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Heaven Help Britton Colquitt

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on July 8, 2008

The last time I wrote about Britton Colquitt people said I was harsh. I still stand by what I wrote today however Colquitt is claiming to have learned his lesson with some help of course.

The DUI arrest that occurred in February cost him his football scholarship, a five-game suspension and was an embarrassment to his family and to the University of Tennessee.

Britton says he will change a thing.

“God’s teaching me a big lesson, what to prioritize in my life, and I’ve leaned a lot from this,” Colquitt said Monday after pleading guilty to DUI in Sessions Court.

“I wouldn’t go back and change it if I could. It’s made me somebody I need to be in the future.”

Not to sound too cynical here but nothing helps people find God like the criminal justice system. I just can’t stand people claiming they have found God, or were given a message from God, or anything religious without something to back up that claim.

Way too many times, people have said that God gave them a lesson, saved them, and changed them, etc…..then a year later something else happens.

I would rather Colquitt (or anyone else) go 10 years without an incident…..then point to the period of time where they were changed by the influence of God.

I just would like some action before claims of being touched by God. There are too many people giving glory to god…..without giving glory to god if that makes any sense.

I’m also tired of people referring to arrests as “mistakes”.

At the same time I recognize that sometimes you have to hit the bottom before you can start your way back up and yes there’s a real possibility he is sincere in his words at least I hope he is.

The charge was amended to first-offense DUI and Colquitt received the standard penalty:

A suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days; suspended driver’s license for one year; $350 fine and court costs; 24-hour detention and 24-hour litter pickup; attend DUI school.

“I’ve been through a lot because of myself, the actions I’ve made and the decisions I’ve made,” Colquitt said. “I just wanted to get it over with and take my punishment and not try to fight it.

“Just learn from my mistakes, move on and make me a better person.”

Factoring in a series of alcohol-related incidents in September 2003 when Colquitt was an incoming freshman, Coach Fulmer revoked Colquitt’s scholarship and suspended him the first five games of the 2008 season.

He will suit up starting with the Oct. 11 game at Georgia.

“It’s tough,” Colquitt said. “You realize what you’re missing.

“I know when the season comes around and I’m having to watch five games, I’ll really appreciate those last seven. Just being able to take the field will be a lot more of an honor. I took it for granted before.”

“I kind of got lost again in my ways, in the things I was focusing on in my life,” he said, “and it led me back into kind of the same thing.”

Colquitt requested Monday to report Friday morning to serve the remainder of his 24-hour detention. He is credited with 10 hours following his arrest.

He returns to Sessions Court on Aug. 11 to check progress on his probation.

I still feel that he should not be allowed on the team. Too many young men sacrifice so much of their lives to be a part of such a proud tradition. He does not deserve to wear the uniform.

2 Responses to “Heaven Help Britton Colquitt”

  1. Clasidog said

    Can you say….H-E-A-L….and smack your forehead in unison…

    Yeah….I am back in your blog…still knowing nothing about sports…don’t you hate people that start ‘yapping’ about things they have no clue about!! (me Too!!!)
    But I have to comment here ….It truly gets ‘old’ as you said when people fall back on ‘God’ every time they get in trouble …sad thing it seems to work…thats all it takes!!

    You are a ‘beast’ for suggesting that he does not deserve to wear the uniform.
    My God…don’t you know that ‘Football’ players are next to God’s Angels…SHAME ON YOU!!!!

  2. Clasidog said

    Speaking of… God…and Football I have a Vick update for you!!!

    Michael Vick Files for Bankruptcy??!!

    “In court filings, Mr. Vick’s financial consultant, David Talbot, said Mr. Vick hopes to turn his life around and he “is learning the importance of obedience to scriptural precepts.”

    Mr. Talbot, who was given one of Mr. Vick’s Mercedes-Benz as partial payment, added that Mr. Vick is receiving “fellowship” from former NFL star Deion Sanders, NFL coach Tony Dungy and Pastor Kevin Jonas, father and manager of the Jonas Brothers pop group.”

    http://3rdpoweroutlet.wordpress.com/2008/07/09/michael-vick-files-for-bankruptcy/

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