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Warriors G Bell showed up drunk to DUI court date

Posted on: December 9, 2011 3:39 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2011 3:44 pm
 
Posted by Ben Gollivercharlie-bell-small

Talk about compounding one error in judgment with another. 

SFGate.com reports that Golden State Warriors back-up guard Charlie Bell showed up "legally drunk" to a court hearing regarding a recent DUI arrest.
Warriors reserve guard Charlie Bell spent hours in custody Thursday after showing up to court legally drunk for a hearing on his drunken driving case, according to the ABC affiliate in Flint, Mich.

Bell was held, in a district court holding cell, on a bond violation until he sobered up. He’s expected back in court Friday, which marks the start of Warriors training camp for the rest of his teammates.

Bell, 32, a former Michigan State star, was arrested in Flint Township on Oct. 21 for drunken driving, driving on a suspended license and failing to stop at a stop sign.
In addition to this arrest, Bell was arrested on DUI charges back in February in California and reportedly had to be picked up from the pokey by teammate Reggie Williams. In May, Bell was allegedly stabbed by his wife, Kenya Bell, who was arrested. Bell later disputed the report.

The Warriors would be best served to waive Bell immediately or to demand that he seek help. It's way past time to admit that he has a serious problem. Enabling him in any way will not cut it and reflects poorly on the organization as a whole.
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nikeshoesok
Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:51 am
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Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:27 am
 

Warriors G Bell showed up drunk to DUI court date

Yeah I'd bet the judge didn't show up to work drunk. If he did show up to work drunk I would say he has a serious problem just like Bell. I can't believe you're arguing that someone who got busted for drunk driving and then showed up to court drunk only has a problem but not a "serious" one. Someone messes up when they have to go to court. If they then show up drunk to court it is more than a "mess up".
I guess you live a sheltered life.



Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:16 pm
 

Warriors G Bell showed up drunk to DUI court date

Alcoholism takes no prisoners no matter if your rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly it will takes control of you before you know it and runs your life. I have had a few great people in my life turn to alcohol and watch it destroy thier lives. I wish him the best of luck battling this problem or any body in the world battling with thier demons no matter what that demon is. God Bless



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:04 pm
 

Warriors G Bell showed up drunk to DUI court date

why is cbssports reporting news about charlie shee...oh wait nevermind, just re-read this...



Since: Feb 2, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:50 pm
 

Warriors G Bell showed up drunk to DUI court date

So? How much you want to bet the Judge wasn't hammered?
Yeah I'd bet the judge didn't show up to work drunk. If he did show up to work drunk I would say he has a serious problem just like Bell. I can't believe you're arguing that someone who got busted for drunk driving and then showed up to court drunk only has a problem but not a "serious" one. Someone messes up when they have to go to court. If they then show up drunk to court it is more than a "mess up".



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:08 pm
 

Warriors G Bell showed up drunk to DUI court date

Are you serious? He showed up to his driving under the influence court hearing under the influence. How does he not have a problem?
So? How much you want to bet the Judge wasn't hammered? "serious" problem, and a problem are two different things. The guy messed up, he might get thrown in the can for a little bit or have to do some charity work or something, he'll get back to playing basketball with the Warriors or some other team and get back to business. 



Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 9:22 pm
 

Warriors G Bell showed up drunk to DUI court date

pats you dont think he needs help?  I dont condon what he did, but he needs help.  If cannot stay sober for a court date you have a drinking problem.



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 9:17 pm
 

Warriors G Bell showed up drunk to DUI court date

Poor guy needs help? Gimme a break, I'm tired of these atheletes breakin' every law in the book and then looking for help. How about being accountable for your own actions and manning up. I'm sure the "I found God" thing isn't far off.



Since: Feb 2, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Warriors G Bell showed up drunk to DUI court date

How do you know he has a "serious" problem? 
Are you serious? He showed up to his driving under the influence court hearing under the influence. How does he not have a problem?



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Warriors G Bell showed up drunk to DUI court date

The Warriors would be best served to waive Bell immediately or to demand that he seek help. It's way past time to admit that he has a serious problem. Enabling him in any way will not cut it and reflects poorly on the organization as a whole.
I agree on the help, but cutting him isn't going to help the guy any... may just send him into a downward spiral, I mean alcohol is legal isn't it? It's not like he's shooting needles into his veins. How do you know he has a "serious" problem? 


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