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    Carl Eller: A withering icon

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    Vikings legend Carl Eller has experienced monumental success on the football field and tragic personal problems off it. Despite a recent arrest, his friends stand by to help if they can.

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    "There But for the Grace of God go I"

    All very sad my friends.
    Very sad indeed.
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    Re: Carl Eller: A withering icon

    Seems like he had his life turned around...only to be haunted by the demons that just won't leave...very sad. Wherever he goes, I hope he finds the help he desperately needs.
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    It is very sad that he cannot kick his substance abuse problems.
    I hope he gets the help he needs.
    Maybe jail time would do him some good. :'(
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    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    It is very sad that he cannot kick his substance abuse problems.
    I hope he gets the help he needs.
    Maybe jail time would do him some good. :'(
    Jail time doesn't fix the problem, it only puts a temporary hold on it. He would need to get the help he needs while he's in there.

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    "singersp" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    It is very sad that he cannot kick his substance abuse problems.
    I hope he gets the help he needs.
    Maybe jail time would do him some good. :'(
    Jail time doesn't fix the problem, it only puts a temporary hold on it. He would need to get the help he needs while he's in there.
    Here we go again.
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    it's an emotional time
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    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "There But for the Grace of God go I"

    All very sad my friends.
    Very sad indeed.
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    Re: Carl Eller: A withering icon

    Wow. What is "fourth degree drunk driving?". Just curious. Is that when you are arrested and you are thinking about a drink ?


    BTW - just one note on this. Did you know that the cell phone industry gives MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving free cell phones every year ? Wonder why that is ? Could it be that the cell industry knows that studies have shown that dialing while driving is just as dangerous as DUI, and yet, goes mostly unpunished in the U.S. ? (the free cell phones are a, ahem, 'incentive' to MADD to not talk about this ???) ... not to mention texting while driving...



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    "StillPurple" wrote:
    Wow. What is "fourth degree drunk driving?". Just curious. Is that when you are arrested and you are thinking about a drink ?


    BTW - just one note on this. Did you know that the cell phone industry gives MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving free cell phones every year ? Wonder why that is ? Could it be that the cell industry knows that studies have shown that dialing while driving is just as dangerous as DUI, and yet, goes mostly unpunished in the U.S. ? (the free cell phones are a, ahem, 'incentive' to MADD to not talk about this ???) ... not to mention texting while driving...


    Wait,, did you just say that drunk driving isn't really that bad?
    Maybe you didn't, but that is what it sounds like.
    I'm confused the the cellphone reference and everything, because if you're defending what Eller did I would have to disagree with that.

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