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Clayton Holmes: Yikes

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by bbgun, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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  2. hardcorebob

    hardcorebob Through thick and thin

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    Wow, you talk about a sad story....
  3. Dallyjake

    Dallyjake Member

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    Too bad we didn't have a Calvin Hill at that time.

    Hard to believe he even made it considering the childhood nightmare of beatings and molestation.
  4. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Yikes is right!

    Poor guy. I wish I was rich enough to help guys like that... To give him a second chance.
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Man, thats ugly.
  6. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    That really sucks.

    Man, his mother didn't play around did she?

    I am a strong believer that when you raise children in a household that doesn't provide love and doesn't value education, then you are setting them up for a lifetime of failure.

    Now, a child can escape that type of negativity but it is extremely difficult and the mental anguish can eat away at you for a lifetime.
  7. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I don't know whether to be pissed at him or feel sorry for him. 17 credits from a college degree and skipping child support payments? No excuse for that. He can change his future if not his past.
  8. sacase

    sacase Well-Known Member

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    wow...that was a pretty good insight to why so many athletes fail in pro sports...
  9. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Is it possible for one guy to have the world's worst mother AND the world's worst brother?
  10. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    I'm guessing the money he got for those rings went pretty fast. And JJ's "worried about his future" remark proved quite prophetic.
  11. MetalHead

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    You'd be wasting your money.
    People like him would put you from a Honda to a Huffy.
    Learn from his mistake,don't try to help those who are beyond help.
    He wanted to be a hero...he ended up a zero.
  12. Daudr

    Daudr New Member

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    Wow, depressing.
  13. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Pretty sad story right there. Bad from the get go, but when a poor person all of the sudden has tons of cash, well, it's a recipe for diaster if no guidence is given...that and drugs, works wonders every time.

    Wonder how Quincy Carter is doing now days?
  14. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    The dark side of NFL success is pretty rough. Man, a sad story.
  15. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    A very depressing story indeed.
  16. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Wow....nothing to say but "horrible".
    The NFL needs to look at getting him to speak to there rookies.
  17. AsthmaField

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    I agree to an extent... but I'm just soft hearted, I suppose and would like to help some people if I had a lot of money to do so.

    Still, I would make sure of the circumstances surrounding the persons mis-fortune before I just started sending money their way.

    Some good people find themselves in bad situations and they're the one's who I would like to help. There are also bad people who end up in bad shape and they usually deserve it.
  18. Thomas82

    Thomas82 Active Member

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    This is so true.
  19. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    17 credits is basically four classes. He could take two in the fall and two in the spring. No money? Take out a loan like millions of other kids. Then again, would you hire him, knowing his track record? He wouldn't be your typical college graduate.
  20. THUMPER

    THUMPER Papa

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    All I can say is... wow. That is truly a sad, sad story.

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