Some defend him by saying that there are football players accused of doing worse things to humans, and who still play. Since I don't follow the sport, I only know what I've heard about the dog-fighting ring. Dad said he believed people could change. I believe that the player is now more aware that dog-fighting is illegal, and may not run a dog-fighting ring again.
I put a call in to the secret love child, and left a message asking if he was still in [nearby county] or back in [borough]. I said I could give him a ride from the train station if he'd like.
I'll post later on what I read today.