Parents May Sue Ex-NFL Player Because Their Kids Trashed His House
A group of about 300 teenagers threw a wild, drug- and alcohol-fueled party at a farmhouse in Stephentown, New York, on Labor Day weekend, documenting the raucous evening on Twitter and Instagram. Their parents are quite upset, as you might imagine ... but at the house's owner, not their lawless offspring!
Brian Holloway, a former NFL offensive lineman for the Patriots and Raiders, was in Florida at his primary residence, when his son discovered a series of tweets describing the party at his dad's house. By the time the party was over, an estimated $20,000-$40,000 in damage had been inflicted. The kids broke windows and furniture, spray-painted walls, urinated on the carpets, stole property and more.
To hold the kids accountable (not as punishment, he says), Holloway posted names, tweets and photos from the party -- all of which were originally taken and posted by the teens themselves -- on a website he created called HelpMeSave300.com. Holloway says he was worried about the kids' destructive behavior and wanted to see if he could help them change direction in their lives. The parents, however, have spoken to lawyers to see if they can sue Holloway in response.
“Parents have threatened me,” Holloway said. “Your kids are in my house breaking and stealing my stuff, and you are mad at me because I posted pictures that they took and posted themselves of them partying and tearing things up?”
Doesn't seem particularly fair to us, but maybe those kids really are perfect angels and evil Old Man Holloway is just being a jerk. Wait, never mind.