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Greg Little offers Twitter commentary on DUI arrests

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On Wednesday, Browns running back Dion Lewis used Twitter to chime in on the Aaron Hernandez case, pointing out that one of Hernandez’s friends “snitched” on him.  Lewis deleted the tweet.

On Thursday, teammate Greg Little used the social media mega-platform to comment on the most recent Patriots arrest, with cornerback Alfonzo Dennard apprehended for suspicion of DUI.

Off season of the DUIs sheesh!” Little said.

Actually, the 2013 offseason isn’t much of an aberration.  A total of eight players and two team employees have been arrested for DUI or suspicion of it  since the 2012 regular season ended.  Last year, 13 DUI arrests occurred during the offseason.

Any DUI arrest is one too many, since every DUI arrest could lead to serious injury or death.  It should have been a lot lower this offseason, since in December a DUI incident involving Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent claimed the life of Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown.

So basically whatever the NFL is doing to fully and finally solve the problem isn’t working.  At some point, the NFLPA needs to realize that efforts by the league to beef up DUI penalties is less about making a concession and more about engaging in self-preservation.

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27 Responses to “Greg Little offers Twitter commentary on DUI arrests”
  1. vibesid says: Jul 11, 2013 1:09 PM

    Why are Browns players tweeting about other teams instead of focusing on their own?

  2. rickrock6661982 says: Jul 11, 2013 1:17 PM

    Perhaps I’m thinking of changing careers as I’ve offered Little on the field.

    Get it!

    #PayAttentionToMe

  3. mp4philly says: Jul 11, 2013 1:21 PM

    Because even they’re not interested in their own crappy team

  4. nflcrimerankingscom says: Jul 11, 2013 1:22 PM

    I thought this was going to be something inflammatory, but sadly it wasn’t :(

  5. floratiotime says: Jul 11, 2013 1:22 PM

    If the NFL is really worried about drunk driving then could make a strong statement by prohibiting beers sales at games … and dumping all forms of beer adverts. Yeah, that’s going to happen.

  6. kevo126 says: Jul 11, 2013 1:24 PM

    Saying every DUI could have led to serious injury or death is crazy. I can drive a car perfectly fine at .08. I am a much better driver at .08 than any 16 year or 80 year old. Now the same thing can not be said for me driving at .2 like that broncos guy.

  7. jaydm84 says: Jul 11, 2013 1:25 PM

    What more can the NFL do? These are grown men who need to take responsibility for their own actions. They have a free driving service, as if they can’t afford a taxi or even a limo for the night. When I go out and know I may get drunk I either get a ride or park my car where I know I can leave it overnight and just pick it up in the morning.

  8. jessieboom says: Jul 11, 2013 1:27 PM

    Why are you commenting about a player who plays for a different team you are a fan of, instead of your own?

  9. stoolerz says: Jul 11, 2013 1:32 PM

    Hey clowns, before you bother to comment, read the article. No where does Little make a statement about any team. All hes saying that there are too many duis.

  10. tacowrecker says: Jul 11, 2013 1:33 PM

    Greg Little stinks……..Nothing against the Browns but it’s just a fact. A WR who can’t catch? Useless

  11. getyourownname says: Jul 11, 2013 1:40 PM

    “So basically whatever the NFL is doing to fully and finally solve the problem isn’t working.”

    Please let us know who has “fully and finally” solved the problem of overindulgence in alcohol anywhere in the world.

  12. @HowdyDoobie says: Jul 11, 2013 1:41 PM

    If you can’t trust yourself not to drove home drunk from the bar, don’t drive to the bar!

  13. FinFan68 says: Jul 11, 2013 1:42 PM

    Any DUI arrest is one too many, since every DUI arrest could lead to serious injury or death.
    ============
    The arrests are what prevent injury/death. Plenty of idiots drink and drive. EVERY ONE OF THEM IS A DANGER and should be treated that way. There is NO EXCUSE for drinking and driving. Too many people think it isn’t a big deal. It should be mandatory jail time even for a first offense with absolutely zero exceptions.

  14. rickrock6661982 says: Jul 11, 2013 1:43 PM

    Ship him off to New England

    Perhaps they can work their magic, install the “Patriot Way” and turn him into police blotter fodder.

  15. vdogg says: Jul 11, 2013 1:49 PM

    Most of the guys in the NFL make so much that a DUI isnt a big deal to them until it turns into an unfortunate situation like Dante Stallworth or Josh Brent. Until the NFL suspends them for an entire UNPAID season or starts to hit the team for draft picks when infractions start to get excessive (Seattle) nothing will change.

  16. Stiller43 says: Jul 11, 2013 1:57 PM

    Kevo126,

    In reality, any time you drive a car, it could lead to serious injury or death to yourself or those around you.

    Adding any amount of alcohol doesn’t make those chances better.

  17. dcapettini says: Jul 11, 2013 1:57 PM

    I do not understand how “every DUI arrest could lead to serious injury or death. “. Is this risk during the arrest or subsequent to it? I would think that not being arrested would be more dangerous.

  18. asimonetti88 says: Jul 11, 2013 1:57 PM

    Want to make a Greg Little and “dropping the ball” joke but he hit this one on the head.

  19. iced107 says: Jul 11, 2013 2:08 PM

    tacowrecker says:
    Jul 11, 2013 1:33 PM
    Greg Little stinks……..Nothing against the Browns but it’s just a fact. A WR who can’t catch? Useless

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    I’d say he’s ahead of the game if he can’t catch a DUI.

  20. nananatman says: Jul 11, 2013 2:15 PM

    Sounds like the NFL should get a time machine and go back to when the addicts get hooked and stop them. They would if they were responsible employers:(

  21. ryta00071 says: Jul 11, 2013 2:37 PM

    Things to keep in mind when posting here:

    1) For every grammatical error, you will receive 5 thumbs down.

    2) Any against the grain opinion will give you a 1:2 thumbs up ratio (that’s a bad thing).

    3) Hashtags do nothing here, and make it all too obvious you’re in your late 30s and have a low aptitude for social media.

    4) Smartass comments like this will give you at least 15-20 thumbs down.

    5) Bulletins and numbering formats, as well as short paragraphs will insure more people read your sh*t.

  22. twilson962 says: Jul 11, 2013 2:50 PM

    re: ryta00071

    hahahahaha

  23. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 11, 2013 2:59 PM

    Well all the non-NFL people can do is keep complaining about that which is not working. It’s up to the NFL to appoint a Commissioner that can address and solve these issues. It just hasn’t happened yet.

  24. qdog112 says: Jul 11, 2013 3:10 PM

    Trash your fellow players, but not a word about executives, who are supposed to be team leaders.

  25. footballhistorian says: Jul 11, 2013 3:43 PM

    “So basically whatever the NFL is doing to fully and finally solve the problem isn’t working. At some point, the NFLPA needs to realize that efforts by the league to beef up DUI penalties is less about making a concession and more about engaging in self-preservation.”
    Not sure where it’s my employers responsibility to baby-sit me. This is an issue about the character of the individuals committing the offense. Unless the NFL is having gatherings with a multiple drink minimum, the blame and responsibility lies with each and every perp’.

  26. steelerben says: Jul 11, 2013 3:44 PM

    qdog112 says:
    Jul 11, 2013 3:10 PM
    Trash your fellow players, but not a word about executives, who are supposed to be team leaders.

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    Yeah, “Offseason of DUIs sheesh” is a scathing indictment of his fellow players that totally ignores the executives.

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    kevo126 says:
    Jul 11, 2013 1:24 PM

    I can drive a car perfectly fine at .08.

    **********************************************************

    Said every drunk driver ever, right before killing someone.

  27. al40110 says: Jul 11, 2013 5:13 PM

    1st offense=6 month suspension (no pay)
    2nd offense=1 year suspension (no pay)
    3rd offense= banned from NFL.

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