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Old 05-10-2007, 04:34 PM   #9
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Default Re: McNair arrested as passenger in DUI case

Alcohol consumption/abuse is pro sports dirty secret.

Beer companies are huge sponsors of the TV broadcasts and beer is a huge source of revenue at the concession stands during the games. The Atlanta paper had a story last fall on the number of Falcons fans who tailgate, drink throughout the game, and then drive home drunk.

And of course Exhibit A for the fine line the teams walk is the St. Louis Cardinals, who play in Busch Stadium while in the past year have had their manager arrested for DWI and a relief pitcher killed while DWI.

So when these incidents happen we get another sermonette on "drinking responsibly" but no indication that if you are going to be behind the wheel you should not drink at all. Do not want to cut out that revenue source.
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