Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Sheahan arrested for "superdrunk" driving


  • Please log in to reply
112 replies to this topic

#61 The Axe

The Axe

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,379 posts

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:14 PM

Driving the wrong way drunk down a one way street is like scoring on your own net in OT during the playoffs - you just don't do it


Kevin Lowe hates you. Ha!

#62 number9

number9

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,732 posts
  • Location:East Lansing

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:47 AM

Hahaha The only one that needs to do some growing up is LGW

Before you judge this kid realize that drunk driving is not only VERY COMMON, but over 99% of the time nobody dies!
  • An estimated 112 million Americans drove drunk in 2010 (about 1 out of 3 Americans)
  • Only .009% of drunk driving ends in a fatality (you're 3x more likely to willing kill yourself than you're to get killed by a drunk driver or drunk driving)
  • 99.7% of drunk drivers get home safely without even being pulled over
  • Average drunk driver (that gets caught) will drive drunk at least 80 times before their first arrest
Not trying to justify drinking and driving, it's still a stupid mistake to make, but that's what it is: A MISTAKE. Not some huge moral dilemma. It also has nothing to do with hockey and in no way effects his ability to skate on frozen water and shoot rubber. Frankly, I'm glad we finally have some drinkers on the team. We need more rough and tumble heavy drinking types in the lineup.

Golden boy Smith is a bit of a barfly too. So let's all be fair and start criticizing his personal life as well. The other night Brendan showed up to a bar drunk in GR and tried to fight the bouncer when the bouncer wouldn't let him in... mind you the bar had already been closed for almost an hour when the tipsy, angry, confused Smitty showed up.

I mostly feel bad for Riley in all of this honestly. That dumb decision he made while inebriated is going to be a huge pain in his butt for the next year at least. Bye bye drivers license and alcohol!

Oh, and to whom ever brought up "alcoholism", you need to spend less time on your computer and more time at the bar. Did you even see his BAC? The only "superdrunk" alcoholic with a BAC that low would have to be an 80lb girl who just gave blood.

This was totally expected though, the kid is Canadian and Irish for petes sake!
Cheers Riley

EDIT: Stats courtesy of MADD

Edited by number9, 21 November 2012 - 12:49 AM.


#63 puckbags

puckbags

    The Future

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,588 posts
  • Location:Cobble Hill, BC, Canada ( 2,522 Miles from the Joe)

Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:05 AM

Hahaha The only one that needs to do some growing up is LGW

Before you judge this kid realize that drunk driving is not only VERY COMMON, but over 99% of the time nobody dies!

  • An estimated 112 million Americans drove drunk in 2010 (about 1 out of 3 Americans)
  • Only .009% of drunk driving ends in a fatality (you're 3x more likely to willing kill yourself than you're to get killed by a drunk driver or drunk driving)
  • 99.7% of drunk drivers get home safely without even being pulled over
  • Average drunk driver (that gets caught) will drive drunk at least 80 times before their first arrest
Not trying to justify drinking and driving, it's still a stupid mistake to make, but that's what it is: A MISTAKE. Not some huge moral dilemma. It also has nothing to do with hockey and in no way effects his ability to skate on frozen water and shoot rubber. Frankly, I'm glad we finally have some drinkers on the team. We need more rough and tumble heavy drinking types in the lineup.

Golden boy Smith is a bit of a barfly too. So let's all be fair and start criticizing his personal life as well. The other night Brendan showed up to a bar drunk in GR and tried to fight the bouncer when the bouncer wouldn't let him in... mind you the bar had already been closed for almost an hour when the tipsy, angry, confused Smitty showed up.

I mostly feel bad for Riley in all of this honestly. That dumb decision he made while inebriated is going to be a huge pain in his butt for the next year at least. Bye bye drivers license and alcohol!

Oh, and to whom ever brought up "alcoholism", you need to spend less time on your computer and more time at the bar. Did you even see his BAC? The only "superdrunk" alcoholic with a BAC that low would have to be an 80lb girl who just gave blood.

This was totally expected though, the kid is Canadian and Irish for petes sake!
Cheers Riley

EDIT: Stats courtesy of MADD


Nice disclaimer..seems like that is exactly what you are doing.

"Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Refuses to Work Hard"

 

LGW after 1 loss is irrational, after a few in a row it becomes quite comical, 22 playoff appearances in a row and 4 cups in that time and still going strong. Relaxxxxx !!
 


#64 number9

number9

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,732 posts
  • Location:East Lansing

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:35 AM

Nice disclaimer..seems like that is exactly what you are doing.


Made sure to add it after the way everyone reacted to the initial news. I've lost friends and family to drunk driving so I understand it's a sensitive subject, but this kid is not huge F*** Up moral degenerate because of it. It's a common mistake that once in a while has disastrous consequences. It happens to the best of us. His career is not over because of it.

He's lucky he didn't hurt himself or someone else. I hope he learns his lesson and doesn't do it again

#65 The Greek

The Greek

    3rd Line Checker

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 382 posts
  • Location:L-Town

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:38 AM

Nice disclaimer..seems like that is exactly what you are doing.


No, advocating something requires an endorsement of the action. He's merely providing the lgw community with statistical evidence that indicates Sheehan posed less of a risk than some here are indicating. I don't think anyone is saying OWI presents no danger, it is dangerous.

I just want everyone to ask themselves something. When ascertaining culpability, do you consider the intent and state of mind of the person? Most people see an intentional act as different from an accident just as we hold someone who is mentally impaired to be less responsible for their actions than someone who has their faculties about them? Granted, Riley was certainly responsible for putting himself in such a state in the first place. This does not change the fact that he legitimately believed he was going to make it home without hurting anyone. Otherwise, he wouldn't have gotten behind the wheel. He may have been misguided in his belief, but let's not turn this into a speculative debate regarding his moral makeup.

Not to mention, none of us have all of the facts. Breathalyzers can be frighteningly imprecise. It is not clear how long it was between sheehan's last drink and the BAC analysis. The presence of mouth alcohol can cause drastic fluctuations in the Breathalyzer's measurements. If one has consumed a drink within 15-20 minutes of breath analysis their BAC will be much higher than it really is. Burps are another common source of "mouth alcohol". Also when one considers everyone has a different body chemistry and tolerance, none of us can claim to be fully informed.

Either way, this situation only proves why drinking to excess sucks. I prefer more natural forms of intoxication. When I go out to the bar with my friends I'll nurse one or two beers for the whole night while laughing at the drunks making asses of themselves. When the night's over I do't have to worry about how I'm going to get back home.

#66 55fan

55fan

    All mine 'til 2-0-1-9

  • HoF Booster
  • 12,709 posts
  • Location:Fargo, ND

Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:29 AM

I just go home with a hockey player.




In my dreams.

Money on the board:  Current total: $6

$1 for a goal by any current Wing after whom I have named a hamster.  An additional $5 for a series-clinching goal scored by any current Wing after whom I have named a hamster. $5 if the other team fails to score against a current Wing goalie after whom I have named a hamster.

Hamsters I have had:  (current Wings highlighted)

Henrik Pavel Tomas Nicklas Dominik

Niklas Matthew Daniel Robert

Johan Andreas Valtteri Jonathan

Andrew Patrick Ian Todd

Jordin Damien Gustav James


#67 BottleOfSmoke

BottleOfSmoke

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,693 posts
  • Location:It's so hot in the P

Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

@AnsarKhanMLive: Arrest report: Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan was 'super drunk' in Teletubby costume | http://t.co/gJ1ojxIv http://t.co/ResdTND8

WTF? s*** just got bizarre...

LGWsig_zpsa75c5d1e.jpg

 


#68 IrishWing19

IrishWing19

    Token Irishman

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 244 posts
  • Location:Dublin, Ireland.

Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

He also had Smith's ID in his wallet, used it to get into bars and then gave it to the arresting officer. It just makes him look incredibly moronic.

If you're going out with the intention of drinking, leave the car at home!

#69 Buppy

Buppy

    1st Line All-Star

  • Silver Booster
  • 1,940 posts

Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:03 PM

@AnsarKhanMLive: Arrest report: Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan was 'super drunk' in Teletubby costume | http://t.co/gJ1ojxIv http://t.co/ResdTND8

WTF? s*** just got bizarre...

Oct. 29th

The most disconcerting thing is the .30 BAC. Being that drunk and conscious usually means a hard core drinker.

#70 evilzyme

evilzyme

    Games a gongshow.

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,094 posts
  • Location:Howell, Michigan

Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

Sigh, this looks bad on Brendan also... he's a leader for the Griffs and a leading prospect looking to enter his first year of the big leagues. He supplied Riley with his ID in order to get into bars... and riley admitted to it. Man.... this is not good.

Pavel Datsyuk - "Pasha" - #13
"Got no fun if you got no puck"
'"I like ladies" - Towards the Lady Byng trophy
"Hannnnnnnnnnk"
"Okay $5 now"

 

I'm Don Cherry and Danny DeKeyser is my Kadri.


#71 ogreslayer

ogreslayer

    1st Line All-Star

  • HoF Booster
  • 1,934 posts
  • Location:Indianapolis

Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

Are we really sure it was Sheahan & not Tinky Winky?

Money on the Board 2014: $5 per series, $5 per sweep, $5 per Kronwalling, $10 per Marchand Kronwalling, $1 per Zetterberg game, $1 per 2013 Calder Cup roster player goal


#72 number9

number9

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,732 posts
  • Location:East Lansing

Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

Sigh, this looks bad on Brendan also... he's a leader for the Griffs and a leading prospect looking to enter his first year of the big leagues. He supplied Riley with his ID in order to get into bars... and riley admitted to it. Man.... this is not good.


And this is why we let our boys mature in the minors. Riley certainly isn't ready it seems. Smith was just helping his pal...but still I hope he learns from this as well.

#73 WhiteLightning91

WhiteLightning91

    Feed the Mule!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,454 posts
  • Location:Marquette, Michigan (NMU)

Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

Not to be devil's advocate or anything, but it is not fair to automatically assume Smith supplied Sheahan with his ID. Riley could have easily gone into his equipment bag and taken it out for the night wihtout Brendan's knowledge. Two entirely different situations.


GMRwings1983: "Hudler has been stellar"

#74 number9

number9

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,732 posts
  • Location:East Lansing

Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

Not to be devil's advocate or anything, but it is not fair to automatically assume Smith supplied Sheahan with his ID. Riley could have easily gone into his equipment bag and taken it out for the night wihtout Brendan's knowledge. Two entirely different situations.


borrowing ID's is so common, doubt he would've stolen it

#75 55fan

55fan

    All mine 'til 2-0-1-9

  • HoF Booster
  • 12,709 posts
  • Location:Fargo, ND

Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

Oh. I had forgotten the date he was arrested. The costume makes a lot more sense now.

The rest isn't good, but at least he had an excuse for being a Tellytubby.

Money on the board:  Current total: $6

$1 for a goal by any current Wing after whom I have named a hamster.  An additional $5 for a series-clinching goal scored by any current Wing after whom I have named a hamster. $5 if the other team fails to score against a current Wing goalie after whom I have named a hamster.

Hamsters I have had:  (current Wings highlighted)

Henrik Pavel Tomas Nicklas Dominik

Niklas Matthew Daniel Robert

Johan Andreas Valtteri Jonathan

Andrew Patrick Ian Todd

Jordin Damien Gustav James


#76 BottleOfSmoke

BottleOfSmoke

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,693 posts
  • Location:It's so hot in the P

Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

The rest isn't good, but at least he had an excuse for being a Tellytubby.

Agreed. I had totally forgotten this all happened around Halloween. I was trying REALLY hard to wrap my brain around that one lol.

LGWsig_zpsa75c5d1e.jpg

 


#77 13dangledangle

13dangledangle

    1st Line All-Star

  • Silver Booster
  • 1,769 posts
  • Location:Port Hope, Ont.

Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

I think it's way funnier to think about Riley driving around pissed loaded in the middle of the night, driving the wrong way, sporting a teletubbys costume (without it being halloween) and passing them Brendan Smiths ID ....Oh my gosh lmao

Edited by 13dangledangle, 27 November 2012 - 06:26 PM.

....Ladies and Gentlemen Jimmy "F%$*ing" Howard.

#78 The Axe

The Axe

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,379 posts

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

Why dont the pro teams have limos to drive their drunk guys around? .... oh wait. Damn, theres no way to win sometimes.

#79 cusimano_brothers

cusimano_brothers

    Legend

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,419 posts
  • Location:Niagara Falls, ON

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

Are we really sure it was Sheahan & not Tinky Winky?

Riley could have easily gone into his equipment bag and taken it out for the night wihtout Brendan's knowledge.


Posted Image

"Mess up tomorrow, don't mess up now".

- Harry James Benson, CBE.


#80 Dabura

Dabura

    Cake Eater

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,091 posts
  • Location:In an octopus's garden

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

Oh, and to whom ever brought up "alcoholism", you need to spend less time on your computer and more time at the bar.


Might've been me.

- I've done my fair share of drinking.
- I'm not saying he's necessarily an alcoholic. Just a consideration.
- Agree with the rest of your post.

Don't Toews me, bro!






Similar Topics Collapse

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users