Steve Aicinena

Why the Athletic Director Wept

He wept. He sobbed uncontrollably and unashamedly. The six-foot-ten twenty-two-year-old did so in front of hundreds of onlookers in the middle of the gymnasium floor.

He cried not because the weight of the sins of the world had been placed upon his shoulders. He hadn’t lost a loved one or suffered wounded pride or a season-ending injury. He did not have a broken heart.

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