Check out his statement to the press after the incident. He says something to the effect of "I'm grief stricken...grief stricken for Jerry...for his family and friends...his teammates...blah blah blah".
How about "I'm sorry"
, jackazz??? Saying "I'm grief stricken" is putting all the attention on YOU, and not the people who loved, raised and actually cared for the victim!! Personally, I don't care how YOU feel, dumbazz. For the second time in a relatively short period, you got behind the wheel when you shouldn't have, and this time someone paid with their life.
I'm not a Cowboy fan...never have been, and truth be known I never heard either player's name before yesterday, but with this news, I'm angry. Angry at Brent for failing to learn anything from what happened three years ago. I don't know about most folks, but I know if something like that had happened to me, there ain't a snowball's chance in hell I'm gettin' behind the wheel of a car when I'm blasted. Never.
I'm angry at a judicial system that fails to improve. If the Illinios court system doesn't let Brent plead down in the incident from three years ago, perhaps something like this doesn't happen. Now...I'm no pollyanna looking at the world through rose colored glasses. I understand that even if the court system had
done it's job three years ago, yesterday's incident was still probably going to happen. But if they had been decidedly tougher on Brent back then, perhaps the message might have hit home a little better and we wouldn't be reading about another NFL player lying dead for the second week in a row.
I'm sure many of you think "Why is Crockett going off like this...about two guys he's admitted he never heard of?" The answer is because an incident like this hits too close to home. A lot of you FS vets know my famiy history, but for the newer ones, let me enlighten you.
When I was just 18, my dad was killed by a drunk driver in a hit and run incident that occured 500 miles from home. He was mowed down while crossing the street as some drunk a-hole floored it down Main Street USA. My family was obviously devastated and we still feel the effects of his loss. So when incidents like this happen...especially when they involve repeat offenders like Brent, I get angry at the world.
Now...I'm not going to sit here and tell you that I've never had a drink...or that I've never gotten behind the wheel after drinking...because I have. I'm sure we all have at one time or another. But I learned from my dad's death. I know my limitations. When I've had enough, I stop, and I make sure I don't get behind the wheel. And I never needed a warped judical system to make me see the light. I was intelligent enough to figure it out on my own. Obviously Mr. Brent failed that test.
I'm sorry for going off on this. I'm already prepared for the internet bullying response that no doubt is coming my way, but I don't care. I read the Brent story this morning while I had some early morning peace and quiet, and it simply pissed me off. Sorry if my rant angers anyone.