To be fair, Lion has apologized personally and that takes some guts. We good.
Moving on, point of this story is Pett has some major issues: It’s sad, disappointing, and frustrating. Why some of these guys can’t just keep things straight for their own long term success is maddening...but that’s what happens...the “thing” has more power over the person than it should. We can’t throw stones, or at least we shouldn’t. Whatever the “thing” is in our own lives often owns us to the point of self-sabotage. I know that I wish that I could take back all the stupid mistakes I made when I was younger.
Another issue at hand, and one that has indirectly been pointed out, is how Gus uses a medical concern to cover over a personal struggle. Is that right/wrong/indifferent? I think that’s a worthy debate. For example, and let’s use a hypothetical here, if a guy has...I don’t know an injury to the AC joint and may be out for a few weeks, then the med staff clears him, and then the coach says that he’s not going to be able to play because the player has a “shoulder fracture” (which, I’m sorry, doesn’t make a whole lot of sense)...should the coach be more forthcoming? Is the coach just protecting his player? Is it important to know the details of the player’s personal struggles? Is it even the coach’s right to tell the press about such things. I honestly don’t know the answer to these questions, and frankly, I’m glad i don’t have to make them. It’s complicated and likely a decision that comes with quite a bit of prayer and consideration.