A Dayton Basketball Player Got Detained For Being Drunk, Stripped Down, Peed On The Floor, Slapped An Inmate, And Got Knocked Out
TheBigLead- Sam Miller did not make the best choices over the weekend. The forward on Dayton’s basketball team was arrested for public intoxication, underage consumption and disorderly conduct at 1:21 a.m. on Sunday. Then things got much worse for the 20-year-old.
Miller was taken to a holding cell at the local jail where he proceeded to urinate on the floor. But he wasn’t done. Miller then walked over to another inmate and slapped him. That inmate, John Watkins Jr., turned the tables on Miller, landing several vicious punches in retaliation, and knocked him out.
Look, I don't know Sam Miller. Maybe he's just a run-of-the-mill college kid that had far too many shots and his show of belligerence was a rare, out-of-character occurrence that was enabled by the pressuring of his good buddy (and bad influence) Jack Daniels. We have all woken up with a massive hangover wondering "what in the fuck was I thinking?!?", so I don't want to be too, too harsh of a critic here.
Unfortunately, I have to be. You see, in all my years of drinking heavily I have never gotten detained by police, only to strip down to my boxers, pee on the floor, and start an unnecessary fight with a goddamn inmate. Therefore I have no choice but to believe that Sam Miller's beer muscles were aided by the intoxication enhancing drug that is undeserved cockiness. I suppose it's entirely possible that he's always been an entitled douchebag, but I have reason (common sense) to believe that that the dealer of that drug - the D1 school that gave him a full ride for being tall with mediocre basketball skills - had him feeling like he and his jaw were untouchable. Perhaps that flurry of fists were exactly what this Dayton Flyer needed to realize that he averaged 3.2 points and nearly as many turnovers as rebounds per game in the A10. Maybe that cold, hard floor of a holding cell served him a cold, hard dose of reality that all college athletes aren't created equal. Then again, maybe all it did was make him say "I'm never drinking again" for the next two days, but that's at least two days in which a bench player won't be using his false confidence to run roughshod through campus like he owns the place.