Something I wonder about the situation being discussed... we all seem to feel some kind of outrange/empathy/sympathy for the parent and child in question, because what happened really sucked.... but what kind of support are they going to get from their friends and peers at the gym? Do they get dropped like a hot potato because they didn't stick with the perfect cheer parent/athlete script? Would there be concern over being blackballed for maintaining a relationship with the "deserters". It seems like the people left behind need to remain compliant and quiet even though they may clearly see some shady things happening.....just be glad it's not happening to their kid. I wish nothing but continued success for this CP, she appears to be a very hard working kid with a vigilant and level-headed momma to help her along. They, at the very least, have overwhelming support here.