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Superman vs Lobo: College Dad Balls Hard for Son

 

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Sometimes being a dad comes down to being a hero or a wolf, in many minds.  Deshawn Delany chose to be both and has a great reason.  Delaney is an All-star basketball player for the University of New Mexico Lobos with the goal of balling hard enough to make it to the NBA and save his 4-year old from the perils of his Chicago (ChIRAQ) neighborhood. Delaney had to leave his son to pursue a dream of a better life.

Delaney's neighborhood Altgeld Gardens

Delaney’s neighborhood, Altgeld Gardens

 

“It was very hard not seeing him every day. Still is,” Delaney said of his son. “But this is my way of feeding him and providing for him. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be here right now.”

 

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As a junior in high school he was on his way to flunking out, until he found out he would soon be a teen.  His son changed his character and drive on and off the court. He would get his diploma and go on the junior college before being a wolf on the court for the University of New Mexico.

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Delaney grew up without a father but longed for a father figure in his life.  He plans to be that super man to his son that he never had in a dad. The men that Delaney looked up to were his basketball coaches.

“I want to be a coach one day,” Delaney said. “I want to coach my son, one day like Craig Neal is with Cullen Neal. I want that.

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“I love seeing it. Everyday I tell Cullen he’s blessed to have that – to have a father like that. Not too many people have a dad like that. He’s got support. His dad cares about him. Even when his dad gets on him, I tell him to just take it. If he didn’t care about you, there’d be none of that.”

Now as a highly touted senior, Delaney hopes to have a breakout season to help ensure that he can be all that he dreams of for his son.

“Hopefully I don’t go back to Chicago, ever,” Delaney said. “I just want to move my mom and my son out of there.” His Instagram is a reminder “A FATHER B4 IM ANYTHING.”  We salute this Lobo! #DadsRule

Read indepth story by Geoff Grammer HERE

Father Turns Bully Son Over To Police

What if my child was involved with a criminal act, would I protect the child or turn the child in?

What would you do?

I guess it depends on the crime, kinda.  If a lesson can be learned without jail time and no one was hurt, I believe I could handle it.  If it is a beating or something where another person was violated then I’d have to take it a step further.  The thing is that I would have to look at it from the opposite direction, and how if someone hurt my child and the justice I would want in that case.

One man in Chicago decided to turn his son in when he received a call from a family member saying his 17-year old son was in a Youtube video bullying and jumping another kid with a mob teens. Michael Palomino, a Sheriff’s deputy of 30 years called 911 on his son. (Good Morning America)
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His son, clearly not the smartest, was the only person to show his face in the video and even grabs the camera at one point.  At this time he is also the only one in jail and being charged as an adult.  His $100,000 bail price is one Michael Palomino, a single dad, cannot afford.

The father doesn’t regret turning him in and according to the father the son says he did the right thing. Palomino and his lawyer have set up a fund to bail the kids out.

For more information on the fund, visit http://www.gofundme.com/freepalomino.

#DADsRULE – Let this and other Youtube videos be learning tools of what not to do. There are consequences to your children’s ill actions seen or unseen. Then I would say …

Hey Young World,

Always think first before you react or go along with something that goes against your better judgement.  And whatever you do please don’t be dumb enough to video the crime, GEEZ!

 

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