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Utes LB popped on drunk-driving charge

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After a relatively quiet few days on the arrest front, we have yet another reason to reset the “Days Without an Arrest” meter back to double zeros.

According to the Deseret News, Utah linebacker Timote Nai Fotu was arrested Sunday morning and booked on a charge of driving under the influence.

Nai Fotu was pulled over by the Utah State Patrol at 10 a.m. local time for allegedly speeding.  Again, he was pulled over at 10 o’ clock in the morning and hit with a drunk-driving charge.

The sophomore, who missed all of the 2010 season due to a torn ACL suffered in spring practice last march, is expected to challenge for a starting job this spring.

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20 Responses to “Utes LB popped on drunk-driving charge”
  1. southernpatriots says: Feb 21, 2011 10:38 AM

    JT: If the “Days Without an Arrest” meter is set back to double zeros, what is the “Days With an Arrest” meter now set at?

    These young men need some mentors and help to avoid these situations. These are easy to avoid, if only someone with greater wisdom would guide them.

  2. tryagainplease says: Feb 21, 2011 11:00 AM

    i thought that’s what you and your associates were for, southernpatriots- isn’t that your calling to help all those young men in their time of need- teaching them the true meaning of life and how to follow the path of the light or some such crap? i can’t believe some of your friends or family haven’t contacted him to see how they could be of assistance. tsk tsk.

  3. southernpatriots says: Feb 21, 2011 11:05 AM

    tryagainplease: are you stupid? We help those to whom we have availability and have for years. Have you? of course not. If you know this young man or others, please communicate with them. Let us know or let SADD or MADD know. We don’t know this young man, but in several cases groups such as SADD and MADD offer services to the universities and their departments of football. You apparently have too much time on your hands. If you are young as you appear, you have much time and youth to give to help others. Begin today. Volunteer for helping others though some method, service organization, etc. today.

  4. tryagainplease says: Feb 21, 2011 11:18 AM

    no, i’m not stupid. do you have multiple personalities? if not, why do you speak as a group? btw, i do volunteer but i don’t normally go bragging on it and proclaiming my almighty highness while giving long-winded (and some time nonsensical or irrelevant) ramblings on message boards.

  5. southernpatriots says: Feb 21, 2011 1:36 PM

    tryagainplease: no you judge others who have done more in our lives to help the youth and young people overcome their problems, any one of us, or all of the family of us. What is wrong with you. Can’t a family post here? Is that against your regulations, it certainly is not against the site or the editors.

    The reports of these young men in trouble with DUIs, illegal substances, etc. brings the conclusion to sound minded and concerned people that these young men need assistance. From our work over the past more than 50 years…many and even most do not come from two parent homes. Most come from low income families without their fathers in residence. They have little or no strong male influence in their lives. They do not have examples of how to be responsible men. Coaches often fill this role, but sometimes are so busy that they cannot do it well. Mentors from various directions (100 Black Men, church groups, socially minded associations, etc.) help.

    Perhaps if you know the SADD chapter in the hometown of this player, please communicate with them and they will assist this student-athlete. We have worked with SADD and MADD in numerous towns in the SEC and a few in Texas and OK. Other groups may also be interested in helping, we have only given a few in this posting.

  6. somisseagle says: Feb 21, 2011 2:45 PM

    If you don’t get arrested in college, then you aren’t enjoying college enough. It’s a DUI, people…not a rape charge.

  7. buckeyeboy(used to be a couple of different things) says: Feb 21, 2011 3:28 PM

    southernpatriots cant figure out how to post as individuals and make separate accounts, they just post as the southernpatriots family clan.

  8. southernpatriots says: Feb 21, 2011 4:14 PM

    buckeyedgirl (as edgy calls you): of course we do. Can’t you stick to the subject? Of course, not. You embarrass yourself (as Deb says often to you)..the subject is young men who get in trouble with the law because of unwise decisions which could affect their own health or lives or the health and lives of innocent others.

    How many innocent people are killed each year by drunk driving? How many innocent people are killed each year by young people participating in drunk driving? That is related to the topic. Research that and realize there is a problem which we have worked in for the past 40 years or so, at least 2 of us the entire time and all of us helping from time to time. Young men especially need counsel to know the alternatives to drunk driving so their health or life or that of others would be protected. Two of us have been personally touched by drunk driving in our families with the death of a relative and the great injury to another one, many years ago. We have worked with SADD and MADD and other similar groups ever since. That is the topic, buckeyedgirl (to borrow from edgy).

  9. buckeyeboy(used to be a couple of different things) says: Feb 21, 2011 4:31 PM

    ok thanks for your talking to father haha

    dont you have a family meeting or something to get to? and you are like edgy, annoying, outdated, and old

    still love ya edgy :)

    (I would give a rambling about some convoluted story, but then again, im not the southernpatriots clan)

  10. tryagainplease says: Feb 21, 2011 9:01 PM

    ‘ Can’t a family post here?’


  11. buckeyeboy(used to be a couple of different things) says: Feb 21, 2011 9:42 PM

    “Is that against your regulations, it certainly is not against the site or the editors.”

    im glad this is your first month on the internet, southernpatriots clan haha

    thumbs up to tryagainplease

  12. southernpatriots says: Feb 22, 2011 4:48 PM

    We just received a email from MADD national offices which would like to have a new law passed to help prevent convicted drunk driving offenders from driving drunk again: “Please support legislation requiring interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers.” Experts think this would help prevent many repeat DUIs and deaths caused by repeat drunk driving.

    With drunk driving deaths having touched our families and friends, we support all efforts to help these young men and to help prevent convicted drunk drivers from driving drunk again.

    Support you local SADD and MADD chapters!

  13. edgy is under THEE Thumb! says: Feb 26, 2011 7:57 AM

    This is the second CFT thread in the last week that all 27 of the southern patriots pay a visit to several times a day to pump up their thumb counts.

  14. southernpatriots says: Feb 26, 2011 8:20 AM

    edgy is under THEE Thumb!: You are wrong again. We don’t pump up any thumb counts. However, readers may. SEC and LSU fans might. We have given edgy several dozen thumbs, along with SlimCharles and Deb over the past 3 weeks or so, but never ourselves. We even gave you one for your lie. We will be going back to the hospital so have fun.

  15. alligatorsnapper says: Feb 26, 2011 9:25 AM

    southernpatriots: I read your blogs over the month. I did not agree with all. I enjoyed all., though. I support what you have done and want others to do with the young men. My brother was one of those. He needed help and mentoring. He received it and overcame his problems. I never was an LSU fan until last year. Several times I thought I would throw something at the tv. It was exciting and I can’t wait until this season. Thumbs up on all your comments. I asked on another topic about the subsidies.

  16. parkcityute says: Feb 28, 2011 3:28 PM

    Despite a fairly good program for the athletes and players at Utah, there are some who need more care. Fotu is one. There are others. I appreciate the kind words and concern expressed by some on this thread. Several of my friends, and a cousin is in AA, and is now involved with Students Against Drunk Driving. These young men need help not ridicule. I have never posted anything but have monitored the comments.

    This type of interlock would have saved a dear friend, where can I get more information, southernpatriots?

  17. southernpatriots says: Feb 28, 2011 4:34 PM

    parkcityute: The SADD and MADD websites have information, and also a toll-free number to call. If you have any difficulty let us know and we can direct you further. Interlock legislation is being sponsored by MADD in various states at this time, so it is possible that your state is one.

  18. parkcityute says: Mar 2, 2011 1:34 AM

    southernpatriots: thank you. tried the website and have left our number. looking forward to scheduling a meeting and getting more information. Maybe we can avoid this happening again.

  19. parkcityute says: Mar 2, 2011 10:52 AM

    southernpatriots: Thank you again for caring for these young athletes. Several others telephoned SADD and MADD about the situation and they will be coming to make presentations. Thank you!

  20. southernpatriots says: Mar 2, 2011 10:56 AM

    parkcityute: You’re welcome. We worked with young people most of our lives and we are glad to help you get resources that will help the young athletes at your school. Let us know if we can be of any further help at any time. God bless you all!

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