Carmelo Anthony is the latest in a long list of athletes to get arrested for drunk driving. The list is tremendous: Brandon Marshall, Scott Spiezio, Jim Leyritz, Dwayne Jarrett, Mike Tyson, all in the last few months. I could go on and on, without even harping on non-sports celebs, like Lohan, Paris, et al. Usually, it’s nothing worse that some embarrassment and and community service, however, the consequences can be deadly. Remember your boy Leonard Little? The St. Louis Rams’ defensive end killed another motorist in 1999 with a BAC of 0.19. Six years later, after probation and community service for the first offense, Little was arrested again on suspicion of drunk driving and speeding after failing three field sobriety tests. While he was acquitted of the drunk driving charges, we all know it was because of some badass attorney like myself that got him off. What do all these people have in common, besides their inexcusable choices? They all make more money than they know what to do with. How do they not have an effing full time chauffeur? Seriously, getting nice in the back of a limo is way more brahsome than driving yourself.
On a much more serious note, the Brahs lost a good friend a few years back to a drunk driving accident. Our friend, Hubie, was easily the most charismatic person I have ever met and his death rocked our normally carefree crowd to its core. Having seen the devastation first hand that a senseless death like that can cause, it just angers me that people continue to make the decision to get behind the wheel blackface.
Getting back to lighter issues, Brinson doesn’t know this, but the only reason we let him hang out on the weekends is because he drives us around. Give the guy a redbull and he’s the one calling for latenight. Athletes aren’t the only ones guilty of these bad decisions as I see it every time I go out. You don’t have to make bank to avoid drunk driving. It’s just too easy to call a cab. Several of the Brahs got in with this small mediterranean man, with a high-pitched voice, named Sammy. A good cabby is worth their stench in gold. Sammy just took a liking to us and would get out of bed in the middle of the night (read: 6 a.m.) to transport between latenights/box-runs. From an economic standpoint, cabs are a lot cheaper than a DUI. Badasses, like myself, aren’t cheap, not to mention the skyrocketing insurance premiums. When Brahnation is getting nice this weekend, pick up the phone and call a cab. If you’re in the Raleigh area, Cardinal Cab is a go to and their digis are (919) 828-3228. Clearly, brahsome.com will be fired up at the pregame and can just pull the number from here.