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Well, in all fairness Bierria has been out of the league for almost 5 years, so it's not like he was an active player. Tagging him as a 'former NFL player', while accurate, is cheap sensationalism on the part of the media IMO. (Really, if he had been 5 years removed from working for UPS or Wal-Mart would that lead the headline? I don't think so).
And an unfortunate DUI manslaughter situation is not equatable to a first-degree murder charge in my opinion. Hundreds (if not thousands) of people get arrested for DUI everyday in this country. I don't think NFL players get arrested at a higher rate than the average populous as much as it is that they are put under a microscope. Not defending DUI at all, just pointing out it's not like they're doing something 'unique' in that regard.
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