Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Another Sports Hero Screws Up

From the Indy Star comes this breaking report.

Indianapolis Colts running back Dominic Rhodes, one of the stars in the team's Super Bowl victory this month, was arrested early this morning on a charge of driving while intoxicated and faces a preliminary hearing this afternoon, authorities said.

Dominic, Dominic, Dominic. Wherefore art thou, Dominic?

Being on top of your game while winning the big one does not exclude you from using common sense that many have come to expect from you. It's not the end of the world, but a lesson must be learned here. One screw up does not make a person a waste, but this cannot happen. Or, you end up like some of the thugs that have played for the Pacers, a habitual problem child.

Please, do not do this ever again. Get a cab, next time. Those that look up to you will be watching to see how you respond to this. Use this as a valuable learning experience and grow from it.


Mary Ellen said...

It's a shame, but at least he didn't hurt anyone. I imagine he will get some kind of fine from the football league. I think if our football and baseball players had to do more than pay a small fine for this stuff, they would act more responsibly. At the very least, he should do some major community service, maybe talks to teens or youth groups.

Mary Ellen said...

Oh....and while we are talking about screw ups, I just sent this to Greg in an e-mail. It has nothing to do with sports but I couldn't stop laughing when I saw it. Enjoy


Greg said...

LAS: Colts should kick him off the team and let the Patriots pick him up and straighten him out. LOL

M-E: thanks for that. Hilarious. Though, I'm not sure that's the French army. It's probably Canadian, from the accent.

LASunsett said...


Very funny video.


We'll send you Jamaal Tinsley and Marquis Daniels. Maybe the Celtics can straighten them out. That's our final offer.

LASunsett said...


I just read the lengthy list of free agents for the Colts. Rhodes is one of them. Unrestricted.