Dallas Cowboys Player Death Raises Question of Safety Net

December 12, 2012

  • December 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    Fanucci says:
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    Professional athletes who do not want strangers driving their expensive car should not drink and drive. The athletes make millions, and you cannot afford to hire a driver for one night is unacceptable. Professional athletes should be held accountable just like the rest of society. Athletes get special treatment, and pay their way out. This type of bad behavoir is all to common amoung professional atletes.

    • December 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm
      Agent says:
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      Fanucci, you are right. A star athlete is catered to from grade school, jr high, high school, college and then the pros if they are good enough. They are passed in school whether they earn it or not, college keep them eligible with special classes guaranteeing they will not fail. Many cannot read their pro contracts and the agents do everything for them including taking a big chunk of the contract. Many are like little kids that need chaperoning. They blow their bonuses on big houses, big cars, jewelry, women and a few short years after they are out of pro ball, they are destitute. Remember Refigerator Perry, the all pro lineman of the Bears? He is laying brick for a relative and had to sell his Super Bowl ring to pay bills. Teams have a financial interest in these guys, but it is hard to monitor them 24/7 and they will do stupid things.

  • December 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    LB says:
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    I saw a reference to the NBA and NHL in the article. What is the NHL (I forgot)?

    • December 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm
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      I have no clue on the NHL. Who really cares? They are about to lose their season altogether due to union problems which seem to happen every 3 or 4 years. The hockey players have plenty of free time on their hands these days.

    • December 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm
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      National Hockey League.

  • December 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    Ins Guy says:
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    Why limit this to pro athletes. This applies to any celebrity. Until society demands the system ignore their elevated status and be held accountable they won’t be. I wonder, if this had been big Ben, Brady or some other A-List player, would we even be hearing about charges? Or would they end up sticking? They’d probably be talking about a monitoring or ankle bracelet penalty (while still playing & being paid of course).

    Regardless of the outcome (& the outcry) prayers for BOTH players and their families.

    • December 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm
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      Article was about athletes.

  • December 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    Furrie Princess says:
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    Remember, it IS the National Felons League

    • December 19, 2012 at 9:57 am
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      There was a story in this mornings paper that Brent’s attorney already has the bond amount reduced from $500,000 to $100,000 and he has to wear an ankle bracelet that monitors him including alcohol use and obviously cannot drive. I see this plea bargained down to a year or two. I cannot believe the league or the team lets him roam the sideline during the game and also has not cut off his weekly salary. Something is just not right about that.



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