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Ahhhh, how touching: another "troubled athlete-mentoring-the-youth" story

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Starman, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member


    Schlichter, of course, was FIRST suspended by the NFL for gambling in 1983, then was later banned from Arena Football and jailed for numerous other gambling charges in the 1990s, continuing his gambling activities until 2004 (according to him).

    Most of the stories during his Arena Football career centered around his "inspiring comeback" from gambling.

    But he's all straightened out now, you betcha. ::) ::)

    So let's put him to work mentoring the youth. ::) ::) ::)
  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    In defense of the concept, not the athlete, who better to mentor the youth than someone who's been there and done that. I wouldn't want a virgin priest to talk to me about the evils of pre-marital sex.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    bet he fucks up...
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Because the more and more of this shit they see, the more the youth get the idea that it's OK to go there and do that -- all you have to do is say 'i'm sorry' and everything is forgiven.
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Eh...I see the point you're trying to make, but I don't agree with it. How do we distinguish between those who are making a real effort at contrition, and those who aren't? I'm willing to give a bit of the old benefit of the doubt.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I'm always willing to give someone a secondy second chance.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I think Art did a little more than say he's sorry.
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    There is no benefit of the doubt in the absolute world in which Starman lives.
    There are no second chances, only Starman absolute justice.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I have zero problem with Schlichter speaking. I applaud it. Gambling is one of those very subtle (at least at first) things that can be devastating and only explained by someone who's been there. It's not like MADD, which can drop a totaled car in the high school parking lot.
  10. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    I'm only 25, so I still remember some of those programs I went through as a kid (i.e. drug prevention, health ed, etc. etc.). The most effective presentations almost always involved someone who had successfully rehabbed from past problems. Their firsthand knowledge was always more convincing than anything an educator could say. Why we would want to deny that sort of information to our children is beyond me.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Art's far beyond his second chance.

    I'd imagine this one will end like the rest. Badly.
  12. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Wanna bet?
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