Monday, May 19, 2008
J.T. "Powerhouse" Cunningham
What's up guys. This is your favorite Grand Heights football captain J.T. This whole issue is very messed up. As you know, my co-captain, or should I say ex co-captain, Dave, was involved in this controversy. I have known Dave since we started playing pee-wee football together in 2nd grade. Dave is an amazing athlete and I really used to respect him. Ever since Dave got football captain and since the beginning of senior year, he has been a completely different guy. He started drinking, going to parties, and treating his girlfriend with zero respect. He even has this picture of her on his gym locker that all the guys used to sneak peeks at. I really saw all of this effecting his game out on the field. I tried talking to him but he wouldn't listen to me. I should have told someone, but I wasn't about to rat out my bro. Someone needed to find out and I'm glad that they learned about his behaviors through MySpace. I feel bad for what happened to him, but he completely had it coming. Dave was beginning to spiral out of control. If he wasn't caught now, he would have been caught once he reached college. Dave needed a wake up call and this was the perfect thing. Now that he has had his scholarship revoked and has been red shirted, he can realize the consequences of his actions and how he needs to change. Though he made it through the whole season without being caught, our whole team knew and he lost a lot of respect for that. As far as I know, our football team is 100% sober during the season. It's not fair to the people who train so hard and stay clean to be benched and watch their partying, irresponsible teammate be on the starting line up.
Everyone needs to realize that there are consequences for your actions. Just because they didn't happen at school doesn't mean that they didn't happen. It doesn't matter how they are caught, they can't deny that they didn't break the rules. It is better that Dave and everyone else was caught because it was a real eye opener to them and could have been a life saver. This will also help Dave become a better person and learn how to treat women better. Recently, Star Tribune reporter Kevin Giles reported about an equally disgusting issue.
I hope that this situation helps everyone realize that they need to be careful in what they do inside and outside of school.