QUOTE(Doug Snyder @ Sep 28 2011, 07:42 PM)
QUOTE(Dave in Green @ Sep 28 2011, 03:52 PM)
What a waste. The only positive in his life was football. Who knows how far he could have gone if he had gotten away from his old hood and off to a school somewhere with the right conditions to encourage his growth, though Fork Union didn't work out. Even under the best of conditions, he still might not have made it. Some kids just get dug into a deep hole from an early age that no one can ever help them climb out of.
We are talking about North Canton. Are there any bad "hoods" in North Canton?? I guess I could feel some sympathy for someone who may be forced to steal to feed their family. But the sexual assault goes beyond where I can muster up any sympathy. I hope it was a case of mistakedn identity....otherwise I say "lock him up".
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe he was living with a coach from North Canton but had grown up in a much rougher area. Anyone else remember reading that? It's a shame for any human being to be a wasted life like that. I guess I can never comprehend the, "You have something that I want so I'll take it from you by force" mentality. Work hard. Get the things you want.