Jason Kidd DWI Arrest
Jason Kidd is another victim of forgetting that cabs exist. Or perhaps that he is in fact NOT unstoppable. Kidd was arrested early Sunday morning after crashing his car into a telephone pole in the Hamptons. Yes, he was drunk.
Not only was he driving drunk, but also he is the new guy in town. Kidd had signed a new contract with the Knicks days earlier.
It gets even better. Alleged photos have surfaced of Kidd partying that night at a club in East Hampton. He appears to be severely intoxicated. It has also been reported that he was so drunk that he had to be carried out of the club. His friends attempted to stop him from driving but failed.
I’ve had enough of these millionaire athletes putting others lives in danger. They drink beyond their capacity and get into their fancy cars and attempt to drive home. This isn’t even about them having the money to hire a car service, or say call a cab- it’s about their total lack of responsibility. These young men are role models to thousands of kids throughout the country. This is partially because of the way that social media has elevated their celebrity; however their impact on others cannot be ignored. The message they are sending to America is that they do not consider the consequences associated with drinking and driving. It also says that they are not concerned about the possibility of hurting others or themselves.
This has to stop. The NBA and NFL need to implement a policy on how the leagues will deal with DUIs. No one should ever drink and drive and the athletes that have been guilty of it this summer are no exception. They should have to face severe consequences for their behavior from their employer. How else are they going to learn any responsibility?
Why does Gloves Off Sports post stories on professional athletes arrests? Because when an athlete makes a poor, possibly harmful decision that could have been prevented, we want to use them as an example of what not to do. These athletes that get arrested for DWI’s etc are prime examples of embarrassment that other athletes don’t want to endure. Though we don’t like reporting on arrests of athletes that many of us personally know, we feel that it is in fact best in hopes that younger athletes can be brought aware so they can avoid the same mistakes and understand the repercussions. Athletes are role models for what to do, and what NOT to do. – Gloves Off Sports, llc.