I am not sure what environmental factors permit an individual to cost himself millions of dollars in the NFL and jeopardize an education, but the University of Oregon’s Blount discovered his plight yesterday after punching a player in the face after a defeat from Boise State University. It would be nice to defend him and claim that he is just a freshman kid with much baggage; however, Blount is in his last year after receiving three or more years of an education from a really good research University. I do not think this is a matter of social conditioning. He is now suspended for the rest of the season, but can still practice and keep his scholarship. This allows him to finish school. I do feel for him. We all should get a second chance. In many ways, he is getting one by being allowed to finish school.