Tuesday, September 2, 2008

When will pro athletes ever learn?

You're a professional athlete making millions. You can drive any vehicle you want, you can live in any home you want. You are at the top of your game, you get to play a boys' game for your living. You are set for life.

So why y'all keep going out late at night on a hoochie hunt?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Richard Collier was shot and critically wounded outside an apartment building early Tuesday as he and a former teammate waited for two women they had met at a nightclub, police said.

Collier, 26, and former Jaguars defensive end Kenneth Pettway were waiting in a Cadillac Escalade when a gunman fired into the vehicle, said Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spokesman Ken Jefferson. Collier was shot several times, but it wasn't clear where he was hit.

Collier was in critical condition at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, a nursing supervisor said early Tuesday. Later, spokesman Chris Turner said the hospital was no longer giving updates on Collier's condition. Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said Collier's family had requested privacy.

I know the NFL security team repeatedly warns players of the pitfalls of clubbing. Here's a hint...if you are a pro athlete, and the clock strikes 11, GO HOME.

I wish I could say my heart goes out to Collins and his family. I cannot. I am just sick of these athletes who are repeatedly being caught in the "wrong place at the wrong time".

Yeah right. These guys choose to be in the wrong place at the wrong time:

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars running back Fred Taylor was ordered out of his car at gunpoint, patted down and handcuffed while a K-9 unit searched his vehicle for drugs outside a Miami Beach nightclub over the weekend, according to a police report released Tuesday.

Taylor yelled at officers repeatedly and was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, after they advised him three times to quiet down, according to Miami Beach Police.

According to the report, police were called to Club Cristal around 4 a.m. Saturday to respond to an altercation. When officers arrived, they were advised that there might be firearms in a green Mercedes Benz, Taylor's wife's car. They then ordered Taylor and his friends out of the car, which irritated Jacksonville's all-time leading rusher and ultimately led to his arrest.


Yiddish Steel said...

Like many wise men have said before me: Nothing good happens at 4am on the streets.

Romi said...

And they don't even have to go out late on a "hoochie hunt", call me anytime boys, morning, afternoon or night! ;-)

Nigel said...

Romi, you deserve WAAAAY better, Sweetie...