Former NFL player Brian Holloway continues to get national attention in the wake of his vacation home in upstate New York being trashed by an estimated 300 teens on Labor Day weekend.
Holloway learned of the party, which apparently included alcohol and drug use, via Twitter posts by the kids and responded by creating a website, helpmesave300.com, that identifies many of the teens.
The posts are helping police identify the partiers, but Holloway says his goal is to turn around the kids’ lives. He invited the teens to help repair the damage, which included broken windows and graffiti. Only one reportedly took advantage of the offer.
Meanwhile, some parents have threatened legal action. Really? A greater crime will be committed if these kids are allowed to walk away without learning the meaning of consequence.
Ernest Hooper is a Tampa Bay Times columnist.