Payne Dailey wrote:Not to be crass but it's Busch. The franchise was built by beer. It's sad that Hancock died but I put the blame on him.
Yeah, it's tempting to look to point the finger here. It's also tempting to blame the bar he left for letting him get behind the wheel. But the bottom line is that Josh Hancock
made a big mistake that ended up costing him his life. The fact that he was putting the lives of innocent people in danger is the scariest thing here IMO. Imagine how much different this story would be playing if that tow truck driver had been killed (and judging by the photo of Hancock's SUV, it's a minor miracle that he wasn't).
It's tremendously sad that a young man lost his life (particularly because we are now learning how completely avoidable it was). But the issue should not be about the propriety of the Cardinals furnishing its players with booze. These are grown men who make millions of dollars. They need to be responsible for choosing to take the proper transportation (which is readily available) if they choose to drink. There's absolutely no excuse for Hancock's poor decision-making. If the report is to true (speeding, driving drunk, talking on a cell phone, not wearing a seat belt, etc.), Hancock was being completely reckless on the night of his death. If he had just taken a cab...