When the story first surfaced the other day about Daniel Hood signing a scholarship with the University of Tennessee, I reacted the same as most of you — with rage and revulsion.
How could a school be this desperate to allow someone with Hood’s background within 500 miles of the UT campus? It’s been well documented that when Hood was 13, he participated with a 17-year-old friend in the rape of Hood’s 14-year-old cousin. Like many of you, I was nauseated reading the gruesome details of the case.
But the more I reflected, my outrage simmered and I began to wonder whether the school was perhaps doing the right thing.