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The Tragic Tale of Dwayne “Deejay” Hunter

By Erik Bartlett On September - 18 - 2009

We've all made mistakes, some small, and some egregious. That's part of growing up, right?

Now imagine this. You've always excelled at something, in an area that makes a positive impact, not only to yourself, but to your entire community. You've had dreams of making something out of your life, to have an opportunity to pursue a higher education and the chance to compete at the highest level in your respective field.

Then, because of one costly mistake, you witness all of that taken away from you. That's what happened to Dwayne "Deejay" Hunter, a 19 year old former football and track star from Middleton High School in Hamilton, Ohio.

Hunter was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to felonious assault to 180 days in jail, 500 hours of community service and five years of probation. Among these terms, he cannot participate in any form of organized sports, including intramural activities.

For most, the latter part of this sentence wouldn't be a big deal. After all, in this day in age, we don't necessarily need to play sports to get our life going in the right direction.

But for Hunter, who was previously recruited by the University o...

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