“I am confident that no charges will be filed against Mr. Young.”

Welcome to the 404, young man.  Sounds like you’ll fit right in.

His life changed dramatically late on the night of Dec. 14, however. Police allege that Young and a friend took a GPS device, Oakley sunglasses and a flashlight out of a truck in an apartment parking lot in Bentonville.

However, state prosecutors did not charge Young. Instead, on Feb. 27, Young was placed in a diversion program. By the rules of the program, if Young does not commit any criminal offenses and maintains good behavior over the next 12 months (from the program’s start) and completes 96 hours of community service, state prosecutors will not bring forward any charges.

It’s not the brush with the law that makes him special in any way.  Kids do dumb things all the time.  It’s the spectacular passive-aggressive attitude after the arrest that makes him a real winner.

He’s got a chip on his shoulder because he was young enough to qualify for a diversion program?  Ho-kay, man.  Enjoy you some Waffle House.

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18 responses to ““I am confident that no charges will be filed against Mr. Young.”

  1. 81Dog

    Weird that a young man wouldn’t show the least bit of remorse, or humility, for the stupid thing he did, or even the chance to get back on track in his life. Interesting that his takeaway seems to be “I didn’t get convicted, so anyone who criticizes me for what I did is a hater.” Sometimes, you have to earn back respect when you screw up. No problem with him getting a second chance, but lots of questions about his attitude.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    So he got his pre trial intervention, and has a chip on the shoulder because of it? How inspiring.

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  3. Uglydawg

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I can’t remember the AJC ever sending a reporter to interview the parents of a Georgia player that had a minor brush up with the law.
    The AJC is to GT as CNN is to the Democrats.

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    • Seriously, you think that article is sympathetic to GT?

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      • Uglydawg

        To be honest, your question makes me wonder if I missed something.
        If it’s not sympathetic to GT, it is at least helpful. It covers Geoff’s ass for doing something that Stingtalk and the like would be all over UGA for doing…
        Do you think it’s critical of GT? If it is, THAT would be news.
        GT wants to have it both ways (they’re pure and better than that school a few miles to the east) and this is the AJC helping them get in front of any negative criticism.
        I wouldn’t be surprised, in fact I’d be willing to bet that Collins put a bug in someone at the AJC’s ear. “Hey..let’s get this out of the way so we can say it’s over”.
        In other words, GC is more than willing to lower GT’s mythical standards and this just sort of paves the way.
        Of course, I could be prejudiced by my own perception that the AJC has always been pro-GT. Remember that we never heard a word about GT’s being investigated and put on probation by the NCAA until it was a done deal.

        If several GTPers and yourself say I’m off base here, I’ll accept it…maybe my perception skills are fading with my age.

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        • How does the article stop any negative criticism? If the AJ-C hadn’t published this, how would we know about it in the first place?

          The paper’s business model is click harvesting. Whether news is good or bad is secondary to that.

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          • Russ

            I don’t see it as anything other than bad news for Tech, and I look forward to reading all the contorted logic on Stinktalk to justify this. Just remember, he has to take “History of Calculus”.

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          • Uglydawg

            I suppose I can claim conditioned response. The AJC has always shielded GT.

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          • Mayor

            “The paper’s business is click harvesting.” That’s why I don’t click on linked articles from the AJC any more.

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  4. Can’t wait till fathers day at the ajc….

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  5. Bulldog Joe

    Can Morpheus do police sketches? #404theCULTURE

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  6. NC DAWG

    A keen insight into the thought processes of that young man.

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  7. Cheerwino

    He’ll make a hell of an engineer.

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  8. It seemed me there was more denial by the mother than by the young man himself. She seemed to be stating that if he didn’t get charged and convicted, then he wasn’t doing anything wrong. An interesting interpretation of right and wrong.

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  9. FlyingPeakDawg

    It ain’t a crime if you don’t do time!

    #endofcivilization

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  10. Mayor

    Criminal really isn’t my thing but just as a matter of clarification, I don’t think you only have to be young to be able to qualify for pretrial diversion. I’ve seen adults get that too. Also, even young people don’t get it if they are bad actors with a record. So the kid must have had a pretty clean record or he wouldn’t have gotten diversion. My 2 cents.

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