This from the Des Moines Register:
I remember this great athlete in high school names Randy. The adults let him slide by. Last time I saw him he was at the Git N Go gas station on Keo asking customers for money for wine and offering blow jobs for money. It was very sad because he had world class athletic talent. So much so that no one told him what I'm telling you now.
A Des Moines mother says she is "mortified" by a school board member's letter to her son that challenges the young athlete to work hard but also contains a slang reference to a sex act.
Craig Richman, 16, a sophomore wrestler at Roosevelt High School, wrote an e-mail to school board members last week that voiced his frustration with the state's "no pass, no play" rule, which benches athletes whose grades slip.
Richman blamed his academic struggles on advanced math classes. He said it was unfair that he should be required to sit out for six weeks for "challenging myself" and added that he is retaking the algebra class that gave him trouble.
Board member Jonathan Narcisse, one of three board members to respond to Richman, said Monday that he thought the teen needed some "tough love."
His e-mail told Richman: "Suck it up, man. Hit the books. Work out, and stay in shape, and don't make the same mistake ever again."...