Friday, March 10, 2006

College shenanigans and bad judgement

I guess I shouldn't be surprised at the failure of college kids to understand the consequences of their actions, but shouldn't we at least be teaching these kids to do a cost benefit analysis or something? Here are two relatively local examples of these kids throwing their college opportunities away in stunning displays of bad judgment.

The president of the class of 2008 at Lehigh University was arrested for robbing a bank back in December. Look how rosy cheeked and full of potential he is. How could this happen? There are the usual "best friend since high school couldn't believe he could do this" stories. Did these friends not know of his $5000 in gambling debts? His lawyer is playing up the gambling addiction angle, but I am not sure if he is playing up the "addicted to robbing banks" angle. Those college kids and their pranks.

Then there are the three University of Delaware Football players arrested for robbing another player of cocaine, marijuana and steroids. There are currently suspended from the team. Not only have they thrown away their football scholarships and college careers if they are found guilty, but they did it for drugs. Maybe there should be a course in not doing stupid things to lose your scholarship and chance at a good education. I am sure coach Keeler is very proud of these recruits, for which he must find replacements.

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