Skip to comments.Ex-NFL Star Brian Holloway May Be Sued by Parents of Teens Who Allegedly Trashed His Upstate NY Home
Posted on 09/20/2013 1:23:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Several parents are reportedly considering lawsuits against the former Patriots and Raiders offensive lineman after he posted their children's names on a website created in the wake of the Labor Day weekend house party.
If Brian Holloway thought the hundreds of teenagers who destroyed his home were ruthless, wait until their families are through with him.
Several parents are reportedly considering lawsuits against the former NFL star after he posted their children's names on a website created in the wake of the Labor Day weekend house party. The website, www.helpmesave300.com, identifies over 100 of the estimated 300 house-crashers who trashed his upstate New York residence, and includes photos and tweets that documented the reckless destruction.
But rather than apologize to Holloway for their children's behavior, some parents have contacted their lawyers to see what legal action they can take against the former Patriots and Raiders offensive lineman, local affiliate ABC News 10 reported.
Holloway estimates the damage of his house to be in the $20,000 range.
"Parents have threatened me," Holloway, a three-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl XX veteran, told ABC News. "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?"
Even more troubling for Holloway is the fact that he offered parents the chance to make amends for the estimated $20,000 in damage caused to his house, including smashed windows and glass doors, urinated carpets, holes in the ceilings, as well as a stolen eagle statue that was part of a memorial for his stillborn grandson.
The former grid iron star is holding a picnic for veterans at the home on Saturday, and invited the rowdy teens and their parents to help him clean the house.
"Come out and help set up, fix up, bring food, and picnic stuff, so we can honor these real HEROS," he wrote on his website. "I'm here. Come now. Take a stand for your future. This is called redemption."
Partygoers post plenty of pictures from Holloway's house on social media.
Partygoers post plenty of pictures from Holloway's house on social media. Holloway told CNN Friday he was coming to the situation as a father, not a punishing former offensive lineman.
"There are 300 lives at stake," Holloway said on the show "New Day." "I don't want to be standing over one of these kids' caskets 30 years from now." The invitation fell on deaf ears.
These tweets give a glimpse of the kind of party local teens threw at Brian Holloway's house. "I expected 100 parents to show. Only one showed up," he told ABC News.
Had more of them taken up Holloway on his offer, they would have seen evidence of illegal drug and alcohol use in addition to random acts of violence.
"You can see the scars on the floor from where the keggers were brought through. The carpet, there was beer liquor and everything else you can think of, so we had to remove the carpet." Holloway, who was in his primary residence in Lutz, Fl., at the time of the party, hasn't decided whether he'll press charges against the teenagers.
Holloway said he hoped the incident would motivate more parents to check what their kids are posting to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
"Parents need to step up and go old school," he told CNN.
No wonder these kids did this crap. With parents like that. I would have gotten my behind kicked from one end of Iowa to the other if I had done something like that, and then I would have been working off the damages. I would do the same with my kids if they ever pull any stunt like this.
I’m curious why there is no mention of a police investigation.
I will donate to his defense fund...
It appears that some of the parents of these little “angels’ need a good a$$ kicking too.
My kid would be cleaning his house with a toothbrush.
Pray America wakes up
His website showing the twitter posts is hard to believe. Trash a place and then post photos of it and talk about it.
Although I did like one guy’s “tagline” (I think!?)
“I heard opportunity knock and ran out the back door. I thought it was the cops.”
They broke in. He was at his second home in Florida.
Holloway said he has 8 kids of his own on FOX this morning. I’m guessing they’re better behaved than the punks who trashed his house.
They broke into his house. FELONY AND FELONY THEFT AND A WHOLE HOST OF OTHER CHARGES.
These kids and their parents = apples and trees.
My parents would have shown me no mercy if I was a part of this when I was young. In fact, I would have been terrified of the prospects of it.
Well, let’s see how their lawsuits against him stack up against the one he’ll be able to throw back at them for what their kids did in and to his house.
They were doing it without his permission. Or you think he would voluntarily let teenagers he didn’t know have a party in his house while he was out of town?
It pains me to admit, but there are people in this world who own more than one home (it only pains me because I am not one).
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