The question has to be asked: Is it something about athletes? Something about entitled college athletes? Something about lacrosse?
How did Andrew McIntosh go from having thoughts like "How will people remember me after I take this bottle of pills so I can just die and no one will ever know I'm gay?" to being a cheerful, out-of-the-closet lacrosse captain? Things started to turn around for the college athlete, he says, after he saw the movie "Milk."
Duke University President Richard Brodhead said about his decision: "I am, I know, taking a risk in reinstating men's lacrosse [but] if we did not allow these players the chance to take responsibility for creating a new history for their sport at Duke, we would be denying another very fundamental value: the belief in the possibility of learning from experience, the belief in education itself" .