The Bristol paper and others have discovered that Ahmad Bradshaw is in jail here in Abingdon, which prompted his old football coach at Bluefield to denounce whoever it was that caused this to get into the newspapers.
The Bristol paper reported this:
"Graham football coach and athletic director Doug Marrs adamantly stood by Bradshaw, calling the player’s legal troubles the direct result of a concerted attempt by 'individuals who build themselves up by making other people look bad.'
'It’s an attempt by an anonymous mole to discredit [Bradshaw],' Marrs said. 'I bet you cannot find out who released [the information to the police]. Have you seen anywhere where he violated his parole? It doesn’t make sense. It’s extremely complicated.
'All I can tell you is ... there’s animosity. It’s just … there are people who make it, I guess, their job to try to ruin to other people’s lives. That’s the way I see it.'
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'I promise you this: Graham High School would not have retired [Bradshaw’s] jersey if we had thought he’d have done something that would discredit [Graham],' Marrs said.
'He truly does not deserve this. He doesn’t deserve this. And you know what? I did stuff when I was 12 or 13 years old [that] I could probably still be in jail for. But I never played in the Super Bowl. I don’t get people wherever jealous of me.'"