Gang Tackled

Football star Jarvis Hicks couldn't resist the undertow of gang violence

When Coach Adamson heard the news, he thought of the deaths Jarvis suffered through. ¨The first thing that crossed my mind was that it must be something to do with a friend of his that got killed or something to do with his family,¨ he says. ¨I can´t see him randomly shooting anybody. But he´s an emotional kid, and he´s a very loyal kid.¨

No matter how bleak it may seem, Big Shot says he believes his son is innocent and will be absolved. Once freed, he´ll get his life together. Then Jarvis might even play his way back into football.

Big Shot believes he can do it. Because his son is good.

Jarvis Hicks runs the ball for Salisbury, with his good friend and roommate Zach Johnson blocking up front.
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Jarvis Hicks runs the ball for Salisbury, with his good friend and roommate Zach Johnson blocking up front.
Jarvis Hicks
Jarvis Hicks

¨He told me he would never shoot anyone, and I believe he´s telling the truth, because of his character,¨ his father says. ¨Was he hanging around with the wrong people? Yes. But I just don´t think it´s possible he would do something like that. That´s just not Jarvis.¨

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