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(Daily Mail)   Oh, your son got kicked off the high school track team for missing practice? Sure, $40 million seems reasonable   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 90
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2013-05-27 08:19:46 PM
Hourly DailyFail article about how awful Americans are so you all feel better about yourselves.
 
2013-05-27 08:20:20 PM
because his son Mawusimensah was kicked off of his high school's track team

hmm...
 
2013-05-27 08:20:42 PM
They cut the boy because the coach couldn't pronounce his name.
 
2013-05-27 08:21:28 PM
Doh!
 
2013-05-27 08:21:49 PM

Empty H: Hourly DailyFail article about how awful Americans are so you all feel better about yourselves.


To be fair, they also have frequent articles about the awfulness of Eastern Europeans living in Britain on the dole, as well.
 
2013-05-27 08:22:10 PM
FTA: "Children have rights, just like adults."

Eh? So I can sue my employer for $40 million for firing me if I miss work? Sweet! Early retirement!
 
2013-05-27 08:22:31 PM
I think they kicked him off the team because they couldn't figure out how to say his name....
 
2013-05-27 08:22:33 PM
They've got company with the $67 million dollar pants guy.
 
2013-05-27 08:22:54 PM
Douche baggery at its finest.
 
2013-05-27 08:23:03 PM
Coach just didn't want to say that farking name any more
 
2013-05-27 08:23:40 PM

TorqueToad: because his son Mawusimensah was kicked off of his high school's track team

hmm...


My-wussy-Mensa

hmm...
 
2013-05-27 08:25:53 PM
With a name like that no wonder he gets no respect.

FTA:  Children have rights, just like any adult

Best joke I heard all day.
 
2013-05-27 08:26:13 PM
Have any actual newspapers reported it, or is this just another daily mail story?
 
2013-05-27 08:26:16 PM
Given that it's the Daily Mail, I'm having doubts that New Jersey even exists.  And I lived there for ten years.
 
2013-05-27 08:26:32 PM
Has anyone else mentioned the difficult-to-pronounce name? That's obvious. Surprised that's not gotten any comments.
 
2013-05-27 08:26:38 PM
Call me crazy, but he could follow the example of the greatest thugball player of all time and just work harder and get better. Maybe that's just me, though.
 
2013-05-27 08:26:57 PM

jehovahs witness protection: TorqueToad: because his son Mawusimensah was kicked off of his high school's track team

hmm...

My-wussy-Mensa

hmm...



Ma? wusi men, sah.
 
2013-05-27 08:27:00 PM

YoOjo: Coach just didn't want to say that farking name any more


Oh, if everyone thinks this then I don't think it now, because unique
 
2013-05-27 08:30:34 PM
Instead, he said that the falling out with the coach after he would not put him in the events he was best suited for

Am I having a stroke?

He would not specify how exactly the came to the asking amount of $40million for the lawsuit, though it is clear that they are concerned with Mawusimensah's career.

I-I think I'm having a stroke.

Then when he went on to Sterling Regional High School, the coach reportedly did not allow him to run those races, but not because he was slow, rather showing partiality towards older students.

Jesus, someone call 911, I'm having a farking stroke! The words.. they're gibberish!
 
2013-05-27 08:31:35 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

From New Jersey...can't tell if they are a minority or just use to much spray on tan.
 
2013-05-27 08:34:16 PM
Wait, no, turns out I was just sitting on my foot and reading the dailyfail. My bad.
 
2013-05-27 08:36:54 PM

Elegy: Wait, no, turns out I was just sitting on my foot and reading the dailyfail. My bad.


Had to give teh funny to both your posts. Well done, sir or madam.
 
2013-05-27 08:37:10 PM
1. Just because some events are better suited to you snowflake does not mean there aren't better performers in the same events.

2. Miss practice without clearing it with the coach it's on the snowflake, unless an emergency.

3. Quit your farking whining and sack up.
 
2013-05-27 08:37:15 PM
No way those two are related...If you know what I mean.
 
2013-05-27 08:38:00 PM
I'm perfectly fine with someone getting kept from going to a higher education when their only thing that seems to help them is the fact that they're good at sports.

/I farking hate when schools put athletics over education
 
2013-05-27 08:38:06 PM
maybe you shouldn't bet your kid's entire future on whether or not he can run fast.
 
2013-05-27 08:38:07 PM

jehovahs witness protection: TorqueToad: because his son Mawusimensah was kicked off of his high school's track team

hmm...

My-wussy-Mensa

hmm...


My little douchebag, my little douchebag.

Aaaaaaaaaaa
 
2013-05-27 08:39:11 PM
Hey Daily Mail, you can kiss each and every one of ours asses individually.

Signed, The U.S.-
 
2013-05-27 08:40:25 PM

"Even without Mawusimensah, the team did fine on their own having won the track Sectionals this season with the help of some athletes still on the team. "


And these were the athletes who had seniority over the kid, and they won anyways. Plus the kid is 16, he'll hopefully have two more years to actually compete. Don't think the kid's suffering is even close to a million dollars.

 
2013-05-27 08:40:29 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: maybe you shouldn't bet your kid's entire future on whether or not he can run fast.


on the other hand... being able to run fast will help him should he turn to a life of crime due to his lack of education.
 
2013-05-27 08:42:46 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: maybe you shouldn't bet your kid's entire future on whether or not he can run fast.


Sounds like you've never needed a TV after a five finger discount.
 
2013-05-27 08:42:46 PM
utrconf.com

Na...Nagunna...Not-gunna run here anymore thats for sure.
 
2013-05-27 08:42:58 PM
Cue up Al Bundy, but I would love for this kid and his asshole father to have met my high school football coach, coach K. Coach K had no farks to give about any bullshiat. He cut our previous year's starting quarterback for "dragging ass" and having a shiatty attitude the first day of "2 a days". He thought nothing about snatching you by your facemask and throwing your ass as far as he could. He would not hesitate to tell you to "stop being a pussy". There were times when he would rage so hard his assistants would physically restrain him (and they always looked like they were in abject terror of him). No parents ever gave him shiat, because if they had, we would have seen the ambulances. He was universally loved by us players and he took a team from 1-12 to 13-0 in 1 year.
 
2013-05-27 08:45:40 PM
Mawusi...Mawsiusi...Mawusimen...Mawusimenotgonnarunanymore, am I right?


sacrag.com
 
2013-05-27 08:46:10 PM
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I love the look of indignant righteousness! I hope someone smacks those smug scowls off their faces with a sharpened shovel. Oh, and I hope the kid never gets into college or a university.
 
2013-05-27 08:46:18 PM
DAMN YOU, Tophersky.

Beat me by....that much.


*tiny fist*
 
2013-05-27 08:46:32 PM
Stupid lawsuit aside, the world needs more minority helicopter parents.
 
2013-05-27 08:47:52 PM
In other news: Helicopter parent becomes gun ship, then crashes into pit of manure when others tell him to go DIAF.

www.complexmag.com/sports/2013/05/man-sues-school-40-million-son-cut- t rack-team
We've seen a lot of dads who take high school sports a little bit too seriously. But a father from New Jersey is putting all of those dads to shame right now.

Ervin Mears Jr. just filed a $40 million lawsuit against the Sterling Regional High School in Camden County, N.J. He claims that his son Mawusimensah Mears was "subjected to bullying and harassment" as a result of being kicked off of Sterling's track team earlier this month. Sterling's track coach banned the boy from participating in any track meets back on May 6 after the boy's father got into several arguments with the coach about which events his son should run. It seems that the dad was so persistent in expressing his opinion that the coach eventually got fed up and kicked the son off the team. So now, Ervin Mears wants $40 million and also wants Sterling to give his son two varsity letters and two championship jackets.

Listen, we're all for sticking up for your kid and trying to help him maximize his athletic potential. But when you have to resort to suing the school in order to try and make things happen, you've probably overstepped your bounds. And now your kid is the one who has to suffer because of it. SMH.
 
2013-05-27 08:48:43 PM
'Children have rights, just like any adult,' Mr Mears told The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Oh really?  And what part of the Constitution is it that guarantees your lazy-ass son be given preferential treatment?
 
2013-05-27 08:48:44 PM
I feel really sorry for this kid. I remember once at the end of a track season I didn't even get a participation trophy. My family sued for $4 million, and that asshole judge laughed at us, probably because he was getting the ghey with the other attorney. 

At least I got a participation trophy from the court though, that was cool.
 
2013-05-27 08:49:28 PM
ftfa

Says the boy 'comes from a family of track whiners'

oh it said winners.... must be a typo on their part
 
2013-05-27 08:50:36 PM
Mr Mears, who is a disabled veteran who was also a runner in his youth, believes that his son's lack of exposure will hurt him when it comes time to seeking a college athletic scholarship.

Tell your farking crotch fruit to study!
 
2013-05-27 08:51:01 PM

TorqueToad: because his son Mawusimensah was kicked off of his high school's track team

hmm...


Ok, so phonetically, that would be:

Mah-woo-sih-men-sah
 
2013-05-27 08:53:14 PM
Makes sense considering that world class track stars can make something like 80 bucks flat in a good year.
/pops is farking delusional
 
2013-05-27 08:54:16 PM
High schools SHOULD kick folks off the team for missing practice.

Not that I'm bitter about being cut from my HS track team after attending every practice but the gifted skippers weren't, nosiree.
 
2013-05-27 08:55:20 PM
I'll "disrespect" him.  With a club.
 
2013-05-27 08:58:48 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: maybe you shouldn't bet your kid's entire future on whether or not he can run fast.


Depends on what's chasing them.
 
2013-05-27 09:00:12 PM
So reading between the lines, I'm guessing he was a sophomore or maybe junior and was behind seniors who were as good as him. The coach choose to play/reward kids who have probably been on the team longer then him. This made the kid feel disrespected so he started skipping practice and eventually the coach cut him from the team. Now instead of his father using this as a teaching moment, like telling his son that being on team means being a good teammate and hey just be patient cuz you'll time will come, you're only 16 etc, etc, he instead files a 40 million dollar lawsuit?? Geeez, Kids getting kicked off their schools sports teams for missing practices happens all the time! Suck it up kid! What happened to apologizing and working your way back onto the team?! BE A RESPONSIBLE FATHER!! and teach your son how to make it! WORK FOR IT!
 
2013-05-27 09:26:56 PM
why did they miss the start time. CPT?
 
2013-05-27 09:35:26 PM

DesktopHippie: Have any actual newspapers reported it, or is this just another daily mail story?


 I read this earlier today in the Philadelphia Inquirer
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20130527_Father_sues_af te r_teen_is_dropped_from_track_team.html
 
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