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DUI/Illegal Actions with athletes.

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Lately the NFL has been hit hard with mischief behavior, MLB with Steroids, NHL with life threating hits and some may get legal action, NBA with fighting/abuse/drugs/negative image they already have. Why do we always find it ok for these athletes? Also, this article sparked me, because maybe it just isn't the players. I use this article about La Russa, but I also remember in Boston with the Red Sox and Millar would say they all did shots of jack d. before the game and obviously no action was really taken for those actions. Do both players/coaches/owners/ etc.. think they are above the law?

Cardinals manager arrested for DUI in Florida

JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was arrested early Thursday and charged with misdemeanor DUI after he was found asleep at the wheel in his running SUV at a green light.

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AP photoTony La Russa was hit with a DUI charge 10 days before his Cardinals begin defense of their World Series title.

La Russa's SUV was stopped at a light that, according to police, went through two cycles of green. A driver behind La Russa had to go around his vehicle, police said.

Police found La Russa slumped over in the driver's seat of the running SUV. The manager of the world champion Cardinals had his foot on the brake and did not respond to knocks on the window, police said. He finally woke up and parked the car.

Police said they noticed the smell of alcohol on his breath, and a field sobriety test was conducted.

The 62-year-old La Russa was sent to the Palm Beach County Jail around 4 a.m., according to the jail's Web site. La Russa provided breath samples, which measured at a .093 blood alcohol level, police said. The legal limit for drivers in Florida is 0.08.

Police didn't immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press seeking comment.

The Cardinals play spring training games at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Athletes get away with the stuff they do because society has put them on a pedestal to where they can do the grimiest of things and get away with it, because they have money to afford big-time legal representation. Be real, how many of you would want your favorite athlete (s) to go away for life if they did something very serious? Not many. Adam "Pacman" Jones is a good example, he stated in a recent interview that he would choose his posse over the NFL. This was during the stripper incident in Vegas.

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Athletes get away with the stuff they do because society has put them on a pedestal to where they can do the grimiest of things and get away with it, because they have money to afford big-time legal representation. Be real, how many of you would want your favorite athlete (s) to go away for life if they did something very serious? Not many. Adam "Pacman" Jones is a good example, he stated in a recent interview that he would choose his posse over the NFL. This was during the stripper incident in Vegas.

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