Saturday, March 04, 2006

eediat ting dat!

Heard about this story? This French man allegedly drugged at least 20 of his daughter's tennis opponents so that she could win games (all unbeknownst to the daughter of course). The father, a former military guy, would put this anti-anxiety drug in the opposing player's water causing them to get drowsy and have heavy legs.

Of course that's bad but what's worse is that one of the guy's he drugged (he also drugged some of his son's opponents as well) ended up driving home while still under the influence of the drugs, apparently fell asleep at the wheel, crashed his car and died.

OUCH!

So now dude is up facing twenty years in jail and has admitted to drugging his kids' opponents. I think he should at least be charged with manslaughter for the guy who died as well.

Sometimes parents just go too far (I hope I don't go off the deep end like that) and we've all heard stories in Canada about the hockey parents who end up fighting with opposing players, parents of opposing players or refs. The typical response is its only a game and that behavior should be inexcusable and that's correct but when you look at these situations closely and ask why you've got to factor in the big business that sports is these days.

These parents probably see their kids going pro and making money. The parents themselves see their kids as this large investment that needs to pay off so they go crazy if anything stands in their way. Its still inexcusable and extremely dumb (eediat ting dat!) though.

The parents probably feel like they have more invested than the kids because sometimes the kids are just there to have fun while the parents are overly emotional and ready to do anything necessary to see their kids excel. Pretty sad aint it?

In this case the dude is claiming he felt like he was being judged by his kids performances. I guess he never figured that now they would probably be judged by his as well.

12 comments:

tianne_x said...

its a sad sad world......too many psychos around.....i honestly can't believe ppl wud go to such lengths

Campfyah said...

Indeed he should be charged with manslaughter. How parents suh vicious and competitive doh???? How sad.

How you and the lil Jdid Jr doing?

obifromsouthlondon said...

i heard it on the radio yesterday. glory through their kids yeah? off to the football training ground with my two year old son ...

Radmila said...

Remember the cheerleaders mom who killed her daughters major competition?
I guess when you combine the possibility of success for their children and parents living through their kids, it can get pretty crazy with people who are obviously not totally stable mentally.

Mad Bull said...

He WAS highly irresponsible! How could you take the chance drugging kids who are of driving age. He should have thought of that! Its an idea that should work well for the Little League though, after all, they don't drive! Now if I can just get all the doses right, nothing will stand in MBJr.'s way! ;-)

Ravenbajan said...

That's just brutal! I didn't hear about that one!

I'm always in awe of those stories in the states of the crazy suburban cheerleader mothers putting 'hits' out on their daughter's competition.

Everybody wants their kids to succeed. Punching out the parents next to you in a hockey game, murdering the competition or drugging them is just such a sick twisted way to try to do it. It's amazing that the parents don't realize how stupid they are being.

Abeni said...

He should be jailed.Talk about taking things too far.wow!

Stunner said...

He should be charged to the fullest extent! Damn't sicko! Some parents definately go too far...psycho parents!

Slow Metamorphosis said...

WOW - that is like a soccer dad to the Nth power! He should go to jail

Miz JJ said...

I hope he isn't trying to say he did this for his child because he obviously did it for himself. Terrible.

Dr. D. said...

Seems that as society becomes more complex, the world breeds more and more extremists! Sick! And he should do nuff time behind bars...

Kaschief said...

Him sick to rhatid!!