Not quite sure how long Walter Case has been ruled "off", and been away from racing, and I obviously don't have any first hand knowledge of his character or misdeeds. I don't for a second make light of his past activities. However, if he has served his jail term, and paid that debt to society, it seems to me that the assorted racing commissions should make decisions that reflect that he has paid his dues. If he has not paid his debts to society, than, he shouldn't be out and about, so to speak. Just my two cents worth....racing could use all the competitors that it can assemble, again, not making light of any past misdeeds. I am assuming he had served his jail terms, been punished for his crimes, and been released a free person. Will his debts to society ever be paid...and who is making these decisions that are beyond what the courts have imposed and supervised?
I understand Case had certainly earned quite a litany of violations when driving before he ran into legal problems, but I am going to make the assumption those problems were related to his substance abuse issues and with paying his debt to society, he realizes those actions were unacceptable and realizes he needs to come back and obey the rules. Don't get me wrong, I am not suggesting he be given his license back without any restrictions, in fact, I ould suggest Case be given a probationary license initially just in case he does return to his old ways with respect to observing racing's rules.
The fact is Case should be back in the sulky, certainly in Massachusetts. The Bay State should be ashamed of themselves.