I’m afraid in my view, thugs get what they deserve. Nick D`arcy is a thug. He should consider himself extremely lucky that his punch didn’t kill Simon Cowley. Any talk of non-custodial sentencing wouldn’t be arising were that the case. Who cares, in our society, if a thug is dismissed from the Australian Olympic swimming team. I certainly don’t. I do care if a thug gets away with his actions on the basis of “I’m Sorry” and “Please Sir….I have a substance abuse problem”. I’m sure the corrections system has valid alcohol rehab programs.