Why can’t we have nice things? This past Saturday evening around 6pm in Pasco County, Florida, newly signed Bears wide receiver, Byron Pringle, was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol for reckless driving.
Pringle was taken into custody after being caught whipping donuts on a highway. With a suspended license. With his kid in the back seat. Now I know it sounds bad, but he’s driving a Dodge Hellcat that has 700 horsepower. I think it would be a worse crime if he WASN’T doing donuts and using the Hellcat the way God intended. He just so happened to use it in the wrong place, wrong time, and with the wrong passengers.
However, the argument can be made that his kid in the backseat was probably having the time of his life. Imagine being 10 years old and your dad is whipping you around in a souped-up car that tops out at 200 MPH. I mean that kid must think his dad is the coolest dude to ever walk the planet, right? At least until the whole y’know, watching him getting put into the back of the cop car thing. The reports also say that the Hellcat was towed to a nearby yard, so the kid even got a ride along with the police! Best day ever, right?
And sure, it’s not a great look that Pringle was allegedly “verbally confrontational” with the officers arresting him. I mean I’d be pretty pissed too if I was being arrested for showing my son a good time. Are they the Florida Highway Patrol, or are they the No Fun Police?
I’m starting to think the Bears might’ve put a little too much dip on their chip when they signed Pringle.