Sport's heroes are not responsible for their actions...

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    Rams' Little Charged With Drunken Driving
    Mon Apr 26, 8:03 PM ET

    By R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer

    ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Rams (news) defensive end Leonard Little was charged with a felony for drunken driving and speeding Monday, five years after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter for an accident that killed a woman.

    His latest arrest came early Saturday morning, after he was pulled over for speeding by police in the St. Louis suburb of Ladue. A probable cause statement filed by police said Little had bloodshot and watery eyes, smelled of alcohol and failed three sobriety tests.

    The statement said Little admitted drinking alcoholic beverages.

    Driving while intoxicated normally is a misdemeanor. However, because of Little's 1999 guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter in a drunken-driving crash, prosecutors charged him as a persistent offender, making the case a felony.

    He faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

    St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch declined to discuss results of any breath test of Little, or whether the football player agreed to take one.

    Little was released on $7,500 bond.

    He was suspended without pay for the first half of the 1999 season after he pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a 1998 accident that killed Susan Gutweiler of St. Louis. In that case, Little's blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.

    Isn't it great to have such heroes our kids can look up to?

    But then again, he'll probably get off; he got off with murder in 1999 so why not again. Calling it "involuntary manslaughter" when "Little's blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit" doesn't bring back the dead woman. When will people be held responsible for their actions?

    We can't let little things like breaking the law and murder mess up our Sunday football games now can we?
    If he'd killed my wife or another family member in 1999, he'd have gotten a lot more than "suspended without pay for the first half of the 1999 "; I'd have suspended his life!!!

    What kind of a crock is that? He took a life so we'll take 1/2 of his pay!!!!!

    America used to be a great country!!!!

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