I'm not a fan or Reid's (those shirts alone are modified trash bags) but he should be allowed to have made mistakes in his youth. None of us are perfect, and we'd all do well to remember that. I rolled my ball once in a junior comp and got DQd. I never did it again and I'm not proud of it today. I've also done enough dumb drunken things to write a novel about - but I am fortunate enough to be so devoid of talent that I will never be newsworthy for people to drag up 20 year old drunken conquests to splash over TMZ and the like.
I thank God every day that I went to college before Twitter and cell phone cameras existed. Otherwise I think of all the ways my life could have really gone off track. Just that so much of this strikes me as after the fact trash. Who knows how things really did or didnt happen. His teammates I guess. But I dont recall these guys saying anything *while* they were winning two national titles. Were any of them running him down or writing articles or tweeting about it *while* there were in the middle of picking up two national championships and Reed going 6-0 in match play?
Maybe they did but I dont remember it. Lots of this after the fact though, running a guy down every time he's in the spotlight. And again, could be right, could be wrong - we really dont know. It just smells bad.
I dont particularly love the guy but there is something that makes me root for him even more given his family problems. As if for some reason our perfect image of a post-PGA Tour victory celebration simply cant process a guy with family problems...like a lot of the world actually deals with. It actually makes people incensed that he doesn't get along with and love his parents - and yet they have no idea what the real story is.
IMO its his business. If he doesn't want to talk about his side of the story, he shouldn't have to. But yes like Tiger there will be journalists that are lining up to write pieces about him if he doesn't.
You're right. It is his prerogative and he doesn't owe us anything. I feel like there must be more to the story, though, and I think that's why it makes it fascinating to me.