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RE: former 800 star david mack released from prison.

exthrower wrote:

[quote]douglas burke wrote:

regardless of what crimes he did, the fact is he has served his sentence, and having paid his debt to society he should be able to have a chance to live his life as anyone else does.
wether you think his sentence was too much or not enough, he has served the sentence he was given, by a judge who is supposedly very knowledgeable in how much of a penalty/time a person should get depending on the crime.

david mack is about 48-49 years old, and he can no longer be a policeman at least in california based on law, but what he does have is great knowledge of the 800 meters as he had excellent training during his career, and he knows race tactics of the 800, so mack could definetely help the kids at oregon become better 800 runners, and since he was a hero in eugene while in college, this would be a good oppurtunity for the school to help a former student athlete who has had some tough situations in life, (many of his own doing, but that is besides the point, he could use a helping hand now).

yeah i say hopefully, he gets himself on the right track (pun intended) and stays away from crime and as a fan i hope, his knowledge is used to create better 800 runners.

He's terrible role model and shouldn't be allowed anywhere around young people....Even in our present permissive society we shouldn't be having ex-felons as coaches...Maybe this is okay in S. Central but not anywhere I would send MY kids....[/quote]

I'm sure he wouldn't have been let out of prison unless he is fully rehabilitated, learned the errors of his ways, and is now a productive member of society. And he should be seen as a role model in his community.

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