Polo Playboy John Goodman Gets 16 Years, Scathing Lecture from Judge for Intoxication Manslaughter

John Goodman, the Houston "polo playboy" who was drunk when he caused a traffic accident that killed a 23-year-old man, was sentenced to 16 years in prison today by a judge who also gave him a scathing lecture.

"[Victim] Scott Wilson's death was senseless,"" Florida state judge Jeffrey Colbath said.

"[Goodman's] conduct from the moment the crash happened to the time he came to be in the custody of law enforcement was to save himself. It wasn't to go get help and it wasn't because he was disoriented. It was because he wanted to figure out a way to save himself. He had an opportunity to try to save Mr. Wilson," he said.

Goodman's attorneys have promised an appeal.

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