Former Ravens fullback Lorenzo Neal arrested, is a hypocrite

Former Ravens fullback Lorenzo Neal, who played in Baltimore in 2008, was arrested for driving under the influence on July 4 after he crashed his truck into a pole in California. KSFN in Fresno reported that Neal’s blood alcohol content "was just a couple points above the legal limit" and that charges have yet to be filed.

"[He] just ran off the road, struck a pole," police officer told Axel Reyes told the television station Tuesday. "Nothing real major about it. Luckily, he didn't hit anyone and no one else was with him as a passenger."

In other news, Neal, who blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher in 11 consecutive seasons, is also a hypocrite.

Neal is the chief information officer for Safe Ride Solutions, a San Diego-based company that bills itself as “the only nationwide professional driver service and DUI prevention program in the country.” According to Neal’s bio on the company’s website, the two-time All Pro “feels drinking and driving is a major problem and effects people from all walks of life and all segments of society.”

Including retired fullbacks such as Neal.

I’m not going to be judgmental about the consumption of alcohol -- then I would be a hypocrite, too -- but if you’re going to put your reputation on something like DUI prevention, you shouldn’t get behind the wheel of a car after drinking a few adult beverages.

Especially when a ride home is apparently just a phone call away.

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