Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Lorenzo Neal FB Ex-San Diego Chargers
Lorenzo Neal was a four time Pro Bowl selection who led the way for 11 straight 1,000 yard rushers from 1997 - 2008. Drafted by the New Orleans Saints out of Fresno State in the 4th round of the 1993 draft, Neal played for the Jets, Buccaneers, Titans, Bengals, Chargers, and Ravens for the remainder of his career.
However, Neal celebrated the countries birth a little too hard and decided to give it a whirl at attempting to drive home. It didn't end well -- crashing his car into a light pole maybe in an attempt to open up a driving lane for Ladanian Tomlinson behind him. He allegedly failed a basic field sobriety test, then he was arrested* [Allegedly!] and released to a friend.
Lorenzo Neal claims that Lorenzo Neal didn't get arrested though, saying, "Lorenzo Neal didn't get arrested. Lorenzo Neal got cited" He admits he made a mistake, but in order to not make it sound as worse, he says, “I was very, very close to the limit, I don’t know, 0.11 or 0.10. The legal limit is 0.08.” It would have been a much better quote if he had continued his 3rd person chatter.
The best thing about this arrest is what Neal has been doing since he retired from the NFL. He has been serving as the Chief Information Officer for Safe Ride Solutions which is a DUI prevention program. On the management team portion of the website linked above describing Neal he says, "Lorenzo feels drinking and driving is a major problem and effects people from all walks of life and all segments of society."