Athletes expecting special treatment is out of control


Dwight Howard, now with the Houston Rockets, recently had his Florida license suspended for failing to pay a ticket after running a red light. Well, maybe that is an understatement. Howard was ticketed 10 times for running red lights in the Orlando area and received four speeding tickets, 12 citations for failing to pay highway tolls and one citation for failing to change his address on his driver’s license.

I think that professional athletes sometimes believe that they will be exempt from normal consequences because of their name and who they are. Of course, this is not the case and it takes thing like this to happen to bring them back to reality.

Howard’s license has been suspended since at least August 15 after he failed to pay $285 for an April violation in Winter Park.

With all the money that Howard has from playing in the NBA, you would think that the fine would be nothing for him to pay. Why didn’t his personal manager take care of this? is a question that’s being asked. Really? It doesn’t take a personal manager to do everything. Howard is a grown man that should be able to handle his own business.