Originally posted by Bluesbro:
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:how do you know he's an alcoholic ?
how do you know what he does away from football ?
Gues what...You don't ?
Unfortunately, I do know what he has done some of the time he is away from football ... and it is scary. Are you an alcoholic? If so, then you must see the signs. If not, then it is pointless to argue. Passed out behind the wheel of your wrecked car at 5am is a pretty glaring sign. He is damn lucky he didn't kill himself or someone else. Shooting guns at a party where you were selling alcohol is another. I don't know Aldon at all, that is true. I do know, and have walked the path, of many who battle alcoholism and drugs. The signs are obvious to me ... but I assume what Smith has done so far would be to anyone? I guess I am wrong.
Come on folks, be just a bit modest in your pretensions of knowledge.
Aldon has had two DUI infractions, and one of them was lowered to another offense. Those two infractions hardly proves that he is or is not an alcoholic.
Shooting guns at a party is a problem in and of itself. I do not see the link between shooting guns at a party and selling alcohol at a party.
Being drunk and selling alcohol are not the same. If they were the same, what are we going to say about owners of liquor stores.
Your experiences with alcoholism do not necessarily provide you with any particular insight into the problems of another person.
I have had problems with alcohol, hell I might have been an alcoholic, but what you seem to be saying sounds to me the gospel of the twelve step approach--and I happen to think that approach is fundamentally flawed. Actually, I think the 12 step spiel is crap.
I do not know Aldon Smith, but he has had problems. I do not why he has had those problems and I can not think of any reason to pretend that I have a god-like capacity to just know.
[ Edited by buck on May 1, 2014 at 2:09 AM ]