Bart Scott and Amy Trask: Aldon Smith should have used “Player Protect” service

Roddy White posted this on twitter Sunday morning: “Aldon smith isn’t right in any way form or fashion but come on guys don’t act like you never did it you just got away with it.”

Bart Scott and Amy Trask responded to White’s tweet this morning on CBS. I thought you’d be interested so I’m passing it along to you. Here’s a transcript courtesy of CBS:

Bart Scott: (Roddy White) says don’t act like you never did it? Nada kid. Not me. Especially when you have so much on the line. You’re making millions of dollars, you can afford to have a personal driver. Shame on you Roddy White for even going there. You can’t put everybody in a box and say that everyone has done it. I’ve never done it. Player protect is a service you can call. The team pays for it. I used player protect so much that I knew everybody on a first name basis. Let me tell you something, I went to the grocery store, I called them. I called them for everything. Hey, if I’m not paying…

Amy Trask: From a front-office perspective we want players using those services. It’s just excruciatingly frustrating (when these services aren’t used) when you litter the locker room and the player lounge, and the entire organization with information about these services… And by the way, there is not a person on staff when I was with a team, that if I was called or they were called at 3:00 in the morning, or 8:00 in the morning, or 7:00 in the morning… I would have picked anyone up. No questions asked. But the frustration in providing these services – I get it, maybe a player may not want to call someone on staff, but the services are confidential. The player services are confidential.

Bart: Woody Johnson laid it out (for us). You get picked up in a limo (with) TVs. Why would you ever want to drive anyway? And they are off duty police officers, so if anything happens, they’re police officers. They can handle the situation.

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  1. In Smith’ case, by using the Player Protect program on a morning before work would have been an admission of guilt by coming to work impaired.

    Smith’ issues may extend much deeper than a player who calls the Player Program Hotline that is provided to protect players who may have partied too much and needs a ride home.

    1. AES,

      What is distrubing is that his team mates and the staff knew about his drinking and here is why. Any one who has worked with another person who drinks at work, in his case at practice, can smell the stale odor of alcohol from a mile away.
      I guess there will be some who contend that this is his first time showing up at work with alcohol on his breath but knowing his past behaviour, I find that hard to believe. This begs the question of what kind of organization the Yorks are running. And where are the Yorks in all of this?

      1. slow down hacksaw, did he wake up and pound a bottle of booze at 6:30 am or did he wake up drunk from the night before?
        We dont know, so please dont go throwing fuel on the fire here by accusing him of drinking at work every day!
        This is the type of comment that had me so pissed of yesterday, i dont want to go there again.
        Today it was announced that he did NOT have pot in his possession, so its clear that although everyone thiknks they know everything, we clearly dont

  2. I’ve actually never driven drunk. Not worth the risk, to myself or others. And I sure as Hell would not be impaired at 7 AM on a work day.

    Try again, Roddy.

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