Mega media outlets are at it yet again, wading into the sea of aggressively highlighting DUI’s and other types of criminal activity, albeit in a somewhat roundabout way. This past Monday an MSNBC panel slammed the National Football League for allowing players to continue playing after committing crimes, yet remain unified in their alleged outright banning of Colin Kaepernick (from their league) for leading a social revolution by kneeling during the playing of our national anthem. The implication is that The NFL is dabbling in hypocrisy.
Curiously, this MSNBC topic arose after former NFL star Donte Stallworth (who was convicted of DUI manslaughter in 2012, but was thereafter allowed to continue his career in the NFL) officially joined MSNBC’s rival network CNN. Was it done out of spite? Was it legitimate news, or was it just a form of media hyperbole? Does anyone care – besides, of course, MSNBC or CNN?
Ultimately, the panelists listed various instances of player misconduct embarrassing to the NFL in order to question the league’s values. The panel strongly disapproved of the NFL’s willingness to allow these players to play without offering a similar chance to Colin Kaepernick. No matter their point, it is clear that DUI’s are becoming a major point of contention across the entire nation. Law enforcement, prosecutors, and our criminal courts are all continuing to aggressively crackdown on folks who drink and drive.
If you or a loved one is accused of DUI, you should immediately consult with a qualified Seattle DUI lawyer. A qualified and respected Seattle DUI lawyer, among other things, can quite possibly save the aggrieved person thousands of dollars in court and insurance fees, the extent of loss of privilege to drive, and the amount of jail time to be served. We have said it before and will say it again, Washington DUI laws are far too complicated for any ol’ attorney to handle. Be smart and consult with a qualified and skilled Seattle DUI attorney when arrested for an alcohol and/or drug related DUI in Washington State.