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    Quote Originally Posted by DrJay View Post
    Just amazes me. Could be one of the all-time greats if he stays healthy and trains and races smart (not happening so far). Let's see....college education: free.
    I have a hunch that he won't eligible for D1 colleges when he graduates from high school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cladthin View Post
    I received the same milesplit email. I know it qualifies as track related news but thought they'd not try to "break the story."
    I got the email also, but given the paucity of actual facts, I think we should reserve judgement till we know the details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuariki View Post
    You know it ainít his high school coach who just exploits him as a points scoring machine
    And you know this HOW?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    I have a hunch that he won't eligible for D1 colleges when he graduates from high school.
    Based on the arrest and what may follow, or based on GPA etc? If the former, maybe things will go his way, with leniency and a plan. Maybe Atticus can adopt him. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    And you know this HOW?!
    By letting him run all those races. I think all that does is put him on the fast track for burn out. He would IMO be better off under the tutelage of someone like Coach Kevin Ritter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    I got the email also, but given the paucity of actual facts, I think we should reserve judgement till we know the details.
    I agree. The case, assuming it is filed, may not look like what he's charged with at all.

    Ultimately, he'll probably receive youthful offender treatment and end up with a community service plus probation sentence. A kid around here who had some prior issues with the judicial system received that type of sentence for similar level of crime.

    His immediate issue is being bailed out. I would assume this negates participation in the state championship meet which begins Friday but we'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuariki View Post
    I think . . . He would IMO be better off . . .
    Duly noted.
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    This is the sort of program that would pick up this young man. NZ also has a stupidly high rate of incarceration although nowhere near as bad as the USA. But we are trying to change it

    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/10333...d-participants
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Duly noted.
    As DrJay suggests Tyrone needs a mentor like you. I hope someone steps up
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrJay View Post
    Based on the arrest and what may follow, or based on GPA etc? If the former, maybe things will go his way, with leniency and a plan. Maybe Atticus can adopt him. :-)
    It's the latter, I suspect his academics won't be in order.
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