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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  
img.photobucket.com
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
 
2013-05-27 09:35:48 PM  
"I felt in a way, disrespected".

$40M is way to much, I assume it is a negotiating strategy.
I hope they are able to settle for less than $10M.

Everyone needs to move on from this and get on with their lives.
 
2013-05-27 09:41:21 PM  
If you were a college track coach, would you offer one of your limited scholarships to Mywussamensa knowing that his daddy is a douchebag that will sue you for looking at him sideways? Old dad has just pretty much ruined junior's chances with his BS.
 
2013-05-27 09:41:23 PM  
Hey delusional dad,  $40 mil?  How you figure?  You do know that schools don't offer full rides for track right?  You do also know that if you want to get your kid some exposure that you can put him in a track club where he will get exposure to college coaches right?  You didn't know that?  Ohhhh.  Well then, STFU, let your kid prove his worth, and tell him to get running.
 
2013-05-27 09:57:00 PM  
so, he's an "athletic" special little snowflake then...
 
2013-05-27 10:04:29 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-woo-semen-SUH
 
2013-05-27 10:04:34 PM  

Tophersky: Na...Nagunna...Not-gunna run here anymore thats for sure.


+1 for you sir. I require clean underwear from the laughing.
 
2013-05-27 10:17:32 PM  
How about you get a college scholarship because of your 4.0 GPA with AP classes and nailing the ACT/SAT, not because you can run real fast.
 
2013-05-27 10:18:41 PM  

hugh chardon: Hey delusional dad,  $40 mil?  How you figure?


Damages too.
He lost two years of his young life by not being on the team.

You do know that schools don't offer full rides for track right?

Wrong
There is always the chance you can get a full-ride if you find the right program.

The implied racism in this thread is terrible.

You do also know that if you want to get your kid some exposure that you can put him in a track club where he will get exposure to college coaches right?  You didn't know that?  Ohhhh.  Well then, STFU, let your kid prove his worth, and tell him to get running.
 
2013-05-27 10:20:16 PM  

revrendjim: How about you get a college scholarship because of your 4.0 GPA with AP classes and nailing the ACT/SAT, not because you can run real fast.


For most track athletes, this is still the reality if they want to run real fast in college.
 
2013-05-27 10:21:15 PM  
'At practice, I work hard and I try to be the best athlete I can be, but at meet time, I didn't get the respect that I thought I deserved.'

You shouldn't ever expect the respect.
 
2013-05-27 10:27:40 PM  

CommiePuddin: revrendjim: How about you get a college scholarship because of your 4.0 GPA with AP classes and nailing the ACT/SAT, not because you can run real fast.

For most track athletes, this is still the reality if they want to run real fast in college.


Not if they can catch a football while running real fast.
 
2013-05-27 10:28:49 PM  

revrendjim: How about you get a college scholarship because of your 4.0 GPA with AP classes and nailing the ACT/SAT, not because you can run real fast.


Not everybody can do that. If everybody could, nobody would get a scholarship.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-27 10:30:10 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: hugh chardon: Hey delusional dad,  $40 mil?  How you figure?

Damages too.
He lost two years of his young life by not being on the team.

You do know that schools don't offer full rides for track right?

Wrong
There is always the chance you can get a full-ride if you find the right program.

The implied racism in this thread is terrible.

You do also know that if you want to get your kid some exposure that you can put him in a track club where he will get exposure to college coaches right?  You didn't know that?  Ohhhh.  Well then, STFU, let your kid prove his worth, and tell him to get running.


I don't know how it's possible for me to disagree with EVERYTHING another person says. But you've shown me it is.
 
2013-05-27 10:37:37 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: hugh chardon: Hey delusional dad,  $40 mil?  How you figure?

Damages too.
He lost two years of his young life by not being on the team.

You do know that schools don't offer full rides for track right?

Wrong
There is always the chance you can get a full-ride if you find the right program.

The implied racism in this thread is terrible.

You do also know that if you want to get your kid some exposure that you can put him in a track club where he will get exposure to college coaches right?  You didn't know that?  Ohhhh.  Well then, STFU, let your kid prove his worth, and tell him to get running.


12.6 scholarships divided up among 40+ track and field athletes.  The odds of anyone getting a full ride for track are miniscule.  For men there are only two sports where are the schollies are full ride, football(85) and basketball(12 or 13, I can't remember.)  All of the other sports chop up the scholarships so that they can maximize their usage, and for some they don't get any money at all.

There are far more academic scholarships available than athletic ones.
 
2013-05-27 10:39:21 PM  
Black? Check
Muslim ? Check
Douchebag? Most definitely
 
2013-05-27 10:52:45 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: hugh chardon: Hey delusional dad,  $40 mil?  How you figure?

Damages too.
He lost two years of his young life by not being on the team.

You do know that schools don't offer full rides for track right?

Wrong
There is always the chance you can get a full-ride if you find the right program.

The implied racism in this thread is terrible.

You do also know that if you want to get your kid some exposure that you can put him in a track club where he will get exposure to college coaches right?  You didn't know that?  Ohhhh.  Well then, STFU, let your kid prove his worth, and tell him to get running.


So you are a troll.
 
2013-05-27 10:54:16 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: "I felt in a way, disrespected".

$40M is way to much, I assume it is a negotiating strategy.
I hope they are able to settle for less than $10M.

Everyone needs to move on from this and get on with their lives.


So you think that the coach was wrong to cut him for missing classes and not making him the star of the team?
 
2013-05-27 10:58:00 PM  

Mock26: tenpoundsofcheese: "I felt in a way, disrespected".

$40M is way to much, I assume it is a negotiating strategy.
I hope they are able to settle for less than $10M.

Everyone needs to move on from this and get on with their lives.

So you think that the coach was wrong to cut him for missing classes and not making him the star of the team?


If you ever frequent the politics tab, you see how this fits his persecuted entitled mentality.
 
2013-05-27 10:58:57 PM  
Is there some way to filter all UK links, other than just recognizing the tags and knowing better than to click them?
 
2013-05-27 11:17:28 PM  
Mawusimensah

That's all the proof I need that this guy has mental issues.  The $40 million lawsuit is just bonus confirmation.
 
2013-05-27 11:25:19 PM  
Something about respect having to be earned was the way I learned it, but then I'm older than his daddy and obviously a lot smarter.

Work harder kid, if you want to be a superstar, but keep in mind that not everyone gets to play first violin, someone has to push the wind thru the Tuba too.
 
2013-05-28 12:07:22 AM  
Geez, blacks vs. Catholics. That's a tough one to handicap. Dug-in stubbornness on both sides.
 
2013-05-28 12:07:49 AM  
What college is going to take this kid on after hearing that his dad harrassed a high school coach so much that he got kicked off the team?

/cunning plan
 
2013-05-28 12:12:18 AM  
Needs to carry a ball.
 
2013-05-28 01:29:13 AM  

SubBass49: Mawusimensah

That's all the proof I need that this guy has mental issues.  The $40 million lawsuit is just bonus confirmation.


Being a black guy and naming your kid "Third-born son from the hands of God" in the Ewe language is a sign of mental issues?  If anything, it's the only thing telling me that this guy might've been sane at one point.
 
2013-05-28 01:35:52 AM  

Mock26: [img.photobucket.com image 634x422]
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.


He won't.  Consider, with a name like that, he's not exactly going to fly under the radar.  One quick google search showing the kid sued his school for 40million over some BS, and no college will touch him, even if he's the fastest runner in the world.
 
2013-05-28 02:16:34 AM  
Your intensity is for shiat!  WIN! WIN! WIN!

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-05-28 02:55:53 AM  
I wasn't aware that participating in school sports is now considered a "right."

He should ask the U.N. to compose a sternly worded letter.
 
2013-05-28 03:38:46 AM  
I don't know if this is real or not....but...assuming it is (mistake number one?).

Anyways, the headline quotes the school as saying that the kid has too many unexcused absences. Now, here in Utah, if a kid has too many of those, we call it a "No Grade". The kids can make them up....different districts have different policies. But a No Grade counts as an "F" as far as extra-curriculars go. More than one F (or No Grade) and you can't practice, you can't play.

So, what I'm getting, is that the kid was suspended from playing until his unexcused absences were either explained or made up, and after that the coach (perhaps) chose not to allow him to run in certain races. Possibly there were enough starters already who HAD been to practice. Possibly the coach was worried that because he was absent for so long the kid was at risk for injury.

Douche dad award.

And this is why we can't have nice things. Pretty soon only sex offenders will be coaching as all the qualified applicants will have been railroaded out by like-minded douches.
 
2013-05-28 05:47:16 AM  
No mention of the kid's academic achievements.  No idea of his GPA. All we have are unexcused absences, no practice, and an entitled Dad who wants to force the issue.

Bench his butt.
 
2013-05-28 06:26:19 AM  

Tophersky: Na...Nagunna...Not-gunna run here anymore thats for sure.


/leaving satisfied
 
2013-05-28 07:11:15 AM  
Awww...the snowflake felt disrespected. Too bad so sad. Guess his adoptive parents never taught him respect is earned. Also, since when is extracurricular activities a right? What's next, parents going to sue the band teacher because their daughter isn't first seat flutist?

Also, he wants letters and championship jackets? Again, does this father not understand the concept of EARNING something? Well, the father wanted exposure. Not sure this is the best kind. Now the boy will be ridiculed in school and he'll probably add the mental duress to the lawsuit.
 
2013-05-28 07:54:36 AM  
Methinks that Daddy just realized how expensive college is, hasn't saved a dime for it and finally realized that track scholarships are nonexistent.
 
2013-05-28 08:09:54 AM  

digitalrain: 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


But it's pronounced "Entitled Asshole."img.youtube.com
 
2013-05-28 08:32:48 AM  
If he's so damn good in the 200,400 and 800m, how come his 800 PR is only 2:06.14?  If you want a full ride scholarship, you have to run at least a 1:57 and if you want a Division I scholarship, you better be around 1:52.  $40M???  Yeah, not so much, especially when there are 3 kids on his team with faster PRs.

http://nj.milesplit.com/athletes/3076586-mawusi-mensahmears
 
2013-05-28 10:39:49 AM  

Lifeless: SubBass49: Mawusimensah

That's all the proof I need that this guy has mental issues.  The $40 million lawsuit is just bonus confirmation.

Being a black guy and naming your kid "Third-born son from the hands of God" in the Ewe language is a sign of mental issues?  If anything, it's the only thing telling me that this guy might've been sane at one point.


Sure, if he lived in Ghana, I'd be right there with you.  Naming your kid that in Uh-Mer-Kuh is saddling the kid with a lifetime of shiat.

www.promoboxx.com
 
2013-05-28 03:33:52 PM  
I live in south jersey, not that far from this school. This school is no athletic powerhouse.  The truth is, if you are any good at track you'd get recruited by Camden or one of the athletic excelling Catholic schools in Camden County. Dad is living a vicarious pipe dream.
 
2013-05-28 06:41:59 PM  
Sounds like Dad is pissed because the coach let the older kids run in the events that he thought his kid should be running in. I thought this was common practice--my daughter swims, and she's very good, but for the first two years she participated, whenever a student needed to be rotated out because there were too many possibles for a particular race, it was always a freshman or sophomore who was sitting out. I didn't know she could get $40 million for it though!
 
2013-05-28 08:18:31 PM  

bmihura: Is there some way to filter all UK links, other than just recognizing the tags and knowing better than to click them?


Man, you don't wanna filter UK links. BBC and The Guardian have some of the best reporting out there. Just don't click on the daily mail. Ever. You can probably live without clicking on the sun or the mirror either.
 
2013-05-28 09:23:23 PM  
Dad is a disabled veteran... hmmmm Sounds like Dad has figured out how to get paid for not working, so now he wants to help junior do the same.

Sounds like junior transferred in from a small school where he was a star and now doesn't want to do what it takes to earn his spot on the team. My kidlet runs high school track and if she were at a Div 2,3,4,or 5 school she'd be a star too. But at the biggest, winningest high school in town she is just another athlete.
 
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