In the wake of the second tragedy in as many weeks for the NFL, players past and present are being quite candid in their reactions to Jerry Brown‘s death.
After Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was arrested for driving drunk and crashing his car — killing Brown in the process — a surprising number of NFLers have come forward to admit that DUIs are all too common.
“We’ve all done it,” veteran Chargers linebacker Takeo Spikes told the USA Today. “But it’s to a point now where maybe you were ignorant and didn’t know any better or felt you were invincible. We’ve had enough of death to show us this is what you do not do. It’s bigger than you. Somebody else is always affected.”
Steelers linebacker Larry Foote agreed with Spikes’ take, admitting that he too has driven under the influence in the past.
“Alcohol is nobody’s friend,” Foote declared. “The last two weeks there’s been two deaths in this league because of alcohol. Guys have to grow up, mature and understand tha