The old tune used to blurt out, “Ain’t that a shame” and it is….Junior Troutman was an assiatant football coach at Northern Guilford most recently and at Grimsley High School prior to NG, and he got arrested on drug charges last week and was charged with trafficking cocaine…
Not good news for all involved….You hate to see somebody mess up and with the charges it looks like JR Troutman did…..Ain’t that a shame and it is a mess and this is almost like dying, when it all ends up going this way….
Troutman came up through the Grimsley football program as a player back in the time when coach Jeff Smouse was there with Greg Franklin, Shawn Brown and Bernard Farrington…..Those were some pretty good players/names back in the day….And Troutman was one of those who came up through the system and you hate to see one of your own go bad…..He was a part of the Guilford County Schools System and a part of our Guilford County Schools’ athletic programs and it appeared that he took part of what he was taught and was trying to give part of that back to the kids….
Bad news on the arrest front, always bad news when you read about something like that….CLICK HERE to read the details from the News and Record……
It almost makes you sick to read about stuff like this, because you hate to see one of your own, from the Guilford County programs go bad….
But where are we going and where are we coming from with all of this….Is there reason for concern and do we need to be alarmed?
I would say yes….There may not be drug sales going on right there in your schools, but where are we going with the access to drug culture these days….You have a ‘Hookah Head Shop’ on just about every major corner these days…..’SmokeRings’ is expanding and they now have two Greensboro locations….The ‘Hookah Hook-up’ shops are popping up everywhere and it comes across like they are catering to the college sector/crowd, but this has to be trickling down into the high schools too…..The News and Record ran a photo today of a young man working with his new ‘Water Pipe’ and that was not his water pipes, he was taking a long draw off his ‘Hookah’ pipe and it said he was enjoying a nice Turkish Blend or something like that….
That’s all and good and a good time to inspect all of his blends and make sure he hasn’t been using other ‘Hookah’ items of ‘Blunt’ force……
This is getting crazy and it is right out in front of you, in front of your own eyes and the culture is sure changing and not for the better and that is a shame….Recreation, relaxation and re-invention….Those are the ‘Three R’s’ that the ‘Hookah’ crowd seems to be pursuing and the key ‘R’ will be restitution, when it comes time to pay your legal fees and the court costs…..
It is not worth the ‘Price’ you will have to pay in the end, and “Ain’t That A Shame”…….