Nobody called them pitiful. I called the whole situation pitiful. I especially called people trying to make a wrong right by attempting to justify breaking a law very pitiful . Excuses don't make an illegal action right. Wait until something is legal before you try justify it. The excuse was that others are doing it basically. We don't know if it will be legalized soon either. Listen to some of the candidates for president on it.
Pitiful just pitiful
With that being said, we live in a forgiving nation and I believe in second chances. It is obvious that the University didn't believe in what was done, but believes in second chances for the guys. From what Urban said, one of the players has really grown from this. It is good for young people to learn that there are repercussions to one's actions. It is also good for them to see that an attitude adjustment, hard work and a caring community goes a long way in the maturation process.