Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ummmm...what?

Apparently Donald Driver's father ran into a little more trouble earlier this week.

Marvin Driver Jr., the father of Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver, was in a Houston hospital on Wednesday with injuries his family said were inflicted by two police officers.

"Mr. Driver Jr. is able to communicate through notes where he has described the torture he went through at the hand of HPD officers," according to the family's statement.

Marvin Driver's family showed reporters photos of Driver in his hospital bed with breathing tubes in his mouth. The family also showed the notes by Driver that alleged that he knew at least one of the officers and that they took him behind a gas station, where they beat him and forced an object down his throat.

Driver's family also alleged that the arresting officers made disparaging remarks about his son.


This is one of those stories that as you are reading it you tilt your head and say to yourself..."really?" Anyway, Donald is spending time this week down there with his Dad so let's hope his old man starts making a recovery. He is expected back in time to play against the Saints on Monday Night.

13 comments:

D'Amico's one good year said...

Sounds like Texas to me....

AP said...

Not that any of this makes sense, but to clarify that "forced object down his throat" comment Rotoworld had mentioned that object was "some kind of pill."

This story is F***ed up.

Charlie Marlow said...

Texas huh? I remember driving through the utter boondocks, on an interstate, with shacks right off the road, cars on blocks the whole 9. It was about 3 am, and dark as hell, no street lights or anything in the middle of no where. Suddenly to the left about 300 yards off in the middle of a field this glowing cross appears. It had to be 50 feet high.

I said to my friend "Brady do NOT fucking break down right now, keep driving at a medium pace and do NOT STOP". It was scary.

Anonymous said...

Imagine how often this kind of crap happens to somebody who doesn't have a famous son.

Goldy said...

charlie - Was that big glowing cross just east of Amarillo? I saw the same thing there. We were traveling out to the '99 Rose Bowl and I had fallen asleep. I woke up and the first thing I saw was that cross. I had to ask the other 4 guys in the van if we were still alive. That thing was crazy.

Lance's Other Nut said...

Alabama and South Carolina laugh at your burning cross stories.

ClownShipLollypop said...

This is garbage. Pay your fucking parking tickets and take care of your warrants you low life degenerate. You're son makes millions of dollars.

I'm sick of this country coddling criminals. It's not that hard to walk the straight line.

I've never had an incident with Police where I was beat, sodomize and or violated in any way. Why is that? Because I'm not a piece of shit that has run in's with the law.

D'Amico's one good year said...

Yeah, clown, cops are real angels.
Just ask anyone who lives in Eugene, OR, or NY, or LA. Bullshit.

Having a "run in" with the law DOES NOT give PUBLIC SERVANTS the right to beat someone. The police in this country have been emboldened to violate basic civil rights by sentiments like the one you've expressed that "they musta had it coming".

Usually, you and I are on the same page. Right now... No.

Anonymous said...

I hope you're being sarcastic or doing a parody or something clown, because that just sounds dumb as hell.

BTW, traffic and parking tickets aren't criminal, they're civil, so technically we'd be coddling the civilly liable by not beating the shit out of them and forcing foreign objects down their throats.

Charlie Marlow said...

It could have been, Goldy. I was picturing scenes from Deliverance in my head.

D'Amico's one good year said...

Ugh.

"Squeal like a pig!"

ClownShipLollypop said...

I doubt that he was in prison before for parking citations.

I'm not trying to excuse police brutality. Most cops are 2 steps from being a criminal themselves.

Don't mind me, I'm just having baseball withdrawls.

D'Amico's one good year said...

Clown-

Withdrawl all around. Agreed.