I think there is a big difference between making a stupid decision and intentionally beating the crap out of your sister. As the old saying goes, "if you want to do the crime, be pepared to do the time". There was no problem with him going to college and improving himself. but he wanted to wrestle and being on probation precluded that. Perhaps it would have done him more good in the long run and he would have learned more from his mistake if he had been forced to sit out the first year due to his poor judgement. What did he learn from this? If you whine to the right people, you will get your way and won't have to pay for your mistakes.
Is this what we want kids to learn now days.
What happened to "You are responsable for your actions"
This is something we teach our Scouts. Perhaps that is what he needed when he was younger. We might have done him some good.
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