Joe Haden just wrapped up his career as a Pittsburgh Steeler. The three-time Pro Bowl selection at cornerback will be one of the NFL’s most sought after defensive free agents this offseason.
In the meantime, he had a very important message to send out to all athletes this offseason.
“To my Nfl players just getting into off-season… please be smart…. Get a driver or car service! One night can change your life”
The National Football League had a rash of players arrested for driving under the influence during the course of this season. The biggest one is easily former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs driving drunk, hitting a young woman, and causing her and her dog to be burned alive.
Aside from him, Cowboys’ Damontae Kazee was arrested in October and charged with driving while under the influence. Aldon Smith was arrested for DUI in December. Seahawks QB Geno Smith was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of DUI.
Hopefully players take Haden’s message to heart, avoiding these dangerous situations.