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Dallas Cowboys consider electronic devices to immobilize players' cars

GasBuddy Blog -- One player is dead and another faces DUI and manslaughter charges. Last weekend left defensive tackle Josh Brent, 24, was arrested after an alcohol-related crash left his friend, Jerry Brown, a 25-year old practice squad linebacker, dead. Clearly, the Dallas Cowboys have bigger problems off the field than they have on it.

And perhaps the same can be said of every professional sports team who have a majority of players who tend to drink. Too many drink too much and make bad decisions; like getting behind the wheel of their vehicle.

Irving Police spokesman John Argumaniz said this was not Brent's first DUI. He pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge three years ago at Illinois, where both he and Brown played football....


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 5:50:49 AM

91Hilux: I totally agree with you. Sadly, this country is not cracking down on one of the worst killers. Guns are bad, but DUI driving kills many more people. Just that those cases aren't put out as prominently.
BobbySven
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 4:02:13 PM

91Hilux is right on. These laws should have been in place many years ago. Just think of the lives that could have been saved!
Jaybird671
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 9:31:39 AM

Right from the article...."Somewhere we've lost the notion of 'personal responsibility.' Is that asking too much?"
garywa01
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 8:49:33 AM

crazy
SkooterG
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 3:32:00 AM

Not sure how good a cure this is.
Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 9:04:35 PM

They should just ask their offense which seems immobilized on many Sundays
91Hilux
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 5:07:06 PM

That is more babysitting... People need to start taking responsibility for their actions, regardless of how famous or rich they are.

1st DUI: Mandatory jail time, big fines, and NO LICENSE for 1 year.
2nd DUI: Longer Jail, bigger fines, NO LICENSE for 3 years, Immobilizer required in car after 3 years is up.
3rd DUI: Felony Prison term, NO LICENSE FOREVER, name entered into national database (like sex offender) so they can't drive a car ANYWHERE.

My best friend died Sept 8th, 2002 waiting at a bus stop when a drunk driver drove off the road and took out the whole but stop stand.
52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 3:16:25 PM

It is one way to keep your players alive and playing.
Alfied
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 2:53:31 PM

Go for it.
hibsaw
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:43:51 PM

crashintuc34 , You are so right.
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Tlak about a nanny employer.
2granny
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:26:31 PM

I agree, firechief.
mdotson
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:20:45 PM

Keep ALL the drunk drivers off the road.
CatMan623
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:16:42 PM

NFL=Nannies for Life
firechief
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:14:36 PM

Will be interesting to see what happens
TimTim
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:12:02 PM

not a bad way to control them...:P
GryphonX
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:11:35 PM

Big Sis will be thrilled with this precedent ...
gwill76
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Football players blowing a fob.....that Jerry Jones is kinky...
Paul1955
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:10:17 PM

Now employer invading personal privacy
mageetp
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:08:52 PM

Let the courts handle this problem.
honkerman
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:08:31 PM

deja deja vu vu
bra0712
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:06:11 PM

old
crashintuc34
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:04:49 PM

Such a tragedy but we keep moving further and further away from personal responsibility.
tsgasprc
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:03:38 PM

These children DO need to have some supervision!
paulweb
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:00:51 PM

What ever happened to the word 'responsibility'. Oh, silly me, that went out with the phrase "If it feels good, just do it".
goinwgas
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:59:22 PM

immobilize players
ultm8opie
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:56:22 PM

How about termination from the NFL.
chuckhermann
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:50:44 PM

So how does that keep them from riding with someone else that is drunk, using a different vehicle, or keeping several vehicle available that the team doesn't know about??? Education and common sense. Maybe require use of a professional driver if they are planning to drink, violations automatically resulting in game suspensions...

What about the rest of the population?
19sheldon43
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:49:35 PM

A much better idea would be; If caught DUI your off the team. Or in other words your fired. Put in their contract in big bold letters
sgonza98
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:48:29 PM

Try revoking their contracts and kicking them off the team when they are convicted of crimes. Especially felonies such as this one. And don't let them back. Who in the heck thought Michael Vick deserves another shot?
Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:48:09 PM

Alcohol use/abuse is rampant in our nation. We read of many high profile incidents such as this one, but rarely those that tear families apart. My late Brother was an alcoholic, went through six rehab programs and died at 48 years of age. He caused many vehicle accidents, injuries to others and huge amounts of property damages. Yes the courts took away his license for varying lengths of time, but in his state he could relocate his mobile home and start over with DUIs. It has been 17 years since his death and his "baby brother" still feels the loss of a friend and brother.

I will not judge this incident, but rather ask this question, when will people in the spotlight (e.g. sports, show business, etc.) realize they are looked up to by today's youth? Thus far, there have been few shining stars.
CTarp
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:48:00 PM

Great idea
justbill647
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:47:20 PM

These players will pay and have some Geek hack the system and then be able to bypass it.
peapaw
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:46:02 PM

No one can stop idiocy!!
cmgodwin
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:45:32 PM

Won't work
dieselme2011
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:45:07 PM

This will never work.
Samo1961
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:44:31 PM

Young, wealthy, and dumb.....................
smoketown
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:42:34 PM

Whats next it will be a curfew for players.
blazerbob91
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:40:58 PM

That'll never work. There are way around devices.
briandbec
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:39:45 PM

Whatever, a man with access to MILLIONS of dollars each year will just buy a replacement car...or get his WAG to rent one in her name.

What are they going to do? make it a condition of employment that you have to surrender your vehicles so they can install Cowboys Lowjacks so that any time they don't like what you're doing they can seize your car?

Talk about trampling on freedoms.
dbrnt
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:39:20 PM

Encourage personal responcsibility
rampower80
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:37:12 PM

They have a lot of money invested in irresponsible, young adults. Makes sense.
Paw5X
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:36:34 PM

They will figure a way to get around it!
pecos
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People will always make dumb mistakes no matter what you do.
JaegerWMeister
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It's a step
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wow! really! trade me, now!
Darwin needs help occasionally...
Goatroper47
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:33:10 PM

Only a token gesture.
dasAuto
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:31:54 PM

Won't prevent a thing.
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Put it where the sun doesn't shine. Might get their attention?
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All that money and prestige, young dumb and full of cum.
bobsalwaysmt
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:26:40 PM

Yesterday's post. In a league where using illegal drugs to improve your performance is "acceptable" (almost no consequence to violating the policy), do you really think this will gain a foothold?
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