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former NFL player Brian Holloway, his house and his response
« on: September 26, 2013, 04:42:06 PM »
Apparently not too long ago, a bunch (as in about 300) of teens broke into former NFL player Brian Holloway's second home (he doesn't live there, and it was up for sale) and had a huge party. but not just a party, they also severely vandalized the house - breaking windows, putting hole in ceilings, urinating all over, spray painting, etc to the tune of $20k in damages. They also stole from the house. The teens tweeted and posted to Facebook pictures and descriptions of what they were doing, as they were doing it.

Mr Holloway's response was not to press charges, but rather to start a website where he reposted the teens photos (which he got off their own Twitter and Facebook pages). He also invited them all to a picnic at the house to help clean it up. And he basically said he hoped to hep them fin better ways to spend their time.

The response from the teen's parents was... outrage at Mr Holloway!

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/ex-nfl-player-home-trashed-hundreds-partying-teens-article-1.1460006
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/ex-nfl-star-face-lawsuits-parents-house-crashing-teens-article-1.1462008
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-lynch/an-open-letter-to-the-parents-of-the-stephentown-300_b_3983962.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

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Re: former NFL player Brian Holloway, his house and his response
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 04:59:46 PM »
Those parents should be ashamed of themselves.  They had a chance to teach their kids a lesson.  Pathetic.

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Re: former NFL player Brian Holloway, his house and his response
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 05:01:24 PM »
He's fed up with all of them and is pressing charges.

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Re: former NFL player Brian Holloway, his house and his response
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 05:05:07 PM »
He was more gracious and willing to forgive than I would have been.  No wonder the teens thought they had the "right" to trash his house with that type of parental attitude. 

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Re: former NFL player Brian Holloway, his house and his response
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 06:41:14 PM »
He's fed up with all of them and is pressing charges.

Good.  I was more angry with the parents than the teenagers (which I was pretty darn angry with, so that's saying something).

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2013, 07:21:21 PM »
He's fed up with all of them and is pressing charges.

Good.  I was more angry with the parents than the teenagers (which I was pretty darn angry with, so that's saying something).

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Re: former NFL player Brian Holloway, his house and his response
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2013, 07:27:43 PM »
I am angry at both the teenagers and their parents for not using this as a lesson.

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Re: former NFL player Brian Holloway, his house and his response
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2013, 07:48:55 PM »
Those parents should be ashamed of themselves.  They had a chance to teach their kids a lesson.  Pathetic.

I hope the DA finds a way to charge the parents (accessory after the fact, conspiracy, trying to intimidate the victim) as well as the kids (as adults)  with felonies locks them up for a long time. I grew up around people like this they are basically high functioning sociopaths other people aren't real and exist only to serve them.
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Re: former NFL player Brian Holloway, his house and his response
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2013, 09:59:07 PM »
I'd heard about this and I was so flabbergast. Who the bleep wouldn't have fallen to their knees, thanked their lucky stars that he wasn't pressing charges, and not marched their child over there by their hair to do the repairs? Abominable behavior! If I was one of those parents, my child would be punished for trashing the house, drinking, being stupid enough to post pictures, and being careless enough to not have proper privacy settings on their social networking sites= probably four months of grounding. Then, they would have been required to empty their piggy bank and pawn anything worth money that they owned to pay this guy back. And they would have darn well being showing up at the picnic, along with both my DH and I, with a letter of apology from all of us, and a full days labor on the home. And then, we would have thanked him profusely for being such a kind-hearted and  forgiving man. Anything short of that is, in my opinion, a parenting fail. Shame on them all for being such lousy human beings.
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Re: former NFL player Brian Holloway, his house and his response
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2013, 10:54:56 PM »
I told my husband about this when I read about it the other day.  He was a normal level of shocked.  But, then his high school had more than the normal number of snots like that.  Then I added the part about the stolen grave marker for the grandbaby.  He was speechless. 

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Re: former NFL player Brian Holloway, his house and his response
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2013, 09:34:45 AM »
6 arrests have been made and only one of the people arrested was a juvenile, the remainder aged 18 - 21 are all legal adults and will be charged as such.

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Re: former NFL player Brian Holloway, his house and his response
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2013, 09:45:04 AM »
One of the best updates I've read.
One of the parent's complaints was that him going public would effect the chance at a good college.  With an arrest record, a college is a lot more likely to take notice. 

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Re: former NFL player Brian Holloway, his house and his response
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2013, 09:55:59 AM »
One of the best updates I've read.
One of the parent's complaints was that him going public would effect the chance at a good college.  With an arrest record, a college is a lot more likely to take notice.

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Re: former NFL player Brian Holloway, his house and his response
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2013, 09:57:37 AM »
Did the parents forget it was their darling angels who went public themselves?  All the football player was re-post pictures that were already in the world wide web.  With parents like these, no wonder the kids turned out to be entitled idiot criminals.

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Re: former NFL player Brian Holloway, his house and his response
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2013, 10:00:14 AM »
Even better:  the ringleader, who organized the party and got the ball rolling, is a friend of the victim's son and had lived with them a few years ago as a teenager going through some unspecified rough times.  He's 19, so adult charges.

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