Dr. Phil on bullying

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by KTMom91, May 18, 2011.

  1. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Did anyone see Dr. Phil's shows on Monday and Tuesday? I'm just now getting around to watching, and Tuesday's show has a clip from our local news regarding the high school wrestler suspended for the "butt drag." The parents of the boy who was "dragged" are on, talking about how their son has been bullied.

    Interesting show.
  2. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Sadly, I can't comment. We get our US origin shows over here at odd times, often with little resemblance to their original schedule.

    I do like watching Dr Phil, although I know he does annoy some people on this site.

  3. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Hadn't heard about the butt drag. What happened?
  4. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I know nothing about wrestling (my disclaimer), but apparently there is a wrestling move called the "butt drag," where one basically grabs his opponent's butt cheek in order to pin him. During wrestling practice, one boy did the butt drag and dug in too deeply, if you get my meaning, and then was prosecuted for sexual assault and expelled from school for bullying.

    Now, not knowing anything but what our local news has said on the subject, I'm of two minds on this. Was the move deliberately taken too far, or were the boys unevenly matched, with one being considerably stronger than the other? Had there been on going trouble between them? If this is an accepted wrestling move, taught by coaches, then why is there so much media attention?

    I feel badly for the boy who was "dragged." I hope his folks discussed it with him before they went on national television to talk about this. Embarrassing and painful enough when it's a local case, but I can't imagine a high school boy would be comfortable with the entire world knowing a teammate allegedly inserted his fingers there.
  5. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Goodness! I've only known guys who did Greco-Roman wrestling, and that move wasn't allowed.
  6. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Oh... poor kid. But then - if the other wrestler didn't actually mean to get quite so familiar, don't you think they would apologize?!