Los Angeles Clippers forward Zach Randolph was arrested for driving drunk early this morning. You’ve read my thoughts on the despicableness of this crime relative to other, more publicized problems in sports, so I’ll spare you another rant. One thing did, however, catch my eye in the AP report. I give you Clippers’ head coach Mike Dunleavy:
“Obviously this was bad judgment as far as being out the time he was out, etc. My initial thought was, ‘What a fool, this guy was out clubbing,’ ” the coach said. “[But] he was traveling from a condo in Marina del Rey to his home in Marina del Rey, probably about a mile difference. He was in a couple of vehicles with his family members and he was pulled over.”
Right, because drunkenly driving a vehicle containing some family members makes you less of a fool than doing so by yourself after a night out.