On a somewhat related topic, I once met an elder from one of the Los Angeles congregations (I don't want to reveal his name on the forum) who played in the Major Leagues. He was a pitcher for the Cincinatti Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers back in the 1970s. At the time that I met him (in 1990) he still wore his World Series ring. It was my understanding that he did not become a JW until after he was finished with the Majors.
I guess his son had a hard time trying to fill his shoes ... recently convicted of armed robbery ...
1998 - gonna be better than dad http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1998-07-19/news/9807180090_1_david-lemon-chet-lemon-lemon-high
2005 - mug shot of arrest http://florida.arrests.org/Arrests/David_Lemon_2505646/
2011 - convicted of armed robbery http://www.cleveland.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/lemon-convicted-of-iron-mountain-bank-robbery/9090fe0ed6e14964bb90b89c2873dee2
Ultimately, we are all responsible for our own actions, but I can't help but wonder what part the Watchtower control played on the mental influence of the son when he was younger.
While Chet was a baseball great, I doubt he could give him the encouragement and support for his dreams to follow in dad's shoes as a lad because of his own fairly new faith .... we can only imagine the same old story from there, all too familiar of a scenario.