Steelers LB Larry Foote Says Guys Have To Be Aware That Bad People Come Out At Night

With second-year tackle Mike Adams currently recovering from stab wounds suffered early Saturday morning on the South Side in an attempted carjacking, several Pittsburgh Steelers players are being asked to comment about the incident and veteran inside linebacker Larry Foote was asked to give his thoughts Tuesday after practice.

“Well you know; bad people come out late at night,” said Foote, who claims the only time he goes out late at night these days is to get a gallon of milk. “I mean that\’s just the rules of the game and the guys just got to be aware of that.”

Foote, however, was once young himself and was arrested in 2003 as a second-year player after an early-morning melee involving 20 to 30 people outside a pizza restaurant near the University of Michigan campus. Although a misdemeanor charge against Foote was eventually dropped, he was asked about that incident on Thursday.

“The night life, being young and going out, sometimes you can be at the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Foote. “So, my advice to everybody would be to get prayed up, and the Good Lord will take care of you.\'”

Pittsburgh police said Adams told officers he was standing near his truck shortly after 3 a.m. ET on Saturday when he was confronted by three men, one armed with a handgun knife and one armed with a knife. After Adams told his attackers that he didn\’t have his truck keys the situation escalated quickly and resulted in one man pointing the gun at his face while the other stabbed him twice before fleeing the scene.

Adams was expected to be released from the hospital on Tuesday and since the incident occurred, the police have arrested two men connected with the stabbing with a third arrest expected soon.

Foote is right on the money with his advice, and I have a feeling that as a team leader he will be giving more advice to his teammates about trying not to be in the wrong place.

  • walter mason

    I used to leave for work at about 2-3 AM for my out of town job that started at 5AM. I would fill up on gas as I was leaving. I guess the station was in a bad area. Nobody tried to steal my truck but they did try to take my money. I was lucky and that was the last time I gassed up so late.. Its just not worth the risks.

  • Christopher Wilkes

    Right on the money with his advice? I know he was suggesting that young people shouldn’t go out at night so as to not “be at the wrong place at the wrong time”, but the only advice he gave was to “get prayed up”.

  • zyzak

    I admire Larry Foote as a man

  • SteelersDepot

    You missed the “guys just got to be aware of that”, didn’t you? Does anyone comprehend these days?

  • walter mason

    Its also in bold print in the title… hard to miss

  • Putter

    Why is Larry Foote running out of milk in the middle of the night?

  • Christopher Wilkes

    Oh, quiet down, you two. Did you not read my post where I stated I *understand* he said young people shouldn’t go out at night? Duh! I was simply being facetious because Foote actually states “here’s my advice”, the subject of his said advice as being ‘prayed up’, wether that has any relevance whatsoever in this universe or the next, and Dave’s statement that “Foote is right on the money with his advice”. Don’t be comin at me with your snide response when you should be takin your own advice. Boom!

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  • walter mason

    I hope young people dont misconstrue his advice as its OK to hang out late at night in a bad neighborhood as long as you pray up lol. I guess thats the point of your facetious comment but I hope no young reader would ever comprehend it this way..

  • Christopher Wilkes

    lol, young people? Yes, that was the target of his ‘advice’, but in my experience, this is how most Christians act, especially the so-called Born Again. And, no, I’m not condemning all Christians, as I’m sure there’s plenty of ‘good’ people in the world, but anyone who brings God onto the football field, or makes it seem a competition where whoever ‘prays up’ more will be clear of his wrath, I categorize as a complete moron.