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Ex-NFL player: Charge teens who trashed my N.Y. home

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:47 a.m. HST, Sep 26, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. >> Former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway, whose second home in upstate New York was trashed by partying teens earlier this month, said today he is now pursuing charges.

Holloway said that after waiting more than three weeks for trespassing teens to take responsibility, he signed papers authorizing the sheriff to bring charges in the Labor Day weekend party that drew up to 400 youths.

"Everyone that broke the law, I'm pressing charges against," Holloway told The Associated Press. "The parents had a chance and students had chance to come forward, and only four did."

The Rensselaer County sheriff's office said no charges had been filed in the case as of Thursday morning.

Holloway, who played offensive tackle for the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Raiders in the 1980s, gained national attention by reposting party pictures the teens had put up on social media sites. Holloway said he posted them on the website helpmesave300.com in an effort to get the teens to come forward, take responsibility for their actions and change their behavior.

Instead, he said, some parents were angry about his website and there was even a threatened lawsuit.

"I made the best effort I can to communicate," he said.

Holloway has said the partiers caused at least $20,000 in damage to his rural vacation home near the Massachusetts border, including broken windows and holes in the wall.

He said today he would leave it to the authorities to decide on proper charges, but he expects "waves" of arrests in the coming months.

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miss_laulau wrote:
I'm glad he decided to press charges. He gave the teens a chance to redeem themselves and only four took responsibility of their actions. Some parents even had the nerve to say they were going to sue him because he posted pictures of the kids online. That's probably why the kids are so irresponsible and have no remorse of what they did.
on September 26,2013 | 05:50AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
IRT miss, agree with all you said.
on September 26,2013 | 05:53AM
baileygirl9631 wrote:
That's the kind of society we live in today. No respect for someone else's property. No respect, period! Too bad the really good kids never get the praise they deserve because they never get in trouble. They're the real "good" kids.
on September 26,2013 | 03:36PM
Charliegrunt wrote:
Agree. To do otherwise would enable them and their parents to think they can get away with this kind of behavior. The parents should also be held responsible and consideration should be give to whether they are fit parents to keep their kids.
on September 26,2013 | 06:03PM
3962 wrote:
Parents probably act the same way as the kids.
on September 26,2013 | 05:55AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Some of the parents are actually angry with him. So much for proper parental upbringing.
on September 26,2013 | 07:38AM
krusha wrote:
Yep, he needs to press charges or else these teens will continue to trash houses and think it's ok since they will get away with it. I bet those 4 who turned themselves in probably will be made to help fix up the house, but at least they stepped forward to take responsibility. Usually the ones who are the real ringleaders are the ones hiding out and threaten to sue. Usually it shows how they got that way with the way their parents try to protect these delinquents.
on September 26,2013 | 06:49AM
loquaciousone wrote:
I hope those angry parents try to sue him. That would make his job a lot easier because he won't have to go looking for them and can file counter charges against them. Besides the damage those punks did, those lolo parents can now pay for court and legal fees too.
on September 26,2013 | 07:18AM
DABLACK wrote:
The (4) teens who came forward will finger some of the others thereby more culprits to stand the jerk. All involved and their parents got to make the place "whole" again. The attorneys for the NFL guy will make out like a bandit all the way to the bank !! Let this be a lesson for future childish behavior of "good" kids who got that way by emulating their parents.
on September 26,2013 | 07:34AM
fairgame947 wrote:
Absolutely, he should. Parents, too if teens are minors.
on September 26,2013 | 08:07AM
localguy wrote:
Book em Dano. Way to many of today's youth mistakenly think there are no consequences to their actions. Are they going to be in for a major surprise. Hauled in front of a judge we'll see how smart they are. Judge will not take their sick excuses, slap them and their parents down hard. Hopefully some high fines, mega public service, what ever the law allows. Ignorance of the law is no excuse.
on September 26,2013 | 09:36AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
What is outrageous is that the parents, instead of bringing their children to authorities to take responsibility for their actions, are lashing out at the victim. I guess that to these parents trashing other people's homes is okay. These parents have no business being parents. They should be neutered. Parents who have any inkling of good parenting would keep their children away from their children. Just goes to show, "The apple does not fall far from the tree."
on September 26,2013 | 09:45AM
mamacita808 wrote:
Yah, I can't believe that the parents are pissed at Mr. Holloway. They should be pissed at their stupid kids. Lawsuit against the victim? Unreal. If was my kid, she would be getting lickins and going to the house to help clean and repair.
on September 26,2013 | 10:14AM
konag43 wrote:
what is wrong with the parents of this day and age. they should make their teenagers take resposibility for their actions instead of threating a lawsuit against the onwer of the property. he should bring suit against the parents and teanagers for the damage not only arrest the teens. yeh laulau you are so right. hurrah for the 4 parents and teens that took responibilty . thats why this nation is in trouble because we have parents like that shame on you new yorkers only for out of 400 hundred took responsibility
on September 26,2013 | 11:33AM
gari wrote:
Good job .... he gave them the chance to redeem themselves.
on September 26,2013 | 11:56AM
Ripoff wrote:
sloppy and spoiled kids!
on September 26,2013 | 01:33PM
iwanaknow wrote:
I sent this guy some $ to help him out..................just get some Church youth to volunteer service to help restore the damage?
on September 26,2013 | 03:23PM
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