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11-13-2012, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by RedWings19405 View Post
Brendan Smith has what three alcohol related arrests? Anyway I get people disappointed in his choice to get behind a wheel. But I have friends that play pro hockey and the stories you would hear about a lot of guys are interesting, many of the great players drink quite a bit more than you think. I am not saying it is right or wrong, I just think a lot of people would be surprised to know some of the stories x-teammates and other pro guys know about them.
It's hardly a secret that alcohol abuse and other substance issues are rampant in pro hockey. Too many coaches, GMs etc. are up to it themselves and there's kind of an old-time "ah what's a few drinks" type attitude going on. Hence why unfortunately I don't think this will have any effect on Sheahan's career nor do I think he will change his ways. I doubt this was the first time he drove drunk and I doubt it was the last.

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