well it wasn't grammar it was reading comprehension, but alright. it's great that you've written a thesis, though.
anyway, I didn't defend ricky at all but just so your post has some relevance to the topic at hand i'll take a crack at it.
first, I wouldn't defend embezzlement. if guilty, he'll get whatever he deserves and he should, whether it' a long probation or a prison term. but I would say that he isn't quite the monster people like you are making him out to be. I can safely say that most people I knew on the team liked him and if they didn't they certainly didn't let it on. in fact, the only bad relationship he had was ironically with dinosaur, who posted earlier in this thread and isn't at all bitter towards him. one on one ricky is a pretty good guy and he really does get along well with the people he knows.
I don't know in what situation you met him, but if it was at a track meet you should know he is really a different person on race day. not to say he's mean, but he gets into "race mode" and generally doesn't talk as much. how is he after a race depends on how he does. point is, unless he did something really out of the ordinary, like called you a name and told you to get lost, then I wouldn't put much stock in how he is at track meets.
if you met him outside of a track meet then maybe he just doesn't like you. reading you posts I can judge that you are probably pretty annoying in person.
I hope your poor reading comprehension doesn't mean you'll take this as some kind of all out defense of ricky's actions. like a lot of people I think what someone does in the dark is far more telling than what they do in the light. that being said, ricky isn't a sociopath and he isn't irredeemable. he did something bad and he apparently did it for an extended period of time. now he is going to pay for it. will he change and come out a better person? i'd bet yes.