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Another druggie athlete reforms

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Starman, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member



    Over/under on recividism: 6 months.
  2. chilidog75

    chilidog75 Member

    Did you read the story?
  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    What odds are you giving on recidivism?
  4. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    Well, it seems obvious he tried but fell asleep.
  5. chilidog75

    chilidog75 Member

    Good point. Dumb question on my part.
  6. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    I found it a great story. I've really enjoyed many of those OTL pieces. The skepticism is not my take; its not like Aikens went Al Sharpton and was demanding attention, he's not trying to get his face out there; demanding the George Brett treatment. He's a guy doing the grunt work and trying to come to grips with modern life and the daughters he's missed while incarcerated.
  7. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Recidivism: That ain't a pretty word.
  8. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    I burned out on these stories in 1985.
  9. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Sam Mellinger of the KC Star did the same story last fall, so this story did nothing for me. I think Joe Poz has also written about Aikens' road to recovery.
  10. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    I think Aikens will be on the straight/narrow from here on out. I'll admit that I'm rooting for him as well.

    14 years in the hole is a looooong time to think about your choices.
  11. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Good story. I thought it was well done because, among other reasons, it didn't proclaim or predict that its subject would be clean forever. Such predictions are dangerous.
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