Sad, Very sad. Great story by the NY Times. Very impressive. So many opportunities waisted. A good Mentor couldve changed all that. This is the typical life of a "star athlete" without guidance. Without Jesus Christ in his life. Ok, I get it, everyone now bash the Jesus Freak guy...listen, Ive tasted that life he lived. I stood there and watched All American High School athletes waste their lives and alcohol and drugs played a roll in their downfall. Jesus Christ continually gives "purpose,direction,and motivation to live life even when the world closes the door. Just a sad sad story.
Recommend anyone to Read Tony Dungee's book: "The Mentor~Leader" it will change your life and possibly save someone elses.