Star high school football player Daniel Hood had 27 scholarship offers, until the universities got wind of his 2003 convictions for kidnapping and raping his 14-year-old cousin when he was 13. His then 17-year-old accomplice is now serving a 10-year jail sentence.
Lucky for Hood, one scholarship remains. Every other school retracted their offers, but the University of Tennessee concluded that, "He's a very bright young man who wants to move past this incident and be a good representative for the team, the university and the community." UT also says that the victim wrote a letter on Hood's behalf, urging them to accept him.
While many may think it's outrageous that Hood will get a free education and the perks of playing college football, the University of Tennessee is prepared to give him a second chance.