NFLPA Develops Smartphone App To Help Intoxicated Players Get Rides Home


The NFLPA is tired of players getting DUI, and arrest that stem from driving while intoxicated.  Rather than talk about it, The union took the initiative to make things better.

The New York Time is reporting that the NFLPA has teamed up with Uber, to make an app that allows NFL players with smartphones to easily arrange for a cab or a car service.

With the app tied to the phone’s internal GPS technology, the player doesn’t have to provide an address when calling for a ride.

“This generation is more tied to having a mobile device,” NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told Belson.  “If we can move to a world where we are using the phenomenon to increase the safety of our players, then the partnership with Uber is a no-brainer.”

The partnership will be announced today.

Players will receive a $200 credit as reward to use the service, but it won’t be free.  Even with an app that prevents you having to drive home, we can still count on the normal number of DUI arrest.