Drake Britton.. Nice knowing you

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    reckless and dumb....but hey he is a certain shade and his weapon was only a 4500 lb truck x 111 mph....now if he were a little more "tanned" and carrying a gun, there would be no tolerance for this athlete...

     

    good ole boy stuff!

     
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    That kind of speed along w/ the a DUI charge will almost assuredly draw jail time w/out a doubt. My guess is he gets 180 days to serve w/ 150 suspended, something like that. All depends on if he's a 1st offender or not.   

     
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    I suspect Drake Britton's name may soon be associated with the phrase "designated for assignment."

    I hope Britton addresses whatever ails him.

     
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    A couple of days ago in New York , a husband , wife and child were killed by a drunk driver. The driver had been arrested for D.U.I. just a week earlier. He was freed without bail for that offense. Now, three people are dead.  Our lax and lenient justice system is just as much to blame as the drunk driver. The Red Sox should have nothing more to do with the reckless and irresponsible Drake Britton. 

     
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    A couple of days ago in New York , a husband , wife and child were killed by a drunk driver. The driver had been arrested for D.U.I. just a week earlier. He was freed without bail for that offense. Now, three people are dead.  Our lax and lenient justice system is just as much to blame as the drunk driver. The Red Sox should have nothing more to do with the reckless and irresponsible Drake Britton. 



    111 mph? a miracle no one got killed...what an idiot - be gone with this lunatic

     
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    Only pike could defend this player.

     



    There is no defense for what Britton did. The Carleton Fisk DUI thread of months ago was started by the same poster ADG. My response about ADG was about his agenda here.  DUI happens thousands of times per day in this country and in this report it involved a Red Sox player. Does it follow that this is a Red Sox only problem?  Didn't Billy Martin die in an accident where the driver was intoxicated? Didn't Mickey, Billy, and friends have an acute alcohol problem.? Didn't David Wells pitch his perfect game with a hangover? How many of us ( like ADG) would have rushed over to a Yankee forum ( if there was an Internet back then) and started threads about the three lushes?

     

    This thread was started by someone with an agenda here. Many posters here have already questioned ADG's motives, agenda, and pretense that he is a Red Sox fan. I am not alone.



    pike do you have a dog

     
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    In response to hill55's comment:

    This may create an opening on the Red Sox 40-man roster:

    http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/team/roster_40man.jsp?c_id=bos

    Or not.

    The Sox apparently used one of Drake Britton's two remaining options in sending the lefthander to Double A Portland.



    Hahaha.....funniest post of the year.  Only you, Bob Newhart and I might get it, but it's no less funny if so.

     
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    I have three comments on this:

    1) Hypocrisy - if it had been Tom Brady today, or Pedro circa 2000, or Bobby Orr circa 1969, would the "Dump the evil felon" brigade been so strident?  If so, do tell....and be very convincing.

    2) Understanding - who among us didn't do stupid, dangerous, thoughtless things in their youth?  I admit I drove after/while drinking numerous times for years as a stupid 16.5 to 20-ish year old....luckily never hurt any other people.....stopped forever when I realised how selfish I was to risk other people's lives....never since, never would, and very strident about the issue to all and especially my elder daughter.  The little one has no chance!

    3) Forgiveness - he's 23, has done (at least) one stupid, thoughtless, selfish, dangerous thing....does he not deserve a chance to change?  This smacks of PR to me....."please won't someone think about the children".  But referring back to my first point:  does anyone think Bogaerts, Bradley, Barnes, Middlebrooks, Lester, Pedroia or Lucchino would have been dropped over such a thing?

     
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    If I remember correctly, Britton owns a house with Ranaudo in Louisianna. They bought it together. In my mind I imagined him and Ranaudo spending their new found bonus money on chicks and booze just like so many young people their age would do. With Ranaudo being such a big man on campus down there they had plenty of access. I immediately thought..."this is not a good development". Neither of them have been worth much at all since.

     
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    IMO if someone drives drunk and kills someone, they should be charged with first degree murder. Its not as if the word on drunk driving isnt pretty well out there, its not as if you didnt know it was wrong when you got in the car. If they get caught driving drunk, their license should immediately be suspended for 2-3 years, on the first offense. No excuse for it, not in our culture of information, no excuse at all. But as I always say, the problem with drinking and driving is not with the driving, its with the drinking. 

     
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    IMO if someone drives drunk and kills someone, they should be charged with first degree murder. Its not as if the word on drunk driving isnt pretty well out there, its not as if you didnt know it was wrong when you got in the car. If they get caught driving drunk, their license should immediately be suspended for 2-3 years, on the first offense. No excuse for it, not in our culture of information, no excuse at all. But as I always say, the problem with drinking and driving is not with the driving, its with the drinking. 



    There are degrees of right and wrong. " Kids " can make  mistakes, have a little too much to drink and get behind the wheel. It is not good , but it is understandable. This was a 23 year old man, a professional baseball player. Drunk and driving over 100 mph. Running from the police and putting everyone in danger. There is no excuse for this. This guy belongs in jail.  The Boston Red Sox should not continue to employ an individual of this sort.  

     
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    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton, a 23-year-old in his first big-league camp, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, driving under the influence, and property damage, according to the Lee County Sheriff's office.

     

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    The arrest occurred at 4:42 a.m. Saturday, on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway in Estero, which is adjacent to Fort Myers. According to the arrest report, Britton, who was driving a 2008 black Chevrolet Silverado (a pickup truck), was paced at a maximum speed of 111 m.p.h. in a 45 m.p.h. zone. With a police car in pursuit, Britton's truck swerved in between other moving vehicles and jumped over a curb, continuing down a small decline and knocking down a barbed-wire fence, according to the police report. Britton then continued down a dirt road for a quarter of a mile and attempted to pull into a wooded area before coming to a stop. When the officer approached and asked for his license, Britton first handed him his debit card.

     

     

     

    According to the arresting officer, Britton's breath smelled of alcohol and he had slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes. Britton refused a breath test, but the officer said he admitted he had been drinking. He was taken to Lee County Jail.

     


    Cops: Sox' Britton charged; clocked at 111 mph 

     

    Before passing judgement on this young man, what's the MPH velocity on his fastball and what kind of ERA has he shown in the minors.



    Well, Dusty, even if he can reach three digits on the radar gun, it's still not as fast as the MPH on his Chevrolet Silverado.  

     
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    IMO if someone drives drunk and kills someone, they should be charged with first degree murder. Its not as if the word on drunk driving isnt pretty well out there, its not as if you didnt know it was wrong when you got in the car. If they get caught driving drunk, their license should immediately be suspended for 2-3 years, on the first offense. No excuse for it, not in our culture of information, no excuse at all. But as I always say, the problem with drinking and driving is not with the driving, its with the drinking. 

     



    There are degrees of right and wrong. " Kids " can make  mistakes, have a little too much to drink and get behind the wheel. It is not good , but it is understandable. This was a 23 year old man, a professional baseball player. Drunk and driving over 100 mph. Running from the police and putting everyone in danger. There is no excuse for this. This guy belongs in jail.  The Boston Red Sox should not continue to employ an individual of this sort.  

     




    Hey, what do you know! We agree!

    It's a bad idea to get behind the wheel after having too much to drink.

    It's inexcusable to try to outrun the police, once you realize you're not getting away with it.

    If he just pulled over and blew a 0.01, I'd cut him some slack.

    The run and crash shows he's missing some vital parts of his brain.

     
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    Only pike could defend this player.

     



    There is no defense for what Britton did. The Carleton Fisk DUI thread of months ago was started by the same poster ADG. My response about ADG was about his agenda here.  DUI happens thousands of times per day in this country and in this report it involved a Red Sox player. Does it follow that this is a Red Sox only problem?  Didn't Billy Martin die in an accident where the driver was intoxicated? Didn't Mickey, Billy, and friends have an acute alcohol problem.? Didn't David Wells pitch his perfect game with a hangover? How many of us ( like ADG) would have rushed over to a Yankee forum ( if there was an Internet back then) and started threads about the three lushes?

     

    This thread was started by someone with an agenda here. Many posters here have already questioned ADG's motives, agenda, and pretense that he is a Red Sox fan. I am not alone.



    Please. 111 in a 45 zone, drunk, and avoiding the law.  He could have killed someone. That behavior is beyond reckless.

     
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    Wow....this is a tough group.....I agree the kid was an idiot, and there will be a price to pay, but to send a 23 year old to jail for DUI, when he did not hurt anyone(and yes I know that was no more than dumb luck) is harsh. If he was one of our sons would we want to see him get jail time?....this young man can do alot more good in the community doing service and paying steep fines and continuing his minor league career than by sitting in a jail cell. Though, I do note that a quick google of FLa laws shows you can get 6-9 months of jail time for a 1st DUI offense along with fine and Community service.

     




    Maybe emotions get the best of me in these situations but I was plowed into by a drunk driver about 9 years ago and my hip still hurts from it.

     

    If it was my son and he got jail time? If he did what Britton did (even if nobody was hurt) I couldnt argue with that decision...Just because he was unbelievably lucky, doesnt make it any less serious.

    Also the fact that I think my son would rather be in jail than deal with me in that situation.

     
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    I got a DUI when I was younger, and haven't DD since.  It seems like a LOT of people who are my age have gotten at least one.  He's young and he made a mistake.  I'm not making excuse for him, it was dumb, very very very dumb.  But I don't criticize people for the mistakes they make once or twice.....I critisize them for not learning from their mistakes, and repeating them.

    He should face some consequences, but he shouldn't be completely thrown under the bus either.

     
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    I got a DUI when I was younger, and haven't DD since.  It seems like a LOT of people who are my age have gotten at least one.  He's young and he made a mistake.  I'm not making excuse for him, it was dumb, very very very dumb.  But I don't criticize people for the mistakes they make once or twice.....I critisize them for not learning from their mistakes, and repeating them.

    He should face some consequences, but he shouldn't be completely thrown under the bus either.

     




    I agree...I just think the lesson should be a hard one to make sure he thinks twice before ever putting other peoples lives in danger ever again. a few days in jail (I can live without this one, but wouldnt oppose it), take the license away for a year (or more) and some steep fines will make someone think twice.

     

    I hope he does learn from this. Oh, and I think Im one of the few that never ever got behind the wheel of a car when I was drinking. I did a bunch of other stupid S&%t, but never that...

    I wouldnt judge a person based on a dumb decision. Im sure hes a good kid. I just get a little more emotional about certain dumb decisions.

    When it hurts to get out of bed some days after almost 10 years and only being in your mid 40's, Its tough to be as understanding as some.

     
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    In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars's comment:

    I have three comments on this:

    1) Hypocrisy - if it had been Tom Brady today, or Pedro circa 2000, or Bobby Orr circa 1969, would the "Dump the evil felon" brigade been so strident?  If so, do tell....and be very convincing.

    2) Understanding - who among us didn't do stupid, dangerous, thoughtless things in their youth?  I admit I drove after/while drinking numerous times for years as a stupid 16.5 to 20-ish year old....luckily never hurt any other people.....stopped forever when I realised how selfish I was to risk other people's lives....never since, never would, and very strident about the issue to all and especially my elder daughter.  The little one has no chance!

    3) Forgiveness - he's 23, has done (at least) one stupid, thoughtless, selfish, dangerous thing....does he not deserve a chance to change?  This smacks of PR to me....."please won't someone think about the children".  But referring back to my first point:  does anyone think Bogaerts, Bradley, Barnes, Middlebrooks, Lester, Pedroia or Lucchino would have been dropped over such a thing?



    Good post. If this is a repeat offense then I would change my mind and want Britton put away for a long time. But if this is the first time he did this and has learned his lesson then its hard for me to pass judgement on a 23 year old kid for making a stupid decision. ALL of us make them. Fortunately no one was hurt when he made his.

     
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    debit card. Looks like he'll have a great NFL career.




    Or maybe they might think it was an attempted bribe ...

     
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