I saw this on the Today show this morning. It's very sad and also very disturbing. I'm not quite sure how I feel about the coach being indicted for reckless homicide. Did he really mean to kill this boy? I'm sure that was not his intention. But 94 degree temperatures and no access to water. What's up with that?
I guess we're going to see how this plays out. It may change coaching forever. Maybe that's not such a bad thing.
Honestly, I think this maybe a learned behavior. I'll bet if we look back to the coaches, coach, we're going to see some similar patterns in coaching style. It's a lot like the military...they want to toughen you up. I think we've crossed the line between tough and healthy. I'll take healthy over tough any day of the week. And I certainly would prefer my child be in a healthy and safe environment, always. In my opinion, ALL the coaches were negligent. It was uncalled for and senseless for a child to die practicing football, period.
I wonder what the coaching staff is thinking right now? I wonder what the coach who's been indicted is thinking right about now? I'll bet in his wildest dreams, he never thought he might land in prison because he acted irresponsibly and was negligently.
The people who are suffering the most, the family and friends of the 15 year old boy. I can't even imagine how they must be feeling right now. My heart goes out to them.