Football players are athletes, they are top performers and some of them are even considered icons. However, they are also human like every other person.
The history of NFL players drinking and partying is actually nothing new. Players tend to take the partying and drinking to extreme levels. It is not an abomination to drink alcohol and parties. However, it becomes a problem when you drink or party on the eve of a game. This tends to affect the performance of players.
There have been many cases of clubs losing very important games because players partied on the eve of a game. This probably resulted in the player not performing optimally or not even being able to perform at all. Aside the clubs and coaches, the partying lifestyle of players also affects them and their families. Although the family may not admit it, it is not a pleasant time.
The advancement in technology is not making matters any better. No family will be proud of seeing awkward photos of their father or brother who is an NFL player. The controversies that come with these incidents are not heartwarming.
Clubs Hire Private Investigators
The effects of players lifestyle on the club cannot be overemphasized. Clubs are running businesses and investments and it’s a fact that players who are paid to deliver may not do so if they are not in optimum shape.
In view of this, clubs employ coaches and various trainers to ensure that players get the best of guidance. These coaches and trainers do their best to ensure that these players get the best of training. However, they can only do their best to ensure the players deliver. Clubs had to seek out other ways to ensure that their investments (players) bring good results. This is why clubs turned to private investigators.
Private investigators are private individuals who specialize in uncovering secrets and mysteries. They are usually former government employees or individuals who have undergone various forms of training before. These individuals are good at following people without getting noticed, blending in with the crowd. Forget what you see in the movies, private investigators are not creepy people who wear dark shades and caps.
Before the intervention of these private investigators, players were always able to wriggle around escape getting caught. By getting caught, we mean by the club having hard evidence. The intervention of private investigators changed everything.
Let us first look at the findings of these private investigators. The private investigators found out that NFL players have a knack for partying, particularly after a win. They didn’t stop there. The players held a party at the bars of the hotels they lodged in and gambled at the casinos of the same hotel.
The investigators also proved they partied and gambled at these discotheques, bars and casinos late into the night on the eve of a game. Furthermore, they discovered that players gambled on US online casino sites from inside their hotel room.
We wonder how these investigators were able to discover that the players who stayed back in their hotel rooms gambled at US online casino sites.
These findings were a good thing for the NF club as it helped them decide a way forward on how to tackle the issue.