Friday, July 13, 2007

Rhodes loves booze

Oakland Raiders running back Dominic Rhodes was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The league didn't disclose reasons for the suspension, but Rhodes pleaded guilty in the off-season to reckless driving charges in Indiana after prosecutors agreed to drop drunken driving charges against him. He was pulled over by an Indiana state trooper in February for driving 130 km/h in an 88 km/h zone. He was originally charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit. Rhodes, who spent his six years in Indianapolis, signed a two-year contract in the off-season with the Raiders that could be worth up to US$7.5 million.

What a fall from Superbowl Champ to suspended chump in a matter of months. Rhodes and his teammates won your hick state a friggin' World Championship and this is the thanks he gets? They could have at least tasered him or something.

2 comments:

Chris said...

This will help me in choosing my keepers for fantasy football next month!

Screaming Viking said...

the Raiders are bad news no matter what. With him being a drunk, he should fit right in with the rest of the Raider's fans.