By this logic, there is no fix then, yeah?
I disagree with this logic. Perhaps the teams should fund the NFLPA to set up car services. I do not accept a "Well, they're young and stupid" defense. These young men need to be properly educated and assured that their jobs are not in jeopardy if they go out on a Friday night. This whole scenario is fucked. A player was responsible for a teammate's death because they went out and partied on a Friday night. Read that again. Think about it. Let it marinate. Death. Not, omg concussion or blown ACL, DEATH. Because a kid thought he would be ratted out, or that the car he was riding in wasn't a "tricked out Escalade"?
I'm not sure why you don't accept the argument that this happened mainly because those involved are young and stupid. You said it yourself, this PERSON was responsible for another PERSON's death because they made poor decisions and drove when they shouldn't have. The NFL seems to do what it can to try to educate these guys at the rookie seminars and so forth, but obviously not all of them are receptive to it. The fact that they are in the NFL does give them one additional option with Safe Rides, I'm not sure what more of a safety net they can be given. The only solution is more education, but obviously that's imperfect.
As has already been stated, someone of their income has access to many modes of transportation, taxi, car service, limo, etc. hell if they wanted to they could probably get a sober guy at the bar to give them a free ride home just because they're Cowboys. You give them too much credit, if job security or their coach finding out had anything to do with their "reasoning" for driving themselves, they would've considered the consequence of a DUI and found another way home. Brent thought he was capable of driving, he clearly wasn't sober enough, that is the only reason this tragedy happened.