Originally posted by BrodieFan:
Boone's past isn't really that checkered. He's had a grand total of two run-ins with the authorities. And, he's not stupid. After reading some interviews with him, I wouldn't be surprised at all if he got his act together. And, if he does, he's an absolute beast.
1. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets his act together either. He seems like he's at least saying the right things right now. That said, even Pacman is smart enough to say the right things between his meltdowns.
2. Boone has only had two incidents, but they have to be contextualized a little bit. While he had the one in college (a DUI), the reports out of OS were that he had a major drinking problem, so that DUI isn't isolated in terms of behavior (maybe the driving, but not the drinking too much).
3. The second incident a) happened while getting ready for the draft, which is seen as MUCH WORSE in the eyes of NFL teams and b) was a MAJOR incident. A DUI is a mistake, almost all of us probably could have legally gotten a DUI at some point if we haven't already, but running around smashing parked cars and needing three taser shots to be subdued is a whole different animal.
4. I hate to say it, and i'm hoping there's just things I don't know, but from the way he's talking about it we haven't heard anything about him following through on his promise to get treatment. The story now is that he's staying at home and avoiding places with alcohol (which certainly isn't a bad thing), but he's admitted to the fact that he's already getting bored and it's not like he can avoid alcohol being around forever. I'd be worried about what happens once he gets more comfortable with his position on the team, particularly if he's not in treatment or at least working with a program to be able to be around alcohol (which will happen eventually) without having a relapse.