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Star Player Get Low Grade On Temper

Aug 17, 2007
Beth is a professor at mid sized university in the southeast. The school has extremely high standards. All of the faculty and students pride themselves on great academic achievements. Graduates of the college have gone on to do great things.

In fact, if you were a graduate in good standing you were guaranteed to be a first employment prospect with some of the best corporations in the country. Everyone knew the expectations and worked hard to keep them. Jimmy was a senior at the university.

He was one of Beths students. He was a laid back southern boy whose main interest was football. He was an average student who did just enough schoolwork to make a passing grade. Some of the other students wondered how he had lasted in such a prestigious school.

Jimmy was also a star on the university football team. In the past, football players received special attention especially if they were stars. Sometimes the coaches would talk to the teachers and get them extra time to do their work. Many times the coaches would assist them with their work.

It was all to help keep them on the team. Even with the extra attention, Jimmy usually only passed by a slim margin. In order to preserve its academic standards the school instituted a new policy. No student would be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities if they did not meet a certain grade standard.

The coaches were furious. They knew they would loose some star players. Nevertheless those were the rules. If they were to remain employed at the university they had to abide. Jimmy was starting to get worried.

He knew he had a good chance at being drafted by a professional football team. He just needed to get enough game time in his senior year. He thought, man this school is going to ruin it for me. All the coaches tried to help Jimmy with his schoolwork.

Some of the students even loaned a hand. It was not enough. Jimmys old habits were hard to break. When Jimmys grades were reported he barely passed everything except Beths class. He failed it miserably. He knew he would be stripped from the team. He was furious.

Without taking time to find out his options. He went charging into Beths office. He slammed the report on her desk. He said, see what you did me. You are not going to get away with it. Beth was a little nervous. Jimmy grabbed her by both shoulders and started shaking her.

Just then one of the coaches walked in. He broke Jimmy away from Beth. Beth was disturbed by the incident but was not seriously hurt. College security arrived and took Jimmy into custody. He was eventually arrested and charged with assault.

Some people will not put forth the extra effort required to succeed. When they fail will blame others. Standards are enforced for a reason. If anyone is allowed to break them they are meaningless. When people do fail they should take the time to figure out what went wrong. Instead many jump to conclusions.

If something of value is at stake they may become violent. They may see you as the cause of their problem. If the situation gets out of control you must be prepared to defend yourself if necessary.
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