Christian LeMay’s father: Hearing ‘went well,’ outcome in 7-10 days (updated throughout)

ADDS STATEMENT (6:45 P.M.)

The family of UGA quarterback pledge Christian LeMay issued a statement Monday evening admitting their son had made some sort of mistake but pledging support for him as he faces disciplinary action from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board.

LeMay, the No. 2 quarterback prospect in the nation per Scout.com, faces a suspension of as many to 30 days for an unknown violation of the school system’s “code of conduct,” according to the Charlotte Observer. LeMay had a hearing before a disciplinary tribunal Monday morning in Charlotte.

The statement written by LeMay’s father, The Rev. Stacy LeMay, did not shed any light on the nature of his son’s disciplinary situation but acknowledged that his son had made some sort of mistake.

In part, the statement said: “Sometimes, despite all the teachings and training, there comes a time in every individual’s life in which they are faced with choices. In a perfect world our children would always make right choices. However, reality says sometimes they may make a decision that is unwise and youthful in nature. Recently, Christian, in a momentary lapse in good judgment,  yielded to an out-of-character decision that he is not proud of. Like many of us, we are sure, he will look back on this time with regret as well as having gained a valuable learned experience.”

Mr. LeMay again declined to specify the nature of his son’s alleged violation.

In an exchange of text messages earlier Monday afternoon, the elder LeMay said “the hearing went well” and said his son is “taking the high road and handling adversity as classy as he has always been known to.” He said his son had to “duck cameras” to attend the hearing.

Any suspension would likely result in LeMay missing games as Butler’s starting quarterback this fall. However, it will depend on the severity of the offense whether it would impact his admission to UGA. Admissions officials review all applications on a case-by-case basis.

LeMay is on track to graduate after fall semester and planned to enroll at UGA in January.

Georgia has had signees denied admission under head coach Mark Richt, including Michael Grant, who ended up at Arkansas, and Jamar Chaney, who eventually enrolled at Mississippi State. Both players went on to graduate from those schools.

Facing any disciplinary action is a surprising development for LeMay, an ‘A’ student who is routinely lauded for his leadership skills on and off the field at Butler. His father is pastor and founder of his own church, Champion Christian Center in Charlotte. LeMay often espouses Christian morals and values in most of his comments about sports and the recruiting process.

A rising senior at Butler High School in Matthews, N.C., LeMay committed to the Bulldogs on April 30. He is considered one of the best quarterback prospects in America. As a junior he passed for more than 3,000 yards with 44 touchdowns and only two interceptions in leading Butler to an undefeated season and the Class 4A state championship. He was named North Carolina’s Player of the Year.

In full, the statement from Stacy LeMay reads:

We would first like to thank so many of you who have shown your love, support and rendered prayers for our family at this time. The overwhelming outpouring of community affection has been tremendous. Christian is the oldest of our four children and as parents we could not have asked nor designed a more special young man then himself. He has for 17 years lead by example and done remarkably well with the responsibility. We truly believe that children are a joy and one of the most precious gifts we could ever receive from God.

“Yet sometimes, despite all the teachings and training there comes a time in every individuals life in which they are faced with choices. In a perfect world our children would always make right choices. However, reality says sometimes they may make a decision that is unwise and youthful in nature. Recentlym Christian, in a momentary lapse in good judgment,  yielded to an out-of-character decision that even he is not proud of. Like many of us, we are sure, he will look back on this time with regret as well as having gained a valuable learned experience.

“For seventeen years Christian has been a model child, exemplary student and a wonderful asset to his community. He has been giving, encouraging others, loving and honoring to all who know him. We are standing with our Son to provide love and support and to insure his successful progression from this point. We would also like to thank CMS for their student care and academic concern towards this matter. We trust that Christian will emerge stronger from this experience and regain the faith of all his supporters. We thank all of you for your continued prayers and are believing for the best.”

Sincerely

The LeMay Family

166 comments Add your comment

fight truth decay

June 14th, 2010
4:48 pm

A new dog learns a new trick….SIT!

BULLDOGMANIAC

June 14th, 2010
4:50 pm

I hope that the people who “hear” the testimony at these hearings are not paid for doing so. It seems a waste of money and time because a 17 year old boy kissed his girlfriend at school!
I dont see what all of the hoopla is?

collegefball

June 14th, 2010
4:57 pm

“handling adversity as classy as he has always been known to”
Come on, its not like he sprained an ankle in a game here guys. Its hard to comment on how “classy” somebody is handling adversity when he created this adversity by being – reportedly – very unclassy. Being classy in the face of adversity is crediting the other team when the refs handed you a loss. Sitting through a hearing for what in particular the rule he has been accused of breaking is far from classy.

Dawg Fan

June 14th, 2010
5:01 pm

We know two thing for sure:
(1) IF he is guilty of a major infraction then he will not be admitted to UGA
(2) Regardless the Dawg Haters will be out in full force (kind-of pathetic)

TampaDawg

June 14th, 2010
5:04 pm

Can someone close to the young man clue me in as to what the allegations are?

Hey, collegefball

June 14th, 2010
5:06 pm

“He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone” You must be a saint

Hey, TampaDawg

June 14th, 2010
5:09 pm

Maybe “collegefball” can clue us in because obviously he is very close to the situation. Or at least obsessed with it.

Buckhead Dawg

June 14th, 2010
5:11 pm

From what I’ve heard the allegations are that he was involved in ‘relations’ with a chick on high school campus.

UGA owns you tasty bees..

June 14th, 2010
5:19 pm

Why must you bring his religion into this, b/c if you knew anything about our faith, Christianity, you would know that its followers are normal human beings, who like every other human, is tempted by sin, and the devil, and my God forgives, and if you repent, and confess your sin, you are forgiven in my God’s eyes. So tell me exactly what business is it of yours? it being a subject to be brought up between him and God, and absolutely none of your business at all, that is. Who are you to judge?

Clarification

June 14th, 2010
5:19 pm

Before the gtu fans get started, perhaps they should do some research into Robert Hall’s arrest for brutally assaulting a woman, or Daniel Drummond’s suspension for steroid use.

(((( 30-24 ))))

1eyedJack

June 14th, 2010
5:22 pm

PILE ON!!!

collegefball

I suppose, when you were in High School, you did the “classy” thing and refrained from having “relations” with your girlfriend, if you had one. I suppose you withheld your kisses for your wife, if you are married. Heck, I suppose, ya’ll just shook hands on the deal.

Judge Dread

June 14th, 2010
5:22 pm

Ill judge him

butlerparent

June 14th, 2010
5:24 pm

From the classmates chatter that I am getting as a parent is that a cheerleader was performing “services” in the girls locker room and the principal was tipped off by someone and intererrupted the tryst. There are no winners in this but so far the girl has been judged harshly and Lemay will escape any and all judgement because he is a “star”. Y’all know how it goes…the guy is a stud and the girl is loose…so sad.

UGA owns you tasty bees..

June 14th, 2010
5:27 pm

We all did childish things when we were children. Some more frequently than others, but all are guilty. Remember these young men are in high school. They should make good decisions all the time, and for the most part, alot of them do. What if every top recruit that kisses his girlfriend at school/school function gets caught? Do you think that this would amount to 350+ *news* stories a year. AJC should have never reported this.

Matthews Dawg

June 14th, 2010
5:35 pm

Butlerparent…you claim to know, but you don’t. Yes, the girl parents ARE NOT pressing the matter. He doesn’t walk because he is the “star”! He was in a hearing about it today. So, that is NOT getting away with a thing. Don’t act like you know, when you don’t.
Chip, why bring up his Christian beliefs?? “UGA Owns You Tasty bees”…. is right on the money. We as Christian are not perfect and don’t claim to be. If you don’t think that we Christians are not tempted and attacked you don’t know about the Chrisitian faith. This is not a religious blog, so that is all about that. Keep the Christianity stuff out of the article. If he were Islamic you wouldn’t bring it up, would you? He is a great kid who “may have” made a dumb decision. I’m sure all of us are guilty of that! See what turns out and all of this hopefully will work out and he can come down to UGA and be the type of person we want leading our team. I for one back this kid and can’t wait until he is attending UGA and leading the Dawgs!! Chip, quit trying to stir the pot!! That is sensationalism, not reporting!

GW

June 14th, 2010
5:37 pm

There has been lots of foolish comments and questions on these blogs since this story broke but my question is, “Will a 30 day suspension jeopardize his graduation?” Come on bloggers, give me some guesses. There are seldom any facts here.

Matthews Dawg

June 14th, 2010
5:41 pm

It would only effect him signing in Dec and graduating early. If he gets 10 days he most likely can still graduate early. That is the way I understand it. I live in this high school district and know people who know the situation. I don’t know ALL the details, but I know enough that it’s something that many many high school kids have done and some have been caught and some have not been caught.

renegade#1

June 14th, 2010
5:44 pm

It aint like the guy had a crack pipe and four sluts with him he kissed a girl; the world aint cuming to an end.

1eyedJack

June 14th, 2010
5:44 pm

GW, he’s entering his senior year in High School and plans to enroll early at UGA so we can assume he nearly has all his credits.

Enquiry on this’ll give him such a beatdown, he’ll be lucky if he ends up wearing the uniform of a toilet attendant.

Paul in RDU

June 14th, 2010
5:45 pm

UGA owns…. Since LeMay may be suspended for the first 30 days of school in his senior year – causing him to miss 7 of Butler’s games and possibly preventing him from graduating early to enroll at UGA, and the story is all over the Charlotte papers, the AJC is doing the right thing by reporting the situation.
What is not right is all of the conjecture on what LeMay may have done. He is a high school kid – I am sure that CMS will handle it just fine without sordid details being released.

renegade#1

June 14th, 2010
5:46 pm

or maybe it is

No way Jose

June 14th, 2010
5:47 pm

No way that LeMay ever plays ONE down for UGA.

Trouble is Trouble. Richt wants more of his players and I
don’t blame him.

Truth be Known

June 14th, 2010
5:53 pm

I heard the girl is going to attend Tech this coming fall.Guess all the Tech athletes will be “up” for the season this year.

Hey, GW

June 14th, 2010
5:56 pm

Hey GW, I think a 30 day suspension would certainly make it more difficult to graduate. But I’m not sure if he was already on track to graduate early or not.

Of course at this point NO ONE knows what type of suspension if any he may get. I suggest we reserve judgement until his case has been decided.

Just my 2 cents. :)

Prison Mike

June 14th, 2010
5:57 pm

Everyone knows that the kids of preachers/revs. are some of the more mischievous kids around.

Barkin'Dog

June 14th, 2010
5:59 pm

This is not a ‘Mett’ or ‘Meth’ problem. It’s a small issue that must be dealt with. LaMay will be slapped on the wrist and will play in the 2nd game of his final season. He will enroll at UGA and all will be forgotten… except by the Dawg-dissers… of which there are plenty… like Jose above…

CrackDaddy

June 14th, 2010
6:11 pm

Ain’t it ironic. One month ago Lemay could not get enough “face time”. Today he was “ducking cameras”. Hypocrisy?

Tampadawg48

June 14th, 2010
6:18 pm

mr lemay dont let these people get to you! hook up with all the girls you can!! just dont do it at school buddy!! lesson learned

CrackDaddy

June 14th, 2010
6:22 pm

Why not hook up with Tampadawg48’s mom and sis. He doesn’t care, and thinks you shouldn’t either.

Dawglessville

June 14th, 2010
6:27 pm

I was wondering what I missed today on the blogs. Looks like the same old crap.

hey crackdaddy

June 14th, 2010
6:36 pm

ur prob some putts who is all wifed up that could barely pull any girlz. guess what enjoy that same ol same ol for the rest of ur life haha

cc rider

June 14th, 2010
6:41 pm

Classy is, Classy does.

Beast from the East

June 14th, 2010
6:45 pm

Tampadawg48,
You must have first-hand knowledge in regards to Tebow. Pitch or catch?

In regards to Lemay, let the story pan out. Sounds like the kid made a typical high school mistake. We all made ‘em. Hopefully, he can continue his education and football career at UGA after learning a valuable lesson.

Now the rest of the story

June 14th, 2010
6:46 pm

Hey,,Hey collegefball… ““He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone”… Now go ahead and finish the rest of the passage like so many who do not when using this part of scripture in trying to make a point !.

Bling and blang

June 14th, 2010
6:50 pm

This kid is gonna fit really well at UGA ! That is if he doesnt change his mind like a DaRick. Lights…Camera….Action !!!!

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June 14th, 2010
6:53 pm

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BigTimeTechFan

June 14th, 2010
6:54 pm

Most in NC will say LeMay is almost as good a QB as Joe Cox was, not as good but may be able to catch up his senior year. If he’s not able play because of this he will not top Joe Cox.

LeMay I or LeMay I not ?

June 14th, 2010
6:55 pm

I might have or I might have not…. They report ….you decide!

DawginLex

June 14th, 2010
7:04 pm

Joe cox could not hold lemay’s jock strap you tech nerd. As bad as coX was he still whipped tech.

beauvighn

June 14th, 2010
7:10 pm

My guess is if he is suspended 30 days, the good Rev. will relocate to another district or state and the young Dawg to be will continue with his Academic and athletic endevours.

Foster Keats

June 14th, 2010
7:12 pm

Nothing but a Tim Tebow want-to-be religious moral-avenging hypocrite…

DawgHouse

June 14th, 2010
7:15 pm

Sounds like LeMay will fit right in here at UGA! Good thing we will never see him play a down in Athens. With a young QB starting this year, it will be 4 years before we search for another QB and doubt he will be it when that time comes. Preps tend to be all the rave during recruitment but 4 years from now most of us will not even remember his name.

Sven Ottke

June 14th, 2010
7:19 pm

Chip, why are you referring to it as “an unknown violation?” It’s been posted at least a dozen times what he did. Don’t tap dance around it. Discuss it head on. The kid will get off scot free because he’s an athlete.

Holla

June 14th, 2010
7:30 pm

Stop all the foolishness. The young man and young woman made a mistake and all of us have done that. I think that you people should pray that both of them understand their downfall and pick them up with prayer so they both can move on learn from their mistakes……PERIOD>>>>

Holla

June 14th, 2010
7:32 pm

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Sweet Home Alabama

June 14th, 2010
7:35 pm

I have a strong comment on this topic but being the Classy Bama fan I am refuse to comment.

MUTTS you should learn by my example ‘

ROLL TIDE ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

tiger7_88

June 14th, 2010
7:43 pm

Perfect fit for thUGa. He’ll fit right in.

And he’ll absolutely LOVE the thUGa coeds just as much as they’ll servic^V^V^V^V^V^Vlove him.

TampaGator

June 14th, 2010
7:44 pm

“First, thank you, Jesus, for forgiving me of my sin of lust. Glory be to God! Now, I also want to thank you, Jesus, my Lord and Savior, for not letting that evil, satan girl come to Georgia. She needs to be at Florida with all those other devil girls. Thank you, Jesus!” P.S…..God….don’t let her make the Gators cheerleading team…please!I will be in real trouble if she does. She sure was is fine….just like all those Gator girls down there in Gainesville. Thank you, God, for putting me in Athens. Now, I will never be tempted again….unless she makes the cheerleading team. Man, she sure has some might fine…..”
STORY TO BE CONTINUED

wesleywhatwhat

June 14th, 2010
7:44 pm

Hey, Sweet Home Alabama

June 14th, 2010
7:48 pm

Have you ever wondered why in the movie “Forrest Gump” the director thought Bama was a good choice for Forrest to play football (And he graduated too).

Run Forrest Run! LOL