Each of us, fails, falls short, of who we consider ourselves to be. If not generally, then for moments in our life where we know we could have done better.
One mistake should not make a man, nor should a man be vilified throughout his life without chance of retribution for said act.
His actions and convictions in response define his moral character. A great man will rise again.
Those too quick to condemn, who are unwavering in their judgement, who rule out the possibility that a man can change, do not understand that a moment in time is not a lifetime.
No person should be persecuted to such an extent. A past misdemeanour is just that, past.
A man never tested is no man at all.
Steve Smith, a living legend.