Why did he plead "not guilty?" Signs point to a plea bargain sometime before the August 14th trial date...lawyer meetings and what not. But maybe it's because he didn't break the all-time drunk driving record...
"It's a substantial level," Sluiter said. "But I've seen higher."
Good to know.
Regardless, those looking for the football version of the death penalty are going to be disappointed. Maybe a game or two suspension...and lots of Barwis. But when you commit a crime that (luckily, mind you) results in no harm, and will likely result in no jail time, there's no way that you drop a kid...even if you are trying to set an example. I'm not trying to trivialize the seriousness of driving while blitzed, but everybody deserves a second chance. In fact, I've heard we often gave three strikes under the previous regime.