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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Lance Briggs' Actions "Exceedingly Dumb"

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.


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5 comments:

T.A. Negro said...

This blog could play linebacker for the Chicago Bears. It's that good!

This Suit Is Not Black said...

t.a. negro, t.a. negro. hm...

I don't know no t.a. negro. The beer must be clouding my memory :)

MCBias said...

I'm amused that you finally broke down and identified yourself as a female via profile pic.

But most importantly, YEAH! Analysis! I'm one of the few in the "More words is better" camp for blogs, and posts like this are the reason why. Way to think it over and not just take the "Chicago area legal expert's" words as fact. Your argument convinced me; as long as Briggs hit no one else, in the long run, he probably made the right decision in running away. I'll even forgive you for forgetting to comment on my blogger ethics post :-p

Bruce Paine said...

The cops don't deserve to be told the truth anyway, they should figure it out on their own. I also support your advocation of drinking and driving. you've got a new reader

Anonymous said...

interesting article. I would love to follow you on twitter.