November 21, 2006

Aw, geez, Antonio. That was my initial reaction.

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Antonio Bryant was arrested on reckless and drunken driving charges after his Lamborghini was seen speeding faster than 100 mph on a freeway, police said Tuesday.

Bryant, 25, was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, driving under the influence and resisting arrest, police Capt. Kevin Raffaelli said.

An officer entering U.S. Highway 101 saw Bryant speed past and tried unsuccessfully to catch him, Raffaelli said. He radioed another officer who pulled over Bryant.

The next reaction I had was, “Damn. He’s got a Lamborghini.”

On the field, he’d been fine. Relatively problem free this year. Now this.

Hey things happen, i mean these athletes are human too, and if he didnt have a track record then it would not be a concern. Hell the coach of Sacremento Kings got arrested for drunk driving, I dont here to o much about that one.

Comment by Jason 11.21.06 @ 4:29 pm

I think this is still the best moment of his season so far…

Comment by Dennis 11.21.06 @ 4:31 pm

How the heck does a guy who catches 40 balls a year afford a Lamborghini? I’m obviously in the wrong business…

Comment by Dave in Orlando 11.21.06 @ 4:49 pm

I think he is moving into MC Hammer’s old house.

Comment by Jon C 11.21.06 @ 6:19 pm

Well it’s only $250K….when you realize the median salary in the NFL is over a million dollars per year for veterans….whats a few hundred K if you’re making a few million every year?

Comment by Marco 11.21.06 @ 6:37 pm


$250K, pocket change to AB, hell, that’s just one of his incentive clauses in his contract.

Didn’t he leave a year early from Pitt?

Comment by Jimbo B 11.21.06 @ 7:48 pm

Not sure my sarcasm came across as successfully as I had hoped 😉
Just think, Antonio Bryant (at $459,620 — link to makes more than 15 times the average salary of your favorite childhood teacher. How do we let stuff like that happen? Furthermore, why would we expect the next generation of athletes to be any different.
In the role-model rat race the teacher doesn’t stand a chance against the athlete. Yet, we would probably all agree that the teacher is a more integral part of our society.
Sorry for the rant…

Comment by Dave in Orlando 11.21.06 @ 8:18 pm

Pittsburgh media will be all over “former PITT wide receiver Antonio Bryant…” Meanwhile they usually ignore any mention of Pitt when they reference Larry Fitzgerald. Or of PSU when the latest Nit gets busted …

Comment by geeman2001 11.21.06 @ 8:39 pm

if teachers could fill 65,000 seat stadiums at $50+ a pop to watch them teach, id be in favor of giving them a raise.

Comment by matt 11.21.06 @ 9:22 pm

These ESPN hoop pundits give no respect to Pitt. They’ll see.

Comment by steve 11.21.06 @ 11:58 pm

I’m officially going to throw up….read the article on Paul Rhoads in the Post-gazette today…Wanny defends Rhoads to the hilt……I’m now wavering on reducing my season ticket plans with Pitt…….4 season tickets to two or zero….the last two seasons have really broken my back and this after supporting the team for the bast 10 years….if Wanny thinks Paul is doing a good job than Wanny needs to go as well…….clean house ASAP!

Comment by Marco 11.22.06 @ 1:02 am

I am hoping he is defending Rhoads as lip service until the season is over. Surely he has to have enough sense to know that the guy has to go, if for nothing else than PR reasons. Or maybe Rhoads is being offered a job after the season and DW sees no reason to publicly blast him since hes leaving anyway. We can only hope.

Comment by Rex 11.22.06 @ 8:12 am

Dave, supply and demand.

If it makes you feel any better. He (AB) will die poor.

Comment by Jon C 11.22.06 @ 9:06 am

What are you comparing the salary of an NFL player to a teacher Dave from Orlando?? The NFL makes gazillions of dollars its only right they the players are entitled to their fair share. Shit teachers have more job security and don’t risk bodily harm (well some do) at their job. Its a bad rap athletes are given. I could go further into why I think this is, but thats not the point right now.

Comment by Charlie 11.22.06 @ 9:12 am

I think my original post and all that followed are straying from the point of this blog — Pitt athletics.
I’ll clarify then quit. My point was that Bryant is an idiot despite his ties to Pitt. We knew that when he was here. He makes stupid decisions and anytime he opens his mouth people cringe. Furthermore, he’s proven that he is not that good and teams tend to do whatever it takes to part ways with him shortly after he arrives in camp.
Yet, he continues to work and we continue to bestow praise upon him and degenerates just like him. Kids see this and think it’s acceptable behavior because there are never any serious consequences tied to the shenanigans.
Charlie — I’m not sure what job security has to do with this. The NFL minimum salary is currently $225,000 for rookies. That’s about seven times what a new teacher makes. You could get cut in camp and then not work for six years and still come out ahead of a teacher. Doesn’t get much more secure than that.
I guess it boils down to my belief that our values are skewed. Again, sorry for the off topic rant…

Comment by Dave in Orlando 11.22.06 @ 11:08 am

Dave, we don’t care about your values. Follow your own advice and Post on Pitt Athletics only and save your other opinions for some other blog.

Comment by TMGPanther 11.23.06 @ 11:11 am

Happy Thanksgiving TMGPanther!

Comment by Dave in Orlando 11.23.06 @ 1:15 pm

[…] On the other hand, the last time Antonio Bryant was mentioned on this blog was after his little reckless/drunken driving ordeal when he was clocking at over 100 on a freeway in his Lamborghini. […]

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