Presbyterian College football player dies from alcohol intoxication

Kyle Allen, a Presbyterian College football star, died on Sunday morning of alcohol induced respiratory failure the Florida Times Union reported. Allen was a standout athlete and student who garnered numerous accolades from his peers.

Although Allen had recently turned 21, his death demonstrates that the current drinking age does not teach students to drink, and live, responsibly. Unfortunately, deaths related to alcohol or alcohol poisoning are no stranger to college campuses. This news, paired with the CDC’s recent report that binge drinking remains prevalent after college, proves the need to reevaluate the effectiveness of the 21 year old drinking age. Is 21 actually saving lives?

5 Responses to “Presbyterian College football player dies from alcohol intoxication”

  1. Ben R.Joyce Says:

    People don’t educate young people with true Biblical Christianity.They reject sane saying of good old days preacher Billy Sunday(William Ashley Sunday)and today’s reverend Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church.Alcohol is a major demonic killer of young people.These laws like 21 give no hope and at 21 you are a teen with a lack of maturity as you are 18.Alcohol is a killer of society.Jesus is a and True Church are Ways to solve this social problem not 21 or 25 laws.

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  3. Marshall Guthrie Says:

    21 is arbitrary and ineffective as this incident shows. We’ve created a society that mystifies and idolizes alcohol consumption while it criminalizes moderate consumption by adults under the age of 21.

  4. Edwin Bonilla Says:

    It’s unfortunate that Kyle Allen died and he was an accomplished young man. The article which the link provides gives insight by the coach from the school which Kyle Allen graduated from. Keith Cromwell, the coach, is an ageist for calling Kyle a “kid.” That is disrespect, especially for someone who is dead. It’s Keith Cromwell’s ageist attitude which is an impediment toward getting more support to lower the drinking age. His ageism is the reason why debates about the drinking age are not popular with millions of people. The drinking age is not saving lives because no longer can you debate the drinking age with only drunk driving death statistics. Other information must be taken into account, especially deaths from alcohol abuse in colleges.

  5. Ajax the Great Says:

    When you criminalize normative drinking, you will inevitably normalize dangerous drinking. And cases like this are prime examples of how there is really nothing magical about turning 21 in terms of responsibility or maturity, or ability to handle alcohol.