Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Questions Concerning Seth Alexander's Arrest

Until late November, Seth Alexander seemed to have a bright future. The former Buckhorn High School football star graduated last June and immediately began his career at the University of North Alabama where he played this fall as a defensive lineman.

On the morning of November 20th, Alexander and a companion were at a lounge on East Tennessee Street when a fight broke out around 2:00 a.m. According to Alexander, 18, he and his companion, also 18, used their guns to break up a crowd of unruly spectators by firing into the air. One would think that Alexander, who weighs 290 pounds, might be able to break up most crowds without the use of a firearm. One might further posit that Alexander's energies could have been better focused on breaking up the fight itself.

Still, the salient points of the arrest are why it came after the University of North Alabama had played its last football game and why Alexander's companion is not being named. According to university officials, both students have been expelled from the university pending a hearing. If the two young men should be reinstated, perhaps they could join the UNA skeet team to which they seem better suited.

What's up with this: Look for a new "going rogue" book coming soon from Florence City Councilman Barry Morris.