I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and you can't live in Tuscaloosa without hearing a little bit of the sad goings-on with Ken Stabler. It's been the talk of talk radio for 2 days now, and I'm sure it will be again today. It is apparent that Stabler will probably lose his job as the color analyst for Bama radio broadcasts, a job at which I have to say Stabler is uncommonly good, for being arrested for driving under the influence. He has previously been convicted of DUI twice, both other times were several years ago.
I'm not here to pile on him. I can't help but come at this from my own perspective, which is that of a criminal defense attorney who represents a fair number of people accused of DUI through appointed work, and occasionally through being retained.
I'll share my thoughts after the jump.