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Former Greenbrier player charged in Spartanburg burglary

Posted: February 25, 2012 - 10:19am  |  Updated: February 27, 2012 - 3:54pm
Former Greenbrier High baseball star Will Price was arrested Friday in Spartanburg, S.C., for larceny.  Hand out
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Former Greenbrier High baseball star Will Price was arrested Friday in Spartanburg, S.C., for larceny.

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Former Greenbrier High School baseball star Will Price was among four Spartanburg Methodist College student athletes charged Friday in connection with a Feb. 7 burglary of a Spartanburg, S.C., residence, according to a report Saturday in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.
The Spartanburg Public Safety Department charged Price, 18, of Evans, with second-degree burglary and grand larceny, along with two other freshmen members of the Spartanburg Methodist College baseball team: Michael Landrie, 19, of Spartanburg, and Jeremy Buckner, 18, of Sumter, S.C. Also charged was soccer player Phillip Nelson, 19, of Columbia, S.C., according to the report.

All four teens were released Monday from the Spartanburg County Detention Center on $20,000 to $22,000 bonds, according to the jail’s Web site.
As a condition of bond, each were fitted with a GPS tracking anklet, said Spartanburg Public Safety Capt. Regina Nowak.
The students are accused of kicking in a door to a Spartanburg home around midday Feb. 7, then taking more than $115,000 worth of jewelry and electronics, according to the report.
Police said about 75 percent of the stolen property has been recovered, and the investigation is continuing.
Price, a star baseball player for Greenbrier High, was named the 2011 All-County Baseball Player of the Year by The Columbia County News-Times.

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Former Greenbrier player charged in Spartanburg burglary

What a waste ! You have allowed stupidity, to ruin, most of what you could have been. I don't think there are any prisons with batting cages. SAD...


unfortunately this kid was

unfortunately this kid was given special treatment at school .. my child went to school with him. his mom was always negotiating tests to be retaken and even his final exams. i think he was picked up by the Texas Rangers ... wonder what happened to that?


College kids

Why oh why do children go crazy when they go off to college! This kid had lined up a great life and then threw it all away. What was he, and the others, thinking? Was this a dare or even a possible "entrance ritual" into a club or fraternity? My heart goes out to the parents who are devasted by his actions and will now pay through the nose to help him through the legal process.



Too much sports worship

Perhaps if the adults in this young man's life had been as concerned and focused on his character as much as they obviously were about his baseball career, this may not have happened (at least to this young man). He now faces the rest of his life with a charge of burglary, arrest record and whatever the outcome of this ongoing event will yield.

There is entirely too much worship of sports and celebrity status. While there are *some* athletes who try to use their success to help others - these are a small percentage. How many of our children must fall before families realize the pitfalls of "star athletes", et al.

Youth sports (from little league up thru high school, with the heightened "college and beyond" potential...) have become way, way too important in the lives of parents and their children. There is nothing wrong with excellent recreation programs, maintaining healthy lifestyles thru athletics and excercise and quality family activities. But many will agree that youth sports have become a machine that is not always where our priorities need to be so heavily fixed upon.

This story is very sad to me. I hope this young man along with the others will take time to reflect on how they arrived at this crossroad moment and take the necessary steps to pick themselves up and turn their lives around.


Take Control

I watched this young man for several years decline as a responsible person. The better he played the worst things got, especially the parents. Ladies and gentlemen take control of your kids and keep them grounded. Greenbrier has a long history of trouble from thier sports stars and shovel a lot of stuff under the carpet. The school system officials are to blame as much as anyone in this type of outcome. Start holding the kids and parents accountable early and when the offensives do not cause jail time. There is an old saying, you can pay me now or you can pay me later. Early in life a hard head makes for a soft backside, later a soft wallet. Do not feel sorry for the parents they contributed to this outcome.