Lance Briggs wrapped his brand new Lamborghini around a street sign the other night and fled the scene of the accident only to later call police and turn himself in. According to some Chicago area legal expert, Briggs’ actions were "exceedingly dumb".
“'Leaving the scene and lying to the police is exceedingly dumb.” ~Chicago area legal expert
“Exceedingly dumb.” Really? I mean, I'm no expert on law - or, well, anything for that matter - but I would call Briggs' actions absolutely fucking brilliant.
Let’s break this down real quick: I’m going to assume that Briggs had been drinking – because I can and because I think you’re a fool not to – and instead of sitting around, getting slapped with a DUI, a suspension, a soiled reputation and all the other consquences that stem from drunk driving, Briggs faces one misdemeanor, two traffic citations, and no discipline from his team or the league (as of yet). Add to that the handshakes and hugs because he’s not hurt and the fact that police can’t prove he had been drinking, and things seem to be wrapping up into a nice. Little. Package.
Granted, Briggs admitted to lying to police, but he’s already apologized to appease the masses. He cooperated and accepted the charges and is due in court October 4th. All-in-all, had Briggs stayed with the car, he would have been a lot worse off right now.