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Caron Butler's Message to Kids

9/10/2005

Washington Wizard guard Caron Butler's message to kids on Oprah has a little more bite than most of the "stay in school" stuff you hear about these days, precisely because he was not a role model. As described by Ivan Carter in the Washington Post:

Butler said the sometimes emotional interview focused on how he overcame his rough upbringing in Racine, Wisc., where as a 14-year-old he was sentenced to 16 months in a maximum security youth facility after being arrested for bringing an unloaded gun and a small packet of cocaine to school.

Hat tip: Ben Maller