One hudred straight days sober, former Logger, current Bengal Rey M...

Tuesday was a notable day for Rey Maualuga. For the former Eureka High standout and current Cincinnati Bengals linebacker it marked the 100th straight day of sobriety. Full Story
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Silverback Wildcat

Shingletown, CA

#1 May 12, 2010
Good job, Rey. Keep it up.
observer

Eureka, CA

#3 May 12, 2010
100 days? Wohoo...Won't last...those Eureka high stars have made a name for themselves haven't they? Character counts!
Randy

Eureka, CA

#4 May 12, 2010
observer wrote:
100 days? Wohoo...Won't last...those Eureka high stars have made a name for themselves haven't they? Character counts!
wow big talk but you did'nt put your name on this! people make mistake O that right your better then everyone RIGHT!!
Former Resident

Augusta, GA

#5 May 12, 2010
I agree with "observer," first in the news it was about Purify and his troubles with alcohol and now Rey. One would think that getting into the NFL and wiping Humboldt off your boots would something in itself to keep one sober. Apparently not. I pray that this is indeed a life changing event, but I highly doubt it knowing first hand were these boys are coming from.
EHS 1

Arcata, CA

#8 May 12, 2010
Almost everyone is so full of hate. What's wrong with you people? Oh I know what's wrong with you... You can't stand anyone that is successful, or better than you. I'm sure you will say that Rey isn't better than you... Blah, blah, blah... Dave, you are just a racist and I'm sure your life isn't anything worth writing about. Observer, all you do is observe, and no one knows who you are, and no one will know you when you are gone. Jason, your comment just let everyone know how immature and uneducated you are.

I don't know Rey, but from your comments I know a little about you fellows; A bunch of young, hateful, jealous, unhappy men. Get a life, don't you have anything better to do? Wait... You don't.
humboldt

United States

#9 May 12, 2010
hey rey were all proud of you some people make mistakes but it sounds like you've learned you got a great remarkable gift and we all would hate to see you lose it. ...maybe you can think about going to the eagles ..lol but your still one of my favorite players and a role model i'll be more than happy to have my kidds have keep up the great work. with love humboldt
Kitty

Orange, CA

#10 May 12, 2010
It's great that he's "100 days sober" because sobriety starts with that first day. I hope he keeps his nose clean (no pun intended). He's not just representing himself, he's representing his whole family and our whole community. If he falls, I'm sure ppl will ridicule him but, with that, they'll be ridiculing everything he represents! Rey, remember - it's not just YOU when you fall....it's all of us.
arcata basketball coach

United States

#12 May 12, 2010
good luck man everyday is a struggle soceity has alcohol ingrained in it
Jon

Sanford, FL

#13 May 12, 2010
This is awesome and very inspirational. My brother who's a die hard fan of football in general, had a major addiction problem. I couldn't believe it because it was my brother and didn't think things could have gotten to the point that it go to. It was scary. I did some research and everyone I knew was recommending http://www.unityrehab.com . They informed me on how caring and compassionate their staff were, along with being able to cater to anyone's situation. It sounded too perfect but I checked it out with my brother, who realized he needed help, and everyone was right. Due to Unity Rehab, not only were they able to help my brother but they were also able to teach him how to prevent from relapses. The outcome was positive and in relation to this article I'm happy to see that he's going to be 100 days sober.
NATIVE

Fresno, CA

#14 May 12, 2010
One hudred straight days sober, former Logger, current Bengal Rey Maualuga on his way to changing his stripes

HUDRED??
sports dude

Eureka, CA

#15 May 12, 2010
Rey, way to go, we're glad your turning it around, making a new start ... but it's a long road. Didn't treatment center people warn you about being a "100-day wonder" and going public? Man, stay humble, stay sober.
heh

Locust Grove, OK

#16 May 12, 2010
lol hudred
Gitter Done

Weed, CA

#18 May 12, 2010
Good job Ray. Every day sober is a new adventure. You are a big part of other peoples sobrity too. There are thousands of people pulling for you. As you know 100 days is 100 days and every day is a mile stone. You can beat back the booze one day at a time. All you have to do is stop digging and you wont hit bottom.
JIMSTER

AOL

#19 May 12, 2010
Anybody who can take that first step to sobritety should be applauded not ridiculed......I hope Rey makes it.
Spanky

San Jose, CA

#21 May 12, 2010
Good for you Rey.
Thomas

Cincinnati, OH

#22 May 12, 2010
Bardley, you just worry about not turning gay while in SanFran. ur jealous cuz hes doing something with his life while ur not!! stop judging...worry about the shit dats going on in ur life!!! HATERS!!
oopipip

Santa Rosa, CA

#24 May 12, 2010
Good work, Rey. Take Maurice to some meetings too.
What

Eureka, CA

#26 May 12, 2010
100 days isn't much ... but it's a start. Give the guy a chance.
xfactor

Durham, CA

#28 May 12, 2010
When you are addicted to a substance or alchohol 100 days is along time for the addict...the cravings should slow and now it will be more conscious decisions to drink or not. Rey when you get that urge go to the gym and work through it , become addicted to your sport and engrose yourself in it.
Old Logger

Mountain View, CA

#29 May 12, 2010
I wish Rey would come back to Eureka High and speak frankly about his ordeal.

John Jason's story needs to be told more often, and needs to be followed more often.

The sad fact is the catchy phrase, "Friends don't let friends drive drunk" rings hollow because the phrase displaces the responsibility from the person who needs to take control and transfers it to the friend. People with a drinking problem need to take responsibility.

Rey should hire a life coach. He needs to realize all that is good in his life.

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