Acknowledge that your actions were wrong. Show the court that you are serious in your apology by researching the consequences of drinking and driving and explain to the judge what you learned. Do this for yourself so you will understand why it is wrong to drink and drive. First thing you need to ask yourself is "Am I ashamed of what I have done or do I believe that I did no wrong"?
Comments 0 Former major leaguer Chad Curtis is led from the courtroom after being sentenced to prison in Oct.
This story contains graphic language. The names of the victims have been changed to protect their privacy, and their quotes come directly from their court testimony.
By Greg Hanlon I. Kayla "I'm uncomfortable but I don't say anything, 'cause in my head I'm going through all the talks he gave in class about how he was such a Christian guy, and so I was like don't -- you know -- don't think there's something happening here that's not.
You know, don't offend him. Obviously, she'd be angry, because he's appealing his conviction, and talking to a reporter is likely not in his best interests. But Curtis is still upset that he didn't get to take the stand at his trial. He sees himself as a man for whom telling the truth trumps calculated self-interest.
That's why, he believes, he has sat in prison since October on a seven-toyear conviction for molesting three teenage girls at the rural Michigan high school where he volunteered. Curtis, 45, says he could have taken a misdemeanor plea, served a year and a half in county, and been home with his wife and six kids by now.
But he's an innocent man in his own mind, so he couldn't bring himself to swear on the Bible -- which he quotes frequently and encyclopedically during our two-hour interview at the Harrison Correctional Facility -- and admit to a crime he didn't commit.
As a major league baseball player, he wore a bracelet that said, "What would Jesus do? He asks if I'm familiar with the show Pretty Little Liars. He says he prays daily for his teenage accusers, all of whom had similar athletic builds and All-American good looks. He says all he was doing in that locked, windowless, dungeon-like training room was helping those girls recover from sports injuries.
He says he took the same all-out approach to treating sports injuries as he did to playing baseball -- "whether it was running into an outfield wall or breaking up a double play. He doesn't mention that not a single boy testified to having gone down to the trainer's room for similar treatment.
Curtis's hair is a graying version of the same s-style flattop buzzcut he wore as a player, and his broad shoulders fill out his prison uniform perfectly. He cuts a similarly classic figure in state blues as he did in Yankees pinstripes.
His job now is to administer sports games setting up cones, etc. Despite the stories about child sex offenders in prison, he says he hasn't been attacked. He keeps busy by reading the Bible and by "work[ing] out like crazy," even though the weight pit is outside and the Michigan winter has been brutal.
Yes, religion and discipline have always been his calling cards: He told his students at one high school that he went years in the majors without once eating dessert or drinking soda. He never drinks alcohol, and he never swears: He also says he has never cheated on his wife, walking the straight and narrow path of a Godly man while countless teammates acted like kids in a candy store.
He considers himself a "Bible-believing Christian" and eschews denominational titles. He was the ultimate God Squadder, noble to some but insufferably pushy to others, which might help explain why he played for six teams in his year career. But no matter to Curtis: Now, however, his bearing -- the burdened gestures, the heavy sighs -- bespeaks a martyr's pained awareness of the fallibility of others.
People have let him down. The two were good friends, regulars at Bible study with the Yankees. When Pettitte was waffling back and forth on whether or not to retire several years ago, Curtis was on the phone with him at 5: But since the allegations?
Of all his accusers, this one hurts him most. The two were close, so close that Curtis approached her one day and said they were getting too close: But that wouldn't be good for you and that wouldn't be good for me," he says he told her.
But he is not bitter, he says.A petition has been launched demanding an apology from an exam board after a GCSE biology paper included a reference to underage drinking. Close to 2, people have signed the appeal for. This letter has been adapted from a translation of a fifth century BC standard letter discovered by archaeologists in China, somewhere along the silk route.
It is proof that the problem of becoming drunk, making an utter fool of yourself and ruining. Too Smart To Start helps prevent underage alcohol use by offering strategies and materials for youth, teens, families, educators, community leaders, professionals, and volunteers.
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It’s a recipe for all kinds of disasters. Characters trick another character into kissing someone he wasn't expecting to kiss. Occasional swearing includes "s--t," "bastard," "ass," "jizz," and "t-ts." A teen party scene includes underage drinking, drinking games, and some drunkenness; a girl vomits.