Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Rhodes likes booze

On Tuesday Morning, Indiana State police arrested Colts running back Dominic Rhodes for drunken driving. Rhodes was pulled over around 3 a.m. driving a GMC truck at 81 mph in a 55-mph zone, an Indianapolis police spokesman said. "It was a normal, run-of-the-mill drunk driving arrest," Bursten said. Rhodes was cooperative with the state troopers who arrested him, police said. Rhodes has been in trouble with the law before. Following a 2002 domestic disturbance at his home, Rhodes pleaded innocent in Marion Superior Court to misdemeanor charges of battery and domestic battery. Latrina Moore, who lived with Rhodes at the time and is the mother of a child with Rhodes, said Rhodes hit her and shoved her to the floor after she confronted him about other women calling their home, prosecutors said at the time.

Nowadays it seems that you aren’t initiated as a true NFL baller until you have a substance abuse charge or a domestic abuse claim under your belt. It is like on the first day of rookie camp, in addition to getting their locker and team playbook, the new blood are forced to watch a video of Mark Gastineau introducing them to the rigors of pro sports. The video would include specific instructions to drive down to the liquor store and purchase a bottle of hooch; then head on home to rough up your baby's momma. Super bowl rings aside, it seems only then will you be admitted to the football fraternity.

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