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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.
Doughhead wrote: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...
ST. LOUIS -- The father of the late St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock has filed a lawsuit, claiming that a popular restaurant continued to provide drinks to the reliever even though he was clearly intoxicated before the drunk-driving crash that killed him.
The lawsuit brought by Dean Hancock names Mike Shannon's Restaurant, which is owned by the long-time Cardinals broadcaster. It also names Shannon's daughter, who's the restaurant manager.
Police say Hancock was drunk, speeding and using a cell phone when his SUV struck the back of a tow truck in the early hours of April 29.
Also named in the lawsuit are the tow truck company and driver and the driver of the car who was getting help from the tow truck on Interstate 64.
BillyHallDisciple wrote:I seriously don't understand how the driver of the stalled vehicle and tow truck driver are named as defendants in the lawsuit. How exactly does that work???
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