What the heck is going on with these NFL players? I am starting to think that because these boys are bigger, stronger, and faster, when they hit each other it is starting to seriously affect how their brains function.
Now, just days after Jovan Belcher kills his child's mother and does us all a favor by killing himself, we have one Dallas Cowbaby dead and the other charged with causing his death. Here we are in the middle of the season, and this guy -and his now deceased teammate- find it necessary to go driving down the road at a high rate of speed while intoxicated. *shaking head* This is truly sad, and I feel for the families of these two. Mommy, please don't let your son grow up to be a football player. And this wasn't the first time for Brent. He has had trouble with the law due to DUI issues in the past.
So now we can all get on our soap boxes and start relating society's problems to the NFL: We need more gun control; people shouldn't drink and drive; domestic violence is wrong; and young men who suddenly come into large amounts of money should learn how to manage their lives.
I agree with all of the above.
Finally, staying with the football theme, a young promising football player at a fine high school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana was recently hospitalized with some serious injuries. The circumstances surrounding his case remain murky, and the Baton Rouge police department has some explaining to do.
"16-year-old University High School football player is recovering after an ambiguous incident late Friday night at the BREC Perkins Road Community Skate Park left him in a medically induced coma.
Though the Baton Rouge Police Department said the investigation is ongoing, one fact has been confirmed – D’Vante Dotson had alcohol in his system. But speculation has run rampant on Twitter and Facebook about Dotson meeting teammates who possibly beat him into a comatose state.
“We’re still investigating, but at this point we have no evidence to believe he was assaulted,” said Baton Rouge Police Spokesman Lt. Don Kelly. “All signs point to he voluntarily consumed a mass amount of alcohol and fell on his head on the concrete, and that was the cause of his injuries.”
Carolyn Dotson, the high schooler’s grandmother, told nola.com her grandson was “doing a lot better, and he’s able to get up and walk around with the help of his mother.”
Dotson was supposed to have a CT scan Wednesday morning.
A Facebook page created Tuesday and numerous tweets support the rumor that teammates beat up Dotson, with a group of tweets compiled on neverjaded.com chronicling the evening.
Tweets on the website indicate that Dotson arrived at the skate park after being called to meet “three of his white teammates.”
“When he arrived he was attacked in the bathroom and beaten with bottles and a bat" [Source]
The Baton Rouge PD, as is to be expected, is playing this one very close to their bullet proof vests. -Some wealthy well connected kids attend U High (a feeder school for LSU)-Black mothers, on the other hand, are understandably concerned.
I will be watching this one.
*Pic of D'Vante Dotson from Asis Chronicle.