We're all really wondering what went down with Georgia verbal commit Christian LeMay to have drawn such a harsh 30-day suspension from his high school. However, despite all our curiousity, we'll probably never find out.
What we know now is that the Bulldogs' highly-touted quarterback prospect in the Class of 2011 will skip his senior season of high school football due to a suspension handed down for an undisclosed incident at Charlotte, (N.C.) Butler High last April. LeMay now plans to skirt his suspension and continue preparing for football with trainers and plans for enrollment at Georgia in January.
Instead of accepting his suspension from school, LeMay will complete graduation requirements in a "private setting" as stated by his father, Stacy LeMay, in a letter to the AJC's Chip Towers on Monday. Christian's other option was to compete at another high school this fall, but didn't want to transfer away from playing with his brother, Uriah.
According to the perspective of Christian's father, the family was beating its head against the wall with no luck trying to get the suspension reduced. With all the layers of his suspension, it would have been November before he would have been eligible for a possible return. Christian's father stated that the Charlotte-Mecklenberg County School District was unreasonable about reducing the suspension, but in all fairness no comment from a school district representative was made.
I'll admit that this entire situation doesn't paint young Christian in the most positive light. He was placed on a pedastal for his athletic ability, then had everything turned upside down in him due to one poor decision, whatever it may have been.
Let this be a lesson to young athletes out there. Even star athletes have to be accountable for their actions. Don't let yourself get caught up in the moment without thinking about your future.
With all that said, hopefully Christian will rise above this situation and still be successful in his college career with Georgia.