Re: 2006 Reds Players: Freel "Man of the Year"
Not all alcoholics are jerks. I like Ryan and all of these off-field things he does are admirable. I'm not even suggesting he is an alcoholic. But, what disturbed me about his problems in the past was not that he liked to party, but that he chose to drive twice while inhebriated. I am not of the school of thought that everyone makes that choice once in a while and we should accept it. I drink, but I will not drink a drop in a situation where I know I will be getting behind the wheel and possibly endangering someone's life or my own. These incidents have been too recent to declare him rehabilitated and start handing him awards.