Originally Posted by dc_txtech
I read that most teams do offer a similar service but players who use it are often looked down upon. Would you really want your boss knowing that you're going out and drinking to the point that you can't drive 2-3 times a week?
They need to make it anonymous if they want players to use it more, although I'm not sure it would make much difference as it seems to be more of a point of pride rather than not being able to pay for taxis.
Three years ago, the NFLPA demanded that they take over a safe driver program from the NFL for just that reason. And for those players worried about their expensive cars, they send two drivers, one to carry the player, the other to follow in the player's car....both drivers bonded.
NFL Players Association's safe ride program back in the spotlight. It was revamped three years ago after concerns that enough players weren't using it.
Union spokesman Carl Francis said the program is a strong point of emphasis, and every player's membership card includes the contact information. And CEO John Glavin of Florida-based Corporate Security Solutions Inc., which runs the program, said he is happy with how the union gets the word out on the program.
He also stressed the confidentiality of the program, saying the company doesn't even tell the union when players call for rides.
Just as you said, drunks just usually don't make good decisions.