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    Agree; when one is in one's early 20's, one thinks of ones self as fairly invincible, where bad things like early deaths and accidents happen to others. Guess Jerry Brown was one of the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JadeStar70 View Post
    They don't even have to pay for the service. Every team provides a car/limo for drop offs and pick ups. I was listening to the FOX NFL Sunday pre-game show, and they said there is a phone number listed on their player/team ID cards. It is a service provided to the players by their teams, and they will come and pick them up. But many players don't want the coaches to know they were out drinking on the weekends before a game, so many don't use it. I guess the Josh was more worried about getting to start Sunday and looking good to his coach, than his passengers safety that night. Sad...all around. And it was SO preventable.
    I didn't look it up yesterday, but I suspected exactly what you said about having a car service. Jesus, so your coach yells at you, he's not going to kill you. Get drunk after the game if you have to. But even without the car service, these guys had friends and teammates and probably even strangers that would have driven them back safely.

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    I was just sick when I saw that this weekend. Two players dead in two weeks, first KC and now Dallas. The NFL seriously needs to crack down on shit like this instead of trying to help cover it up, and giving these jackasses contracts again when they get out of jail. If there are no real consequences, this shit will keep happening.
    This. And just to be completely cynical, there's too much money at stake to let these guys go running around like this. You'd think the NFL and team owners would crack down on the excessive drinking, etc. just for the money and the PR. Of course I don't think everyone one in the NFL is heartless, I don't think they want players' lives to end in tragedy either. They need to pay better attention to people they sign, or at least pay attention to them after they're signed.

    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    it sucks but it could very easily have been the other way around with the the dead guy driving, and the one being charged as the victim. fact is, both of them are dumbasses for being in a car drunk, the fact that one of them was driving doesn't make the one that got into the car with him any less stupid. they were both out drinking together.
    That's true, you learn that in freakin' high school even before you're allowed to drink legally, don't let your friend drive drunk and don't let your friend drive you.
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    Cowboys mull device to immobilize players' cars

    December 9. 2012 - CINCINNATI -- What more can they do?

    Calvin Hill asks himself that question repeatedly in his role as a consultant for the Dallas Cowboys, with the responsibility of administering off-the-field support programs.

    He is searching for more answers, in the wake of the single-car, alcohol-related crash early Saturday that killed practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown and left defensive tackle Josh Brent facing intoxication manslaughter charges.

    "Obviously, we do whatever we can do," Hill said somberly before Sunday's game at Paul Brown Stadium, alluding to the team's educational programs. "I don't know what more we can do. We're always examining and going over things."

    Hill said the team could mandate that Cowboys players have electronic devices designed to immobilize vehicles when a driver is impaired. The device, SafeKey, includes a small fob that is attached to the key ring, which sends electronic signals to a complementary device that can prevent a vehicle from starting if a driver doesn't pass a test based on color-coded light emissions.

    "We are considering that," Hill said.

    It is unclear whether the NFL Players Association would sign off on allowing teams to mandate such a measure for players. NFLPA officials did not immediately respond to USA TODAY Sports on Sunday.

    Nonetheless, Hill is willing to try to do more. He said he was struck by a statistic displayed on a highway billboard recently that said 2,700 people had died on Texas highways this year.

    "You wonder how many of those have to do with alcohol," he said.

    Hill applauds the program set in place by the players union that provides rides for players who need transportation after becoming impaired. He said he is unsure what percentage of players use the service, given the confidentiality of the program.

    "Everyone has free will and makes their own decisions," Hill said. "You try to make them aware that every decision has a consequence and that they're responsible. You hope they consider the potential consequences."

    The NFL has had a partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which include the organization offering programs designed to reduce risks associated with drunk driving. USA TODAY Sports revealed that two teams use MADD's program for players -- the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- as the program is largely used by teams for strategies in addressing fans.

    Asked if the Cowboys would consider using MADD's program, Hill said that it would duplicate existing programs.

    "Obviously, I applaud what MADD does, but every team in the NFL has those type of programs," Hill said. "Every team presents the consequences."

    As Hill spoke, he was accompanied by Jacqueline Stephens, the team's mental health specialist. Stephens and at least two other counselors have been available to the players.

    "It's been in the minds of everyone," Hill said. "It's tough. For a lot of these guys, the football team is their other family."

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    Dallas Cowboys Star INDICTED After Deadly Crash Killed Teammate

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    Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has been indicted on one count of intoxicated manslaughter ... after allegedly killing his teammate in a drunken car accident earlier this month.

    Brent was indicted by a Texas Grand Jury today following the December 8th crash that killed his friend and teammate Jerry Brown. Brent was behind the wheel at the time of the accident.

    Police in the Dallas suburb where the accident took place claim Brent was speeding when his Mercedes struck a curb and flipped over. Officers believe Brent was under the influence of alcohol.



    Brent is currently out on $100,000 bail and, if convicted, faces up to 20 years in prison.
    Read more: Dallas Cowboys Star Josh Brent Indicted After Deadly Crash Killed Teammate | TMZ.com
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    he'll probably kill himself rather than go to jail.
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    I read this morning that Jerry Brown had low blood alcohol level, less than the legal 0.08. I think it said 0.056 Why the hell didn't he drive?? And neither had their seat belts on. Such a stupid accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JadeStar70 View Post
    I read this morning that Jerry Brown had low blood alcohol level, less than the legal 0.08. I think it said 0.056 Why the hell didn't he drive?? And neither had their seat belts on. Such a stupid accident.
    That is really sad and bizarre about the blood alcohol level. And damn, what is with not wearing seatbelts?
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