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Former NFL Lineman Names And Shames Teens Who Drunkenly Trashed His House

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Brian Holloway, a former player for the New England Patriots, was home in Lutz, Florida, where he resides for most of the year, when teenagers from Stephentown, New York broke into his $1.5 million vacation home and threw one banger of a party. Now, through some internet sleuthing and erecting his own cray cray website, the furious homeowner is naming and shaming the kids who did this — and possibly suggesting beating them with spatulas.

Apparently Holloway was informed via Twitter of the events taking place. He didn’t believe the kids were actually in his home until he recognized his dining room table in a photo (presumably filled with beer pong cups and vomit). Police eventually broke up the rager, but not before the party goers allegedly caused more than $20,000 in damage, not including stolen goods.

According to Holloway the damage includes holes in walls, (most likely terrible) graffiti, busted doors and smashed windows. Kind of reminds me of the kids who were locked in a closet after committing similar shenanigans a while back, and honestly, I think these brats deserve some discipline, along with a hefty lawsuit and possibly jail time. From the Twitter and Instagram photos Holloway found in his internet detective work, they certainly seem old enough to be treated like adults, even if they don’t act like it.

He built a very insane, rambling website devoted to finding the kids responsible and, from what I gather, smacking them around with various kitchen utensils. He then wants to reform the teens, because that is exactly what teenagers want to do after being slapped around by a 300-pound former football player. Holloway claims to have complied a list of more than 200 names of kids he thinks attended the clandesdine shindig. Here is just a taste of the madness that can be found on HelpMeSave300.com

I want to thank everyone for coming forward with names and information of students that were possibly involved.    THE LIST is growing.    It’s being turned over to the sheriffs department to assist them to verify and identify the facts.   All the Twitter feeds will be recovered and have been a source of identifying who was involved.

I want to thank the parents and community leaders that have taken a stand for these children’s future, everyone deserves a chance to turn their life around.

According to the site, Hollow is also an “old school disciplinarian” raised by proper parents. And he apparently wants us to wait while he grabs a cup of coffee:

I know one thing, if my child was involved I would want to know everything NOW; we are old school disciplinarians, we do not sit back, we take action, we step in and take charge. It’s so easy for kids to get off track if we let them; being a real parent is a full time, no vacations, no breaks responsibility, for sure.

We must teach our kids to be accountable.Maybe I’m wrong, I’m not the smartest person in the world, but I didn’t learn anything by getting, “time-outs.” But that’s just me. I was hard headed and rebellious too.My parents wore my…you get the picture.Let’s just say I was quite familiar with wooden spoons, hair brushes, switches, ping pong paddles, spatulas, rolled up magazine and every kind of belt known to mankind…My father served 2 tours in Vietnam; we were raised in a with discipline household, his flight pay is $6500 a year; if we bought the ketchup there was no milk.

Let me grab a quick cup of coffee…

I wish I had the ability to have a one on one conversation with each of you. Or at least, chat at Garner’s, or maybe even on the sideline at Berlin soccer games, or at the post office or maybe even Pizza Plus; but I can’t; so my only option was try to reach you by using the web.

In case you think I’m exaggerating, here is a curious screenshot:

holloway sceen shot 1

HelpMeSave300.com

But Holloway isn’t just looking to reform and punish. No! He is also asking for monetary donations to help repair his home. Because of course he is. Now this would normally seem par for the course, but this man is a former NFL football star who went to Stanford University. He owns a home worth more than a million dollars in upstate New York, and another home in Florida, which I am guessing is also worth quite a bit.

What I’m saying is he doesn’t exactly seem hard up for cash, so why should the public be expected to pitch in? Obviously I’m not excusing the bratastic rifd raff that trashed is home, but why not sue them and their parents and leave the rest of us out of it?

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  • Angela

    This is …. odd. On the one hand he’s completely justified in wanting to track down these kids names and turn them over to the sheriff. I think his rant is a bit nuts. I don’t think that spanking teens is the way to turn them into model citizens but I also don’t get the sense that he’s actually threatening violence to the kids himself and unfortunately there’s plenty of people who share his views on discipline. The really weird part about all of it though is the donations bit. Not only does it seem tacky that someone as wealthy as he is would be begging for handouts but wouldn’t it make a lot more sense to press charges against the kids responsible and have them pay for the damages?

    • Paul White

      I have no clue what was with the line about ketchup and milk.

    • Tinyfaeri

      They were so poor that if they bought ketchup, they had to do without something necessary like milk?

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Why were they drinking ketchup? :(

    • Muggle

      I think he was talking about the obvious lack of discipline the teens had. No, I don’t agree with spanking either, but teens who were raised properly, i.e. to be respectful and not to be criminals, don’t do stuff like this.

      FWIW, I live in an area that’s seen loads of new subdivisions built up in the last 10 years. I knew kids who had broken into houses that were still being constructed, breaking bottles and generally tearing things up. Some boys finally got caught and had to go clean it up for face jail time (IIRC). I can’t understand the mentality of people who do that. It’s entitlement, plain and simple.

    • Mad dad

      How is this a “rant”? I think you are an apologist for this reprehensible behavior.

  • Alex Lee

    Did a quick wiki lookup on Brian.

    OK. So he has an expensive home. But I don’t think he’s rolling naked on a mattress made of 100′s. Back in the 80′s, salaries weren’t in the multi-millions like they are today. Sure, he had 3 Pro-Bowl appearances, so he was good at his position, but there were no championships, hall-of-fame nomination, or product endorsements. Plus, the millions that he did earn have to support him (and any sports-related medical issues) for the rest of his life.

    Yeah, he could sell his property(s), but that’s pretty harsh for a situation he didn’t even ask to be in.

    I guess I view him like I would any other AARP-retiree.

    He mentions how he was disciplined by his parents, but I don’t see where he states he wants to do the same to the 300 party-goers.

    Sure, he could sue the parents for damages and recoup the money – IF money was all he was after. But he seems to want to educate these kids – he’s probably done a lot of school appearances or civic events and saw them as effective means of communicating with younger audiences.

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      I was taken aback by all the discipline talk though, if that wasn’t his mind set. Heck, I don’t actually disagree with it, the kids acted like animals. I do think asking for donations instead of waiting to sue the parents of the kids (or the kids themselves if they’re of age) is a tacky move.

    • Rachel Sea

      I think he’s earnest and well meaning, but not the best ever speech-writer.

    • Dot Wiggins

      And…..? What is your point? You can’t look beyond that?

    • disqus_WjKIYzni5a

      I don’t think that was her point. I think her point was that he isn’t getting HIS point across well.

    • Rachel Sea

      No, kind of the opposite. His message is disjointed, because writing is not his field, which means having to look a little past the rambling talk about discipline to catch what his message seems to be.

    • Dot Wiggins

      Really, is a lawsuit an answer? There are attorney’s fees that take most of any money awarded. These parents have to be big losers with no assets to have raised low life like these kids. If a settlement is awarded, collecting is a completely different issue. He is asking the people responsible to redeem themselves. He is grateful for anyone else who is willing to help; and believe it or not, there are people who want to contribute just because it is the right thing to do. I find your naive and ignorant mindset of “just sue them” beyond tacky.

    • http://fairlyoddmedia.com/ Frances Locke

      Well, I was being hyperbolic with the whole lawsuit thing. It’s kind of a stretch to say these parents don’t have money, considering the area this happened and the fact that the vast majority of them were white, obviously spoiled upper middle class brats, but no, I highly doubt this guy is going to sue, judging from his website. But I stand by my obviously steeped in humor assertion that it’s tacky to ask for donations when you own a multi-million dollar home. If people WANT to give, that’s wonderful. But asking for donations sucks. I appreciate that he DID offer another option, donating to breast cancer research however. Sorry if I lack empathy, though, I think I’ll focus more on the 23 percent of American kids living in poverty, and less on the rich former NFL star whose house was ransacked by a bunch of brats.

    • Older observer

      You’re making a lot of assumptions as in “obviously spoiled upper middle class,” and describing your work as “obviously steeped in humor.” Holloway’s writing is no more disjointed than your’s and certainly doesn’t include the self-righteous tone. Holloway’s comments are about parents and children taking responsibility, He reminisces about his upbringing, He is not suggesting people beat their kids or that he beat them.

  • Project X Buster

    This is happening all over the Country – Doesn’t matter who you are – Great Idea to post their names! Happened to us and we are going to do the same! Time for the Truth and to be bold in doing just what he did!

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Honey, I am pretty sure you aren’t an ex football player with a 1.5 mil home. I am all for average citizens doing this – but please send me all your info and I will write about it

    • Project X Buster

      I am not a “honey” – I am a Medical Professional – It doesn’t matter how much money you have or don’t have. Google Project X – This is happening all over the Country. Google KC Star – And see what happened in Columbia Missouri!

    • Project X Buster
    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      That is your house?

    • Project X Buster

      Yes – Was “past tense”!

    • YEP

      I don’t care if the guy has a billion dollars to his name. You break in to someone’s house and wreck it, you pay the consequence. What plane of reality are you living in? Man, it’s imbeciles like you that remind me that not everyone on this planet has common sense

  • TwentiSomething Mom

    Let me grab a quick coffee…
    What? lol

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      That was my fave part

  • ShadowDancer

    Nothing wrong with the website, at all. Can any of you honestly tell me that in a fit of anger, frustration, or whatever this man was feeling at the time, you wouldn’t write something similar? I’d be willing to bet you would.

    Also, it doesn’t matter if this man had $100 or $100 million to his name. He deserves every penny back that these kids destroyed. They broke into his home, threw a party with underage drinking and drugs, destroyed his property, and stole from him. They need to be held accountable for EVERYTHING they did, which includes recompensing the victim, regardless of how wealthy he is.

    • Rachel Sea

      Sure, but asking the general public? It would make sense if he were seeking restitution from the kids and their parents, but putting a plea out to the whole internet is tacky at best.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Yeahhhh considering ummm homeless people and kids going hungry

    • YEP

      What the f**k are you going on about? The homeless and hungry kids have nothing to do with this. If that was the case, I could use that crutch of an argument for just about any real life situation where someone is asking for donations. The fact is, he wants the kids who damaged his home to help pay for the repair. NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT! Unlike you, I see these kids for what they are, USELESS……..SPOILED……..ENTITLED. They learned the values of their wealthy parents. Have you even seen this guys house? They freaking destroyed it. “Homeless” people. Please, that has nothing to do with this you f*****g liberal.

    • ShadowDancer

      If you actually read the website, you can see that he’s asking the kids who were involved to donate, not the general public. And he also provides a link to donate to breast cancer awareness in case the kids or anyone else wants to donate to that.

    • disqus_WjKIYzni5a

      oh thank you for clarifying, for a moment I thought he was asking regular people to pay for the damage of his home and I was confused

  • rachelxoxoxo

    Pretty telling that this author has more of a problem with the man’s (completely rational response) to having his house destroyed than with the (despicable and shameful) actions of the teens. Seriously, go back and read the article. The vast majority of the negative descriptors the author used is when she wrote about Brian Holloway; (“cray cray” “insane”, “rambling”, “madness”, and so on.) What words did she use to describe the teens who broke into his home and did tens of thousands of dollars in damage? Merely “brats” who deserve “some” punishment and “maybe” jail time. “Some”? “Maybe”? Really?

    Also, fyi-any graffiti that isn’t wanted in your home is “terrible.” Wouldn’t ever think I’d need to remind a grown adult of this, but here we are.

    • goofyjj

      any “graffiti” not commissioned as art is vandalism. I hope they arrest all these punks and make the parents pay

    • YEP

      I noticed that too. That cray-cray comment set the tone for the rest of the article. Amazing, this is what journalism is now…ridiculing the victims of crime.

  • Sojourner Truth

    Here are those criminals‘ Twitter hashtags:

    @ricky_rodent23

    @ianLeffler24

    @mannnddaaa

    @RickNels

    @EmiilyKing

    @selssayo

    @mick_byrnes

    @Or_e_yo

    @LilTunechi

    @_cwarren2546

    @Dfresh518

    @MaddieKe

    @mhart7

    @hart_ryan

    @CauseWer

    @liciahogan

    @emoney1073

    @rdarcy21

    @Featherssssss

    @BobbyHerrick

    @jacobm326

    @megRfitzyy

    @slbently98

    @radonthomas

    @juansantana190

    @comedyTruth

    @wessonfallen

    @meggsandt

    @maddiekennedy2

    @TyBeck_2

    @joeybananas420

    @ThatNiggaDante

    @BigTone5621

    @Steezy_Steve1

    @TJ_Glass82

    @juansantana190

    @taylorthorntonx

    @c_gardener15

    @OliviaManske

    @mckurnley

    @slbentley98

    @shaaboooyaa

    @dsullivan378

    @chefBoyarle

    @logan_teta

    @sstamxo

    @mick_byrnes

    @AllyHaight

    @chanpagne_papil

    @wessonfallon

    @femaleStrugg

    @Chris_IrawDog1

    @tyler_skaarup

    @DleBlanc818

    @slbentley98

    @MalcolmShivers

    @Daniellealex97

    @DFresh518

    @mich199tp

    @ovo_CodyB

  • Katie

    If you actually took time to read his website instead of bashing it, you would see he is asking for monetary donations to support breast cancer, and only for people’s time to help clean up his house. He admitted he is not the brightest person, and I thought his writing was honest and endearing. If you’re going to make fun of anyone, it should be if the parents who raised the little shits that trashed his family vacation home.

    • Mass_Effect

      Good post, and Frances Locke totally misses the point of all of this. You should definetly read ‘An Open Letter To Parents In Rensselaer County’ posted here: http://www.wgy.com/pages/chuckandkelly.html?article=11670767&fb_comment_id=fbc_163767647153707_222951_164695197060952#f301df5b7bb2f96
      where two parents go to WORK on the irresponsible parents who are attempting to attack Brian Holloway, when it was THEIR TEEN who destroyed this man’s property. Parents like those are responsible for an entire generation of self-centered, deservist, snobish tweens who have smart phones in Junior high, expect trophies for 8th place, and have zero accountability. I can and will blame these parents for this: a teen will be a teen: it’s how the PARENT responds and handles that consequence that matters. Locke misses that point.

  • NYBondLady

    This story is kind of local for me and has struck a chord with the community. Maybe I am old, but I cannot believe that teens have the audacity to break into a home and then do this much damage. And then, to turn the tables and pretend they are the victims of public shaming (seriously, some parents are considering sueing the guy because he reposted their pics and names). Luckily, some good-doing teens actually pitched into help clean up the huge mess their peers made.
    The homeowner tried to organize the parents together in order to make amends, but only 1 parent showed up. ONE. These parents are as much as delinquints as the kids are.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Of course parents will threaten to sue, because of their precious little snowflakes bragging about this stuff on social media. he had every right to call them out

  • Terry

    what is wrong with out folks who are going off on wether he has money or is disciple stye. The 300 Nit Wits broke into his house, destroyed, and stole. if it where 300 teens of color you guy would be helping to build to gallos to hang them. they did some thing wrong and need punishment. and the idiot parents who want to sue. since their Nit Wit child posted their pictures on the WWW, their privacy claim went out the window. you should be out rage at the illegal at.

  • dmdoss

    I went to high school in that area, and my family lives in the general vicinity of where this happened. If I had been involved you can bet my butt would have been tanned and my parents would not only have me there cleaning up the house but making restitution to Mr. Holloway for the entire 20 thousand dollars. Regardless of whether or not I actually contributed to any of the damage. My parents were old school as well.

    I see nothing wrong with the website, or him asking donations from the families to pay for the repairs to his home. He worked hard for his money, his medical bills are staggering I am sure, and he is unable to be insured. Why should he have to shell out the money out of pocket?

    And if those parents sue, I hope the judge laughs them out of court.

  • Anastasia Beaverhausen

    This article and how you have painted Mr. Holloway’s
    reaction to 300 juveniles drinking and doing drugs in his home is appalling.
    Upon being victimized, his home of 20 years destroyed, having a dead
    Grandchild’s headstone stolen, he made an extremely humble plea for the parents
    and children to take responsibility for their actions, and then offer to
    “help save” them and you make sarcastic commentary about his parents
    being disciplinarians, while running a mommy website???

    Note the name of his website “Help Me Save 300″! His website is anything
    but insane, he doesn’t say anything negative upon these disgusting parents who
    by not coming forth or showing up with their children to even help clean up
    their indignant destruction, advocate their vile behavior. He is asking to
    “help them”, is pleading not to see another drunk and drugged teen
    die in a car accident. Is that out of line in your mind??? Your take on this
    and how you wrote about him is asinine. You come off as ignorant as one of
    these ill-accountable parents. He’s someone who’s given back to these types of
    programs specifically, and does offer specific help whereby if he could meet
    with them personally he would, and states several places in their town.

    “For 30 years I’ve worked with Governors of

    Massachusetts, Michael Dukakis and New York’s, Mario

    Cuomo’s DARE programs; to provide the support, education

    and leadership to students who are at risk; peer pressure is real.

    Students do die from drugs and alcohol.

    It’s the most painful thing in the world.

    Like all parents; every time I have looked

    down at the caskets of my children’s classmates…I am haunted by a

    single question –

    Could I have

    done something

    to prevent

    this?

    Well, I am

    still haunted…

    Today, I know I can do something; I know we

    can do something; to turn these kids around.

    I do know for a fact, if I do nothing,

    if we do nothing regarding these 300 students, we will have

    missed our chance to take a stand for their future.

    Yes, he was raised by disciplinarians, a Father who served in Vietnam, lest you
    forget the intestinal fortitude that takes, and then to also raise a child to
    become something and go to a good college as Mr. Holloway did, that you scoff
    at?? As a person who struggled and put courage and discipline in to going to
    Stanford, I would say he is probably a good role model to these children, and
    after what they did, is offering to help them and point them in the right
    direction. If anything call him a martyr if you’re looking for something cheeky
    to say. You paint him in this light of being some wealthy NFL chump with two
    homes, and not so hard up for cash…He details a very poignant account of the
    meaning of his home past and present, and what it has meant to his family. He’s
    not talking about wanting money from people to restore some materialistic
    million dollar home, as you so ridicule, there’s a message there and he has
    every right to express it, it’s not tacky in the least bit in regards to how he
    could have handled this instead.

    ‘Why bother the public??’ Because if you had any moral character, or empathy,
    and you were part of the community of the children that did this, and he’s
    given back to over the years, you’d make a donation on behalf of taking a stand
    for this type of behavior, and compassion for this hard working man with 8
    children of his own. Because if you were one of the parents children reading
    his website, and you had any understanding of how wrong this was, you’d grab
    your checkbook and write out a check for the portion of your kids damage, then
    make sure they were disciplined rightfully so; instead of blaming Brian
    Halloway for his impeding their ability to go to college because they were so
    stupid to not only trash his house, but live stream it for the world to see.
    He’s not speaking from the pontiff of being hard up for cash, and cashing in on
    the incident, he’s done his work and is offering to “save them” see
    below taken from his rambling insanity as you refer to him, he’s walked in
    their shoes…

    “By the way, I went down a few bad roads

    too. I was put in Special Ed, I had problems in school, and the teacher

    determined…

    “…I was slow

    and was born stupid;

    and that I

    shouldn’t set my

    goals so high

    because I would

    never achieve them…”

    Well thanks to

    family, friends, neighbors, the Boy Scouts, and the

    Coaches, I started making better choices and somehow developed the courage

    to believe the future could be better if I was willing to be disciplined,

    dedicated, and focused; setting goals and building pathways to achieve them.

    He’s retired from football, has 8 children, and states clearly:

    “I did as much as I could to clean up,

    but I can’t really do too much because of my NFL injuries, I got my

    knee replaced last year, operation 17; and I need both shoulders

    and my hip replaced as well. Like many of the NFL players, we

    are uninsurable and I would trade the recent concussion settlement for health

    insurance coverage in one second. But that’s another story.”

    All he is doing is asking on a website to the 300 and their town to assist with
    restitution towards what their children did. I would think out of 300, with one
    parent and child showing up to help clean up their destruction, that a donation
    is the least they could do to help restore the damage. He asked that the
    parents of those children responsible for the damage come forth with them, in
    order to teach them some rightful humility and accountability, to which only
    one showed up, and for that you right a nasty article calling his website
    insane??

    I would more agree you put the ‘ish’ in Mommy, which is what these parents are,
    they’re parentish, not parents at all, taking an indignant approach to what is
    obviously right from wrong, but clearly you don’t get that. Nor can you spell,
    you spelled clandestine wrong smart mouth.

    • Katie

      I think I love you.

  • Anastasia Beaverhausen

    This article and how you have painted Mr. Holloway’s
    reaction to 300 juveniles drinking and doing drugs in his home is appalling.
    Upon being victimized, his home of 20 years destroyed, having a dead
    Grandchild’s headstone stolen, he made an extremely humble plea for the parents
    and children to take responsibility for their actions, and then offer to
    “help save” them and you make sarcastic commentary about his parents
    being disciplinarians, while running a mommy website???

    Note the name of his website “Help Me Save 300″! His website is anything
    but insane, he doesn’t say anything negative about these disgusting parents who
    by not coming forth or showing up with their children to even help clean up
    their indignant destruction, advocate their vile behavior. He is asking to
    “help them”, is pleading not to see another drunk and drugged teen
    die in a car accident. Is that out of line in your mind??? Your take on this
    and how you wrote about him is asinine. You come off as ignorant as one of
    these ill-accountable parents. He’s someone who’s given back to these types of
    programs specifically, and does offer specific help whereby if he could meet
    with them personally he would, and states several places in their town.

    “For 30 years I’ve worked with Governors of

    Massachusetts, Michael Dukakis and New York’s, Mario

    Cuomo’s DARE programs; to provide the support, education

    and leadership to students who are at risk; peer pressure is real.

    Students do die from drugs and alcohol.

    It’s the most painful thing in the world.

    Like all parents; every time I have looked

    down at the caskets of my children’s classmates…I am haunted by a

    single question –

    Could I have

    done something

    to prevent

    this?

    Well, I am

    still haunted…

    Today, I know I can do something; I know we

    can do something; to turn these kids around.

    I do know for a fact, if I do nothing,

    if we do nothing regarding these 300 students, we will have

    missed our chance to take a stand for their future.

    Yes, he was raised by disciplinarians, a Father who served in Vietnam, lest you
    forget the intestinal fortitude that takes, and then to also raise a child to
    become something and go to a good college as Mr. Holloway did, that you scoff
    at?? As a person who struggled and put courage and discipline in to going to
    Stanford, I would say he is probably a good role model to these children, and
    after what they did, is offering to help them and point them in the right
    direction. If anything call him a martyr if you’re looking for something cheeky
    to say. You paint him in this light of being some wealthy NFL chump with two
    homes, and not so hard up for cash…He details a very poignant account of the
    meaning of his home past and present, and what it has meant to his family. He’s
    not talking about wanting money from people to restore some materialistic
    million dollar home, as you so ridicule, there’s a message there and he has
    every right to express it, it’s not tacky in the least bit in regards to how he
    could have handled this instead.

    ‘Why bother the public??’ Because if you had any moral character, or empathy,
    and you were part of the community of the children that did this, and he’s
    given back to over the years, you’d make a donation on behalf of taking a stand
    for this type of behavior, and compassion for this hard working man with 8
    children of his own. Because if you were one of the parents children reading
    his website, and you had any understanding of how wrong this was, you’d grab
    your checkbook and write out a check for the portion of your kids damage, then
    make sure they were disciplined rightfully so; instead of blaming Brian
    Holloway for his impeding their ability to go to college because they were so
    stupid to not only trash his house, but live stream it for the world to see.
    He’s not speaking from the pontiff of being hard up for cash, and cashing in on
    the incident, he’s done his work and is offering to “save them” see
    below taken from his rambling insanity as you refer to him, he’s walked in
    their shoes…

    “By the way, I went down a few bad roads

    too. I was put in Special Ed, I had problems in school, and the teacher

    determined…

    “…I was slow

    and was born stupid;

    and that I

    shouldn’t set my

    goals so high

    because I would

    never achieve them…”

    Well thanks to

    family, friends, neighbors, the Boy Scouts, and the

    Coaches, I started making better choices and somehow developed the courage

    to believe the future could be better if I was willing to be disciplined,

    dedicated, and focused; setting goals and building pathways to achieve them.

    He’s retired from football, has 8 children, and states clearly:

    “I did as much as I could to clean up,

    but I can’t really do too much because of my NFL injuries, I got my

    knee replaced last year, operation 17; and I need both shoulders

    and my hip replaced as well. Like many of the NFL players, we

    are uninsurable and I would trade the recent concussion settlement for health

    insurance coverage in one second. But that’s another story.”

    All he is doing is asking on a website to the 300 and their town to assist with
    restitution towards what their children did. I would think out of 300, with one
    parent and child showing up to help clean up their destruction, that a donation
    is the least they could do to help restore the damage. He asked that the
    parents of those children responsible for the damage come forth with them, in
    order to teach them some rightful humility and accountability, to which only
    one showed up, and for that you right a nasty article calling his website
    insane??

    I would more agree you put the ‘ish’ in Mommy, which is what these parents are,
    they’re parentish, not parents at all, taking an indignant approach to what is
    obviously right from wrong, but clearly you don’t get that. Nor can you spell,
    you spelled clandestine wrong smart mouth.

  • Atlantic D

    I just have to weigh in here. Yes, his website is a bit rambling and akward, but really – framing this victim as a borderline-nutcase opportunist completely misses the point. The man responded with an offer for the kids and their parents to come forward and help clean up the mess they made of his property, and one – ONE – person out of all the parents and kids involved bothered to show up. I think there are some big issues and lessons about effective parenting from this whole situation, and better to focus on the failure of so many families than to ridicule the victim’s response. At this point I would hope local law enforcement gets involved.

  • Mike

    Frances Locke you are out of your fucking mind.

    • Anastasia Beaverhausen

      Thank you!!

    • NepotismIsDomesticTerrorism

      …times 2 … thousand

  • Mike

    Frances Locke you are out of your mind.

  • Greg

    I bet if your kid did something like this, you’d brush it under the rug. you dont have to SUPPORT your kids 200% of the time, especially when they are being arrogant shitheads. Stop making the kids out to be the victims here, these kids (and their parents) are exactly what is wrong with society: ZERO ACCOUNTABILITY (I bet these kids will make GREAT congressmen *sarcasm*)

  • Lee

    Can anyone explain why his homeowner’s insurance isn’t covering the damage and stolen property?

  • ckb

    Obviously Frances Locke is not a real journalist. This is not how journalists report current events. It’s a glorified blog post by someone I’ve never heard of.

  • disqus_WjKIYzni5a

    I disagree. I don’t think he was insane or rambling, if my house was broken into and those things happened to me I don’t even know what I’d do. Probably worse than asking the people to donate to charity.

  • ramon

    francis locke…you are an idiot. if this is what passes for journalism these days, god help us.

  • Sherry

    Brian You did the right thing!!! Shame in these parents they need to have the upper hand in there children and teach them they need to be held accountable for their actions. What are they teaching these kids???they needed to make there kids clean that mess up and write a letter to you saying how sorry they are for violating you and your home. I say sue all of the parents and make them be accountable for them failing to control their kids!!! The One kid that did show up kiddos to his/her parents for having them be accountable for their own actions!! SHAME ON ALL WHO FELT AND FILL YOU are wrong here… Heck I wasn’t there but I know how to do drywall, paint etc I will lend a hand just because you should no go this alone

  • Sandra

    I do pray that this gross misrepresentation of Mr. Holloway’s website is not taken seriously by anyone. I don’t understand how you could have misread his intent to be ‘possibly suggesting beating them with spatulas’ at all. Maybe if you took a step back and actually bothered to read his article for what it is, you’d see the sincerity in his words that I see.

    The very fact that he is giving these offenders the chance to step forward and take responsibility instead of outright taking them to court is commendable. If I was in his shoes, wealth and all, I would still have been outraged despite knowing that I could afford to pay for the damage. And physical damage to the structure aside, what about the sentimental value the house had? It has been his home for a very long time and I understand what it is like to lose not only your physical property but the sentiments and feelings attached to it as well. From what I’ve seen of the pictures he posted, the whole house looks like it was looted or destroyed.

    I was raised in a strict home where if I did something wrong, I jolly well paid for it. I think this is something some people in my generation have yet to grasp. I will admit, many of us were born with silver spoons in our mouths, though looking at my own background, I was probably born with a much cheaper wooden spoon in mine. We are pampered and spoiled rotten by our parents and I wonder, do we even consider how we stain our families when we act the way we do? Is this the way we repay our parents, by bringing them shame? I don’t know if anyone else was raised with the same notions of upholding the family name as I was, but I have found it to be a good guiding principle in my actions. I honestly fear for my generation if we think we can get away without bearing the consequences of our actions on ourselves and our society.

    But I digress, my point is that instead of ridiculing Mr. Holloway, maybe we should take a look at this situation seriously and see it as an act of irresponsibility on the part of both the teenagers and their parents. Maybe we should ask ourselves what this country is coming to if we believe that a generation who thinks they can get away with anything comes to power. Mr. Holloway’s intentions are sincere and maybe ‘smacking them around with various kitchen utensils’ might knock some sense into my generation, even though I’m very sure that’s not what his article is implying at all.

    And in response to the author of this article who made a comment that she would ‘focus more on the 23 percent of American kids living in poverty’, you might want to consider that these teenagers will be the people running the country in the future, so we might just want to focus on building them up to be the leaders that America needs who will one day be able to help these kids living in poverty. Going back to Mr. Holloway’s intentions of helping these teenagers get back on the right path, I think this is the best course of action as it will make them better people. And really, I don’t think I want to live in a country that is run by people who run away from the consequences of their actions. So do forgive me for my strong disagreement with your sentiments. Have a good day.

  • LynH

    The ignorance of this article and some of the responses is mind-boggling. A sad reflection on a society that doesn’t take or teach responsibility. One that jumps on the band-wagon without bothering to actually learn the facts.
    Mr. Holloways house was broken in to. A party was held. Over 300 kids who not only did approximately 20k in damages, but who also left behind drug paraphernalia.
    Whether Mr Holloway has enoughof his own money, or even insurance, to cover the damages Is Not The Point. Why should He have to pay for damages done by spoiled brats who not only partied – drank, did drugs, and God knows what else. Missing is a statue that was a memorial to Mr Holloways stillborn grandson.
    Mr Holloway works with the DARE Program. Heard of it, folks? Look it up. He Helps keep kids off of drugs.
    Mr Holloway wanted these kids to Take Responsibility for their action. He did Not ask for donations for himself . He asked them to come to the home that they trashed. To come there and help with cleaning up their mess. To help serve and clean up after a Potluck Dinner that Mr Holloway was holding to help Military Servicemen.
    So, what do you think? Did they show up, bringing both friends and family in order show some semblance of maturity, to show that they take responsibility for their actions? To show that they are proud of and want to Thank our Military Servicemen in whatever small way they can? No. They have mommy and daddy to protect them. To say they’re going to sue Mr Holloway for re-posting pictures that the kids had already posted themselves! Awww. Poor Joey might not get into the college of his choice. Boo hoo. Little entitled Joey has some growing up to do first. And so do his parents.

  • Elodie

    This was a shockingly, badly written article, Frances Locke. Very amaturish.

  • scorpion_48

    Is Frances Locke a grammarian? An English teacher? And what does Holloway’s writing style have to do with destruction and theft of property? The upshot is the children of a bunch of knuckle-draggers have failed to use criminal behavior as a teachable moment, period.

    How would the 300+1(Frances Locke) like it if their homes or treasures were trashed or taken? They’d scream bloody murder. Holloway worked hard for his money. He did not steal a thing.

    Let’s hope every parent and child responsible is hunted down, carted off to jail under grand theft laws and made to repay every dime. Geez!!

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  • jkld

    The parents of these teens have the absolute audicity to want to sue Mr. Holloway for outing their little brats for what they did. I say – GOOD FOR MR HOLLOWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
    These parents should be absolutely ASHAMED of what their brats did to his house and owe up to THEIR irresponsible parenting!!

  • Sarah

    You say he has madness in what he wrote on his website? I wish you would take the time to think about this situation before writing false facts on your website. It’s really sad to read what you wrote. What would you have done if you were in his shoes?

  • Kaitlyn Breats, CNM

    Um, yeah, I have been doing research on this event and after reading this article – and discovering this website for the first time – I can guarantee you I will not be back nor will I be promoting this website to any of my clients. This is shamefully written from a place of deep insecurity and bitterness without an ounce of objectiveness in it.

  • ginsu

    Brain Halloway should have made two phone calls, one to the police and one to his insurance company. The tweets and photos he found should have been turned over to the police. He should not have made a website and posted photographs of kids, that was wrong and parents have every right to be angry. If he really wants to help those kids he should turn those names, tweets and photos over to the police.

    Insurance would cover the damages minus a small deductible, looking for or accepting donations on his website does seem shady to me, too. The way that I read it was that he would accept donations OR you could give to breast cancer awareness, there were two different links.
    Those kids should all be held accountable but not by Brian Halloway.

  • This Guy

    Frances Locke is an oxygen thief. Also, she misspelled clandestine…maybe she should give up journalism as well as breathing.

  • Christopher Dean

    This is a very insane rambling article…..

  • imspartacus

    It’s laughable that these parents are so concerned about their dear little offsprings’ college futures being ruined over this. Hell, all they’re going to do in college is party a hundred times harder than they do now! They don’t give a rat’s ass about earning a college degree. All they care about, clearly, is wallowing in a mudpit of debauchery and destruction. Of course, Mommy and Daddy will make sure they’ll never be held accountable for their malicious behavior. That’s because Mommy and Daddy are loathsome, self-centered narcissists who have no moral values or humility.

    They might want to start putting money aside now for the lawsuits to come when their precious spawn go off to live out their “yolo” fantasies in college. The party has just begun!

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  • Noone

    @Featherssssss mom. Let her know how you feel. https://www.facebook.com/sara.feathers.1

  • JaneyDeeDiddliosity

    You know what? Good on Brian Holloway for naming and shaming those kids. If they were so concerned about their futures, you know what they should have done? Not committed a crime.

    Also, Brian Holloway is not cray-cray, insane, or mad. I had no problem understanding what his point was, which is basically the same as the one I’m about to make. Do you know why these teenagers felt that it was okay to break in to someone’s house, vandalize it, steal stuff from it, and brag about it on social media? Because they’ve never been held accountable for anything in their lives. The lack of self discipline is a reflection of shitty and neglectful parenting rather than age or inexperience. By the time you’re a teenager, you have a pretty good (though not perfect; teens brains are still developing) sense of what’s right and wrong. The actions of these teens isn’t even in a grey area; what they did was wrong. Full stop. It was a shitty thing to do and frankly, these teens should be stepping up to help clean up the mess that they made and those parents should be paying for it.

    It doesn’t matter if Holloway has billions of dollars to his name or if he has home-owners insurance that will cover every single bit of damage done to his house. The damage done to his home was perpetrated by a bunch of spoiled, entitled, asshole brats who thought that it would be cool to do this. As such they – and their parents – need to be held accountable. If they’re not going to step up and do the right thing with their actions (cleaning shit up), they can fucking pay for the damages and/or for a hired service to clean it up for them.

    If these parents were truly concerned about their children’s college prospects, here’s an idea – hold your asshole kids accountable and then, in their college entrance essays, have them articulate how stepping up to do the right thing has caused them to learn the following lessons. You can bet your ass that colleges would want to admit a kid who made a mistake and has learned from it than a kid whose mommy and daddy covered their mistake up by threatening to sue.

    For the record, I grew up in a pretty permissive household and I was spoiled as a child. But I was also disciplined when I fucked up and I was taught that personal integrity and accountability for one’s actions were paramount in everything that I did. Sure, I fucked around as a teen and did some stupid fucking shit (which may or may not have been totally legal – such as underage drinking), but never would I have thought that doing something like this was okay.

  • Me

    I am betting that you are just the sort of parent any one of the house trashing teens could claim as their own. Just a worthless piece of modern parenting crap. I hope every worthless little house trashing crap he outs is bound ofr only commumity college.

  • Mark

    You can’t be serious. Or maybe this is just another example of pathetically ill-informed, sadly misguided sensationalist journalism. Please do your research before posting and/or stop trying to create drama by rambling off ridiculous opinions.

  • Aud

    Ms. Locke has to be one of the parents of the moronic children who trashed the property; otherwise, why would she blog such pathetic drivel? Ms. Locke, I’ve read your tweets and you *seemed* like such a better person than this article. Very disappointed.

  • Polemics

    All teens are little shits. And you’re a shitty, misinformed writer. Thank you for writing an article so far from the truth, I can hear my brain cells screaming as they commit suicide.

  • Polemics

    All teens are little shits. And you’re a shitty, misinformed writer. Thank you for writing an article so far from the truth, I can hear my brain cells screaming as they commit suicide.

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