For the record, any athlete who gets arrested is dumb. Some more than others but if you're privileged enough to play pro sports or college ball, BE SMART! If you make millions of dollars that means you can afford a cab. DUIs should never happen. If you have to carry a gun, register it. If you can't register a gun, hire a bodyguard to carry one.
I understand college athletes don't have enough money to do these things but you can still be smart. If you're underage and want to drink, go to house parties. I've been to loads of house parties that get busted and, unless the cops have a complex or you run, you will be asked to leave without repercussions.
However, there isn't a way around a DUI, so just don't drive drunk.
Side note: I don't know a way around a fight besides backing down.
Side note II: Athletes have egos and hate backing down to any physical challenge. Just swallow your pride. Haters are everywhere.