They say that any press is good press.
That’s not really the case when you are a professional athlete. When you’re not on the gridiron, making news headlines isn’t usually a good thing. Especially when you’re in the headlines because of a friend that you personally flew out to hang out with you is suspected of being under the influence and causing a public disturbance.
However, this story is not one of Bowers’ inability to do the right thing and stay out of the limelight; quite the opposite in fact.
This story is about how Da’Quan Bowers did the right thing.
When former Destiny’s Child member Farrah Franklin began acting strange, and became more and more suspicious, Bowers notified the authorities. He did not try to defend her behavior in any way. Instead, he called the cops and let justice take its course.
Too many times, especially in the generation of social media, we see athletes and celebrities in the news for the wrong reasons. This could have been one of those times. Instead, Da’Quan Bowers acted like a responsible adult and handled the situation in the right manner.
Many of our readers responded to a tweet of mine and said that this should be a non-story. They are right.
The negative aspects are not the things I want to harp on. I’ll let TMZ handle that for me.
I really wanted to write this to commend Bowers for doing the right thing, since we’re often made aware only of the bad that athletes do.
His play on the field is a completely different story. Da’Quan has a lot to prove this year if he wants fans in Tampa Bay to stick by his side. But we’ll let that play out on the gridiron.
No matter what happens regarding his standing with the team, this incident should not be held against him.