- The DUI is a very big deal. It is not a deal breaker, per se. If Damon has other alcohol related issues that we don't know about, maybe...maybe, he is out. If this is the first one, then not so much. Is this an egregious lapse of judgment? Yes. Is it a very dangerous behavior that he specifically cautions all of us at Georgia games about. But we don't know if he was merely a half drink past too much (and before you blast me, I am not saying you should ever drink and drive, but be honest about your past behavior; I know it is probably but for the grace of God go I in this instance) or knee walking drunk. It does make a difference.
- The bigger deal is his passenger. What were they arrested for. While there are a number of things a passenger in this instance can be arrested for, the most damning to Damon is illegal drugs. If he was in a car with someone with blow, unless said blow was in a very personal and individualized carrying container (I don't even know enough about cocaine, outside of what I have seen on Scarface or Entourage, to know what to call it). Same goes for just about any type of other drugs. If the passenger was arrested for mouthing off, the other reason that immediately comes to mind for a passenger to get arrested, it could be ok.
- A third reason a passenger would be arrested is one that I just don't want to think about, but it involves creating a situation that makes the driver do things like weave or drive inattentively. That can't end well for Damon, regardless of who the passenger is.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
On the DUI
While I am not as clear minded about this event as T. Kyle King, I do have a couple of observations: