Howie Long’s Son Ditching Baseball For Football?

Howie Long’s son, Kyle Long, made the headlines in January when he abruptly left college at Florida State after only one semester and then proceeded to get a DUI in Charlottesville, Virginia. Suddenly, one of the top baseball and football prospects in the country was going to community college and not playing either sport.

Kyle Long

Now, word comes that Kyle is going to follow in his brother Chris‘ footsteps and enroll at the University of Virginia to play football. The thing is, Kyle went to FSU to play baseball and was considered to be a stud pitching prospect, but he never even made it to baseball season in Tallahassee.

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Reason For Sudden DUI Epidemic Among Athletes?

Via Rick @ DEADSPIN, Howie Long’s kid, Kyle Long, was popped for DUI Sunday morning. Long was cited for driving the wrong way down a one way street and failing a field test.

Charles Barkley DUI

(For once, Chuck lost a lottery OUTSIDE a casino)

Long also recently left FSU, where he was a top pitching prospect. He remains a prospect though and will no doubt eventually land in pro (uh, he’s 6-11 and throws 90+).

Another day, another athlete’s DUI. You would think that high profile sports figures would learn. (FYI, Scottsdale police confirmed today Charles Barkley was twice over the legal limit when he was cited New Year’s Eve.)

Yeah, we all saw and heard those DUI-deterrent PSAs during the holidays: “YOU WILL GO TO JAIL.” So with all that government-sponsored advertising, and other athletes constantly getting caught and ostracized, why do the DUIs from sports celebs keep coming?

I think I have a pretty good idea.

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