Former teammate Derrell Smith looked up to Cain when he first arrived on campus as a young player. Cain was the upperclassman who taught Smith the lessons of linebacking and college. Smith acknowledged that even during those years Cain's life was not an easy one. He came from inner city poverty and a home beyond broken in D.C. Smith now wants to find a way to help.So does Jim Jerome the head of the Letterman's Club of former Syracuse University football players. Jim said today, "Thank God for Jim Kenyon." We do that every day in our newsroom, but this is a special case where Jim's telling of Luke's story shed light on a person in need of medical and perhaps mental assistance. We do not yet know where Luke Cain's life will take him. Can he be helped? Was it a head injury that changed his course? Is it a mental health issue? He appears willing to try to improve his life. He appears happy that his football brotherhood is stepping up. He bears little resemblance to the Superprep All-American label he was once given, yet he is once again in the spotlight.
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