I had hoped that I was through with this and had put it tO rest!!!!!!!
Your remark shows that I have failed in that which I had hoped to accompLish, so once more [and I hope FOR THE LAST TIME!!!!!] And I see where the failure has been mine in not being clear! I hope I wiLL be this time so everyone has IM0 an accurate understanding for my actions:
As I have said countLess times in the past[and a You need to do is go back and C 4 Yoursef:]
The tragedy and responsibility 4 what happened tO Collin while at GC is shared by All , His parents his coaches, his school and ultimately with Collin(but he was a child at the time and didn't KNoW better, that can NOt be said by the others)
I have as others s0 aptly put shared my families dirty laundry and put myself out to ridicule Not for Collins sake, I said time and time and time and time again, IT WAS T00 LATE FOR Collin. [And in the ends Collin was able to overcome all the mistakes, neglect and damage done to him.
DID EVERYONE MISS THE "ALL CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS" HE EARNED LAST YEAR?]
SO ONCE MORE A QUICK OUTLINE
ENTERING GOOD COUNSI A HIGH SCHOOL
A RECRUITED STUDENT ATHLETE
WITH A HIGH "B" AVERAGE
WHO SCORED HIGH ENOUGH 0N THE ENTRANCE EXAMS
T BE PACED IN HONORS CLASSES HIS FRESHMAN YEAR
GRADUATES FROM GC WITH BARELY A TWO P0INT ZERO GPA
EVEN THOUGH FROM HIS FRESHMAN YEAR YEAR 0N I ASKED F0R HELP F0R HIM AND WAS IGNORED
AND TOLD BY MANY OF HIS COACHES N0T T0 WORRY
SCHOOLS MAKE EXCEPTIONS F0R KIDS LIKE HIM
[D1 scHoos in both sports did offer tO use exceptions]
HAD HE done better academically HE MAY OF HAD MORE OFFERS
and that is why you gO tO schOOL for the education and not sports!
EVEN THOUGH I EXPRESSED MY DOUBTS AT THE TIME SINCE I DEFERRED TO THERE EXPERTISE AND FELT THAT AS LONG AS HE WAS ACCEPTED ONCE IN COoLEGE HE WOULD GET ACCEPTABLE GRADES.
I UNDERSTAND WHAT WENT WRONG AND WHY
AND I ADMITTED AND CONTINUE TO ADMIT OUR MISTAKES
FOR I BELIEVE THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT MISTAKES FROM HAPPENING AGAIN IS BY ADMITTING THEM.
WHAT I DO NOT UNDERSTAND IS WHY GOOD COUNSEL NEVER HAS
AND WHY ON EARTH DID THEY EVER NAMED HIM ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AND THEN NOT BESTOW ON HIM THE HONORS THAT GO WITH THAT.
BTW HIS MOTHER AND I REFUSED TO ATTEND THE END OF THE YEAR AWARDS PROGRAM BECAUSE AS I HAVE STATED TIME AND TIME AND TIME AGAIN I HATE HYPOCRISY!!!!!
I HAVE DONE ALL I HAVE DONE FOR 2 REASONS:
1. BECAUSE HE WENT TO GOOD COUNSEL EVERYONE THOUGH HIM NOT TO BRIGHT OR DUMB, I WANTED TO DISPEL THIS MYTH BEFORE HE ENTERED THE JOB MARKET.
2. I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THIS NEVER HAPPENS TO ANY FUTURE GOOD COUNSEL ATHLETE
AND SINCE GOOD COUNSEL HAS SHOWN BY THE ACTIONS OR INACTIONS WEATHER THROUGH HUBRIS OR INCOMPETENCE THEY FEEL NO RESPONSIBILITY WHAT SO EVER
I FELT COMPELLED TO WARN ALL OTHERS!
AND IN AN IRONIC TWIST OF FATE ALL YOU NEED TO DO TO FIND THE TRUTH IN MY STATEMENTS IS BY
ASKING ANY OF HIS CLASSMATES
IF COLLIN WAS IN FACT IN HONORS CLASSES HIS FRESHMAN YEAR
AND ASKING THE FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR in 2007
IF SHE HAD HER PICTURE TAKEN TO BE HUNG ON THE WALL.
ALTHOUGH THE COACHES AND ADMINISTRATORS MAY LIE AND HAVE A HARD TIME WITH THE CONCEPT OF RIGHT AND WRONG ,
EVERY SINGLE STUDENT I HAVE COME IN CONTACT WITH
HAS NO PROBLEM WITH TELLING THE TRUTH
AND BEING OF THE HIGHEST MORAL CHARACTER.
LASTLY CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN
HOW THE WINNINGEST COACH IN PUBIC SCHOOLS IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND
AND WITH THE MOST PUBLIC SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
AFTER SENDING HUNDREDS OF PUBILC SCHOOL ATHLETES ON TO D1 SCHOOLS
HAVINGWHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THOSE CONTACTS ONCE HE SWITCHED TO PRIVATE SCHOOL?
I WOULD HUMBLY SUGGEST HE HAD NO NEED TO RELY ON DEMATHA'S CONTACTS
AND IF YOU THINK THAT WELL,,,,,,,
THE JOKE IS ON YOU
LET US HOPE A JOKE IS NEVER ON ANOTHER GOOD COUNSEL STUDENT.