Alternative Dispute Resolution

After his home is trashed, ex-NFL player seeks to 'save' 300 troubled teens

A former NFL offensive lineman watched online from Florida on Aug. 31 as several hundred partying teens who had broken into his upstate New York vacation home trashed it.

Before Brian Holloway could call authorities, social media postings announced that police officers were already arriving at the scene, according to the Associated Press and the Daily Mail.

The Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating and Holloway says he believes at least $20,000 in damage was done to his $1.5 million property. But in an innovative response, the father of eight has created an Internet page himself that includes photos and posts from those he says were at his home on the night of the party. It invites community response to help him deal with the damage and the issue of irresponsible partying and redirect up to 300 teens who may have been involved in criminal conduct and alcohol and drug use into a more appropriate and worthwhile path in life.

“Broken things can be fixed,” he writes on his new website, “Stolen things can be returned. But 300 young lives are in peril. Please help me save them.”

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