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nerdmann  
#41 Posted : Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7:28:44 AM(UTC)
sschind said: Go to Quoted Post
I'm not sure if you are being sarcastic or not (I know nothing of Randy Moss' youth) but I am sure lots of people have incidences in their youth that if not handled properly can turn them into jerks. They don't all turn into jerks. Being a jerk is as much about choosing to be a jerk as it is about your experiences.


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Not everyone at Dupont liked the idea of black and white students intermingling. “Red Neck Alley” was a section of the school aptly nicknamed. Lockers were decorated with Confederate flags and Ku Klux Klan symbols. Randy was a primary target for the kids who inhabited that area.

Randy found safe haven on the football field, where he led the Panthers to state football titles as a sophomore and junior, in 1992 and 1993. He and Williams nearly delivered a state hoops crown in 1993-94, when they paced Dupont all the way to the finals. By Randy’s senior year, he was West Virginia’s best schoolboy prospect, earning Player of the Year recognition in both football and basketball. He had given up baseball and track by this point, though he demonstrated all-state ability in both.

Randy was recruited by most of the major college football powerhouses, including Notre Dame and Florida State. The Mountaineers of West Virginia were also in hot pursuit. When Randy opted for the Fighting Irish, fans in his home state weren’t happy.

At Dupont, the kids from Red Neck Alley now had another reason to dislike Randy. They already were incensed by his choice of girlfriends, a white girl name Libby Offutt. (She and Randy already had a child.) In March of 1995, a fight broke out at school, and Randy jumped into the fray. When the police showed up, he was arrested. Since Randy was 18, he was charged as an adult. With public sentiment against him, the teenager felt he had no choice but to plead guilty. Randy was sentenced to 30 days in jail and got expelled from school. Alarmed by the turn of events, the administration at Notre Dame rescinded his scholarship.


Everybody loved Moss. Long as he kept his hands off of white girls and smiled when they hassled him in "Redneck Alley." The way I heard it was, he knocked up the white girl, so some redneck goons attacked her. Randy confronted those guys and messed them up, shut their pie holes for them.

This just happened to be around the time of the OJ Simpson case. So there was alot of negative publicity. Randy went from everybody loving him to him practically being construed as a double murderer. Opened his eyes a little bit, perhaps made him a bit cynical.
OlHoss1884  
#42 Posted : Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:18:50 AM(UTC)
As I recall he repeatedly failed drug tests for pot. Not a big deal as far as drugs go but if it's the rule and you violate it and flaunt it, you are a problem. Warren Sapp was also a pothead but not nearly as badly...I think he got busted at his combine drug test, and that's why HE wasn't at the very top of his draft class.
sschind  
#43 Posted : Wednesday, June 11, 2014 9:18:51 AM(UTC)
Thanks for the post nerd. It is as shame that some people have to put up with crap like that but many people do and some have to deal with far worse.

Obviously people handle adversity in different ways. Some people can overcome it and others let it control them. However one decides to deal with it it is clear that things like this will have an influence on your character and behavior as an adult.
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