Originally posted by dj43:
No, Haley was outright insubordinate and surly toward staff and teammates. Aldon seems to respect teammates and staff but does not believe the rules of society apply to him.
Extrapolating a person's beliefs from actions is a precarious endeavor.
When I was Aldon Smith's age, my actions were much more
egregious than his.
I knew that rules of society applied to me. I knew that I should not do what I was about to do, and fool that I was I still did it.
To this day, I am not sure why I was such a fool. The phrase young and dumb
, a somewhat trite cliché, seems to have some validity.
Aldon has made some major errors. He needs to stop making those errors. But, those errors do not make him a thug or a sociopath.
From what I have heard (read) from people who knew him when he was younger, these mistakes are out of character.
Maybe the fame and fortunate has gotten to his head--again maybe. I do not know.
[ Edited by buck on Sep 21, 2013 at 2:08 PM ]