Keyshawn Johnson and Eric Dickerson Respond to Justin Bieber's DUIJanuary 23, 2014
In the end, they didn't pop Justin Bieber for eggs, but for driving under the influence as well as drag racing. Former NFL stars and current Bieber neighbors Keyshawn Johnson and Eric Dickerson took to Twitter to give virtual fistbumps to the police after they gained firsthand knowledge of Bieber's reckless driving last year.
Before we get too far along, we should probably bring the scant few of you who haven't heard the news up to speed. The Miami Herald reports police arrested the polarizing pop star Thursday morning in Miami Beach for "charges of DUI, resisting arrest and drag-racing."
There you go, you anti-Biebites, they got him.
The world reacted as you might assume, largely taking time away from their own lives to tweet. Such was the case for former NFL star and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson, who tweeted the following:
Eric Dickerson got in on the fun as well:
So what gives? Sure, Bieber has come under fire for a very expensive egging and urinating in mop buckets, but it's odd to see football personalities sound off on Bieber.
Actually, it's not.
Let's take you all the way back to May, when Bieber's driving set off a not-so-minor stir in a gated community in Calabasas, Calif.
Here is what TMZ had to report at the time:
Sources tell us ... Keyshawn -- a former NFL superstar -- had just left a party Monday night inside of his exclusive gated community in Calabasas (with his child in the car), when Bieber zoomed by in his Ferrari at breakneck speeds.
We're told Keyshawn was furious -- feeling Justin could've killed someone -- so he brought his kid home, then chased after the singer in his Prius (yes, a Prius chasing a Ferrari).
The report also mentioned that several witnesses proclaimed that they saw Bieber speeding in the area.
There was a familiar name that wanted to chime in at the time as well: Dickerson.
And so two men who have seen the writing on the wall in the form of screeching tires tearing up normally tranquil streets sounded off as you might imagine.
It's clear both men don't wish any ill will on Bieber, merely that he slow down and hopefully learn from his mistakes.
Judging by the mug shot, however, he was just happy someone was still willing to take his photo:
We are only half surprised he didn't request a selfie mug shot.
And no, Slick Scribe, this is not a photo of the arrest:
The Miami Herald report paints quite the picture of the early-morning arrest that took place in what is referred to as a school zone:
When stopped in his yellow Lamborghini, Bieber barraged officers with a string of F-bombs, babbled incoherently, refused to get out of his car and, when he finally stepped out, declined to take his hands out of his pockets, according to the police report.[...]
The police report said that Bieber was flushed, was in a stupor, smelled of alcohol and was incoherent. He failed a field sobriety test.
“Why the f--- did you stop me?'” he asked officer Fulgencio Medina, who cornered him as he was peeling down the road at 55 to 60 mph. The speed limit on that stretch of Pine Tree Drive, in a school zone is 30.
The report also states members of Bieber's entourage blocked off the streets with their cars so the pop star could drag race in the area.
The other interesting part of the report is Bieber's breath test results of .014 and .011 were under the legal limit. However, officials aren't worried about a subsequent DUI case. Per the Herald report: "In addition to admitting to the use of intoxicants, Bieber did not pass a roadside sobriety test. 'He failed miserably,' said one law enforcement source."
At this point, we simply have to echo the sentiments of former NFL players who happen to have lived near Bieber: We are all just thankful nobody was hurt.
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