the most evil person ever to wear a Saints uniform. I am not saying that he should be kicked off the team. But what I am saying, is that I do not like drunk drivers.

This is not a personal attack to Joe or to any of you that have done it. It happens everyday. Somebody, somewhere, is drunk or have had one too many and is behind the wheel of a vehicle right now.

Here is the thing. Lets just say he had caused a wreck and taken someones life. Not only has he caused pain to the victims family and friends, he has to go through life knowing that he killed someone. Everytime someone looks at him, they will know he killed someone. I hear all of this "Some of you are cast the first stone, people", BS. No, I have not gotten behind the wheel after drinking. I know first hand what it can lead to.

Don't tell me that this was just a little slap on the hand situation. He, just like everyone else; with or around him, knew he was drunk and shouldn't have driven. No one had the balls to stop him, Joe included. Thats the problem.

I wonder if he had killed someone one if most of you would be saying "Give the guy a break"? Be pissed at me all you want for my stance on this. I'm just greatful that no one was hurt/injured/killed.
I fully appreciate your view on people that drink and drive. However, we cant punish on should of, would of, could of. If that was the case then just make running a red light a mandatory 2 year sentence, as that could have killed someone also. When you get into the "coulds", its a very slippery slope that could lead to your basic rights being taken away. The entire gun law argument is based on "coulds".


The possibilities are part of the lesson, not the punishment.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:36 AM   #75
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Originally Posted by SapperSaint View Post
I am in no way saying Joe is the most evil person ever to wear a Saints uniform. I am not saying that he should be kicked off the team. But what I am saying, is that I do not like drunk drivers.

This is not a personal attack to Joe or to any of you that have done it. It happens everyday. Somebody, somewhere, is drunk or have had one too many and is behind the wheel of a vehicle right now.

Here is the thing. Lets just say he had caused a wreck and taken someones life. Not only has he caused pain to the victims family and friends, he has to go through life knowing that he killed someone. Everytime someone looks at him, they will know he killed someone. I hear all of this "Some of you are cast the first stone, people", BS. No, I have not gotten behind the wheel after drinking. I know first hand what it can lead to.

Don't tell me that this was just a little slap on the hand situation. He, just like everyone else; with or around him, knew he was drunk and shouldn't have driven. No one had the balls to stop him, Joe included. Thats the problem.

I wonder if he had killed someone one if most of you would be saying "Give the guy a break"? Be pissed at me all you want for my stance on this. I'm just greatful that no one was hurt/injured/killed.
Of course we wouldn't. But you're throwing in hypotheticals. If "if" was a fifth, we'd all be drunk.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:45 AM   #76
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Of course we wouldn't. But you're throwing in hypotheticals. If "if" was a fifth, we'd all be drunk.
And some would have lined up a cab prior... others like me, would just call the wife to come get them.
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Full disclosure; I've had a DUI as well. Fact is, I'm no angel.

My rant is not to chastise the kid as if I'm perfect, it's more that I hate to see someone with so much, risk it all like that.

Like many of us, I'm sure young Joe will learn his lesson.

Joe's making an average of $466k per year. Call a cab. Hell, BUY a cab.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:19 AM   #78
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Hell, BUY a cab.
So he can get a DUI behind the wheel of a cab? That would be a great thread.


LOL Sorry I had to , you tee'd that one up for me.
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I've never had a DUI, but I remember doing a LOT of stupid things in my late teens and early 20's, including driving drunk but not getting caught or killing anyone. No telling what kind of trouble I would've gotten into if I would've had the amount of $$ that these guys have. Sometimes we forget that these guys, while they're men (rich men), are also still immature and finding their way. I'm not making excuses for them, just adding some perspective. I hope Joe learns from this and gets a chance to redeem himself.
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Originally Posted by TheOak View Post
I fully appreciate your view on people that drink and drive. However, we cant punish on should of, would of, could of. If that was the case then just make running a red light a mandatory 2 year sentence, as that could have killed someone also. When you get into the "coulds", its a very slippery slope that could lead to your basic rights being taken away. The entire gun law argument is based on "coulds".


The possibilities are part of the lesson, not the punishment.
Oak, I respect the hell out of you brother; but where did I say punish this guy with 500 lashing with a cat of nine tails based of what "could" have happened?

All I did was give an example of what "Could" have happened. I will go a re-read what I wrote, but I don't think I said he should be punished for what "could" have happened. I just don't agree with the "This isn't a big deal and Give the guy a break".

I'll ask this for everyone who has gotten a DUI/DWI.

Did the Judge and DA give you a break? If not, how big of a deal was it to you?

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