Remorseful Timberwolves star Al Jeffe...

Remorseful Timberwolves star Al Jefferson vows DUI arrest won't...

There are 17 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 1, 2010, titled Remorseful Timberwolves star Al Jefferson vows DUI arrest won't.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Al Jefferson dunks the ball against the Chicago Bulls in first half action at the Target Center in Minneapolis, February 19, 2010.

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The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#1 Mar 2, 2010
Al certainly appears to be a good man who simply used poor judgment. I commend him for being so forthright about what could have been a fatal mistake.

“it takes a lot to laugh”

Since: Oct 09

St Paul

#2 Mar 2, 2010
Its unusual to see somebody take responsiblity for their actions. I applaud Mr. Jefferson for that.
Tim

Jeffersonville, IN

#3 Mar 2, 2010
I wish more players adopted this attitude. He made a mistake and obviously is very remorseful. It's hard to believe most athletes apologies, as they are usually done for the public court of opinion; however, his "no non-sense" attitude indicates his level of sincerity, contrary to the majority of players who are only concerned with how an instance, such as this, will affect their next paycheck
NotSold

United States

#4 Mar 2, 2010
I think the comment "I didn't realize the danger I put myself and innocent people (in). I could have hurt myself. I could have hurt someone else. I know I wouldn't be able to live with that. I'm so upset with myself" is ridiculous. He plays for the Timberwolves, an organization that had a player killed by a drunk driver (Malik Sealy). I believe Sealy's jersey may be hanging from the rafters of the Target Center. You can't tell me he didn't know the potential consequences of driving drunk.
Tiffany

Bayside, NY

#5 Mar 2, 2010
Al is on that denver nuggets ish.

Since: Mar 09

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Mar 2, 2010
I think he sounds sincere. I hope he does take time and become a mentor for young children and teens.
Wolvesfan

Rochester, MN

#8 Mar 2, 2010
I hate to be a cynic. but I agree with NotSold - how can anyone, in this dayaand age, not know you shouldn't be driving drunk?

On the other hand - I didn't always use good judgment about driving while "impaired" when I was younger. Maybe this was a good wake-up call for him. I hope he is sincere in his remorse.
Rizzo

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Mar 2, 2010
NotSold wrote:
He plays for the Timberwolves, an organization that had a player killed by a drunk driver (Malik Sealy). I believe Sealy's jersey may be hanging from the rafters of the Target Center. You can't tell me he didn't know the potential consequences of driving drunk.
Jefferson was 15 years old and in Mississippi when Sealy died. I doubt he grew up a Timberwolf historian. He's young and made a horrible mistake just like thousands of people in this state every year.
Grim Reaper

Avondale, AZ

#10 Mar 2, 2010
Too bad they just don't suspend Big Gay Al for the rest of the season, and dump him in the drunk tank down on Hennepin where he belongs........I say trade him for some Budweiser.....;.;..!!!!!!!
The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#11 Mar 3, 2010
Grim Reaper wrote:
Too bad they just don't suspend Big Gay Al for the rest of the season, and dump him in the drunk tank down on Hennepin where he belongs........I say trade him for some Budweiser.....;.;..!!!!!!!
You know, I hate the idea of having to have these comments sections policed, but most of us turn to them to see what serious, semi-intelligent people are thinking. Do we really have to be subjected to the puerile, idiotic junior-high drivel like this?
Wolvesfan

Rochester, MN

#12 Mar 3, 2010
To the Hard Truth

Amen!!
Tony Rozycki

AOL

#13 Mar 6, 2010
I'm beginning to wonder if it might not be a good idea to prohibit Timberwolves & Vikings players from owning motor vehicles or driver's licenses.
Tony Rozycki

AOL

#14 Mar 11, 2010
Correction: I'm beginning to wonder if it might be a good idea to prohibit Timberwolves & Vikings players from owning motor vehicles or driver's licenses.
Jeff

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Mar 11, 2010
Tony Rozycki wrote:
Correction: I'm beginning to wonder if it might be a good idea to prohibit Timberwolves & Vikings players from owning motor vehicles or driver's licenses.
Nope. Still not funny. Try again next week.
Tony Jeff

AOL

#16 Mar 12, 2010
I wasn't trying to be funny, just polite.
Tony Rozycki

AOL

#17 Mar 12, 2010
Jeff: I wasn't trying to be funny, just polite.
Tony Rozycki

AOL

#18 Mar 12, 2010
I have two young grandsons who walk and ride their bicycles around the same Minneapolis streets where you drive.

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