Jolly Good Fellow
Honestly man, I don't have much sympathy for kids in his situation. I don't even think it's a "turn his life around" situation. It doesn't take much maturity to not break the law.
I grew up surrounded by knuckleheads so I've seen firsthand how a lot of the issues that arise are indeed choices one makes.
I don't disagree that he has likely made bad choices, and now he is paying the consequences. I've seen this stuff too. I just hope he and others like him realize they are here to do more than smoke pot and run the football.