Jay Ratliff's BAC was 0.16

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    ........when he crashed his truck into an 18 wheeler. Luckily only major injury only to vehicles, not to the drivers involved.

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    The Cowboys are returning to their years of yore..........
     
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    Sweet. Now 2 or 3 Super Bowls rings should be imminent.
     
  3. Playoffs

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    He be chillin wit his home slice...
     
  4. CloakNNNdagger

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    Jerruh:

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  5. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    Ok, now that's pretty darn cool of him to do. I think more teams should do that, and probably do a better job of getting the word out.
     
  6. CloakNNNdagger

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    The point to Jerruh's statement was that the Cowboys are made well aware of his extra service........and it is still used in pathetic numbers.
     
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    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.
     
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    I've read and heard numerous times that the player union or league have a service like that that IS anonymous. It's available 24 hr/day and is free. Every time there is a DWI report, this service is mentioned along with with the ones that teams may have arranged. Drunks just usually don't make good decisions.
     
  9. CloakNNNdagger

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    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.

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    Just as you said, drunks just usually don't make good decisions.
     
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    The NFLPA has a program. It is supposedly anonymous but not free - something like $90/hr. Then individual teams also have programs which vary in the details.
     
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    Good info, thanks doc. I guess Jerry's limo service isn't anonymous since he knows that it was only utilized 7 times this season?
     
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    Doesn't matter all of them can afford to call a cab, sorry if you know you are going out and partying CALL A LIMO/CAB SOMETHING..
     
  13. eriadoc

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    Yet we continue to leave the judgment of how much is too much to people that have been drinking. Brilliant.
     
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    Well legally the people serving them have a part in it but outside of that who would you leave the end choice too ?
     
  15. Playoffs

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    Yep, that was me.

    Yeah, but there's a profit motive in conflict with limiting drinks. And there are ways around a limit.

    There's also the "eye test" that fails people. I could have 20 drinks in me and strangers would not nearly know how drunk I was by watching me for short time. The cops and bystanders in this case initially thought Ratliff was "okay".
     

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