Promising Red Sox prospect values XBox over future

Armed robbery suspect
Cody Kukuk
(Salem Red Sox)
Eric D. Schabell
Contributing Writer

Is the title of this article too blunt?

There is no other way to describe this kind of stupidity when we are confronted with it.

A young Red Sox prospect is on the beginnings of his chance to become a major league baseball player, a left-handed pitcher in single A Salem for the last two seasons.

The world is open for him to succeed with this chance that few are given.

Then reported by Channel 6 Lawrence, Cody Kukuk is linked to an armed robbery in his home town of Lawrence.

The robbery took place in Lawrence, MA on November 8 but he fled to California where he was apprehended earlier this week.

"Police alleged that the men entered the Arkansas Street apartment with handguns, battered residents and took their belongings, McKinley said last week.

Court documents allege that cash, two cellphones, an Xbox 360 and the contents of a safe were taken during the incident."

Innocent until proven guilty is how one should be viewed in America, but one has to ask why Kukuk would be anywhere near this type of incident at all.

This is not his first run in with the law, having been arrested for drunk driving in 2012.

If found guilty he will face actual prison time, ending a future that few have a shot at.

Apparently an Xbox 360 was the value placed on a baseball future?

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