Former Syracuse LB Cater wants another chance
Friday, June 22, 2012
MINEVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Former Syracuse linebacker Malcolm Cater has finished serving a six-month sentence at a "shock camp" in upstate New York and is hoping for another chance.
During a recent interview with The Associated Press at Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility in the Adirondack Mountains, Cater said he wanted "to show everyone that the mistake I made was just a bad decision."
Shock camps are for nonviolent inmates who are divided into platoons in a military-based system.
After a solid freshman season in 2010, Cater was dropped from the team after being arrested on burglary charges. He pleaded guilty last September to three counts of third-degree burglary involving three separate break-ins at apartments on the Syracuse University campus.
Soon to be 21, Cater realizes he faces an uphill struggle given the chances that he's squandered and the accompanying skepticism he'll face.