Leon Hall: "I Have Learned a Very Valuable Lesson"

In the wake of accepting a plea bargain in his DUI case today where he pleaded guilty to reckless operation of a vehicle, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall released a statement through his agent, Doug Hendrickson.
Here’s the entire statement:  “Today I learned that my charge was amended and reduced to Reckless Operation of a Vehicle.  I regret that I placed myself in  that situation, and I want to apologize to my family, the Cincinnati Bengals organization, my teammates, the Cincinnati community and [NFL] Commissioner [Roger] Goodell.  I have learned a very valuable lesson and I look forward to the upcoming season.”
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Hall will be required to spend three days in a residential driver intervention program, pay a $250 fine, donate $500 to the USO, and serve 64 hours of community service.

12 responses to “Leon Hall: "I Have Learned a Very Valuable Lesson"

  1. How convenient. Part of the plea bargain should have something do with these clowns issuing statements without benefit of the spin monkeys they employ.

  2. I wouldn’t have imagined it would be possible to get the charged reduced given that his BAC was .149 (almost twice the legal limit). Shouldn’t there be some kind of hard limit on how much you’re over the legal limit to qualify for a reduced charge?

  3. Big Bengals fan here and I must say this guy got off bigtime. Any average Joe with a bac of .149 is not getting off w/ a reckless driving charge. Maybe if you blow a .10 maybe, this is a crock of shit and Leon got a big break. First off, this guy shouldn’t have been out drinking with his wife so close to giving birth, it shows a very irresponsible side to a guy who supposedly has very high character. Secondly, the people he was with are big a$$holes for letting this lush get behind the wheel. Nice company you keep Leon that nobody could have driven you home?
    Normally, I am against Florio’s plight to bash my Bengals every chance he gets because he is a closet Steelers fan, but he cannot admit that because it would ruin his wannabe journalistic bias, whatever. Its crap like this that is kind of an outrage to the normal everyday guy

  4. Leon Hall does loads of charity work in the Cinci area, so the he seems to be a decent man. He made a mistake, he needs to remember not to get drunk around the time his wife is due to give birth.
    He must have a legal representitive because it looked like an easy case for DUI

  5. sheffield says:
    June 2nd, 2009 at 5:30 am
    Leon Hall does loads of charity work in the Cinci area, so the he seems to be a decent man. He made a mistake, he needs to remember not to get drunk around the time his wife is due to give birth.
    He must have a legal representitive because it looked like an easy case for DUI
    Leon can’t do everything!

  6. Though he was drunk, this area of Cincinnati is notorious for giving out DUI’s. Maybe it’s because all the real criminals don’t bring in as much money as the DUI’ers.

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