Originally Posted by baja fan
Showered with gifts, women fawning over him, adults praising him and dubbing him saviour, surrounded by suck ups telling him he is a God. Very very difficult for a kid to transcend.
I say college sports is the disease and Maurice Clarett is the symptom.
Sudden fame (or money) anywhere can mess people up, especially young people. Athletes, movie stars, musicians, hotshot executives in various industries. Some people can deal with it and some cannot. Some become self destructive, for a million and one reasons, both internal and external.
Obviously, college sports has its flaws, but Maurice Clarett was probably going to end up badly because of something inside Maurice Clarett. That likely would have happened if he never even picked up a football.