Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Child Neglect Bridges Gap Between Jocks And Nerds

Jocks and nerds may not be so different after all. A pair of hardcore Green Bay Packers fans locked their 7-year-old boy in his room with a loaf of bread, peanut butter, jelly, and a bucket to use as a bathroom while they went to a local casino to watch Packers games. The kid would be responsible for cleaning the bucket. Not to be outdone by the sports nuts, another pair of parents neglected their 22-month-old son and 11-month-old daughter to the point of near death. The children were suffering from infection, dehydration, starvation, and muscular atrophy. The parents were evidently too distracted while playing Dungeons and Dragons online to properly care for their kids.

Aside from their dedication to child neglect, the parents do share some other interesting tidbits. Let's start with the football fanatics:

Hardrath's sister estimated after the hearing that the couple has acquired close to $1 million worth of Packers stuff over the years.

And now the gamers:
The couple reportedly spent a $50,000 inheritance on computer equipment and a plasma television.

These people may be morally bankrupt, but they aren't exactly poor. I'd like to think that because they're a little rich, they would be less inclined to sell their children in order to gain more money to spend on their respective hobbies. But then again, they'd probably eat their kids so they wouldn't have to waste precious dollars on groceries.

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