I know I’m late on this, so I apologize. Victor Cruz, along with Chris Canty and perhaps other Giants, were un-injured in a club shooting on early Tuesday morning.
First off, I’m glad they’re ok. One victim did die, and that is awful. We of course are thinking about them and their family.
But secondly, I just don’t get why there’s a need for NFL players, or any professional players, to go to a club? They’re going to be a target. In some ways, violence comes to them. I understand the desire to hang out and relax with friends. I’m sure it’s also a great place for these rich guys to meet women. But, there are other ways to relax with friends and meet girls. Safer ways. When you’re famous, you become a target. It’s that simple. Why do you think Plax felt the need to bring a gun that fateful night? Because they are targets, and there are threats out there.
I doubt players will stop partying. They need to blow off steam. There are just other ways, maybe safer ways, to do that.