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Hoggard High School student facing felony drug charges

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WILMINGTON -- A Hoggard High School star running back is facing felony drug charges. The football career of Rashad Williams could be over after he was arrested for possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana and possession of a schedule one controlled substance. Schedule one drugs include heroin and LSD, among others. The 18-year-old Hoggard senior is one of the football team's standout players. He was arrested around noon Monday near the high school's campus. Williams will appear in court at the end of the month. A spokesperson for the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says Williams's arrest stems from a September 13 undercover sting at a Carolina Beach Road convenience store. Williams was in the store when authorities raided it and was found with drugs when everyone in the store was searched. School officials say punishments vary on a case by case basis for students charged with felonies. They can't comment on individual students' situations. Williams's mother Pamela said he is "doing great." If Williams is convicted of these felonies he is ineligible to play football under North Carolina High School Athletic Association rules.

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Just another aminal that needs to be put away

Another product of low life irresponsible parents!!!!!!

Show a man how to fish and feed him forever, give him a fish and

Doesn't anyone see that by the courts handing out these tough sentences they are creating a lifetime criminal!!! This type of Justice is not correcting the problem. I believe the answers is to educate the drug addict with programs like Drug Court they have a 85% success rate that they do not return to that lifestyle, and after 2 years of having to accept everything D.C. throws at them they go free with no charges. At least doing this give's them the chance to lead a decent life after they complete the program if they choose to. Show a man how to fish and feed him forever, give him a fish and feed him for a day!!! Now on the other hand most criminals that go to Jail and get a felony on his record has a 15% success rate of getting out of that lifestyle. I believe the reason for this is because a felon cannot rent an apartment, get a good job, or having the chance to ever have a productive life is gone. His life is ruined till the day he dies, so do you think we should create more hard core criminals or try to help them understand right and wrong and consequences. If we choose the latter then we are looking at more taxes to pay to keep them in jail. Why don't we put the TV producers in jail for making all the movies that glorify doing drugs and drinking and driving...

WOW

I know how YOU voted for in the Presidential election...LETS REWARD THE CRIMINALS GUYS..after all they are just misunderstood...rape someone? AHHhh ITS OK Mr. Rapist...you are just a product of your urges...urges that are natural. Mr. pedophile, ITS OK..I mean after all it was your parents fault NOT YOURS! NO EXCUSES FOR THIS TYPE OF SCUM! Since you want God to judge them, I say lets get the scum bag before Christ for him to judge!

Oh yea

Yep, we should coddle the criminals and maybe even wait on them hand and foot. The statment made by Bob Nob doesn't even make any sense.."Why don't we put the TV producers in jail for making all the movies that glorify doing drugs and drinking and driving..." That must be because, repeat after me, movies and tv shows are fantasy, entertainment, not real or pick a word of your own that describes acting.

LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE....

If you have never sinned then you can put in your 2 cents but if you have sinned and there are no big and little sins...there aren't any big lie's and little white lies, everything is judges the same. so, don't judge him for what he has done. yes!!! he chose to do the wrong things but who are you to sit here and judge him and try to slander his name. he is not a scumbag and none of the other names you have called him. Let God judge him and leave his destiny in the hands of the Lord. whether you WHITE, Black, blue, or purple you have no say and can't try to put him in or out of jail....THANK YOU!!!! NOW RUN AND TELL THAT!!!!! YES. I SAID IT.

It has nothing to do with SIN

We live in a secular society, so it's not about sin - it's about breaking the law, and very soon, twelve citizens WILL judge him for that. If you don't want people to judge you, don't give them reasons to judge you. For after all, "Ye shall know them by their fruit." Right?

why point one finger when 3 come back at you

ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE HIM Everything happens for a reason. And let this be a lesson towards other people that have a bright future towards themselves. And people please dont try to "state the facts" that you think are true. If you think you need to jugde someone then maybe you should get further education to become one!! Every one makes mistakes. Its just that when someone is more talented in an area and gets spotlight for his talents, people are just waiting to show his faults. I'm still praying for you cousin and I love you!!! Keep your head up. You will overcome this.

*sigh*

So much ignorance I can't take it. Igonance, ignorance ignorance damn we have some dumbasses this day and age.(By the way I know that the previous sentence and this sentance is a run-on fro you grammar freaks.) I'm calling alot of the people who posted here ignorant not Rashad.

Ignorant

We may be ignorant but we are not in jail.

It's Not Right

Rashad is a good person with a good heart and he doesnt deserve the nasty comments. Of course people bring up race because its true. About a month ago one of Hoggard's White football players was arrested at school for drugs and alcohol and WHO KNEW?!..But get this..he had it ON CAMPUS..IN HIS CAR!! It seems as if everyone is making it their business to tell about Rashad and its not right. He made a mistake. We're only human.

and next to..

Did he keep his drugs in his shirt pocket next to his good heart? Good kid, bad kid, doesn't matter. He broke the law and should have to pay.

It Is Right

It is right that he was arrested and charged accordingly. Please, please stop referring to this man as "a good person with a good heart". If that truly was the case, then how do you explain his situation? Good people with good hearts don't get themselves involved in such thuggish behavior. You should be ashamed of yourself trying to justify his actions and using other criminal activity as a crutch to support this drug pusher. God Bless You.

Innocent til guilty, the American way

ok, he was said to be found with drugs on Sept 13 during a raid of a convienience store on Carolina Beach road, why? I ask, was he not arrested then? I mean supposedly the drugs were on him, he is 18, an adult, and in possesion, is it the newpolicy of the WPD to search ya for substaances, then arrest at their leisure? Something is amiss here.....I would like to see a comment from the arresting officers to see their reasoning for the delay Can I be caught beating someone up today by the police, then expect them to \arrest me when they get around to it? Rashad, great player, misguided youth, I hope things will turn to the better for him, Love seeing ya play my friend, and God speed

JUDGEMENTS.

ANYBODY ON HERE MAKING NEGATIVE REMARKS ABOUT THIS NEED TO REALLY STOP IT. IF U DIDN'T KNOW HIM THEN STOP JUDGING HIM BY ONE SITUATION. I KNEW RASHAD AND HE IS NOT A BAD PERSON, SELLING DRUGS WAS NOT HIS LIFE AND HE WAS ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING FOR HISSELF UNLIKE SOME OF THESE WHITE PEOPLE THE ONES WHO WERE BUYING IT FROM HIM. I AGREE W/ NAOMI IF IT WOULD'VE BEEN A WHITE FOOTBALL PLAYER THEY WOULDN'T HAVE HIM AIRED OUT ON THE NEWS LIKE THIS.

Small business

Yes, he was just setting himself up as a small businessman.

He will be back...

It seems like everybody on here is talking about the things Rashad did, but if u don't know him don't read an article in the paper and judge him. He is one of the most loved people at Hoggard and everyone at the school supports him. Hold your head up homie!!! ~$G^.M.C.$~

Excuses for his behavior

Short and Sweet...He chose to deal and distribute drugs, no one held a gun to his head.He wanted the $$$$$$$, thats all.

Truly incredible!

There are actually posters who believe that he should get a pass simply because he's poor and a good football player. So much for individual responsibility, eh? This country is in deep kim-chee, with the number of people who refuse to accept responsibility for their own life, and believe that the government is here to take care of them.....except when it comes to enforcing the law! He's eighteen, he's charged with a felony, and he should be treated EXACTLY the same as any other accused adult.

Chances

I am so sick and tired of reading these comments posted about race. And what amazes me is the people that post them are the same people talking about ignorance in another persons comment. Racial slurs=ignorance, no matter what race states them. Who cares if this was a white kid or a black kid. The fact is he had illegal drugs on his possession with intent to use and sell. End of story! All these drug users/sellers know the consequences of their actions. I am alarmed that some of you on here are saying "forget about his drug usage and illegal activities, let him play foot ball. Hoggard needs him". Well, if Hoggard was going to need him that bad then his friends that he was using with or knew about his extracurricular activities should've spoken up before he got caught. It's sad what has become of teenagers. I'm sorry he's off the football team, but that's the consequence of his actions. If we let everybody off scotch free what kind of world would this be. He is young and obviously very good at football. I hope he can turn his life around for the better.

rashad man your the best

rashad man your the best dont worry about any thing man......

Fry Him

I don't care what color he is, he is a thug scumbag....let him become someones plaything in prison.....but of course some brain dead idiot will start playing the race card...as usual

rashad williams your in my

rashad williams your in my prayers u always had my back and now i will have a chance to have yours

EVERYONE ON HERE HAS NO SAY

EVERYONE ON HERE HAS NO SAY SO IN WHETHER SHAD IS GOING TO GET CHARGED OR NOT...BUT, YOU ALL ARE IGNORANT AND HOW COULD YOU STOOP SO LOW TO DISRESPECT SOMEONES MOM...WHAT MOM IS GOING TO AIR HER SON'S BUSINESS OUT...OF COURSE SHE IS GOING TO SAY HE IS DOING GREAT, WHAT IS SHE GOING TO SAY??? HE'S DOING BAD SO YOU GUYS CAN SEE HIM DOWN???NO...IF IT WAS A WHITE FOOTBALL PLAYER HE WOULD NOT BE FRONT PAGE IN THE SPORTS SECTION OR TOP STORY ON HERE...A WHITE MALE JUST RAPED HIS DAUGHTER AND I DONT SEE THAT ON HERE OR THE MAN THAT JUST GOT SHOT IN HIS HEAD 3 TIMES...ND IF RASHAD WAS SELLING, WHO WAS HE SELLING TO??? A WHITE MALE, AND Y DIDNT HE GET IN TROUBLE...THIS SOCIETY IS STILL LIVING IN ANOTHER TIME PERIOD...I KNOW RASHAD AND I KNOW WHAT HE IS CAPABLE OF...ALMOST EVERY SUCCESFUL BLACK MALE ND FEMALE CAME FROM AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS AND THEY MADE IT OUT OF IT...RASHAD KEEP YOUR HEAD UP AND DONT EVER LET N E ONE SEE YOU DOWN...EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON...JUST PUT IT IN GOD'S HANDS NOW AND LET HIM WORK HIS MAGIC...EVERYONE THAT WANTS TO SEE HIM DOWN IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN...BUT MISERY LOVES COMPANY...ND HOGGARD IS NOTHING BUT A CRACKER SCHOOL N E WAYS...SOME MAY HELP SOME MAY NOT...HE WILL GET THROUGH IT...SO SAY WHAT YOU WANT...

Fault

It seems like it is everyone's fault that he was selling and possesing drugs except for his own. Commit the crime and do the time.

Re...Everyone on here has no say

You my friend act no different than the white/ crackers as you call them. Now ask yourself this. If it was your 11 year old family member would you want her to be the front page news? Grow up and stop being a racist! Now with that said...I am white, and I have a teenage son who see's no color. Team mates are brothers, and friends are important. Learn from your mistakes. We have all made them in some form. If you rise up, and learn from it. Then you deserve the world. Continue the same path and you deserve whatever may come!

Cracker School

And here we have it folks, one scumbag supporting another scumbag....and if yo want to play the race card...as you have done...well....I suggest you look at your OWN race...and as you will discover, you have no grounds to "blame whitey"...you loser dirtbag

RASHAD WILLIAMS

I FEEL THAT RASHAD O.WILLIAMS SHOULD GET ANOTHER CHANCE.I ALSO FEEL THAT THE NEWS WERE WRONG FOR THE WAY THEY PUT ALL OF HIS PERSONAL BUSINESS OUT THERE LIKE THAT.THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO EXPLOSE HIS GOVERNMENT NAME OUT THERE OR BRING UP SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST.THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE HE IS A BAD PERSON,WHICH HE IS NOT.THIS IS NOT THE ONLY THING BAD THAT'S EVERY HAPPENED TO A FOOTBALL PLAYER HERE AT HOGGARD HIGH SCHOOL.WHEN THE LAST FOOTBALL PLAYER GOT CAUGHT,THEY DIDN'T PUT ALL HIS PERSONAL BUSINESS OUT THERE IN THE OPEN LIKE THEY MY COUSIN RASHAD.ALL THERE TRYING TO DO IS MESS UP HIS FOOTBALL CAREER AND WHAT EVER ELSE HE GOT GOING FOR HIMSELF.IM GETTING VERY UPSET AND THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY.TO YOU RASHAD "KEEP YOUR HEAD UP,YOU GOING TO MAKE IT NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS!!!!!!FORGET WHAT OTHERS SAY".

After reading your comments...

I think you need to spend a considerable amount of time brushing-up on your grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

I am responding from my

I am responding from my blackberry

Shouldn't be convicted

He should be let everyone makes mistakes he's clean c'mon! Football needs him!