When we hear about college football players doing something stupid, we all stop and ask ourselves why. Why?!?! When they have such a bright future ahead of them. When they are taking other peoples lives in their own hands. When they are jeopardizing their teams season. All too often, no one asks that question beforehand. Only after.
Three University of Oregon players -- including emerging star quarterback Darron Thomas -- were involved in an early-morning car crash, in which one player is charged with speed racing.
Police say the driver of the car, Duck linebacker Eddie Pleasant, was racing someone else when he lost control. Wide receiver Jamere Holland was also in the car.
I mean, seriously! Isn't playing in front of tens of thousands of screaming fans enough of an Adrenaline rush? Apparently not. "Johnny, what's their prize for playing Too Fast Too Stupid?"
Thomas was bruised, but is expected to play in this weekend's game. Pleasant suffered a gash to the head and had 75 stitches. Holland had a concussion. Neither will be travelling with the team to Pullman for the Ducks' game against Washington State on Saturday.
Ah youth...you can't explain it. Don't even try.