Oh the dreaded bye week, when football fans are unable to watch their favorite team play. But for the players, it’s a week that gives them a chance to recuperate, relax and have fun. For one Oregon Ducks Football player, Isaac Remington, a night of fun turned into a major headache when he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving on Friday.
It’s no secret that our Oregon Ducks have had a couple run-ins with the law. Their title is student-athlete for a reason; they are part of a college society and are prone to mistakes just like everyone else. Countless of college students have been in similar positions, but the difference is that student-athletes are in the public’s watchful eye. But when a football player is taken off their pedestal, we realize that they are people too and it’s human to make mistakes.
However, in this type of situation the individual is not the only one affected the whole team is. Kenyon Barner’s response to the situation hit the nail on the head when he called the team a family; and when it comes to family, there is no other choice but to support them in their time of need.
This is what sets the Oregon Ducks apart from the rest. They understand the significance of not just being part of the team, but part of a family. They have each other’s backs on and off the field.
We all need to take a step back and remember that in any given situation, it’s not the incident that defines the person, it’s how they recover from it that shows their true character. This duck will find his way out because he has the support of his family to help him through it.