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Rosenhaus Doesn't Think Shockey Was Drinking

During his weekly Thursday radio appearance with Joe Rose of WQAM in Miami, agent Drew Rosenhaus addressed the bizarre incident that occurred on Sunday involving Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey.
While attending a pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Shockey became ill.  He was taken out by stretcher, and it later was determined that he was dehydrated.
In explaining the situation to Rose, Rosenhaus had this to say:  “I don’t think [Shockey] was drinking.” 
Um, really?  The guy who was double-fisting cocktails from a sky box during Super Bowl XLII wasn’t drinking at a party dubbed “Rehab” on Memorial Day weekend at a Las Vegas casino?
Consider this quote from a 2008 interview appearing in ESPN The Magazine, which was conveyed while Shockey was eating chicken gumbo and drinking Coors Light:  “There’s just a different vibe here.  After training camp, in Jackson, Miss., I came back to New Orleans and went out with some teammates, and right away it was good to be able to say, ‘Yeah, I’m home. This is home.’  Every time you go out, you meet all different kinds of people.  Everyone’s got their collar loosened up, everyone’s nice, and hey, they’ve got alcohol as the social lubricant of their society.  This is what I wanted when I decided to get traded.  I mean, no one even messes with you at all when you sit down to have some lunch and a few beers.”
So, yeah, Shockey probably had been drinking.  Why would anyone suggest otherwise, given his history and his reputation? 
Rosenhaus also said that the TMZ’s of the world blew the story out of proportion.
But did they really?  A pro football player whose personality tends to attract attention was taken out of a party by stretcher.  It’s hardly a common occurrence. 

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46 Responses to “Rosenhaus Doesn't Think Shockey Was Drinking”
  1. kav81 says: May 28, 2009 3:58 PM

    My buddy saw him at Rehab on Sunday and said he was black-out.

  2. svnrdr says: May 28, 2009 4:03 PM

    Rosenhaus also doesn’t think his shit stinks, and that T.O. is a team player.

  3. purpleguy says: May 28, 2009 4:06 PM

    Not only is the guy hurt all the time, he apparently can’t hold his liquor. What exactly is he good at other than getting tatoos?

  4. nflfann says: May 28, 2009 4:07 PM

    ” Not that there is anything wrong with that”

  5. ShotOfGinn says: May 28, 2009 4:09 PM

    Yeah and Keiwan Ratliff will be in the Pro Bowl this year.

  6. tv says: May 28, 2009 4:19 PM

    Nah, he wasn’t drinking. And bears don’t crap in the woods either!

  7. giantsr1 says: May 28, 2009 4:21 PM

    Thedirty.com posted a report that Shockey pooped himself and that he was foaming at the mouth. They also hinted that it wasnt just alcohol that was messing him up. Would it be hard to believe that Shockey popped some Percoset or other pain killers? BTW, thank you New Orleans for taking this train wreck off our hands. And thanks for the Draft picks!

  8. bababooey says: May 28, 2009 4:22 PM

    I was at a tattoo parlor with him and he blacked out because of the pain. Then I poured a bottle of Old Crow down his throat. He then woke up shit his pants and bitched about his contract

  9. realitypolice says: May 28, 2009 4:22 PM

    “dehydration” is the new “exhaustion” as the go to excuse for celebrities/athletes winding up in the hospital/rehab facility. Wasn’t this Percy Harvin’s excuse for missing OTA’s a week or so ago?

  10. ScottFavre says: May 28, 2009 4:23 PM

    The Saints need to hire Bobby Boucher to follow Shockey around Pac Man style.

  11. ScottFavre says: May 28, 2009 4:24 PM

    This would have never happened to Bobby Boucher.

  12. TCLARK says: May 28, 2009 4:26 PM

    He’s such a “homo”.

  13. shukey11 says: May 28, 2009 4:28 PM

    he ment drinking water. hence the dehydration

  14. SirSuperSouthern says: May 28, 2009 4:32 PM

    If Rosenhause said Shockey wasn’t drinking at the Hard Rock than Shockey wasn’t drinking at the Hard Rock… case closed, nothing to see here…

  15. TheCoop says: May 28, 2009 4:36 PM

    Actually, I think that it really IS possible that he wasn’t drinking…….
    Maybe he popped off at the mouth and acted like a punk like he always does and someone gave him a long-overdue ass-kicking.

  16. fordman84 says: May 28, 2009 4:36 PM

    Sorry, but when I get dehydrated without drinking I normally get a splitting headache (means I would have left Rehab and all the loud music) well before passing out and crapping myself.
    No, he was poo-faced drunk and passed out. I’m sure he was dehydrated, liqour will do that. Plus all the bodies and the heat/humidity, I sure hope he had fun.

  17. Plax4Prez says: May 28, 2009 4:42 PM

    Shockey is washed up, often injured, and a crybaby. I don’t even know why he’s even worth talking about anymore. I honestly don’t think the Giants would’ve won the Super Bowl that year if he was playing. Kevin Boss has heart and his health. A very good guy that doesn’t run his mouth. Shockey’s best years are behind him. Go Giants!!!

  18. stevehg says: May 28, 2009 4:45 PM

    STORY OVER!
    Mr NFL Florio has used his ESP to determine all facts and SURPRISE he sides against the player!
    A fair trial followed by a first class hanging…..

  19. Zaggs says: May 28, 2009 4:47 PM

    Shockey became (according to Rich Eisen’s tweets) “dehydrated” in a pool bar. I assumed that to mean a bar built in a pool. So he suffered a medical condition that resulted from the lack of fluids while being in or very near a body of water. Sure he wasn’t drinking.

  20. FUBO says: May 28, 2009 4:47 PM

    That was one of the better laughs I had all day. Thanks guys.

  21. TheCoop says: May 28, 2009 4:49 PM

    Perhaps he had a case of the doucheys?

  22. airboss37 says: May 28, 2009 5:01 PM

    He wasn’t breaking and laws or hurting anyone…..play hard/party hard…..what’s the problem?

  23. vtopa says: May 28, 2009 5:04 PM

    Who cares? I saw the TMZ photos and you can’t tell what is going on there. He’s by the pool with his shirt off and one photo shows him leaning over the rail talking to someone. Big deal. Its not a pic of the guy with a beer bong hat. Its not him puking. Its not him lying on the floor. he drank a few beers and got dehydrated. SO WHAT?!? The guy parties hard and he PLAYS hard. Did he do steroids? Did he beat his girlfriend up? Did he start an illegal dogfighting ring? He’s going to catch 1,000 yards and 10 TDs from Drew Brees this season and nobody will even blink at this story. I hope Tom Coughlin’s head explodes and Eli Manning throws himself off a bridge when it happens. Booooooooorrrriiiinnnnnngggggg……

  24. peppsfan says: May 28, 2009 5:12 PM

    Does anyone EVER believe Rosenhaus on anything he has to say?

  25. Plax4Prez says: May 28, 2009 5:24 PM

    peppsfan says:
    May 28th, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    Does anyone EVER believe Rosenhaus on anything he has to say?
    NO!!! lol

  26. screaming sheep says: May 28, 2009 5:27 PM

    Wow, Bizzaro Florio. Calling out Rosenhaus. After the last 40 Rosenhaus posts, I never thought I would see that again.

  27. Raider_Coffey says: May 28, 2009 5:41 PM

    Rosenhaus has insulted all of our intelligence by claiming that Shockey was not drinking. How many millionaires go to a pool party in VEGAS without getting a buzz or completely hammered. Rosenhaus is the douchbag for lieing about it. This story would have just gone away if he didn’t open his big mouth. What an idiot.

  28. goldengoose21 says: May 28, 2009 5:43 PM

    Anyone who might believe for a second that Shockey wasn’t wasted is either A.) A complete moron, B.) Has never seen Rehab in Vegas, or C.) Doesn’t know Shockey’s loves to booze.
    Shockey drinking is not a big story. We all drink. But to be taken out on a stretcher from a scene like rehab, at his age, is something to talk about. If you let yourself get to that point, then you have issues, whether you are a pro athlete or not. The Saints have to be concerned about this guy, especially since his skills are going south.

  29. Tuck You says: May 28, 2009 5:44 PM

    “He’s going to catch 1,000 yards and 10 TDs from Drew Brees this season”
    Come on, anyone who posts something this dumb should,nt even be watching football. Should be making food with the rest of the women in the kitchen.

  30. TheBengal13 says: May 28, 2009 5:45 PM

    “Yeah and Keiwan Ratliff will be in the Pro Bowl this year.”
    haha I always love me a little Keiwan shout out every now and then. I still can’t believe the Bengals picked him in the 2nd round…

  31. Raider Pride says: May 28, 2009 5:46 PM

    Mr. Florio.
    I am as sick of hearing the name “Rosenhause” as I am “Favre”
    Can’t you just call him “The Players Agent.” in all stories that have to do with that slick dick.
    Please!

  32. Akshun says: May 28, 2009 5:55 PM

    OMG!! JEREMY SHOCKEY DRINKS BEER!!! WOW!!!!!!!! GREATEST STORY EVER WRITTEN ON THIS WEBSITE!! I CANT BELIEVE THIS STORY!! OMG I GOTTA LET EVERYONE KNOW THIS CUZ ITS TOO UNBELIEVABLE!!! AN NFL STAR DRINKS BEER!! WOW!!!!!!!!

  33. Kevin from Philly says: May 28, 2009 6:18 PM

    Yeah, and TO didn’t try to kill himself either.

  34. lithiumfx26 says: May 28, 2009 6:45 PM

    When pigs fly.

  35. philwauke says: May 28, 2009 6:48 PM

    He’s no Matt Jones…Sniff…

  36. empty13 says: May 28, 2009 6:49 PM

    plax in legal trouble (still not convinced he wil lgo to jail)…
    shockey drinking his way out of the league.
    never bet against the tortoise. eli is the tortoise and the other guys are hares.

  37. JBell13 says: May 28, 2009 7:09 PM

    Sure, Jeremy wasn’t drinking. OK. I see him down here in South Beach like once a month (at least) getting fk’d up, and, as it’s been so astutely pointed out already, he’s at the fk’n REHAB party at the Hard Rock. DRINKING IS A PRE REQUISITE. There’s a god damn reality TV show about the party, and people are carted off on stretchers all the time because they drink and then sit in 115-20 degree heat. Im not saying Shockey was FUBAR. But you can bet your a$$ alcohol was in play, as was the heat. Rosenhaus is a jacka$$.

  38. nflhof says: May 28, 2009 7:56 PM

    I think the term is “Binge Drinking” not just drinking.

  39. efftwofiddy says: May 28, 2009 8:30 PM

    I think Rosenhaus was drinking…

  40. dave g says: May 28, 2009 8:36 PM

    Q- How can you tell if Rosenhaus is lying?
    A- His lips are moving

  41. Roachk1lla says: May 28, 2009 9:47 PM

    airboss37- the problem is shockey partys hard and does NOT play hard. Its ok to drink in moderation not in excess. If shockey was smoking pot this would have never happened. Alcohol is the devil.

  42. realityonetwo says: May 28, 2009 10:24 PM

    If it’s OK that Shockey was getting sloshed, why did Rosenhaus have to lie about it?

  43. Southernboi727 says: May 28, 2009 11:56 PM

    This kind of stuff happens to people. Stop hatin florio

  44. east96st says: May 29, 2009 2:00 AM

    vtopa says:
    “He’s going to catch 1,000 yards and 10 TDs from Drew Brees this season and nobody will even blink at this story.”
    He won’t even catch 10 TDs over the rest of his career. He’s done. And even if he wasn’t, he gets hurt each season. The Giants rode that horse as far as it will go. Binge drinking isn’t the type of off season workout that gets you ready to play 16 plus games in the NFL. The only question left with Jeremy is will his knees or his liver go first.

  45. Rhodium Heart says: May 29, 2009 11:36 AM

    Alcohol + Las Vegas summer sun = dehydration
    I really didn’t anything negative about Shockey when I heard about the incident. When the new reports came out that he was carried out in a stretcher, anyone even remotely familiar with the climate in Las Vegas would’ve thought “dehydration.” What’s the problem with admitting that you need to be more careful when you drink out in the heat of a Las Vegas day?

  46. thrasherm316 says: May 29, 2009 2:01 PM

    I know for a fact that it was not due to drinking and that it was due to drugs. Also, if his friend/doctor was not at the pool he probably would not have made it. Remember this post and wait until the problem resurfaces.

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