Watch the video below with youth, then use the questions below to have a mentoring conversation with them.

  1. How did Filepe Vazquez’s career in the major leagues start?
  2. What incident happened in the team’s clubhouse that exposed Filepe’s violent history?
  3. A year after the fight with his teammate, what was Vazquez arrested for?
  4. A month prior to Vazquez’s arrest, what were Florida Law Officials investigating him for?
  5. What was he convicted of?
  6. How long could he be in prison?
  7. Does a person who has success on the field automatically mean they are a great person?
  8. What do you think was lacking in Vazquez’s life that caused him to do the things that he was guilty of?
  9. Is there anything lacking in your life that could cause you to do things that could get you in trouble?
  10. What are your thoughts on this story?