Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Things Are Not Britty for Arkansas Basketball

Ernest Hemingway once said “An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.” In Marcus Britt's situation, the fool was himself after he was charged with DWI by Forest City police last weekend. You didn't know I was going to break you off some Hemingway today did you? Consider yourself enlightened and use that quote next time you're out slamming wine coolers with your buddies.

Britt, the Hog baller, who averaged 3.7 points per game last season registered in at .113 on the ol blood alcohol register and has been suspended indefinitely by Coach Pelphrey. This is GREAT news coming on the heals of the whole Patrick Beverley thing, the transfers of Brandon Moore and Andre Clark and the whole academic mess that the basketball program is in right now.

In addition to the DWI, Britt was charged with driving with a suspended license, no insurance, failure to appear, running a stop sign, kicking baby kitties, bad breath, and not being a better offensive player.

Britt is known more for his defensive play so it was surprising that he made such an offensive move like running a stop sign. That's what the booze will do though.

The failure to appear stems from a 2007 warrant for failing to appear after Britt receiving a speeding ticket. Dude, show up and take your beat down like a man. Did he really think the legal system would just forget about him?

As usual Homer Simpson explains an athlete's need for drunkedness as only he can...

“Son, when you participate in sporting events, its not whether you win or lose, its how drunk you get.”

In Marcus Britt's case, it's not drunk enough to make this all go away and that's what he needs right now.

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