NFL Superbowl Champ Brandon Mitchell ...

NFL Superbowl Champ Brandon Mitchell busted for drugs

There are 25 comments on the Abbeville Meridional story from Dec 11, 2008, titled NFL Superbowl Champ Brandon Mitchell busted for drugs. In it, Abbeville Meridional reports that:

Abbevillea s own Brandon Mitchell is a New England Patriots Super Bowl Champion, has a youth football league in Abbeville named after him for playing in the NFL for seven years, and now finds himself in trouble ...

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Yadira

San Antonio, TX

#1 Apr 8, 2009
You know everyone is quick to point the finger when things are presumed to go wrong. Brandon Mitchell had the opportunity to leave Abbeville and have a life somewhere else but he always wanted to give back to his community. He wanted to provide a better future for the children of Abbeville. When he had money and was still with the NFL everyone treated him like royalty. But when he got injured and his finances were extenguished no one was there to help. Anyone that knows Brandon knows that he would never do drugs. If he was caught with some it must have been the last resort for him to finds means to feed his children. Where are the people he lent money to or the people he made donations to. No where just sitting back and believing everything that was said. It is said that Abbeville is so quick to turn its back on someone that no matter how many better opportunities of life he was given, he believed in Abbeville and wanted to make it better and yet he was given the cold shoulder in a split second. Wow
Knowing Brandon

Lafayette, LA

#2 Apr 8, 2009
Yadira wrote:
You know everyone is quick to point the finger when things are presumed to go wrong. Brandon Mitchell had the opportunity to leave Abbeville and have a life somewhere else but he always wanted to give back to his community. He wanted to provide a better future for the children of Abbeville. When he had money and was still with the NFL everyone treated him like royalty. But when he got injured and his finances were extenguished no one was there to help. Anyone that knows Brandon knows that he would never do drugs. If he was caught with some it must have been the last resort for him to finds means to feed his children. Where are the people he lent money to or the people he made donations to. No where just sitting back and believing everything that was said. It is said that Abbeville is so quick to turn its back on someone that no matter how many better opportunities of life he was given, he believed in Abbeville and wanted to make it better and yet he was given the cold shoulder in a split second. Wow
Brandon should have gotten a job after he left the NFL. No matter how much he gave back or how much money he had, he could have gotten a job and also finished his education. I have never and do not condone selling drugs for ANY reason and will not sympathize with Brandon just because he played pro ball. Also, many family members and friends should have not relied so heavily on Brandon as well. I know for a fact that he would pay for "rounds" of drinks in the nightclubs and give lots of money to strippers. What do you make of that? People will always talk, just let them but he can also prove them wrong. It is not the end of the world and Brandon is young and healthy and still can work to provide for himself and his family. There is a better way than drugs. Drug dealers not only rob themselves of freedom, they take down generations, their family, the addicts family, and so forth and the families are left to take care of their children when they are dead or in jail. Pray for him to seek God for guidance and direction and to take care of his family the LEGAL WAY!
From Erath

United States

#3 Apr 13, 2009
His biggest problem was that while he played sports, he didn't prepare himself for that day when his career would come to an end. All atheletes should prepare themselves cause injuries is always there. What is the biggest disappointment is that kids looked up to him as an idol and he let them down. Kids today have no more heroes. Great names are always turning to the drugs or something else and get arrested for really stupid stuff. He should have went to work. Many places would have hired him due to his being famous. But then again dealing drugs is easier than working I guess. A lot of kids had something taken when he was busted well I hope the courts give him the max to make an example out of him.
Oh My

United States

#4 Apr 13, 2009
From Erath wrote:
His biggest problem was that while he played sports, he didn't prepare himself for that day when his career would come to an end. All atheletes should prepare themselves cause injuries is always there. What is the biggest disappointment is that kids looked up to him as an idol and he let them down. Kids today have no more heroes. Great names are always turning to the drugs or something else and get arrested for really stupid stuff. He should have went to work. Many places would have hired him due to his being famous. But then again dealing drugs is easier than working I guess. A lot of kids had something taken when he was busted well I hope the courts give him the max to make an example out of him.
Many people dont realize that they are not only destroying their lives but taking down generations. Selling drugs is fast and easy money, but is it really worth it in the end? NO
Slick Willy

Abbeville, LA

#5 Apr 13, 2009
Another fine example of a role model for todays children. And we wonder why these children are getting into so much trouble. Hopefully his conviction will be widely publisized for children of today to see what really happens when you break the law!
Court M3

Boise, ID

#6 May 14, 2009
Well it doesn't mattter now does it. A fine example of someone having everything given to them. Don't buy the last resort for him to feed his kids either. What the hell happened to a getting a job? All of the millions made and wasted. Wish him the best, but don't agree with selling drugs and yes hope he gets the max sentence.
curious georgette

Rayne, LA

#7 May 14, 2009
answer to all of the questions...he tried to keep up a lifestyle he couldn't afford and like alot of our peers he did the only thing that he knew would make easy cash. plain and simple. no one would back him because he screwed anyone he could. he realized he couldn't do it, decided to dig graves and gave braileys a bad name. poor mr. ronald got stuck in the middle trying to save face.
i done heard it all

Franklin, LA

#8 May 15, 2009
Please last resort to feed the kids, please don't play that card. That man took the easy wasy out b/c he was too damn lazy to finish his edcaution, that he earned free of charge,(a type of education most kids could only dream of having) and too money hungry. He should be used a a model for all kids to show them what studity looks like. He should get the max plus some just for tring to use those kids so he could look like an outstanding citizen! And he should also have to personally apologize to all those kids. Not to mantion I think he was arrested (but may be mistaken)some months back, so if that is true what the hell was he doing with all the drugs for a second time. GREED I tell you GREED. I bet burger king or mcdonald's would have hired him!!! He choise the easy way out!!!!!
Watching

White Castle, LA

#9 May 15, 2009
Isn't there a field or league named after him at Comeaux Park? This should be rescinded!
i done heard it all

Hanoi, Vietnam

#10 May 15, 2009
It sure should!!!!!!!!!!
Court M3

Brinnon, WA

#11 May 16, 2009
Already rescinded as far as I know. Went to the park while at home.
bratz

Redmond, WA

#12 Jul 10, 2009
can someone please let me know what happened with the case. is he still in wheres his kids what about the girlfriend???
meatloaf

Franklin, LA

#13 Jul 10, 2009
Yadira wrote:
You know everyone is quick to point the finger when things are presumed to go wrong. Brandon Mitchell had the opportunity to leave Abbeville and have a life somewhere else but he always wanted to give back to his community. He wanted to provide a better future for the children of Abbeville. When he had money and was still with the NFL everyone treated him like royalty. But when he got injured and his finances were extenguished no one was there to help. Anyone that knows Brandon knows that he would never do drugs. If he was caught with some it must have been the last resort for him to finds means to feed his children. Where are the people he lent money to or the people he made donations to. No where just sitting back and believing everything that was said. It is said that Abbeville is so quick to turn its back on someone that no matter how many better opportunities of life he was given, he believed in Abbeville and wanted to make it better and yet he was given the cold shoulder in a split second. Wow
Let me correct your thinking. You said "when he got injured and his finances were extinguished." He did not go broke because of his injury, he went broke because of foolishness. He was in the NFL for seven years. Know how much money he made in those seven years? Probably a few million. Know how much money it takes to live good per year? Not sure what your answer is, but with what he earned in those seven years, if he had managed it right, he could have lived the good life for the rest of his life. The injury didn't have "jack" to do with him losing all the millions he made in those seven years. Ignorance is why he lost his money.

Since: May 09

Seattle, WA

#14 Jul 11, 2009
Seriously with the money he made it should have not been a problem to get himself a good financial adviser and start investing. After he got hurt as stated above living off the interest would have set him up for life.

Everybody's preoccupation is with having it "now". Don't forget you'll be older way longer than you are young.
love this answer

United States

#15 Jul 13, 2009
Court M3 wrote:
Seriously with the money he made it should have not been a problem to get himself a good financial adviser and start investing. After he got hurt as stated above living off the interest would have set him up for life.
Everybody's preoccupation is with having it "now". Don't forget you'll be older way longer than you are young.
I don't exactly know what Brandon Mitchel did but this answer here is so true people.Everybody wants it " now" your so right. And yes i love the point about being older way longer than being young. Just had to post this awesome ansewr again!
Jeremiah

Lima, OH

#16 Nov 24, 2009
What was the outcome of this situation? Has anyone heard anything?
Court M3

Seattle, WA

#17 Nov 28, 2009
Nah was just home and no one knew anything
MrsCuldesac

Lenoir City, TN

#18 Nov 28, 2009
Court M3 wrote:
Nah was just home and no one knew anything
Well my granddaughter came home a few weeks back and said, I got a football players autograph. I said you did? She had gone to Elcaminos with her poppy. She said he liked my shoes! They were some real funky cute shiny ones!lol... but anyhow, my point is he was very sincere to her and his eyes lit up my husband said when she asked him to sign a very small piece of paper. He always was a good person, just did the very wrong thing. He did a bad thing and he will come out of this. WE all make mistakes, its what we do after we make those mistakes with our lives that means the most. We wish him the best & know that with good friends and family support he will turn around for the better.
New england

Quincy, MA

#19 Aug 17, 2012
Met him once and was not impressed at all. He actually gave me a "dead fish" handshake. I called him out on the handshake and he replied.."I don't need to impress you"....?????? WHAT!!! I told him its not about impressions its about respect! I also heard he made minimal money when playing and tried keeping up with other players making ten times what he made. Again.....everything good comes to an end and he was poorly prepared. Period
Facts are off

Lawrence, MA

#20 Sep 2, 2016
Yadira wrote:
You know everyone is quick to point the finger when things are presumed to go wrong. Brandon Mitchell had the opportunity to leave Abbeville and have a life somewhere else but he always wanted to give back to his community. He wanted to provide a better future for the children of Abbeville. When he had money and was still with the NFL everyone treated him like royalty. But when he got injured and his finances were extenguished no one was there to help. Anyone that knows Brandon knows that he would never do drugs. If he was caught with some it must have been the last resort for him to finds means to feed his children. Where are the people he lent money to or the people he made donations to. No where just sitting back and believing everything that was said. It is said that Abbeville is so quick to turn its back on someone that no matter how many better opportunities of life he was given, he believed in Abbeville and wanted to make it better and yet he was given the cold shoulder in a split second. Wow
Before you state that Brandon was resorting to a last resort to feed his kids. Make sure that's what he was doing. Cause I known of a child in Massachusetts that didn't get feed by BRANDON, i know there was no money to keep a roof over her head. Unless I was lied to by the mother. I have no money. My kids have no food. Well mom u shouldn't have 3 kids with 3 different father's and expect to n live life collecting support as pay checks. Now BRANDON never sshould have crossed a line, that couldn't be erased like selling g drugs and getting busted for it. Having no money is no excuse to go out and enable the addict. He should have gone out and got a job. He has a college degree. And a lot of football experience to get a job. At a college or high school teaching football. Anything. But to be a drug dealer is no excuse in life. Your kids need food and shelter. Then go work for it. Like me and millions of others. By the way I know for a fact he didn't or doesn't currently pay support to feed the child in mass. And we all know what you did in the past do sent count, no one looks at what you did, like they do at what are you doing now cause it's the now that matters. Past is past. Hopefully I didn't insult anyone. But if you knew who I was and what I know. You wouldn't question me on my knowledge of the unfeed of mass

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