he had his first court appearance. Next court appearance is sometime in December.
Legally, he can play until such time as he is convicted of a felony.
Morally? It will be interesting to see if the Principal does the right thing and set an example which will send a message to all other students at that school and throughout the county.
With him playing, the school has a decent shot at repeating again as State Champion.
Without him playing, likely not.
Will he be required to sit out the season? Or will he suit up and serve as a distraction for his teammates?
As another poster noted, he's likely shot himself in the foot for a scholarship at a top flight Division I college which could lead to the pros. UNLESS, his attorney pushes for an early court date and can secure an innocent verdict.
If not, and his pro career aspirations are shot down the commode, he may not even qualify for a job at one of the pork or pultry processing facilities in Duplin County with multiple felony convictions.
Who will do the right thing?
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