The reason that most of the residents are majority white is because, Judge R. Scott Krichbaum will send a black man to jail before he'll send him to rehab. Just tell the truth! Good luck to all of the men at OVTC. I believe in you!
November 5, 2010 at 7:38 a.m.
When a recruit signs an intent to attend a college, he is just as much the responsibility of the Coach and AD as he is his parents at that point. With that being said, I don't know what Coach Tressel can or cannot legally do for his players. In my opinion, if you recruit a troubled player from a troubled environment, you are willing to take on that responsibilty. PERIOD! If he's not academically eligible to play, doesn't it mean that the coach is willing to take on the responsibility of getting him eligible? I'm just asking?
I do not know Jamel but I do know kids with similar backgrounds. Valleyred says he's a good kid, I'm inclined to believe that. There are many good kids in bad environments. If removed from that environment, may not find trouble at all. Jamel was never removed from that environment but hopefully will live to remove himself from the environment. During the first shooting incident, I thought maybe he was with the wrong person at the wrong time. After this shooting incident, I'm positive he was with the wrong person at the wrong time. People, judge not lest ye be judged!
June 21, 2010 at 4 p.m.
@HAM711 - Jerome Bettis grew up in a different time than these kids. He grew up when fights were just fights. Detroit was rough back in the day but I bet it's much worse now! So spare me that comparison.@fcb - Unfortunately, no it's not enough. Not when you recruit from an environment like Youngstown. Tressel should be responsible for his players, new recruits and returning players. He was aware of this young man's background and an intervention should be in place, after the first incident. As for the parents, yes they should be held accountable but even good parents cannot always keep their children out of trouble. Believe me I know. I'm a PK ( preacher's kid) and my parents were hardworking, responsible parents. As hard as my father loved, disciplined and preached, he couldn't keep us all out of trouble. 4 out of 5 of us made it out of Youngstown without a police record. So parents can only do so much. So you can stop belly-aching about the parents as well. Sometimes it takes more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 21, 2010 at 10:29 a.m.
I'm sorry I don't see any comparable information in this story other than they were high school football standouts from Youngstown. Yes, they have OSU in common but the comparison stops there. Clarett was an arrogant and annoying brat. Turner is a product of his environment. OSU should require all new recruits to spend the summer on campus, therefore avoiding such incidents. Coach Tressel is aware of the environment in Youngstown and should have stepped in after the first shooting incident with this young man (Turner). I am praying that Jamel Turner will recover from these injuries and learn from his mistakes.
June 21, 2010 at 8:31 a.m.
October 6, 2009 at 12:14 p.m.
I had three children attend Eagle Heights Academy from 1998 - 2000. We moved to Columbus in 2000. It was a very good school in the beginning but I've heard that the school has deteriorated after Rev Gary Frost left Youngstown. I believe it needs to close, reorganize and reopen under new administration. Somewhere along the way, the wrong students and teachers were allowed into the school. Close it down, get rid of the rehjects from Youngstown City Schools and the teachers who only want a paycheck, reopen with renewed integrity and agenda.
September 18, 2009 at 1:51 p.m.
Maybe the YPD will charge these SOB's for the real crime that they've recently committed(the deaths of Jaron Roland and Darry Woods) and find the other guilty party. They should receive the worst punishment possible.
September 10, 2009 at 9:32 a.m.